Galleries to watch at Art Dubai 2023

Art Africa Magazine, 1 March 2023
Art Dubai is the Middle East’s leading international art fair, taking place from the 1st until the 5th of March 2023.
Over the past 16 years, Art Dubai has cemented its role in being a significant catalyst in the local, regional and international conversations on art from the Middle East and surrounding region (MENASA – Middle East, North Africa & South Asia) and putting art from these territories onto the global map.
As one of the world’s most international art fairs, Art Dubai has further expanded its commitment to cultivating a culture of discovery, offering exciting new global perspectives and broadening conversations about art beyond traditional western-led geographical scopes and narratives. The fair drives meaningful engagement with the rich cultural heritage and contemporary art practices of the region and extending to territories across Southeast and Central Asia, the African continent, and Latin America through presentations across its gallery sections.
As a talent incubator, Art Dubai has been the launch pad and development platform for the successful careers of artists, curators and art professionals. It continues to celebrate art excellence through its extended fair programming and initiatives. Art Dubai also works closely with its partners to produce innovative art programming and support the cultural community.
Art Dubai is part of a vibrant and dynamic local art ecology. It operates in close collaboration with institutions that are the heartbeat of artistic production in the UAE, such as the Jameel Arts Centre, Ishara Art Foundation, Sharjah Art Foundation, Maraya Art Centre, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Tashkeel, NYUAD Art Gallery and Alserkal Avenue among others.

Representing: Goncalo Mabunda and Filipe Branquinho.

AKKA Project is a commercial gallery and project space that represents and supports artists from the African continent and its diaspora, increasing opportunities for its artists to introduce their work to new geographies. With two galleries in Dubai and Venice, AKKA Project brings a dynamic new dimension to the art world. The gallery is deeply committed to exploring the African art scene and its kaleidoscopic diversity. At AKKA Project, they provide primarily emerging artists with the opportunity to share their work internationally and start conversations to transcend cultural boundaries.

They strive to promote contemporary African art by creating unforgettable exhibitions and events to inspire, transform and connect people. At AKKA Project, we offer a fresh perspective on the region’s historical, social, and cultural elements through the stories of contemporary African artists. Our mission is to inspire curiosity, creativity, and learning through contemporary African art by supporting African artists and making them accessible to international art communities.

For more information, please visit AKKA Project.