Lamia Joreige

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 presented her work in many institutions, among which incude the Kunsthalle Whitebox, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Parsons The New School, National Museum and Art Center Reina Sofia, Sharjah Biennial, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, International Center of Photography, and Galerie Tanit.

Joreige is also co-founder and co-director of Beirut Art Center, a unique non-profit space dedicated to contemporary art in Lebanon. She has contributed to various publications and panels such as: Afterall online magazine, 2010, UK - Zones of Conflicts, INIVA, U.K. 2008 - Sarai Reader 2007, India - Art journal, summer 2007, USA - Artforum Oct. 2006, USA - Out of Beirut, M.A.O. 2006, U.K. - Livraison n°4 / 2004, Rhinoceros, France - Camera Austria n° 78 / 2002 - Homeworks II 2005, 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.

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Curator’s Perspective: Lamia Joreige

On Tuesday, May 24, Lamia Joreige, the co-founder and co-director of the Beirut Arts Center, will give an introduction to the contemporary art scene in Lebanon, including the creation of the center, its objectives, and artistic direction.

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The Storyteller

Responding to the rapid, often violent transformations of the 21st century, contemporary artists have displayed a growing desire to activate art’s documentary capacity: its ability to bear witness to events in the world.

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