Joyce Joumaa is a video artist and writer based between Beirut and Montreal. After growing up in Lebanon, she pursued a BFA in Film Studies at Concordia University in Canada. Her work focuses on microhistories within Lebanon as a way to understand how past structures inform the present moment. Central to her work is an interest towards the political charge inscribed in spaces and the social psychology that unfolds out of this tension. Her current research revolves around the post colonial education system in Lebanon and the maritime border conflict with Israel.
Her work has shown at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, FOFA Gallery and Dazibao. She was a finalist for the 2023 Prix Pierre Ayot and the recipient of the 2023 Bousre Plein-Sud. In 2022 she was the recipient of the Emerging Curator Residency at the CCA Canadian Centre for Architecture.
Her 16mm film To Remain in the no Longer (2023) has been screened at MUDAC (Lausanne, Switzerland), The 35th edition of Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Open City Documentary Festival (London, UK), 18th Edition of Ecrans du Reel (Beirut, Lebanon) and is currently included in the 2nd Sharjah Architecture Triennale (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates).
Selected Install Views
Curatorial - Selected Projects
Current: 2nd Sharjah Architecture Triennial
February 2024 - Group Show Eli Kerr Gallery
April 2024 - 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia “Foreigners Everywhere”
May 2024 - Solo Show Plein Sud Centre D’exposition
June 2024 - Solo Show Eli Kerr Gallery
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