• Our Story
    Our Story

    Our Story

    Welcome to Akoje Gallery! We are dedicated to showcasing and promoting the works of talented artists from all over the world, with a particular focus on African, Caribbean, and diaspora artists. Our goal is to give these artists the global platform they deserve, helping to elevate their voices and share their unique perspectives with a wider audience.

    The Akoje Gallery will have an online presence where we are able to reach art lovers and collectors from all corners of the globe. But we also believe in the power of physical exhibitions, and will be hosting numerous exhibitions throughout the year scattered around the world!

    Our founders, Khalil Akar and Maro Itoje, bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our gallery. Khalil is a former director of Signature African Art Gallery, and has worked closely with artists and collectors for many years. Maro is a professional rugby player with a deep appreciation for the arts, member of Frieze 91, ambassador for the V&A museum, and is passionate about using his platform to support emerging artists.

    We are proud to work with some of the most talented artists in the world, and we are committed to providing them with the support and exposure they need to succeed. Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we look forward to sharing the beauty and power of contemporary art with you.