Via Rome, Italy
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 include a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) for her work "Material for a film"; 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 from the Herb Alpert Foundation (2011). In 2003, belongings, a monograph on a selection of Jacir's work from 1998–2003, was published by O.K Books. Her second monograph was published by Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst Nurnberg in 2008. In 2012 Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln published ex libris in conjunction with her work for dOCUMENTA (13). Jacir has been actively involved in education in Palestine since 2000. She is a full-time professor at the International Academy of Art Palestine, where she has been teaching since 2006, and served on its Academic Board from 2006–2012. She has also taught at Birzeit University, and she conceived of and co-curated the first Palestine International Video Festival in Ramallah in 2002. In addition, she curated a selection of shorts, "Palestinian Revolution Cinema (1968–1982)," which went on tour in 2007. In 2012 Jacir served on the Berlinale Shorts International Jury, the CinemaXXI Jury of the Rome Film Festival and on the selection committee of the Cda-Projects Grant for Artistic Research and Production, Istanbul. Jacir led the first year of the Home Workspace Program in Beirut and created the curriculum and programming (2011–2012), having served on its Curricular Committee from 2010–2011.