VENUE: AKKA Project Dubai, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE
The spring exhibition celebrates African Art with a group of Emerging and Established Artists from the African Continent.
On March 18th, a swirl of colours, shapes and styles united into a celebration to close the Dubai artistic season before the beginning one in Venice, Italy.
An art event that brings together African Art and Culture to the Dubai community, everyone is invited to this reunion of friends and cross-cultural connections.
Akka Project is excited to present an artwork that interweaves new digital technology with tactile material in a stunning project by the South African artist Linda Hollier, that recently joined the gallery, in #Interact2connect
What to expect:
4-6pm Enjoy the afternoon with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony
4pm Efro & Co-presenting “The Salon: an artistic interpretation”
5pm #Interact2connect” by Linda Hollier
7-10pm The DJ Queen Bri will heat up the early evening with her music
Lounge Cafe Italiano will delight us with a live cooking station during the evening.
Brook Yeshitila was born in 1982 in Ethiopia.
He is an inspiring artist who expresses his perspectives and ideologies through sculptures, paintings, and installations.
Dario Paulino Manjate was born in 1972 in Mozambique and currently lives and works in South Africa.
Dario is an artist who began painting and drawing as early as he can remember.
In 1993, he relocated to Alexandra township in South Africa where he grew to love art and pushed himself to pursue a career as a professional artist.
Henok was born in 1980 in the Oromia State Assella, Ethiopia
He studied drawing, painting and sculpture at the Fine Arts Study Center in Assela, from 1996 to 2001 and he obtained a diploma in Photography at F.A.V.T.C in 2002 in Addis Ababa.
Phulani was born in 1976 in Eastern Cape of South Africa.
She is a self-taught painter focused mainly on African portraits, oil based and large scale.
Her paintings are her perspective of a beautiful continent and its people, the roles we play as Africans and the wonderful ways in which we do so.