Among the 37 galleries participating this year in AKAA, taking place between the 20th and 22nd of October, are Perve, located in Lisbon, and Movart and This is Not a White Cube, with spaces in Lisbon and Luanda, according to available information on the fair's official website.
Perve Galeria, located in the historic center of Lisbon, has been presenting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art since 2000, developing national and international artistic, cultural and technological projects, with an emphasis on artists from Portuguese-speaking countries.
Perve will show at the fair works by Mozambicans Ernesto Shikahani, Reinata Sadimba and Teresa Roza D'Oliveira and the writing duo José Eduardo Agualusa, from Angola, and Valter Hugo Mãe, from Portugal, born in Angola.
The Movart gallery, founded in Luanda, Angola, in 2017, with space also in Lisbon since 2020, is a project by Janire Bilbao that has been present at art fairs in Madrid, Paris, London, New York and Miami.
Currently, in Luanda, it is mainly dedicated to supporting artist residency projects to discover new talents, while in Lisbon it promotes exhibitions that serve to introduce new names into the art market.
This edition of AKAA presents works by the Portuguese-Cape Verdean Fidel Évora, the Angolan Keyezua, the Mozambican Mário Macilau and the São Toméan Kwame Sousa.
This is Not a White Cube is another gallery born in Luanda, also with space in Lisbon, which usually works with emerging and established artists, and whose activity program focuses on discussions associated with the African continent and its diaspora, but not exclusively to Portuguese-speaking artistic creation.
The art and design event will present works by the Brazilian artist, based in Portugal, Cássio Markowski.