Filmmakers and artists, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (both b. 1969, living and working in Paris, France) studied at the Université Paris X Nanterre, France, and they have worked together as both artists and filmmakers. They are known for their long-term research based on personal or political documents, with particular interests in the traces of the invisible and the absent, histories kept secret such as the disappearances during the Lebanese Civil War, a forgotten space project from the 1960s, the strange consequences of Internet scams and spams or the geological and archaeological undergrounds of cities.
They have recently held two-person exhibitions at The Power Plant, Toronto (2019); VAM, Valencia, Spain (2017); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2016); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston, United States (2016); Jeu de Paume, Paris, France (2016); and Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE (2016). They have exhibited in group exhibitions at venues including the 12th Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2020); V-A-C Foundation, Venice (2019); Today Art Museum, Beijing (2019); MAAT, Lisbon (2018); Documenta 14, Athens (2017); Centre Georges Pompidou , Paris (2017); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016); and the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). They were awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2017 and the Abraaj Art Prize in 2012.