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Ieva Saudargaitė Douaihi

Ieva Saudargaite Douaihi portrait
photo by Beatrice Douaihy

Ieva Saudargaitė Douaihi (b.1988, Lithuania) is a Lithuanian-Lebanese photographer and artist based in Beirut, as well as co-founder of Digital Fountain. She grew up between Lithuania, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon, and studied Architecture at the Lebanese American University in Byblos and École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris.

Informed by her background in architecture, her artistic practice spans across different media. Through materiality, sequencing, choice of medium or location, her work explores how seemingly mundane materials, gestures, artefacts, and scenes engage with the status quo.

In 2021, she received the ADPP Mentorship Award and the Boghossian Foundation prize for photography.

Her works have been exhibited internationally at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, Lebanese Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Mediterranea 18 in Tirana, Albania, and locally, in La Vitrine, Beit Beirut, Sursock Museum, Beirut Art Center and Beirut Art Fair. Her first monograph, Beirut, Naked City (Medawar Editions) was published in 2019.