Bringing unique Contemporary Art from Africa and cultural initiatives to Dubai.

Akka Project is located in Al Quoz area, only 5 minutes from Dubai’s art hub, Alserkal Avenue, we focuses on contemporary art in all its forms.

Our gallery in Dubai and Venice carries a vast selection of paintings where every piece is carefully selected from the most fascinating emerging artists in Africa. We make sure every art piece conveys a personal journey of the artist that is guaranteed to transfer you to where it all started.

Beyond just a gallery, AKKA Project presents multidimensional exhibitions and immersive art experiences throughout the year. The aim is to go beyond the usual one-dimensional offering expected of an art gallery; and instead present dynamic exhibitions which are accompanied by vibrant and spirited cultural occasions: to elevate the gallery setting, with a depth and a pulsating energy, that creates holistic and multi-sensory experiences.

With its gallery in Venice, AKKA Project aims to connect Dubai‘s recent and flourishing art scene, with the city of Venice, the legendary host of the old masters and the iconic Biennale.

From our vast gallery in Al Quoz, located in the epicentre of contemporary art in Dubai, AKKA Project is curating a series of exhibitions, that will in turn to shown in our gallery in Venice and vice-versa.

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Meet The Founders

Lidija Khachatourian

Lidija, in a typical year can be found traversing the globe, seeking emerging talent at art events and art hubs that span the Middle-East, Africa, and Europe. With her special focus in African Contemporary Art, she has been producing shows and exhibitions in Dubai since 2014.
Lidija works as international artist representative, art consultant and exhibition organiser as well as curator at AKKA Project.


Kristian Khachatourian

Kristian comes from what he calls the boring world of finance and international trade, and when you meet him at the events he tells you he is there to oxygenate his soul and brain.
Collecting African art since 1990s, lived in Liberia, has a true passion for the continent art scene in all its forms.
Kristian is a dreamer and is an essential contributor to all creative and strategic decision at AKKA Project. You will find him often in Africa, he is the PR all gallery would love to have!

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