John Arnold. Achiote Cenote. 2017. © AKI AORA
AKI AORA is derived from the Spanish words AQUI and AHORA, meaning HERE and NOW. AKI AORA is a platform for cultural dialogue and reflection on current global events and an annual research program for emerging artists conceived in Tulum, Mexico.
We are a temporary experimental music studio and exhibition space which manifests itself for a few weeks once a year, opening a window into rarely seen processes of work in art, film and music.
AKI AORA is interested in investigating the symbiosis between locals and foreigners, inviting artists to explore nature as their auditorium. During the residency we focus on asking questions about how artistic practice and public intervention can contribute to the social fabric.