According to journalist Mike Steyels, artists as diverse as the singer MIA to graffiti artist Bansky have all addressed the Syrian refugee crisis in their art —
“M.I.A., in her music video for “Borders,” addressed it directly by recreating various attempts at border crossings. Syrian artist Hassan Jarbou made a couple pieces that wrapped the Mona Lisa up in the UN material used in shelters there. And the Embassy for the Displaced has created 3D scans of living quarters for refugees. But it’s the major players that have generated the most noise, even if only due to their celebrity.
Another artist that’s made the crisis a common theme in their recent work is Banksy, and he’s done so in a more successful manner. When he painted a picture of Steve Jobs at a refugee camp in Calais, France, it generated a lot of discussion around his point that Jobs is the son of a Syrian immigrant.”