AFRICAN IDENTITIES 2022

VENUE: AKKA Project, Venezia
START: 23/04/2022
END: 27/11/2022

On the 59th Venice Art Biennale occasion, AKKA Project is thrilled to announce African Identities. This group exhibition aims to highlight the importance of the Arts and Artists from the African Continent. The exhibition will run from April to November 2022.

The first edition of African Identities will focus on exploring the art scene of East Africa. Counting on so many different ethnic groups and cultures, talents, and styles, AKKA Project aims to present and gather these many artists, including established and young talents, under one roof, giving them an opportunity for fruitful dialogues.

Each territory has mastered its unique distinctiveness. Individually each has bloomed from the fertile soil and risen to diverse original contemporary artists who masterfully experiment with new subjects, styles, and materials.

AKKA Project aspires to create a unique and enriching experience, allowing visitors to discover the artists’ stories and works in Venice during the period of La Biennale 2022. All this is African Identities: a unity cluster of artworks and artists from Africa.

CHAPTER I

APRIL – JUNE

VENUE: AKKA Project, Venezia
START: 23.04.2022
END: 03.06.2022

OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS: Opening: 23rd April 2022 (by invitation only)

Come to discover African Identities: a unity cluster of artworks and artists from the African Continent. The first chapter will see artists such as Filipe Branquinho, participating artists at the National Pavilion of Mozambique during the Venice Biennale in 2019; Charles Bhebe, participating artists at the National Pavilion of Zimbabwe for the Venice Biennale in 2017 and Manny others.

Participating artists:
Evans Mbugua
Boniface Maina
Peterson Kamwathi 
Shabu Mwangi
Filipe Branquinho
Matt Kayem
Charles Bhebe
Doddridge Busingye 
Franklin Dzingai Rima

CHAPTER II

JUNE – JULY

VENUE: AKKA Project, Venezia
START: 06.06.2022
END: 15.07.2022

OPENING HOURS: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS: More details to come

Each territory has mastered its unique distinctiveness. Individually each has bloomed from the fertile soil and risen to diverse original contemporary artists who masterfully experiment with new subjects, styles, and materials.
Following this concept, African Identities Chapter II will exhibit the below-listed artists

Elias Mung’ora
Hilda Mumbi
Nadia Wamunyu
Allan Kioko
Baraka
Jimmy Kitheka
Michael Soi
Paul Njihia
Rodrigo Mabunda
Tafadzwa Gwetai
Longinos Nagila
Onyis Martin
Luis Sozinho 

CHAPTER III

JULY – AUGUST

STAY TUNED!

CHAPTER IV

SPECIAL PROJECT: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

STAY TUNED to find out who is going to be the next artist in residence

CHAPTER V

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER

STAY TUNED!

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