Art And Resilience Benefit Auction
  • Kasmin is pleased to host Art and Resilience, a contemporary art auction in support of Syrian refugees. Organized in collaboration...
    Diana Al-Hadid, Ait, 2019
    bronze, polymer gypsum, fiberglass
    16 × 21 1/2 × 16 inches
    40.6 × 54.6 × 40.6 cm
    Courtesy of the artist

    Kasmin is pleased to host Art and Resilience, a contemporary art auction in support of Syrian refugees. Organized in collaboration with USA for UNHCR and the Humanitarian Coalition, this online auction features works for sale by over 50 participating artists and will take place on Thursday, April 29 at 7:00pm EST (4pm PST; 11pm GMT) on Artsy. All proceeds from the event will provide lifesaving support to the 6.6 million Syrian refugees who continue to show strength and perseverance in the face of incredible challenges, ten years since the conflict began.

    The online event will be accompanied by a physical presentation at Kasmin’s 509 West 27th Street location for two days on April 28–29, 2021, from 10:00am–6:00pm.

    Participating Artists:
    Anila Quayyum Agha, John Akomfrah, Diana Al-Hadid, Rina Banerjee, Ali Banisadr, Judith Bernstein, Huma Bhabha, Sanford Biggers, Mel Chin, Tiffany Chung, Mike Cloud, Vincent Desiderio, Tara Donovan, Amir H. Fallah, Asad Faulwell, Joe Fig, Chitra Ganesh, Rico Gatson, Anthony Goicolea, Tamara Gonzales, Elliott Green, Joanne Greenbaum, Iva Gueorguieva, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Jeppe Hein, Sheree Hovsepian, David Humphrey, Matthew Day Jackson, Isaac Julien, Amer Kobaslija, Judith Linhares, Steve Locke, Tala Madani, Nalini Malani, Almagul Menlibayeva, Jason Middlebrook, Rebecca Morgan, Kevork Mourad, Hayal Pozanti, Raha Raissnia, Alexis Rockman, Mark Ryden, Hrair Sarkissian, Jan-Ole Schiemann, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Alyson Shotz, Lui Shtini, Federico Solmi, Ann Toebbe, Fred Tomaselli, Naama Tsabar, and William Villalongo.

  • About USA for UNHCR:
    USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, serves vulnerable people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes because of violence, conflict and persecution. Through the generosity of the American people, USA for UNHCR helps refugees survive, provides hope for recovery and prepares them for independence in a new and permanent home. We are with refugees from their greatest time of need – from emergency or crisis and beyond through the months and likely years that many are displaced from their home countries.

    About the Humanitarian Coalition:
    The Humanitarian Coalition is comprised of next generation philanthropists and business leaders who are working to further USA for UNHCR’s mission by helping raise funds and awareness. Coalition members from across the U.S. bring a wealth of passion, influence and connections that will protect refugees and empower them with hope and opportunity.