You Are Not Alone – 180 Artists To Response An Open Call For Togetherness

Exhibition: You Are Not Alone – 180 Artists To Response An Open Call For Togetherness
Dates: September 3, – September 13, 2021
Opening: at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3rd, 2021
Daily: 2pm to 10pm
Venue: Salon Am Moritzplatz, Berlin

Organizers:  Humam Alsalim (Co-Founder/Curator SYRIA.ART Association and Online Cyrrus Gallery) and Paul Crawford (Curator Penticton Art Gallery).

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Man Down – Contemporary Art Festival

Exhibition: Man Down – Contemporary Art Festival
Organization: on the initiative of Stephen Paul, president of the “Contemporary Art Association” and with the participation of SYRIA.ART association.
Dates: July 12-17, 2021
Opening: July 15, 2021
Venue: Salle de la Batterie, Le Val d´Esquières, 83380 Roquebrune sur Argens – Les Issambres

At the initiative of the New York artist Stephen Paul, eager to offer Roquebrune a first contemporary art festival, paintings, photographs, or lithographs by Mylène Giacobetti or Olivia Moélo are to be discovered at the Salle de la Batterie in Issambres, as well as artworks from various countries. With the kind participation of SYRIA.ART, original works by Syrian artists Noor Bahjat Al Masri, Nizar Ali Badr, Ammar Khaddour and Khaled Youssef are also presented.

Rahma & Friends – Art Will See Us Through

Exhibition at the Kings Playhouse, Stories come Alive and Dreams come True. Event initiated and curated by Natja Igney

Dates: June 19 – August 7 2021

Opening reception: June 19th at 11am

Venue: Kings Playhouse, 65 Grafton St, Georgetown, PE C0A 1L0, Canada

Welcome to the the universe of two girls from two very different worlds and separated by 8,000 kilometres but united by one shared passion: painting.

This exhibition sends a beacon of hope to refugee children anywhere in the world that they are not forgotten, that their voices are heard, and that the world cares about them.

And it has a message to all children and young people in the province and around the globe that there are ways to cope with difficult emotions.

To attend, please RSVP

Peace of Art for Covid

Art Auction : An Online event hosted by McGill Syrian Students’ Association, 3600 Rue McTavish, Suite 1200, Montreal, QC H3A 0G3, Canada

In partnership with: The Saaed Society, a non-profit organization working across the provinces in Syria.

In collaboration with: SYRIA.ART – Association pour la Promotion de l’Art Contemporain Syrien, Nice, France

Date of the Online Art Auction: Saturday, November 14, 2020  from 10:00 AM

Venue: Online with Facebook Live:

The official page of the Syrian Students’ Association at McGill University:

McGill University Syrian Students’ Association (SSA), a non-profit, secular student club directed towards helping the McGill and Montreal Syrian community, and Syrians everywhere around the world is organizing an art auction to help raise money for Syrians in Syria who have had to deal with the added hardship of COVID-19 called “Peace of Art for COVID”. The money raised would allow us to buy highly demanded medical equipment, such as oxygen tanks and electric organizers through an organization named “Saaed Society”. They are currently working on the grounds of Syrian provinces providing medical care and help for those impacted by the virus as well as preparing for the second wave that should be approaching soon.

As many of you know, Syria like many other countries has been struggling with the pandemic, they are not receiving enough aid such as medical supplies, oxygen tanks and masks. Many hospitals are destroyed and there are not many front liner workers to help those in need of intensive care. Syria is still experiencing a civil war that has entered its 9th year, forest fires, an economic crisis impacting Syrians greatly and now the pandemic to add on to the huge burden. The pandemic has caused people to say home not receiving an income, hospitals are overpopulated not accepting more patients and the COVID tests themselves are overly expensive. We are hoping to raise funds to provide aid for the different provinces of Syria to better prepare them for the upcoming wave which is why we need your help!

Keep an eye for more posts about our proud collaborators, generous artists who are donating their work and logistics on how the auction day will go on the event page!

You Are Not Alone: An International Mail Art Exhibition

In an age where our society was already becoming increasingly insular, the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic serves to only isolate us even more. Inspired by the spirit of the penpal and mail art movement, this exhibition will create a permanent physical and digital document of our existence in these times with more than 180 artists and 300 artworks.

Organizers:  Humam Alsalim, Co-Founder/Curator SYRIA.ART Association and Cyrrus Online Gallery; Paul Crawford, Curator Penticton Art Gallery; Khaled Youssef, Co-Founder SYRIA.ART Association

Current physical exhibition: Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1H5, Canada
Dates: September 18, 2020 to November 7, 2020
Venue: Project Room Gallery

Websites: You Are Not Alone; Penticton Art Gallery


With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting imposition of self-isolation, the Penticton Art Gallery, in partnership with the Association (Nice/Berlin), invited artists from across the globe to participate in an unprecedented art exhibition entitled, You Are Not Alone. Like a message in a bottle, we sent out a call to artists working in all media, to submit works which would serve as a testament to our resiliency, creativity, and collective humanity in face of these extraordinary times. Visit the website here.

We hoped this exhibition would not only celebrate the power of art, but will serve as a celebration of our diversity, culture, and be an important reminder, that regardless of where we live on this planet, we are not alone. For the artists whose work is represented, this was their opportunity to reach out to a global audience and share their voice and story while celebrating the beauty and creativity they have brought into this world through their art. Now more than ever we need to come together to celebrate our collective humanity. No one is immune to this pandemic and we hope this will help us get through this time by allowing us to share our stories, celebrate our diversity, mourn our losses, and heal as a planet.

These works will be kept as an archive by the Penticton Art Gallery, to serve as a time capsule, a permanent document of this moment in our history. The collection will be made available for loan to other galleries and museums across the globe. If you would be interested in hosting this exhibition, please contact the Penticton Art Gallery to make arrangements for hosting this exhibition.

Future exhibition dates are in the works for 2021 in Berlin and France with additional opportunities also being pursued. Thanks to Humam Alsalim, a permanent online exhibition will also remain as a lasting legacy of this project and the resulting exhibitions. Thank you to all the artists who submitted works and lent their voices to this project and we wish you all good health and hope that your families and communities remain safe during this global crisis.

No Frontiers Festival: 3rd Edition

Project leader: IESA Arts and Culture, International studies in history and business of art & culture
Date: September 27, 2020
Venue: La Maison des Métallos, 94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris

NO FRONTIERS FESTIVAL is a cultural and solidarity event in favor of associations working for the cause of migrants in France. This project is led by a group of young professionals in art and culture, students in the 2nd year of a Bachelor in Cultural Productions (Live Performance, Exhibition) and Cultural Communication.

After the success of the first two editions, the festival returns on a unique day to celebrate art through the cause of migrants: workshops, dance, concerts, performances. In partnership with La Maison des Métallos, an emblematic place of Paris, our objective is to donate all the profits to partner associations (Entrance Ticket, PLACE, autremonde), which support the reception and integration of refugees in France, all by combining concerts, exhibitions and workshops.

The organizing team for this 3rd edition is made up of around sixty students and future professionals in Culture from the Institute of Higher Arts Studies (IESA arts & culture).

Each year, 2nd year students in Live Performance, Exhibition, Mediation and Communication, pass the torch of No Frontiers Festival to build ever more varied programs and thus welcome and bring together more and more people around the cause of refugees !

For this new edition, IESA students are coached by 3 professionals from the Cultural sector: Frédéric Antetomaso (Ovastand), Fabrice Bonniot (Speed-Myth) and Delphine Lebovici (Scenographer, Curatice).


◊ Kick-off (opening conference)

◊ Meeting and participatory workshops with associations

◊ guided tours around the FLUX visual arts exhibition (among others, the “Make Bubbles Not War” photographic series by Khaled Youssef, SYRIA.ART)

◊ Artistic performance …


◊ A Travers – choreographic and theatrical piece created by students of Cours Florent

◊ Defays live – jazz soul

◊ Yaya Minté live – soul folk

◊ Student Kay live – hip-hop

◊ live – jazz improvisation and hip-hop dance

◊ DJ set – electro voodoo


The funds collected on our Ulule for this project will be donated to partner associations:

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