emily jacir’s work spans a diverse range of media and strategies including film, photography, social interventions, installation, performance, video, writing and sound. recurrent themes in her practice include repressed historical narratives, resistance, political land divisions, movement (both forced and voluntary) and the logic of the archive. jacir has shown extensively throughout europe, the americas and the middle east since 1994.
awards in 2007 include a golden lion at the 52nd venice biennale for her work “material for a film” and a prince claus award from the prince claus fund in the hague. in november 2008 she was awarded the hugo boss prize, which granted her a solo exhibition at the guggenheim museum in new york city that opened in february of 2009.
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.
she conceived of and co-curated the first palestine international video festival in ramallah in 2002. recently she curated a selection of shorts, palestinian revolution cinema (1968 – 1982), which went on tour in 2007. she is currently a full-time professor at the international academy of art palestine in ramallah.