Bio

Ieva Saudargaitė Douaihi (b.1988, Lithuania) is a Lithuanian-Lebanese visual artist based in Beirut, who grew up between Lithuania, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon. Ieva studied architecture at the Lebanese American University in Byblos and École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. In 2021, she co-founded Digital Fountain, an online platform for photography from Lebanon. She is also a member of the Lebanese photography collective Collectif ١٢٠٠

Informed by her background in architecture, her artistic practice spans across different media and is often site-specific. Her works explore various subjects including the built environment, our relationship with nature, climate change and sociopolitical issues.


Solo Exhibition


2020 - SAD SUN - La Vitrine - Beirut, Lebanon


Group Exhibitions

2023 - (upcoming) İzmir International Biennial  - K2 Contemporary Art Center, İzmir, Turkey

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2022 - (upcoming) Anatomy of a Fall with Collectif ١٢٠٠ - Abroyan Factories, Beirut, Lebanon

2022 - Do you feel like in a hurricane eye? - Nida Art Colony, NIDA Meeting Photography - Nida, Lithuania

2022 - (ongoing) Allo Beirut - Beit Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon

2022 - Stillness in the Fall with Collectif ١٢٠٠ - Hammana Artist House - Hammana, Lebanon

2022 - Take me away to better days (Gaia Fodoulian benefit auction) - Sursock Museum - Beirut, Lebanon

2022 - 5éme edition du Festival of "Les Femmes S'exposent" - Houlgate + Gare St.Lazare, Paris, France

2022 - In Light or Shadow of what was and still is with Collectif ١٢٠٠ - Casa Arabe/Photo Espana - Madrid, Spain

2022 - Echoes from a Crowded Room with Collectif ١٢٠٠ - Artlab - Beirut, Lebanon

2022 - The Place That Remains - Beit Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon

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2021 - Lost in the right direction - Art Design Lebanon - Deir el Qalaa, Lebanon

2021 - Stillness in the Fall  with Collectif ١٢٠٠ - Fabrique POLA, Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux - Bordeaux, France

2021 - Lumières du Liban - Institut du Monde Arabe - Paris, France

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2020 - Architects for Beirut fundraiser with Design Miami - online from Miami, USA

2020 - Lebanon Then and Now: Photography from 2006 - 2020 - Middle East Institute - Washington DC, USA

2020 - PICTO ❤︎ THE BOWERY MISSION - online from New York City, USA

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2019 - Permission to Land screening at Sharjah Film Platform by Sharjah Art Foundation - Sharjah, U.A.E.

2019 - Modern and Contemporary Lebanese Art and Design - Phillips Auction House - London, UK

2019 - Revealing by SGBL - Beirut Art Fair 2019 - Beirut, Lebanon

2019 - Liban: Realites & Fictions - Institut du Monde Arabe - Paris, France

2019 - Bcc: - Vivid Projects - Birmingham, UK

2019 - Architecture of the Territory - Beit Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon

2019 - 33rd Salon d'Automne - Sursock Museum - Beirut, Lebanon

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2018 - Revealing - in collaboration with Atelier Relief (Belgium) - Beirut Art Fair 2018 - Beirut, Lebanon

2018 - The Place That Remains - Lebanese Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennial - Venice, Italy

2018 - Screening: Immaterial Collection II - Beirut Art Center - Beirut, Lebanon

2018 - Space Edits - Beirut Art Center - Beirut, Lebanon

2018 - One Off Image Festival - Valencia, Spain + Copenhagen, Denmark + Internet

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2017 - Berlin Experimental Film Festival - Kino Moviemento - Berlin, Germany

2017 - Beirut Noise - La Colonie - Paris, France

2017 - City Struck - Danish Architecture Centre - Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 - Videoworks 2017 - Beirut Art Center - Beirut, Lebanon

2017 - Art Interventions on Dalieh - Dalieh of Raouche - Beirut, Lebanon

2017 - Mediterranean Landscapes at Mediterranea 18 - Young Artists Biennale - Tirana, Albania

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2016 - Bejrut Bratislava - Goethe Institute - Bratislava, Slovenia

2016 - Bitassarof - National Library - Beirut, Lebanon

2016 - 7 Rooms 7 Artists - Boustany Art House - Beirut, Lebanon

2016 - Building Images - Sto Werkstatt - London, UK

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2015 - Tracce dal Limes - Festival Architettura in Citta - Turin, Italy

2015 - Based in Beirut - Beirut Design Week - Beirut, Lebanon


Awards/Grants

2021 - Boghossian Foundation Award  for Photography

2021 - ADPP Mentorship Award - AFAC, The Prince Claus Fund and Magnum Foundation - Beirut, Lebanon

2021 - Afternoon Visit - a production grant for Aikštėje by Architektūros Fondas - Vilnius, Lithuania

2019 - ARS Arte Laguna Prize(Art Reuse Sustainability) - for Nationmetrix in collaboration with Roula Salamoun - Venice, Italy

2016 - Finalist for Premio Gabriele Basilico - Milan, Italy


Collections

Fondation Boghossian       Institut du Monde Arabe 


Collaborations

2021 - Future was a year ago  - object, photo and NFT with Roula Salamoun

2019 - Scenography with Tara Sakhi for Toyota 89 performance by Petra Serhal 

2017 - Nationmetrix  - installation with Roula Salamoun


Publication (solo)

2019 - Beirut, naked city | Beyrouth, ville nue - Medawar Editions | L'Orient des Livres


Publications (features)

2021 - À Beyrouth ; Sur les traces de Jean Royère ; un récit mémoriel et architectural - Sophie Skaf 11 1 11 - Beirut/Paris

2021 - Popietinis Vizitas/Afternoon Visit - Nemunas magazine issues 5-8 - Vilnius, Lithuania

2019 - Cirque du Liban - Rusted Radishes issue 8 - Beirut, Lebanon

2019 - last years' snow - Journal Safar issue IV - Beirut, Lebanon

2018 - Refugees as City Makers - AUB Press - Beirut, Lebanon

2018 - Vacuum - Columbia University Press - NYC, U.S.


Residencies

2022 - Architectural photography residency hosted by the Festival Les Femmes S'exposent  - Houlgate, France

2016 - La ville ouverte/Mediterranean Landscapes curated by Giuditta Nelli/Marco Trulli in collaboration with A-POIS, Pellagica and Mediterranea 18 - Viterbo, Italy + Ljubljana, Slovenia

2016 - Ras Masqa Artist Residency curated by TAP/Temporary Art Platform in collaboration with APEAL - Ras Masqa, Lebanon


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