Emily Jacir

Palestinian artist and filmmaker

Emily Jacir (Arabic: املي جاسر, born 1970 in Bethlehem) is a Palestinian artist.[1] She uses movies, photography, video and performance art. Her work was first shown in 1994. Since then, it has been shown in exhibitions around the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.[2] It is held in museums in Italy, Palestine, England, San Francisco, and several museums in New York.

Jacir won the Golden Lion for artists under 40 (French: Leone d'Oro a un artista under 40) at the Venice Biennale in October 2007.[3][4][5] She also won the Prince Claus Award in 2007.[6] In 2008, the won the annual Hugo Boss Prize.[7]


  1. Maymanah Farhat (15 December 2008). "Palestinian artist Emily Jacir awarded top prize". The Electronic Intifada. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  2. "affiliations:Emily Jacir". Beirut Art Center. January 2010. Archived from the original on 24 October 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  3. "La Biennale di Venezia Golden Lions in 2007". Archived from the original on 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  4. October 20 2007 Golden Lion
  5. Maymanah Farhat; Palestinian Artist Emily Jacir Awarded Top Prize
  6. "2007 Prince Claus Award, Emily Jacir, Palestine". Archived from the original on 2008-01-12. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  7. "Emily Jacir Named Winner of Seventh Biennial Hugo Boss Prize". Archived from the original on 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2012-08-21.

More readingEdit