Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige collaborate as filmmakers and artists, producing cinematic and visual artwork that interwine.

For the last 15 years, they have focused on the images, representations and history of their home country, Lebanon and questioned the fabrication of imaginaries in the region and beyond.

Together, they have directed documentaries such as Khiam 2000-2007(2008) and El Film el Mafkoud (The Lost Film) (2003) and feature films such as Al Bayt el Zaher (1999) and A Perfect Day (2005).

Their last feature film, Je Veux Voir (I Want to See), starring Catherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroue, premiered at the Cannes film festival in 2008. The French critics Guild chose it as Best Film Singulier 2008.

Their films have been multi awarded in international festivals and enjoyed releases in many countries.


Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

Past Exhibitions

Beloved Bodies II

Barjeel Art Foundation
01/03/2017 — 01/10/2017

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige: I Must First Apologize…

MIT List Visual Arts Center 19/02/2016 — 17/04/2016

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

Sharjah Art Foundation
12/03/2016 — 08/05/2016

Solo Shows

Se Souvenir de la lumière, Musée National Pablo Picasso, La guerre et la paix, Vallauris, France
Two Suns in a Sunset, IVAM, Spain.
Still In Need To Apologize, Tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic

Two Suns in a Sunset, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.
Se souvenir de la lumière, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France.
Two Suns in a Sunset, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE.
I Must First Apologize…, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, United States.

I Must First Apologize…, HOME, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Je dois tout d’abord m’excuser…, Villa Arson, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France.
The Lebanese Rocket Society, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Australia.

Lebanese Rocket Society: Part III, IV, V & VI . In Situ – fabienne leclerc, Paris, France
KHIAM, l’emploi du temps. 3 bis F, Lieux d’art contemporain, Aix en Provence, France.
Lebanese Rocket Society: Part II, III, IV & V. CRG Gallery, New York, USA

Group Shows

Unconformities, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Keimena Project, Documenta 14, Athens, Greece
Bahar, 13rd biennale of Sharjah in Istanbul, Turkey.
Home Beirut, Sounding the neighbours, Maxxi, Rome, Italy.

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, Guggenheim Museum, New York,
États Unis. Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, Londres,
Royaume Uni.

All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, Italie.
Streamlines, Deichtorhallen, Hambourg, Allemagne.
Lest the Two Seas Meet, Museum of Modern Art in Varsovie, Pologne.
Territoire d’affects, Beirut Exhibition Center, Liban, Beyrouth, Liban.

Une Histoire, Centre Pompidou/musée national d’Art moderne, Paris, France. Visual Dialogues 2013, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Grèce.
Lasting Images, Guggenheim Museum, New York, Etas-Unis.

Terms & Conditions, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
Vue d’en haut, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France.
Ici, ailleurs, Marseille-Provence 2013, France.
Sweet Sixties: Stories and Morals, Gallery Nova, WHW, Zagreb, Croatie.