Podcast “Batik and Wax, from Indonesia to Africa”

23 November 2018, in General

Les Rencontres AKAA 2018  Podcast “Batik and Wax, from Indonesia to Africa” =   A panel-discussion hosted in French by Anne Grosfilley, Anthropologist, specialised in textile and design from Africa. With : Imane Ayissi, Dancer, Model and Designer of Haute Couture Myrthe Groot, Designer and co-Founder of the fashion brand Guave Youssouf Fofana, Founder of Maison Château Rouge … Continue reading “Podcast “Batik and Wax, from Indonesia to Africa””

Interview Roger Ballen

4 October 2018, in General

For its 2018’s edition, AKAA – Also Known as Africais pleased to announce the exhibition Unleashed, showed for the first time on a fair in Europe, a collaboration between the artists Roger Ballen and Hans Lemmen, presented by ARTCO Gallery, booth C6. We met Roger Ballen in May 2018 on the occasion of the opening of his solo show at ARTCO … Continue reading “Interview Roger Ballen”

AKAA & ONOMO Hotel Dakar

24 April 2018, in General

AKAA & ONOMO Hotel present « Léopard » by Émilie Régnier. Exhibit at ONOMO Hotel Dakar, May, 3 – 23 2018, during the 13th Dakar Biennale. Between 2014 and 2016, Émilie Régnier shot a series of portraits that illustrate the popularity and symbolism of this famous animal pattern, worn by everyone and everywhere. An emblem of virility and power for … Continue reading “AKAA & ONOMO Hotel Dakar”

A moment with Franck Fanny

6 February 2017, in General

Franck Abd-Bakar Fanny was born in 1970 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, where he lives and works. Self-taught and iconoclastic, he deviates very quickly from the beaten track. The importance of his own point of view is central and omnipresent in his work. Since 2001, his photographs, often abstract and reworked meticulously in an almost obsessive … Continue reading “A moment with Franck Fanny”

A moment with Yuri Zupancic

23 January 2017, in General

  Yuri Zupancic was born in 1980 in USA. Inspired by the vital impetus of the machines and fascinated by the fast evolution of ways of communication and their effects, Yuri Zupancic uses the entrails of machines to paint life. He is particularly fond of the electronic components on which he paints with oil using … Continue reading “A moment with Yuri Zupancic”

A moment with Ephrem Solomon

9 January 2017, in Interview

  Ephrem Solomon was born in 1983 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he lives and works. He creates inquisitive works using wood cut panels and mixed media based on his socio-political observations of contemporary Addis Ababa. Trained in traditional printmaking, Solomon uses the carved marks to make constructed portraits informed by the people who inhabit … Continue reading “A moment with Ephrem Solomon”