Born in 1969 in Beirut, Lebanon. Live and work between Paris, France and Beirut, Lebanon.
In films and installations, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige examine the unreliability of images, history, memories, and even first-person experiences in narrating the world around us, especially in the face of atrocities and situations of hopelessness. Hadjithomas and Joreige delve into their protagonists’ desires to believe that what they are experiencing, personally or vicariously, individually or collectively, is not only real but creates a connection between their own experience and the experiences of others that can lead to a mutual emancipation from suffering. Understanding film as a territory in itself, Hadjithomas and Joreige explore the potential in this medium to expand the borders of cohabited spaces and create a more inclusive world where new realms of collective, creative potential and commiseration can exist. (Recipients of the Prix Marcel Duchamp, Paris in 2017)