Winter term ’19 Artist-in-Residence Emily Jacir

Please join the Studio Art Department in welcoming winter term ’19 Artist-in-Residence, Emily Jacir, with her exhibition “Where We Come From."

Artist talk at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in the Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center.
Opening reception to follow in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts.

"Where we come From" will be on display from Jan. 15 – Mar. 3, 2019, in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery. 

Emily Jacir is a Palestinian 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.

"Where We Come From"

In her research-based films, installations, performances, and photographs, Emily Jacir investigates issues around movement and migration. For her multipart work "Where We Come From", Jacir posed a question to Palestinians living in the occupied territories and abroad: “If I could do anything for you, anywhere in Palestine, what would it be?” In carrying out the resulting tasks and documenting her actions in a series of photographs, texts, and videos, she presents her viewers with a complex set of perspectives on the effects of the Israeli occupation on her life and community. Jacir has had numerous international solo exhibitions, and for the past nine years, she has been a professor and active member of the International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah. She is currently Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.


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).)

Emily Jacir is represented in the U.S. by Alexander and Bonin Gallery in NYC