Lamia Joreige

Date posted: September 17, 2015 Back to the exhibition

National Museum Cardiff, gallery 19&20 and Chapter, Stiwdio Seligman 

Lamia Joreige is a Lebanese artist and filmmaker who uses archival documents to reflect on the relationship between ‘individual’ and ‘collective’ memory. Her work explores the trauma of the Lebanese wars with emphasis on her home city, Beruit. In 2011, Joreige’s work Objects of War, a series of video testimonials on The Lebanese Civil War, was the first major piece of Lebanese art to be acquired by Tate Modern.

Joreige has presented her works in many exhibitions and venues among which include: Records for Uncertain Times, Taymour Grahne gallery, NYC & Art Factum Gallery, Beirut; Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, NYC; Une Histoire, art, architecture, design des années 1980 à nos jours, Centre Pompidou, Paris (Permanent collection); Simple Past, Perfect Futures, images in countershot, 104, Paris; Ravaged, M – Museum Leuven, Sharjah Biennial 11, 2013, Art Factum Gallery, Beirut, 2013; 6 lines of flight, SFMOMA, San Francisco, 2012, The Tate Modern (permanent collection) London, 2011/2012; Terra Mediterranea – In crisis, Nicosia, 2012; Arab express, Mori Art Museum,Tokyo, 2012, Beirut, Kunsthalle Wien 2011.

Lamia Joreige is a co-founder and board member of Beirut Art Center, a non-profit space dedicated to contemporary art in Lebanon.

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