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FOUNDER & CURATOR
Sally Montes (Mexican, b. 1981, based in Mexico City) studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. As a student she was invited to curate a collaborative independent event for Documenta 13 involving three schools, during this time she also gained experience working with artist / curator Robin Kahn and the women of the western sahara. She has exhibited and worked throughout Europe, The United States and Mexico.
AKI AORA was founded in January 2014 by Sally Montes.
Sasha Galitzine is a freelance curator based in London. She specialises in curating group exhibitions and projects in unusual locations and public spaces not previously appropriated or designated for the experience of art. Each exhibition concept evolves directly from local research, engaging and collaborating with local community and commissioning site-specific works in a variety of media to engage new audiences.
Her past few exhibitions have included 'Closer to the Veg' over 30 plot allotments in Highgate, 'Pompe' a Dionysian procession down Regents Park Canal and her most recent project 'Salon 63' which took place in collaboration with 10 hair and beauty salons along the number 63 bus route. Previously she has worked for New Holland Island and Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg and last year was the London Representative for König Galerie's new London space.
Head of Production
Gerardo Delgado (CDMX, 1990). After studying Textile Design at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and taking collage as his favorite medium, he began his creative project under the alias of LONER. Recently, he has also incorporated contemporary jewelry into his practice.
Gerardo has also worked in institutions and cultural spaces such as the Franz Mayer Museum and Anonymous Gallery in Mexico, as well as David Castillo Gallery in Miami, including the latter's participation in the Art Fair Mexico fairs in 2018 and Art Basel Miami 2016- 2018
Assistant of Production
Mexican Sound Artist and Film/Music Sound Director dedicated to the art process of production to post production of films, documentaries, music and visual art. Since graduating from Vancouver Film School on 2004, he has been collaborating on films, documentaries, music productions and recording international electronic music festivals and live music around the world.