Artists and Projects

artist

Abir Boukhari

year

2016

about the artist

Abir Boukhari is a curator and the co-founder of AllArtNow, an independent collective space for contemporary art that was established in Damascus, Syria and has since 2012 operated in a nomadic way, collaborating with various institutions around the world. In 2019, AllArtNow Lab opened a project space in Stockholm where topics on mobility, displacement and exile is explored through collaborations. Today she is also running the studio Extension Art Space.

Abir was invited to Residence Botkyrka in 2016 and spent six months in Fittja. She has since contributed to Residence Botkyrka’s and Botkyrka konsthall’s programme through a variety of projects and exhibitions.

projects and collaborations

Museum of Preserving City
29 May, 2016
Residence Botkyrka’s apartment

Nisrine Boukhari, The Day Before.., 2010, video Installation

AllArtNow in Residence Botkyrka: artist talk with Al Fadhil
1 April, 2017
Residence Botkyrka, Krögarvägen 26

Al Fadhil, 2017

AllArtNow in Residence Botkyrka:
I always pretend I don’t care, curated by Maryam Omrani
6 May, 2017
Residence Botkyrka, Krögarvägen 26

AllArtNow in Residence Botkyrka: artist talk with Seher Uysal
Books on Almost About Everything (and Nothing)
10 June, 2017
Residence Botkyrka, Krögarvägen 26

Seher Uysal, 2017

Co-curator for the exhibition and art festival:
Övergångar / Transitions

1 October, 2016 – 31 January, 2017
Botkyrka Konsthall in Tumba and the public space in Fittja

Photo: Madiha Saeed

AllArtNow in Residence Botkyrka:
For every silence there is a void by Margarida Paiva
2 December, 2017
Residence Botkyrka, Krögarvägen 26

AllArtNow in Residence Botkyrka:
Artist talk Between Vision and Visuality with Khaled Ramadan
17 May, 2018
Residence Botkyrka, Krögarvägen 26

AllArtNow in Residence Botkyrka:
Artist talk with Shelley Vanderbyl
20 October, 2018
Residence Botkyrka, Krögarvägen 26

AllArtNow in Residence Botkyrka:
Artist talk with Faten Chouba
15 December, 2018
Residence Botkyrka, Krögarvägen 26

AllArtNow in Residence Botkyrka:
Waypoint (Algeria) with Sofiane Zouggar & Walid Aidood
1 April, 2019
Residence Botkyrka, Krögarvägen 26

ARCHIVES: Itineraries to the Future
18 May – 14 September, 2019

The first presentation of the Archive was curated in collaboration with Abir Boukhari, co-founder of AllArtNow and opened together with the exhibition From Here during Botkyrka Konsthall’s grand opening in Fittja in 2019.

Unfinished Histories
12 March – 27 August, 2022
Matti Aikio, Filippa Arrias, Seher Uysal and Ulla West
Curated by Abir Boukhari and Anneli Bäckman

Tracy Peters
Entangled Ecologies
AllArtNow (in collaboration with Residence Botkyrka)
17 – 21 September, 2022

Merve Gül Özokcu was invited to share her research and practice in connection to the exhibition Unfinished Histories and The Fittja Kitchen Cookbook in collaboration with Abir Boukhari, Anneli Bäckman and the group Kvinna för Kvinna framåt i Fittja. The ongoing research project Women Narrative Spaces was presented at the Archive in Botkyrka Konsthall.

Zahra Moein was in Residence Botkyrka during April 2023, part of a collaboration with Extension Art Space where she presented the performance work Notes of Vulnerability and Braveness.

Helsinki based artists Egle Oddo and Timo Tuhkanen together with their son Aldo Oddo Tuhkanen have been invited to the Creative Home Residency programme in 2023-2024. A collaboration between Residence Botkyrka and AllArtNow.

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