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Emily Jacir
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Emily Jacir

Emily Jacir (1972, Palestine) is a Palestinian-American artist and filmmaker whose ongoing practice is concerned with movement through public space, exchange and silenced historical narratives. In video, photography and other media, she explores national identity and works from the collective experience to the individual person. Jacir has received a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale; a Prins Claus Award; the Hugo Boss Prize and Herb Alpert Award. Her works have been shown at MoMA, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; Venice Biennale (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013); 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil; 15th Biennale of Sydney; Sharjah Biennial 7; Whitney Biennial and the 8th Istanbul Biennial. Jacir’s recent solo exhibitions include Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Darat il Funun, Amman; Beirut Art Center and Guggenheim Museum, New York. She is currently Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.