Mário Macilau: Speaking… and there is still no one to hear me
AKKA Project, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 09 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
Photography by Mário Macilau. Courtesy the artist and AKKA Projects
Sharp, innovative and brimming with creativity, Mário Macilau’s work will be displayed at AKKA Project, Dubai, showcasing the struggle and deprivation of essential needs, in an exhibition titled, Speaking… and there is still no one to hear me, from the October 9th to the November 17th, 2018 in Al Quoz.
Macilau was named one of Foreign Policy’s ‘100 Leading Global Thinkers’ at a ceremony in Washington DC in 2015. A global multiple awards winner, Mário first embarked on his passion for photography in Mozambique in 2003, when he traded his mother’s cell phone for a camera.
A born activist, Mario prides himself in his work for Walking Together (WT), a project for children’s rights, which provides access to education for girls and women.
Some of his notable exhibitions include ‘The Road Not Taken’ at The Auction Room, London (2015), ‘Nada Como O Tempo’ curated by Berry Bickle at Kulungwana Gallery in Maputo (2015), ‘Fora da Cidade’ at Blank Projects, Cape Town (2014) and ‘Moments of Transition’ at Belo-Galsterer Gallery, Lisbon (2014).
Given that his work is displayed in many private and public collections, it comes as no surprise that AKKA Project takes great pride in showcasing his work in Dubai.
Together, the union of Mario’s engaging work and AKKA’s buzzing name in Dubai’s art scene aims to pose questions regarding struggle and deprivation, highlighting the importance of essential needs from an artistic mindset.
“Speaking… and there is still no one to hear me” will open on October 8th, 2018 at Akka Project, Warehouse nr.8, First Al Khail Road.(known as Street 8), Al Quoz 1.
The exhibition will be open for public view from October 9th to November 17th, 2018 every Saturday from 10am until 6pm or by appointment.
6th Street – Warehouse 4
Al Quoz 3 – Dubai – UAE