AllArtNow organization was co-founded in 2005 by artist Nisrine Boukhari and curator Abir Boukhari. It is considered to be the first independent collective space in Syria for contemporary art.   AllArtNow worked to introduce contemporary art practice in Syria and creating opportunities for artists to learn by informal training, produce artworks, diffuse by exhibiting and exchange with international artists via residencies, exhibitions, and workshops. 

AllArtNow’s work has expanded from virtual exchanges to physical interactions.  A neglected house in the old city of Damascus serves as AllArtNow’s laboratory for art.  It is a hub for emerging artistic practice and serves as a meeting point for local and international artists as well as audiences. Later, in 2011, the organization opens other two new spaces: a hall for exhibiting and organizing cultural events (Maktab; Creative Zoon) and a residence house (Boukhari residence) to host international artists and organize an exchange residency 

AllArtNow has been selected to participate in many international events. We produced the first contemporary art festival in Damascus as we organized in 2011 an informal school for contemporary art. 

At the end of 2012, the organization closed its door in Syria to offer the space to Syrian refugee families and started to act as a nomadic space; we announced AllArtNow on Move. The organization has been invited to various institutions throughout the world, being in a stated of movable, trying to adjust itself to other places in temporary forms, taking different shapes and challenges, curating art events and discover an alternative to maintain the structure of an organization in the state of contingency. 

In 2019, AllArtNow entered a new phase, we reside temporarily in Stockholm, where we have a physical space to launch AllArtNow Lab to adjust our goals, develops new partnerships, plan for the future and investigate deeply on the issues of mobility, displacement and being in exile.

To date, AllArtNow has succeeded in creating opportunities for artists in Syria and the rest of the world


Tomorrow will be the beginning of a new life , 
(article published about AllArtNow in 2014)
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