Nisrine BOUKHARI

Place & date of Birth: Damascus, Syria, 1980

Lives as a Wanderer


Background and Education

- PhD student, University of Applied Arts “Angewandte Kunst”, Vienna, Austria, 2014-2016

- MA in Social Design, University of Applied Arts “Angewandte Kunst” Vienna, Austria 2014

- Two Semesters interdisciplinary study in the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (as a part of the SD Master program) Austria 2012/2013

- Diploma in Sculpture, Fine Art Faculty, Damascus University, achieving a first class Degree, 2006

- B.A in Sculpture, Fine Art faculty at Damascus University, achieving a first class Degree, 2004

- Co-founder and art advisor of AllArtNow organization, (www.allartnow.com)



Artist in Residency at

-Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017

-Baku Art Residency, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2017

- Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark, 2016

- IASPIS the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's international program for visual artists, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015

- NKDale art center, Dale, Norway, 2015

- MAWA female artist in residence program, Manitoba, Winnipeg, CA. 2015

- La Rectoria, Barcelona, Spain, 2011

- Art OMI Residency, NYC, USA, 2010

- The Festival of Women excellence, Genoa, Italy, 2010

- Delfina Foundation, London, UK, 2009

- Ramallah Workshop, Triangle Program, (Virtual residency), Ramallah, 2009

- Shatana workshop, Triangle program, Jordan, 2008


Exhibited in

-(X) sites Sjuhärads round, Tranemo, Sweden, 2017

-"Make a Change", Norrtälje museum & konsthall, Norrtälje, Sweden, 2017

-"The Day Before...", Konstfrämjandet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016-2017

-"Rethinking Flânerie", Marabouparken, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016

-”The Wind’s Home” Art project installed within seven cities in Denmark: Trapholt Museum/Kolding, Billund, Fredercia, Haderslev, Vejle, Middelfart, and Vejen (Public Spaces), from February till November, 2016

-”Nohome as a Pattern of Life” Nässjö Konsthall, Nässjö, Sweden, 2016

-”The Museum of Preserving City” Botkyrka Konsthall (Fittja apartment) Stockholm, Sweden, 2016

- "Wanderism is a State of Mind” Buildmuseet, Umea, Sweden, 2015/2016

-"Photo Speaks", The 8th International Festival for Photography & Video, Seoul, Korea, 2016

-”Make a Change” Kulturcentrum, Ronneby, Sweden, 2016

- "I will Never Get Used to Wait" Hinterland Gallery, Vienna, Austria, 2015  

  Hangmen Kunsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015

  TYS Udstillingsstedet, Copenhagen/ Denmark, 2015

- "Where Are We Going To?" Motorenhalle/ Riesa Efau, Dresden, Germany, 2015

- IASPIS Open House, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015

-  "A letter between two cities Damascus-Vienna" Video-formes festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2015

- "At The Plague” Supermarket art fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015

-  Magmart Festival, Naples, Italy, 2015

-  Les Instants Festival, Marseille, France, 2015

- Asian Art Biennale of Bangladesh, Bangladesh, 2014

- "The Affable Nights in Vienna" Design Shanghai, Power Station Museum, Shanghai, China, 2014

- "By The Way” Konservatorium Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2014

- "A Letter Between Two Cities Damascus-Copenhagen“ AIVA International Video Art Festival”, Finspång, Sweden, 2014

- The Second Xinjiang Biennale "New art on the Silk Road" Urumqi, Xinjiang, China 2014

- "How Are You Going? Are You Okay?" Gotham Arts Studios, Western Australia, 2014

- "City Link Festival" Gängeviertel, Hamburg, Germany, 2014

- "MUNA Posters" MUNA museum of No art, Mänttä, Finland, 2014

- "I’d Rather Prefer Not to Speak about Politics Tonight” Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014

- "Oslo Screen Festival” Oslo, Norway, 2014

- "Urban research “, The Berlin international directors lounge, Berlin, Germany, 2014

- "Creative Rising” See Me Gallery, NYC, 2013

- "Les Instants festival" Marseille, France, 2013

- "Abstracta 2013” International Abstract Cinema Exhibition, Roma, 2013

- "Hetero Q.B.” National Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu do Chiado) Lisbon, Portugal, 2013

- "Play & Presume" Kunsthalle, Vienna, 2013

- "React Feminism” Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain

             Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

             Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdańsk, Poland

             Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, Croatia

              Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark

              Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia

              Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (from 2011 to 2013)

- Cinemart of Tokyo, Japanese media art festival, Tokyo, Japan, 2013

- "Alexandria 2013" 1st video art festival in Alexandria, Egypt, 2013.

- "100x100=900" (100 video artists to tell a century), Naples, Italy, 2013

- “Mosaic” visual project about diversity, ethnicity & coexistence in the Syrian society, AllArtNow, Syria, 2012  

- Asian Art Biennale of Bangladesh, Bangladesh, 2012, Honorable Prize

- "East West Banana Split" AllArtNow, Syria, 2012

- “Young & Radical” Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, 2011

- “House 44 in Al-Bastakiya”, Dubai, UAE, 2011

- “In Silence” AllArtNow, Damascus, Syria, 2010

- “Living Spaces festival for contemporary art" organized by AllArtNow, Syria, 2010

- “Sanctioned Array” White Box, NYC, USA, 2010

- “For Your Eye” AllArtNow, Damascus, Syria, 2010

- 11th Festival of Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France, 2009

- "Trace" AllArtNow, Damascus, 2009

-  "Contingent Identity project" Depo Gallery, Istanbul, 2009

- "Magnetism" AllArtNow, Damascus, Syria, 2009

- 1st Palestinian Video Art Festival, 2009

- VideoFormes Festival, Clermont Ferrand, France, 2009

- “AllArtNow 1st International video art festival” Syria, 2009

- "New Generation of Syrian Artists" Damascus Arab Capital of culture, Damascus, 2009

- 1st Amsterdam Biennale, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2009,

- “Oversea” Naples, Italy, Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum, 2008

- “Magmart” Naples, Italy, 2008, Winners award

- "KinoLewchyk" Lviv, Ukraine, 2008, Winners award

- “In Transition” Russia, 2008

- “The Mirror Stage” Limassol, Cyprus, 2008

- "Cyprus International Short Film Festival” Nicosia, North Cyprus, 2008

- “Isolomania” Limassol, Cyprus, 2008

- “Days of photographs” French Cultural Center, Damascus, 2008

- “IMAFY” the International festival of Media, Cairo, Golden Feather Award, 2008

- “FIAV” Casablanca, Morocco, 2008

- “Spanish Cultural Center”, Argentine, 2008

- “Here I stand”, AllArtNow, Damascus, 2008

- “EUPA” European Union programs agency, Valetta, Malta, 2008

- “Days of Photographs” French Cultural center, Damascus, 2008

- “Spring annual exhibition” Khan Asaad Basha, Damascus, 2008

- “Out of the Circle” AllArtnow and Cultural Palace, Damascus, 2008

- “9th International miniature art Biennial" Canada, 2008

- “Night Comers” video art project during Istanbul Biennale, 2007

- Project for Syrian and German Artists, Goethe Institute, Damascus, 2007

- "Les Instants festival", Marseille, France, 2007

- “Start From Zero” Athens, Greece, 2007

- 9e Festival des Cinémas différent de Paris, “Portrait” Project, Paris, France, 2007

- "Miden festival" Kalamata, Greece, 2007

- The second Video Art festival, Cairo, Egypt, 2007

- "Cross Generations" Taksim Gallery, Istanbul, 2006

- "8th International miniature art Biennial" Canada, 2006

- "The annual Exhibition for Syrian Artists" Khan Asaad Basha, Damascus, Syria, 2006

- "Artist 2006" the 16th Istanbul International Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006

- "Tendencies" Jabri house Gallery, Damascus, 2006

- "3 Emerging Syrian Artists" Ahmad Shawki Museum, Cairo, 2006

- "Psychedelic" Athena Municipality, Greece, 2006

- "Osmanian Monuments in Damascus" photograph exhibition, Istanbul Municipality, Turkey, 2006

- "From Damascus" photograph exhibition in the public space, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006

- "Our Life, Our Environment" Mustafa Aali Gallery, 2006

- "Artist 2005", the 15th Istanbul International Art Fair, Istanbul, 2005

- "The Colors of Damascus” European union, Mustafa Ali Gallery, Damascus 3rd Award

- Damascus festival for culture & history, 2004, 3rd Award

- “Annual youth exhibition”, Al-Rewak Gallery, Damascus, 2004, 3rd Award

- "3.2.1", Goethe Institute, 9/12/03 to 8/1/04

- Exhibition of Graduated artists, French Cultural Center, Damascus, 2003

- "Contemporary Photographic Arts" The American Cultural Center, 2002


She invited to give Talk in

- “When the Mind Wanders”, Angewandte kunst Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2016

- Hangmen Gallery in collaboration with IASPIS/ Stockholm, 2015

- IASPIS open house, Stockholm, 2015

- "Contemporary art and the role of the artist in the time of conflict", MAWA mentoring artists women's art, Winnipeg, Canada, 2015

- “From Wonder to Wander”, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria, 2014

- “Contemporary Art Practices in Syria: Yesterday and Today”, Iaspis Konstnärsnämnden, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014

- The Arab Balkan Exchange Platform, Zagreb, Croatia, 2014

- “The Contemporary Art Practices in Syria” The Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014.

- “The Hub of Contemporary Arts in Syria”, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014

- “Art Practice in Syria; individuality, Creativity and Instability” Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria, 2014

- CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, 2013

- Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2012

- Tate Modern, Informal talk, London, UK, 2009

- Artist talk, Deflina Foundation, UK, 2009

- Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain, 2009


She invited to be lecturer in

-”Language is a virus from outer space”, Umeå academy of fine arts, Umeå, Sweden, 2016

-”Introduction about Mind Wandering in practice”, workshop for art teachers, Buildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden, 2016

-”Artist as self editor”, art book workshop, Buildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden, 2016  

- “Media Dance”, Dance department, Music and arts university of the city of Vienna MUK, Vienna, Austria, 2015.

- “Studio1” informal school for contemporary art, AllArtNow, Damascus, 2011

- Y-Peer Network, “Building the Capacity of Youth by Using Arts”, Damascus, 2010

- Moroccan video art festival, “the concept in video art”, Casablanca, 2009

- The Patriarchy of Orthodox cultural center, “the Sexual Education by Using Arts”, Damascus, 2008  

- “IMAFY” festival, Hassan II University, “The experimental & its role in creative process” Casablanca,2008


Trainings/Workshops:

- Training the trainers in art media, Munster, Germany, 2009

- Training the trainers to learn teenager’s communication by using art media, Cairo, 2009

- “Caravan of Euro-Arab Cinema for short film” Cairo, 2008

- Shorouk training about youth Exchange, Rome, 2008.

- Graffiti workshop with LastPLak organization, Netherlands) Damascus, 2008

- Syrian & Dutch sculptor’s workshop, Goethe Cultural Center, 2007

- Photograph Workshop, American Cultural Center, 2006

- Workshop for young artists, Mustafa Ali, 2005

- Installation Workshop, Goethe Cultural Center, 2003

- Photograph Workshop, French Cultural Center, 2002

- Photograph Workshop, American Cultural Center, 2002