Yemine Alrhorba during his performance for the “Trace” project, AllArtNow, Damascus, 2009. Courtesy AllArtNow
AllArtNow is considered to be the first independent collective space in Syria for visual arts, multimedia, and contemporary art. Founded in 2005 by Abir and Nisrine Boukhari, the initiative aims to create greater opportunities for emerging Syrian artists and the development of the contemporary art practice in Syria.
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 to collaborate and exchange creative ideas. To date, AllArtNow has succeeded in creating opportunities for artists in Syria and abroad.