Mostra Documentaire : Hors Syrie

Syrian Open-Air Film Screenings: “Mostra Documentaire : Hors Syrie”
Hosted by: CASA DOC’ and SYRIA.ART
Date: July 20, 2018 from 8:30 pm
Venue: CASA DOC’ – 5 rue du 24 Mars, 06100 Nice, France
Participating video artists: Rania Kaddoura, Mayar El Nouri, Ayla Abiad, Huda Takriti, Rohân Houssein, Majd Zaghir

SYNOPSIS – “Mostra Documentaire : Hors Syrie”

Because we believe in the virtue of difference and in a multi-faceted approach of the truth, SYRIA.ART and CASA DOC’ highlight independent Syrian video makers who offer a different perspective on today’s Syria, for the span of an evening.

Stories, cities, people, children, joy despite the war, a dance among the ruins, the smile of a kid torn from his house and school, the dream of rebuilding and of continuing life.

This projection is an invitation to take a journey, to cross a bridge through what you thought you knew and through an elsewhere which, despite the suffering, has not yet lost hope, and a people who, despite the disarray, has not yet said his last word…


The Syrian Experience as Art 3

An exhibition organized by Castleton University, Rutland, Vermont, USA

Venue: The Great Hall – 100 River Street, Springfield, Vermont, USA
Dates: June 7, 2018 – August 15, 2018

“The Syrian Experience as Art” is an exhibition representing the work of twelve Syrian artists trying to express their individual and varied responses to the devastation of their country.

Featuring work by following Syrian artists:

Photography: Issa Touma, Khaled Youssef, Dani Hasrouni

Digital Arts: Julie Nakazi, Khaled Akil, Bassam Alemam, Omar Shammah, Tania Al Kayyali, Amr Fahd, Ayham Jabr, Humam Alsalim & Rami Bakhos

Castleton University,
With the assistance of SYRIA.ART – Association pour la Promotion de l’Art Contemporain Syrien, 

Make Bubbles Not War

Photographic exhibition and projections: “Make Bubbles Not War”
Hosted by: Uni-vers-photos and Khaled Youssef Photographie et Poésie
Dates: Mai 11 – 26, 2018
Venue: 1 rue Penchienatti, 06000 Nice, France
Opening: May 11, 2018 from 18:00 to 22:00
Participating artist: Khaled Youssef, Syrian photographer and poet

“Make Bubbles Not War”

In a world full of uncertainty, violence and complexity, Khaled Youssef attempts, through this new exhibition, to bring moments of joy, inspiration and wonderment. And it is through the lightness and transparency of soap bubbles that adorn an empty space with the colors of the rainbow, that the photographer and poet travels across countries and continents to capture and immortalize a moment of grace and hope, and draw a smile on children’s faces. From Nice to Havana and from Iran to Burma, these creatures made of light air erase all frontiers to prove that humanity and the innocence of childhood are the path that unites us all.

Raconte Ton Voyage

Exhibition: “Raconte Ton Voyage”
Organisation: Réseau Education Sans Frontières (RESF) with the participation of Nizar Ali Badr, Syrian sculptor from the SYRIA.ART collective
Dates: 14/04 – 26.04.2018
Venue: Saint-Joseph Church, Square Lenglier in Pontivy (Brittany)
Opening: Saturday, April 14 at 11:00
Free admission

Participating artists: Nizar Ali Badr, Rol, Alain Goutal, and others

“Raconte Ton Voyage” is a cultural project initiated by Réseau Education Sans Frontières (RESF) – Pontivy, with artistic expressions and exhibitions in different places, as well as with the participation of Nizar Ali Badr, Syrian sculptor from the SYRIA.ART collective.

Behind the lines

BEHIND THE LINES: CONTEMPORARY SYRIAN ART is an itinerary exhibition across Canada. The exhibition hosts 20 artists with just over 90 works across multiple formats including video, photography, painting and sculptures.

Exhibition at Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC, Canada
July 8
 September 11, 2016

Exhibition at Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St, Duncan, BC, Canada
November 27 – December 3, 2016

Exhibition at Brentwood College School, Mt Baker Rd, Mill Bay, BC, Canada
December 10 – 17, 2016

Exhibition at Yukon Art Center, College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Dec 08, 2016 – Feb 25, 2017

Exhibition at Gallery at The Military Museums , University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
October 12, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Exhibition at Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, 3220 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria BC, Canada
January 24 – February 5, 2018

Exhibition at Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC), 114 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
February 16 – February 25, 2018

Exhibition at Langley Centennial Museum & Exhibition Centre, 9135 King St, Langley, BC V1M 2S2, Canada
Juni 9, 2018 – September 3, 2018

Exhibition at Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford BC V2T 0B3, Canada
September 27, 2018 – January 06, 2019

Syrian Artists: Ethical Witnesses From Behind the Lines

In the midst of a conflict that has gripped the entire world, a connection created through art is bringing Penticton and Syria closer together.

Humam Alsalim, a Syrian architect, founding member of SYRIA-ART and co-founder of the Cyrrus Gallery, an online art gallery for young, contemporary Syrian artists is co-curating the latest exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery.

Behind The Lines – Contemporary Art from Syria is a traveling exhibition. The exhibition hosts 20 artists with just over 90 works across multiple formats including video, photography, painting and sculptures.

The art is an inside look into the minds of those affected by the devastating war, including Alsalim.

20 artists from the Syrian art scene are represented:

Painting: Omran Younis, Obaidah Zorik, Huda Takriti, Reem Tarraf, Maiesam Mallisho, Fadi Al Hamwi, Mahmood Al Daoud, Alaa Sharabi, Juhayda AlBitar, Mohammad Zaza, Lina Malki / Sculpture: Khaled Dawwa,  Ali Almeer  / Photography: Khaled Youssef, Khaled Akil,  Ammart Khadour / Digital Art: Humam Alsalim, Rami Bakhos /  Video Art: Fadi Al Hamwi, Huda Takriti

Paul Crawford, Penticton art Gallery – Image credit: Dale Boyd/Penticton Western News

Curators :
Paul Crawford, Penticton, British Colombia, Canada,

Humam Alsalim, Damascus, Syria,
Founding Member SYRIA.ART – Association pour la Promotion de l’Art Contemporain Syrien, 


Exhibition: “Asylum” – Festival des Solidarités
Awareness show on Exile and Solidarity through an exhibition
Dates: November 30, 2017
Venue: Salle des Fêtes, Place Barthelon, 05200 Embrun
Free participation

ASYLUM evening 

In parallel with the performance of the play ASYLUM by the theater company EVA, three exhibitions will be proposed to you:

– The work of Mr. Nizar Ali Badr of the SYRIA.ART collective

– “A year in Calais” by Loup Blaster

– The photographs of APACH (Thomas Voillaume)