Lamia Joreige (b. 1972, Beirut, Lebanon) is a visual artist and film-maker who lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. She is a co-founder and board member of Beirut Art Center, which she co-directed from 2009 to 2014. She explores the possibilities of representing the Lebanese wars and their aftermath, using archival documents and elements of fiction to reflect on history and its possible narration, and on the relationship between individual stories and collective memory. Her work is essentially on time, the recording of its traces, and its effects on us. Joreige’s solo exhibitions include And the Living is Easy, Nicéphore Niepce Museum, Chalon-sur-Saône, France (2016) and Under-Writing Beirut, Marfa’ Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (2017). Her work has been presented in various international and institutional exhibitions, including Permanent Collection: Objects of War, Tate Modern, London, UK (2011–12); 6 lines of flight, SF MOMA, San Francisco, USA (2012); Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York, USA (2014); Tamawuj, 13th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (2017); Home Beirut – Sounding Neighbors, MAXXI, Rome, Italy (2017) and Statues Also Die, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2018).

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