Emily Jacir Photography
Emily Jacir’s work spans a diverse range of media and strategies including film, photography, social interventions, installation, performance, video, writing and sound. Jacir has shown extensively throughout Europe, the Americas and the Middle East since 1994. Solo exhibitions include Beirut Art Center (2010), Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009), Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen (2008). Jacir participated in dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); the 51st (2005), 52nd (2007), and 53rd (2009) Biennale di Venezia; the 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006); Sharjah Biennial 7 (2005); and the 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003). Awards include a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); a Prince Claus Award from the Prince Claus Fund in The Hague (2007); the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum (2008); and the Alpert Award (2011) from the Herb Alpert Foundation. In 2003, belongings was published by O.K Books, a monograph on a selection of Jacir’s work from 1998 - 2003. Her second monograph (2008) was published by Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst Nurnberg and in 2012 Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln published ex libris. In 2012 Jacir served on the Berlinale Shorts International Jury, the CinemaXXI Jury of the Rome Film Festival, and was on the selection committee of the Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production, Istanbul. She is a professor at the vanguard International Academy of Art Palestine since it opened in 2006 and served on its Academic Board from (2006–2012). Jacir led the first year of the Home Workspace Program in Beirut and created the curriculum and programming (2011-2012), she also served on its Curricular Committee from 2010-2011. She currently lives around the Mediterranean.