Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige collaborate as filmmakers and artists, producing cinematic and visual artworks that intertwine. For the last fifteen years, they have focused on the images and representations of their home country, Lebanon, and have questioned the fabrication of imaginaries in the region and beyond. Their feature film Je veux voir (I Want to See), starring Catherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroué, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. In 2012, they presented their feature documentary The Lebanese Rocket Society: The Strange Tale of the Lebanese Space Race, and a series of artistic installations connected to it. Their artworks have been exhibited i.a. at 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennial (2016), 56th Venice Biennial (2015), and 9th Gwangju Biennial (2012). They have presented solo shows at Haus der Kunst, Munich (2016/17), the Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates (2016), MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (2016), and Jeu de Paume, Paris (2016). Recently, they have been nominated for the 2017 Marcel Duchamp Prize and will display their new work at Centre Pompidou, Paris, in fall 2017.