The work of Lebanese artist Lamia Joreige is rooted in her country’s experience and explores the representation of wars and their aftermath, particularly in Beirut, a city at the centre of her imagery.
b. 1972, Beirut, Lebanon
Lives and works in Beirut
1995 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA
Lamia Joreige uses archival documents and fictitious elements to reflect on the relation between individual stories and collective history. She explores the possibilities of the representation of the Lebanese wars, their aftermath, and Beirut, a city at the centre of her imagery. Joreige has presented her work in many exhibitions and venues internationally, including Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2012); Tate Modern, London, UK (2011); MATHAF, Doha, Qatar (2010); Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2010); Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2009); International Center for Photography, New York, New York, USA (2008); Venice Biennale, Italy (2007); Modern Art Oxford, UK (2005); Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2005); Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France (2003); and Home Works Forum, Beirut (2003, 2008). She is cofounder and codirector of Beirut Art Center, a nonprofit space dedicated to contemporary art in Lebanon.