Lamia Joreige (born 1972 in Beirut, where she lives and works) is a visual artist and filmmaker
. She earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied painting and filmmaking. She uses 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 practice, rooted in her country's experience, explores the possibilities of representing the Lebanese wars
and their aftermath, particularly in Beirut, a city at the center of her imagery. Her work is essentially on time, the recordings of its trace, and its effects on us.