During this time of self isolation, the Penticton Art Gallery (Penticton, B.C., Canada) in partnership with the Syria.art association (Nice/Berlin), invites artists from across the globe to participate in an unprecedented art exhibition entitled, You Are Not Alone. Like a message in a bottle, we are sending out into the world this call to artists […]Read more "You are not alone ! International Call for Artists"
20 November to 15 January 2020 QØDE Art Space is pleased to announce that it is inviting Syrian artists now based in the UAE, Alaa Sharabi (1988) and Juhayda Al Bittar (1991) to exhibit their new work jointly for the first time as a married couple in Amman, Jordan in ‘Material Resilience’. ‘Material Resilience’ is […]Read more "‘MATERIAL RESILIENCE’- Alaa Sharabi and Juhayda AlBittar at QØDE Art Space"
A Travelling Exhibition Across Canada Behind the Lines | Contemporary Syrian Art is travelling across Canada since 2016 until today with a new stop at Dawson Creek Art Gallery, 101, 816 Alaska Avenue Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4T6 Canada, January 28 – March 8, 2019. Behind the Lines displays the work of 20 contemporary Syrian […]Read more "Behind the Lines | Contemporary Syrian Art"
Between a lost identity and the belonging to a foreign culture As part of the Days of Exile, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) showed from 16 November 2018 until 13 January 2019 works by Syrian Artist Khaled Barakeh. In his work, the artist deals with long-term conflicts and their possible pacification, the […]Read more "Khaled Barakeh . The Blue Hour"
Cyffwrdd Syria ~ Touching Syria is a collaborative project connecting the arts of Wales and Syria. Cyffwrdd Syria ~ Touching Syria exhibits SYRIA.ART’s first UK collection of contemporary art created from within Syria and from the Syrian diaspora, alongside Welsh contemporary artists at Storiel, Bangor from 12th January 2019 for 6 weeks. 1st venue: Storiel Museum and Art Gallery, Ffordd Gwynedd Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 1DT, North […]Read more "Cyffwrdd Syria ~ Touching Syria ~ An Exhibition"
Cultural Councilor Kaup-Hasler opened the group exhibition of seven Syrian artists in the “Kleine Galerie” in Wien, Austria, on October 24, 2018. Modern Art from Syria – “Painting is a Homeland”: Under this title, the “Kleine Galerie” in Wien, Austria, showed works by seven artists in exile. They use a foreign, but then again familiar […]Read more "Modern Art from Syria: “Painting is a Homeland”"
Khaled Al Saai has been working on a commissioned work for an exhibition from 21.09.2018 to 11.10.2018 in the Mschatta Hall of the Museum of Islamic Art, Pergamon Museum in Berlin. From February 2019 onwards Khaled Al Saai’s painting “Syria – The Garden of History” will be exhibited in a major exhibition entitled “Cultural Landscape […]Read more "Syria – The Garden of History: Calligrapher Khaled Al Saai"
War Correspondence Bucharest Art Week 2017 was this year one of the few major international events from Romania. The “War Correspondence” exhibition was organised by APAC(Romania) in partnership with SYRIA.ART in the framework of the BucharestArtWeek2017, and was co-curated by Humam Alsalim and Nona Șerbănescu. Venue: Palatul Stirbei, Calea Victoriei, 107, 010069 Bucharest, Romania Dates: […]Read more "Bucharest Art Week 2017 – Artists Fight Against the Syrian War"
Kazem Khalil Born in Lattakia 1965, Kazem Khalil lives the agony of the Diaspora in Europe, with all the passion of a hard-working Arab expressionist. The distant past of his village Basnada still lives within this Paris-based expressionist. He jumps out of his own works—literarily speaking to his audience, through an art-form that […]Read more "Kazem Khalil"
Nabeel Alsamman Syrian artist Nabil Alsamman was born in Damascus, Syria in 1957. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus university, Interior Design Department, in 1981. Nabil Alsamman has exhibited extensively across the Middle East. His works often incorporate geometrical shapes, that he makes more earthy with intense, warm colours and natural, […]Read more "Nabeel Alsamman"
Khaled Youssef Khaled Youssef – Syrian Photographer and Poet. Born in Damascus in 1975. Studied medicine at Damascus University before moving to France to achieve the title of surgeon. “Poetry and photography stared for me as a passion. Writing poetry is an escape for a better world, full of dreams. Some moments of our life […]Read more "Khaled Youssef"
Nizar Ali Badr Nizar Ali Badr is an established Syrian sculptor from Latakia, Syria, whose simple stone sculptures tell complex stories. Words are not his thing, but stones. Nizar Ali tells the story of Syrian families using stones to depict human emotions, and the suffering and hardship of war. He tells the story of migration […]Read more "Nizar Ali Badr"
Fade to Black The psychological toll of Syria’s war in one breathtaking minute: http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/fade-black Filmmaker Amer Albarzawi was living in Raqqa, Syria, two years ago as it became the stronghold of the Islamic State. “They changed our culture. They changed everything,” he said. The group, which he calls by the pejorative term “Daesh”, quickly instituted a […]Read more "Fade to Black"
Frank Auerbach: ‘Painting is the most marvellous activity humans have invented’ When Frank Auerbach looks back over his nearly 70-year career as an artist he declares himself “lucky” that it was a process that moved slowly. “You’re at school and you like some reproductions in books: Van Gogh, Gauguin. Then you do a bit of painting and […]Read more "Painting is the most marvellous activity…"
Nouman Issa Nouman Issa was born in Damascus, Syria in 1972. He obtained a degree in Fine Arts from the Damascus University, Department of Painting, in 2000. He participated in numerous exhibitions in Syria, Lebanon and the UAE. Nouman Issa’s appealing drawings and paintings suggest tales of a secretive world, which provides insight into the abyss of childhood. His work is […]Read more "Nouman Issa"
NEW PROJECT: Creative Havens: Syrian Artists And Their Studios Creative Havens: Syrian Artists And Their Studios is a project granting us rare access to the studios of the greatest contemporary Syrian artists – or artists of Syrian descent – living and working both in and outside Syria today. It provides a compelling behind-the-scenes glimpse into their […]Read more "Syrian Creative Havens"
Shurooq Amin, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, and Khaled Hafez at 56th Venice Biennale Eye of the Thunderstorm: Effervescent Practices from the Arab World 9 May – 22 November 2015 Shurooq Amin, Sadik Alfraji, and Khaled Hafez will be part of In the Eye of the Thunderstorm: Effervescent Practices from the Arab World,a collateral project at the […]Read more "56th Venice Biennale"
Safwan Dahoul Dubai Metro Collaboration Safwan Dahoul’s iconic portraitures of female protagonists covers the surface of a Dubai Metro carriage. As continuation of Dahoul’s monochromatic Dream series, the newly commissioned pieces see the addition of a crumpled effect that adds to an already heightening dramatic composition. Part of an initiative launched by the Dubai Culture […]Read more "Safwan Dahoul Dubai Metro Collaboration"