Mona Hatoum receives Ruth Baumgarte Art Award

Mona Hatoum 2017 © Nash Baker

The internationally renowned artist Mona Hatoum will be receiving the 4th Ruth Baumgarte Art Award on Saturday, 23 June at the Berlinische Galerie (Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture).

Mona Hatoum was born in 1952 in Lebanon as the daughter of a Palestinian family. With her installations and sculptures, performances and video works the artist has developed a special poetic-minimalistic language which is primarily characterised by the simultaneous generation of contrary emotions such as attraction and revulsion, fear and fascination. She places personal experiences in a global context, whereby her work obtains a political character.

Among other awards, the artist has been distinguished with the Roswitha Haftmann Prize (2004), the Käthe Kollwitz Prize (2010) and the Joan Miró Prize (2011). In addition to numerous exhibitions in international museums, she increasingly gained international attention through participation in the Venice Biennale (1995 and 2005) or the documenta in Kassel (2002 and 2017).