Beirut, Autopsy of a City, 2010

Lamia Joreige
Beirut, Autopsy of a City, 2010, 1972/73
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
© Photo: Library Ministry of Tourism, Lebanon
Photo by Fulvio Reuter


Lamia Joreige explores the possibilities of the representation of the Lebanese wars, their aftermath, and Beirut, a city at the centre of her imagery. She is cofounder and codirector of Beirut Art Center, a nonprofit space dedicated to contemporary art in Lebanon.

Joreige’s work was exhibited internationally including at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2012); Tate Modern, London (2011); MATHAF, Doha, Qatar (2010); Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (2010); Sharjah Biennial (2009); International Center for Photography, New York (2008); Venice Biennale (2007); Modern Art Oxford, UK (2005); Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2005); Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France (2003) and Home Works Forum, Beirut (2003, 2008).

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11 and 13


Joreige, Lamia

Beirut, Autopsy of a City

This project proposes possible reconciliations between the task of the archaeologist and that of the poet, between modern images and ancient texts.