Lamia Joreige studied cinema and painting at Rhode Island School of Design, USA, from which she graduated in 1995.

Video works include: Je d'Histoires, interactive video installation 2006 - A Journey, video documentary 2006 - Objects of war 1, 2, 3, 4, video & objects installation 1999-2006 - Embrace, video 2004 - Sleep, Super 8mm, 2004 - Untitled 1997-2003, video installation -Here and Perhaps Elsewhere, documentary 2003 - Replay (bis), video, fiction 2002 - Replay, video installation, 2000 - The Displacement, video-stills installation 1998-2000.

She is the author of two publications: Time and the Other, art book 2004, and Ici et peut-être ailleurs, short fiction 2003

She has presented her work in various film festivals and venues including: The Images Festival, Toronto - Harvard and Columbia universities, USA - The Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin - La Cinemathèque, Paris - The Rotterdam International Film Festival - The Mediterranean Festival of Cinema, Montpellier - La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona.
And diverse exhibitions, most recently: Rumor as Media, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul - Coding Decoding, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark - Out of Beirut, Modern Art Oxford, U.K. - INSA art space, Seoul - Present / Absence, Tanit gallery, Munich - Laughter (in LIFT), London - Possible Narratives (in VideoBrasil), Sao Paulo - DisOrientation, House of World Cultures, Berlin.

She has had solo exhibitions at ACAF & Townhouse gallery, Egypt, 2004 - Nicéphore Niépce Museum, France, 2003 - Nikki Marquardt Gallery, Paris, 2000 - Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, from 1999 to 2004.

Her work is icluded in the following publications: Art forum, USA October 2006, Out of Beirut, M.A.O. (U.K.) 2006 - Livraison n°4 (Rhinoceros, France) 2004 - Camera Austria n° 78 / 2002 - Homeworks II, 2005, Missing Links, 2001 and Hamra Street Project, 2000 (Ashkal Alwan) - Lamia Joreige, Janine Rubeiz gallery, (Beirut) 1999 - Surfaces, Lamia Joreige, F.C.C. (Beirut), 1997.

Replay (bis)
, 9:12 minutes, 2002, video still
Courtesy of the artist

The starting point of Replay (bis) is the idea of rupture in a time and place that are undefined. The story, which might have been experienced or dreamt, is repeated in various forms. The images appear as reminiscences of the past, as well as attempts to reconstruct a narrative. These attempts make room for one final long shot: A view of Beirut today, at the time of the dusk prayer; as if this last image, inducing contemplation, had become my ultimate way of relating the story.