Since its first edition in 2016, AKAA stands for a multi-faceted Africa, wich transcends historical boundaries and whose voices resonate in the four corners of the world, carried by the vision of each artist. The third edition of the fair will be held from 9 to 11 November at the Carreau du Temple.AKAA - Also Known As Africa is the only art fair in France devoted to contemporary art and design centred on Africa, with ...an average of 15,000 visitors in the first and second editions. This year AKAA returns with the same desire to showcase a vibrant art scene, brought together by all the artists claiming a link to Africa. As in the previous editions, all types of contemporary art expressions will be in the spotlight : sculpture, painting, photography, video installation, performance and design.A new map of the contemporary art scene from AfricaWith this year’s edition, AKAA rethinks the contemporary art map and places Africa in its center, to show the cross-influences between the art scenes of the continent and other regions of the Global South. New dialogs are therefore being identified with other territories : the Americas, Asia, the Middle East.The 2018 exhibitorsAKAA invites the participating galleries to play with these new openings between Africa and the Global South.The 2018 edition will host 41 galleries, with newcomers from Portugal, Italy, South Africa or Morocco to name a few. More than a hundred artists will be represented from Senegal, Haiti, Ethiopia, Cuba, France, the United States, South Korea, or Mauritius. AKAA invites you to meet these artists whose work show their links to Africa and other regions of the world. In order to create a dialog between the cultural and commercial dimensions of the fair, Les Rencontres AKAA, the fair cultural program, will examine these openings. At AKAA Underground, our art laboratory, Les Rencontres AKAA will host talks and exchanges with artists, curators, journalists, writers, reserachers, musicians and other art enthusiasts whose initiatives support contemporary art in Africa and elsewhere. For our 2018 monumental installation in the heart of the fair, AKAA has invited cuban artist Susana Pilar, represented by Galleria Continua. An unmissable eventAKAA confirms itself as a convivial and pioneering fair, a place for discoveries where collectors and visitors may let themselves be surprised by the strength, the originality and the audacity of these contemporary art scenes.
AKAA - Also Known as Africa dedicates every year the central aisle of the Carreau du Temple to a monumental installation, landmark of the fair. In 2018, AKAA invites cuban artist Susana Pilar, represented by Galleria Continua. Susana’s work explores cross cultural histories and their impact on modern societies. Her work illustrates these cross-cultural paths between Africa and other regions of the world that AKAA highlights in this 2018 edition.
Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo actually lives and works in Havana, Cuba. She was born in October, 12th, 1984 in Cuba. From 2011 to 2013 she attended a Postgraduate course in New Media, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) with DAAD Scholarship, Germany. From 1998 until 2008 she studied in the Elemental school of Visual Art “José Antonio Díaz Pelaez”, the Fine Arts Academy “San Alejandro” and the High Institute of Arts (ISA) in Havana, Cuba.She participated at the following workshops: 2010 - Braziers international artists workshop, England. (2006-2007) « Behaviour Art directed » by Tania Bruguera; « Cultural Interchange INTERMEDIAE-Minbak », « ARCO 07 » at Matadero Madrid with the Art Center Nabi from South Korea. Also at other extra-artistic workshop as the International Congress Forensic 2006 at the Institute for Basic and Preclinical Sciences “Victoria de Girón”, Havana City and participated at the following workshops: « Automated database and processing image in Forensic Genetics », « Evaluation of the bodily harm and Investigation for murder scenes ».Susana had solo shows titled « Dibujo intercontinental », Galleria Continua, Havana, Cuba (2017); « Un chino de paso en Venecia...camino a Cuba », ICI VENICE, Italy (2017); « Bala perdida », Villa Manuela gallery, Havana, Cuba (2017); « Reclaiming meaning », Skövde Art Museum, Skövde, Sweden (2016); « Tropiques Héritage » in gallery André Arsenec, « Tropiques Atrium », Fort de France, Martinique (2015), « Dominadora inmaterial », Salle Zéro, Havana, Cuba (2014); « Fiebre cerebral », Villa de Bank, Enschede, The Netherlands (2011);« Llave maestra », Salle Zéro, Havana, Cuba (2010) and other two solo shows in Havana (2009).
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