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AKKA Project

AKKA Project brings a dynamic new dimension to the gallery experience Showcasing unique Contemporary Art from Africa and cultural initiatives to Dubai and Venice. AKKA Project, A Kostic Khachatourian Art Project, is a commercial gallery and project space conceived to promote and support predominantly artists from the African continent. Our galleries in Dubai and Venice are intimate spaces capable of showcasing a rich variety of mediums carefully selected. We make sure that every artwork and project communicates a personal journey, through the unique experiences in exploring the African art scene and its kaleidoscopic diversity. In order to deepen and foster the creative process of our artists and generate dialogue, AKKA Project organizes Artists’ residencies in Venice, with a particular focus on self- taught artists; while with its friendly, glamorous and exclusive atmosphere The Living Room offers a versatile program of meetings, interviews, workshops and events where the art lovers

Some works

Workneh Bezu Kassa
Workneh Bezu Kassa was born in 1978 in Ethiopia and currently lives and works in Addis Ababa. Workneh experiments with different art forms such as paintings, sculptures, graphics, and video works. Later on, the artist shifted his attention from circles to female figures. The artist creates artworks that feature mothers and children, their emotional connection and that represent an array of human emotions such as sadness, happiness, frustrations, and many more.
Onyis Martin
Onyis Martin, Something old something new X, 2021. Onyis Martin was born in 1987 in Kisumu, Kenya but currently lives and works in Nairobi. Martin’s approach to and investigation of the themes central to his practice is a complex and articulated process, often using his private experience as a departure point. The interweaving individual with collective experiences of human displacement and migration, through his work he questions our understanding and engagement with human trafficking and its catastrophic consequences, reflecting on the often intimate, personal reasons why people migrate.
Maina Boniface
Maina Boniface, EVERY MAN'S BURDEN, 2021. EVERY MAN’S BURDEN depicts a society of individualism whereby every person carries their own burden while others tag on who has the heaviest. The burden is metaphorical of any form of own existence and self-importance or none. It is therefore an expression of lunacy of the current world. “Every man for himself.....
Lehlogonolo Mashaba
Lehlogonolo, 2021. In his creation the artist uses words and letters broken down into lines to construct figures. He strongly believes in the power of words: “ In some ways, I both love and fear them. Words hold power. The more you know about something, the more it has the ability to change you.” Lehlogonolo depicts the complexity of the human form by making drawing marks that represent energies. He conveys a human body in a network of lines by repetitive text and paper mechanics.

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