Ashara Ekundayo Gallery (AEG) is an arts exhibition and events venue located in the Uptown/KONO Arts District in Oakland, CA that exclusively showcases the archival, contemporary art, and new media works of Black women of the African Diaspora, and artistic creations made in collaboration with Black women. Highlighting artistic production across a myriad of disciplines, AEG specializes in displaying works that investigate and inspire social and spiritual inquiry at the intersection of Fact x the Black feminist imaginary x Afrofuturism.
Reimagined by is namesake in 2017, Ashara Ekundayo Gallery is an offshoot of her successful creative arts practice venue Omi Gallery x Omi Arts which served as the foundational brand design and programming arm of Impact Hub Oakland, an award-winning member-based, co-working space and social innovation lab where she presided as the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer from its inception in 2013. Ekundayo brings over 25 years of experience as an independent curator, director, and producer to the gallery’s exhibition program and recently accepted the position of Curator for the “Angela Davis Collection” at the Lisbet Tellefsen Archive. Before moving to Oakland in 2010 she served as creative catalyst and non-profit professional in Colorado as the Founder and Executive Director of the Denver Pan African Film Festival and the monthly literary set “Cafe Nuba,” as well as producer and on-air anchor wth Freespeech TV.
In addition to exhibition and specialized programing, AEG’s annual BlackLit Membership offers the venue up to 3 times per year as private showroom for curators, archivists, buyers and collectors to host special viewings and intimate events. For Upcoming Exhibitions and Special Events click here.
Ashara Ekundayo Gallery is a venture of AECreative.