Africa 1 : 1 LAB, Artists Residency Program @ Ca' Pesaro

Artists in Residence 2023

We are thrilled to announce the Africa 1:1 LAB, an artists' residency project resulting from a collaboration between AKKA Project and Africa First by Serge Tiroche, with the support of Ca' Pesaro, the International Gallery of Modern Art.

The residency project will take place in Venice from 15th March to 19th May 2023 and will involve five young artists from Kenya, Uganda, DRC, and Zimbabwe. The residency will culminate in a large site-specific exhibition at Ca' Pesaro in Venice, which will be inaugurated on the 20th May 2023.

The project is being held in conjunction with the 18th Venice International Architecture Biennale, curated by Lesley Lokko.

The participating artists are Option Nyahunzvi (b. 1992 Zimbabwe), Pamela Enyonu (b. 1985 Uganda), Alexandre Kyungu (b. 1992 DRC), Maina Boniface (b. 1987 Kenya), and Ngugi Waweru (b. 1987 Kenya).

The aim of the residency is to inspire curiosity, creativity, and learning among the artists by providing them access to the vast Ca' Pesaro art collection. Through the contemporary response of the artists, the project aims to encourage new cultural exchange and dialogue in Venice.

14 February 2023