Born in Lebanon in 1972, Lamia Joreige is a visual artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Beirut. She uses archival documents and fictitious elements to reflect on the relation between individual stories and collective History. She explores the possibilities of representation of the Lebanese wars and their aftermath, and Beirut, a city at the center of her imagery. Her work is essentially on Time, the recordings of its trace and its effects on us.

Among her works: Beirut, autopsy of a city (multimedia installation, 2010) - Tyre 1,2,3,4,5, Portrait of a housing cooperative (video installation, 2010) - 3 Triptychs (interactive installation, 2009) - Full Moon (video, 2007) - Nights and Days (video & series of prints, 2007) - Je d'histoires (interactive installation, 2007).

She is the author of two publications: Time and the Other (art book), Alarm Editions, Beirut - 2004 and Ici et peut-ĂȘtre ailleurs, (short fiction) H.K.W., Berlin - 2003

She presented her work in many exhibitions, among which: Told Untold Retold , MATHAF, Doha, 2010 - All about Beirut, Kunsthalle Whitebox Munich, 2010 -The Image in Question, Harvard university, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, USA.

She presented her work in various film festivals and venues, among which: The Tate Britain & the Tate Modern, London - Paris Cinema, France - Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid- The Mediterranean Festival of Cinema, Montpellier - Homeworks II and IV, (Ashkal alwan), Beirut.

She has contributed to various publications and panels such as: Afterall online magazine, 2010, UK - Art journal, summer 2007, USA - Art forum Oct. 2006, USA - Out of Beirut, M.A.O. 2006, U.K., Missing Links 2001 and Hamra Street Project 2000, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut.

She was a resident artist at Delfina Studio, and was part of the Edgware Road project organized by the Serpentine gallery in London

Lamia Joreige is a co-founder and co-director of Beirut Art Center, a unique non-profit space dedicated to contemporary art in Lebanon.

Past Events

MENASArt Fair 2011 Exhibition (Art)


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