Lamia Joreige (Lebanon) 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 centre of her imagery. Her work focuses on time, the recordings of its trace and its effects on us.

She presented her work in many exhibitions and venues including Tate Modern, as part of its permanent collection (London, 2011); Beirut (Kunsthalle Wien 2011); Told Untold Retold (MATHAF, Doha, 2010); The Image in Question (Harvard University, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, USA, 2010); and as part of many biennales, including: Asian Art Biennial, Sharjah Biennial, Goteborg Biennial, Venice Biennale (in Foreword, the Lebanese Pavilion), and Seville Biennale.

She presented her work in various film festivals and venues, among which: Tate Britain & Tate Modern (London); The Images Festival (Toronto); The Rotterdam International Film Festival; The Mediterranean Festival of Cinema (Montpellier); and Homeworks II and IV, (Beirut); among many others.

She has contributed to various publications and panels, including Afterall online magazine (2010, UK), Zones of Conflict (Iniva, U.K. 2008), Sarai Reader (India, 2007), and Artforum.

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

In association with

Serpentine Gallery’s Centre for Possible Studies

Artist’s website



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