Nisrine BOUKHARI  is an artist-theorist, lives in Vienna and Stockholm. In her art-based research projects, she uses language to invoke a distinctive mind's energy on discovering a new terrain of the imagination implicating the body as well as the mind in an immersive poetic and conceptual experience by using conceptual writing, fragmentation and deconstructed narrative.  

Her artistic practice emerged from the study of the art walking through the mental driven movement of the body into different aspects. In recent years, she uses the drifting mind as part of her long-term research on the state of Mind-Wandering where she investigates the effects of trauma on the human psyche and the use of the artistic practice in a therapeutic trajectory on how as an artist can create visual/textual environments where viewers experience their own perceptual processing through the art experience. Thus, Boukhari has coined the term Wanderism and announced as a State of Mind.


Nisrine Boukhari studied Sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University, finished her M.A. in Social Design at Angewandte Kunst Wien (University of Applied Arts Vienna) where she is also currently a PhD candidate in the Artistic Research PhD department. She is pursuing her art-based research internationally. She had an artist/research residency at Iaspis/Sweden, Serlachius Museum/Finland, Trapholt Museum/ Denmark, MAWA art residency Winnipeg/Canada, NKDALE art centre Norway, Art Omi in NYC, and many other residencies. 

She exhibited her work internationally at MMSU Museum of Modern and Contemporary art at Rijeka/Croatia, Bildmuseet Umeå/Sweden, Trapholt Museum Kolding/Denmark, The World Culture Museum Gothenburg/Sweden, The National Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu do Chiado) Lisbon/Portugal, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde/Denmark, Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam/Netherlands, Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum Casoria/Italy, and other places. Boukhari was selected as "Artist of the Year" by the Swedish Art Association in 2019, and some of her works are acquired by international museums, art and public institutions. 

Besides her artistic career, Boukhari is the co-founder for AllArtNow the first independent contemporary art organisation in Damascus since 2005, The co-founder of Living Spaces international festival for contemporary art in Damascus, and the co-founder of Studio1 The Informal School for Contemporary Art in Damascus 2011/2012.