Lamia Joreige

Lamia Joreige, After the River, 2016. Photo: Jamie Woodley © Artes Mundi

Lamia Joreige, After the River, 2016. Photo: Jamie Woodley © Artes Mundi

Lamia Joreige (b. 1972, Beirut, Lebanon) lives and works in Beirut. Joreige is a visual artist and filmmaker using archival material and elements of fiction to illustrate the relationship between individual stories and collective history. She is interested in modes of presentation and representation, particularly in relation to the Lebanese wars and their aftermath, and Beirut is commonly at the fore of her imagery. She was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for advanced studies at Harvard University (2016-2017) and shortlisted for Artes Mundi 7 (2017). She is a co-founder and board member of Beirut Art Center, which she co-directed from 2009 to 2014.

Recent exhibitions include MARFA project, Beirut, Lebanon (2017); Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2017 and 2013); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2014); New Museum, New York, USA (2014); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA (2012); and Tate Modern, London, UK (2011-2012).