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AKKA Project_Cyrus Kabiru_Suitcase_2021_Scrap Metal and recycled material_ 64 x 57.3 x 14 cm

Contemporary Art From Africa
A collaboration with Whitley Neill e AKKA Project.

Whitley Neill brings to (un)fair thanks to the collaboration of AKKA Project a perspective on 4 young African artists: Rodrigo Mabunda (1985, Mozambique), Nwaneri Kelechi Charles (1994, Lagos), Cyrus Kabiru (1984, Nairobi), Pamela Enyonu ( 1985, Kampala).

Discover the space at the fair and take part in the in-depth talk with Lidija Kostic Khachatourian.

AKKA Project is a gallery and a project space conceived to promote and support mainly artists from Africa. In the spaces of Venice and Dubai AKKA Project deals with offering an overview of the variety of languages, mediums and experiences of the African art scene and to deepen and support the creative process of the artists with whom it works and to generate opportunities for dialogue it also organizes residencies of artist in Venice, with a particular focus on self-taught artists. With their residency work, but also with their program of meetings, presentations, exhibitions, artists and guests AKKA Project reinvents the meaning of ‘gallery’, artistically and conceptually, as a force for change for a wider community.

The founder, Lidija Kostic Khachatourian has always been fascinated by the rich diversity of the African continent. Starting to explore the sub-Saharan region, she got to know several artists who have become part of his family collection, until the decision to found what is now Akka Project. Lidija was curator of the National Pavilion of Mozambique at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Given the experience and passion for the African contemporary art scene, she also created the Art And About Africa platform.