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Emily Jacir is an artist and filmmaker who is primarily concerned with transformation, questions of translation, resistance and silenced historical narratives. Her work investigates personal and collective movement through public space and its implications on the physical and social experience of trans-Mediterranean space and time. Jacir is the recipient of several awards, including a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); a Prince Claus Award (2007); the Hugo Boss Prize (2008); and the Herb Alpert Award (2011). Jacir’s works have been in important group exhibitions internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); Venice Biennale (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013); 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2010); 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006); Sharjah Biennial 7 (2005); Whitney Biennial (2004); and the 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003). Jacir’s recent solo exhibitions include Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2016); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); Darat il Funun, Amman (2014-2015); Beirut Art Center (2010); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009)


  • 2005
  • emily jacir


  • 2015
  • emily jacir: europa, whitechapel gallery, london, prestel verlag
  • a star is as far as the eye can see and as near as my eye is to me, darat al funun- the khalid shoman foundation, amman
  • 2012
  • emily jacir, ex libris, verlag der buchhandlung walther konig, cologne
  • 2008
  • emily jacir, nurnberg verlag fur moderne kunst, nurnberg
  • 2005
  • emily jacir, where we come from, ulrich museum of art, wichita, kansas
  • 2008
  • emily jacir: belongings. arbeiten/works 1998-2003, o-k center for contemporary art, linz, austria
  • emily jacir (im)mobilityal-ma’mal foundation for contemporary art, jerusalem