About us


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 and creative minds can live a unique experience in an art gallery setting.

We relish the freedom the gallery space offers, to reinvent what “Gallery” can mean, artistically, conceptually, and as a force for change within the wider community. In addition to planned and curated exhibitions, AKKA Project provides for presentations and exhibitions by visiting lecturers and external artists, as well as guest curators and guest institutions.

Meet The Founder

Lidija Khachatourian | Thinker

Lidija is captivated by the cultural diversity of the continent. While exploring with her family the Sub Saharan Africa she started engaging with many artists by building her family collection.
Being closely involved with a wide group of artists she decided to start what today is known as Akka Project, and focus on promoting Contemporary Art from Africa.
Co-Founder and Managing Director at Akka Project, Lidija was also the curator of the National Pavilion of Mozambique at the Venice Biennale 2019.
Given the experience gained and following her passion and the will to further support and sustain the African art scene, she designed Art And About Africa.


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