Lamia Joreige

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Lamia Joreige (born 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese visual artist and filmmaker. She received a BFA (Painting, Filmmaking) from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1995.[1] Since the late 1990s, her works have been widely displayed. She is a co founder and co director (with Sandra Dagher) of the Beirut Art Center. In 2011, Sandra Dagher and Lamia Joreige organized “Museum as Hub: Beirut Art Center” at New York City's New Museum.[2]


Lamia Joreige works with various media including painting, writing, photography, video and installation. She explores the archive and other subjects related to memory.[3]

Objects of War, a series of testimonials on the Lebanese War [4] was acquired by the Tate Modern in 2011, being the first major piece of a Lebanese artist on display in this museum’s permanent collections. Her video Beirut, Autopsy of a City is part of Story Board, a digital hub produced by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.[5]


  • Time and the other (Alarm Editions, 2004)
  • Ici et peut-être ailleurs / Hier, und vielleicht anderswo (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2003)

Selected Exhibitions[edit]

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • Records for uncertain Times, Art Factum Gallery, Beirut, 2013[6]
  • A Strange Feeling of Familiarity, Galerie Tanit, Munich, 2009
  • Strange Feeling of Familiarity, Naila Kettaneh Kunigk, Beirut, 2008
  • Time and the Other, Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum, 2006
  • Time and the Other, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, 2005
  • Time and the Other, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, 2004
  • Ici et peut-être ailleurs, Musée Nicéphore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Saône, 2004
  • Le Déplacement, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, 2001
  • Objets de Guerre & Le Déplacement, Nikki D. Marquardt Gallery, Paris, 2000
  • Paintings, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, 1999
  • Surfaces, French Cultural Center, Beirut, 1997

Group Exhibitions[edit]

  • On the Edgware Road, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2012[7]
  • Beirut, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, 2011
  • All That Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism, Quad, Derby, 2011
  • Told Untold Retold, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, 2010
  • All about Beirut, Kunsthalle White Box, Munich, 2010
  • The Storyteller (Touring exhibition), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2010
  • The Storyteller (Touring exhibition), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2010
  • Bless my homeland forever, Kunsthalle, Exnergasse, 2010
  • Usages du document, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, 2009
  • Provisions for the Future: Past of the Coming Days, Sharjah Biennial 09, Sharjah, 2009[8]
  • Zones of Conflict, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, 2009
  • Lebanon Now, Darat al Funun, Amman, 2008[9]
  • Foreword, Pavilion of Lebanon, 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007[10]
  • Coding Decoding, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, 2006
  • Rumour as Media, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, 2006
  • Out of Beirut, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, 2006[11]
  • Consumption of Justice, Dyarbakir Art Center, Dyarbakir, 2005
  • Presence Absence, Tanit Gallery, Munich, 2004
  • DisORIENTation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2003
  • Bater Dance Project (with Zeid Hamdane), Hamdane House, Bater, 2002
  • Missing Links, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, 2001
  • Hamra Street Project, Cinema Colisée, Beirut, 2000


  1. ^ "Galerie Tanit. The Artists". Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Museum as Hub: Beirut Art Center: Due to unforeseen events...". New Museum. 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Serpentine Gallery. Lamia Joreige". Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Objects of War". Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "LAMIA JOREIGE DESCRIBES LIFE IN BEIRUT, LEBANON". San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Records for uncertain Times by Lamia Joreige Art Exhibition". Lebtivity. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "On the Edgware Road". Serpentine Gallery. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Participating Artists". Sharjah Art Foundation. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Art Now in Lebanon. Curated by Andree Sfeir Semler". Darat Al Funun. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Pavilion of Lebanon: Artists". Pavilion of Lebanon. 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Out of Beirut". ern Art Oxford. 2006. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 

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