Artist Talk | Lamia Joreige

Visual artist and filmmaker Lamia Joreige will discuss her artistic practice, 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. In her work, she explores the possibilities of representing the Lebanese wars and their aftermath, particularly in Beirut, a city at the center of her imagery.

This talk is part of the Home Workspace Program 2017-18.

Lamia Joreige lives and works in Beirut. Her work has been presented at various international exhibitions and venues, including: MAXXI (Italy); Centre Pompidou and Musée Nicéphore Niépce (France); Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the International Center of Photography, the New Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Taymour Grahne Gallery (USA); Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery and Cardiff National Museum (U.K.); Sharjah Biennial 9, 11 & 13 (UAE); and Marfa’ Gallery (Lebanon). Her films were screened at festivals such as: Medfilm Festival, Rome (Awarded Best film); FID Marseille; Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin; Paris Cinema; The Mediterranean Festival of Cinema, Montpellier; Home Works I, IV & VII; Festival du film libanais; and Beirut Cinema Days. Joreige is a co-founder and board member of Beirut Art Center, which she co-directed from 2009-2014.