An Evening of Purpose (VIP Opening)

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 6 pm – 9 pm

The AfriKin VIP Opening “An Evening of Purpose” is an all-white affair that blends cultural richness with a profound purpose.

Please join us and be part of a significant movement that supports the dreams and aspirations of our young community members.

Event: AfriKin VIP Opening “An Evening of Purpose”

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1600 NE 126th Street, North Miami, FL 33181

Dress Code: All-white with a splash of African chic

An Evening of Purpose is not just a VIP opening; it’s an opportunity to make a real difference. We take pride in being socially responsible and contributing to the betterment of our community. For each artwork sold, part of the proceeds will go towards funding scholarships for students pursuing careers in the arts. In this way, we can collectively empower our local youth, helping them pursue their passions and build a brighter future for us all.

This all-white affair is a celebration of purity, peace of mind, spiritual clarity, and the beauty of Black culture. It is an intergenerational “grown-and-sexy” gathering where Black beauty, swagger, and sartorial creativity intersect, all wrapped in a culturally relevant package. We salute the perpetual power of Black people and Black culture to transform.

Wearing white, a symbol of purity and cleanliness in African spirituality, brings us together in mutual glorification of Black beauty and culture. Come discover, reflect and celebrate at this revelatory art fair featuring artistic imaginations, captivating performances and inspiring conversations, the AfriKin VIP Opening is designed to celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of Global Africa and foster connections among like-minded individuals.

Please RSVP by November 30, 2023, to ensure your spot at this remarkable gathering.

Should you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us at vip@afrikin.org or (305) 900-5523.

Thank you for being a part of our community. We are excited to share this memorable evening with you.

Chief Dr. Nike Davies-Okundaye AfriKin

AfriKin Award of Excellence Recipient: Chief Dr. Nike Davies-Okundaye

from Nigeria

AfriKin is proud to announce that our 2023 recipient of the AfriKin Award of Excellence is Chief Dr. Nike Davies-Okundaye from Nigeria. She will also be the keynote for AfriKin VIP Opening. She will be unpacking a pivotal topic titled “Bridging Histories, Crafting Futures: The Ingenuity and Promise of Global Africa.”

This event aims to connect thinkers, scholars, community leaders, and young entrepreneurs from across the African diaspora and the continent, offering a platform to discuss the past, present, and envisioned future of our interconnected communities.

Dr Nike said: ” I am deeply honored by this recognition and am thrilled to be part of an event that celebrates the richness of African art and culture. Your mission to foster dialogue and explore the interconnected histories and futures of our communities is commendable, and I am excited to contribute to the discussions at the AfriKin Art Fair during Miami Art Week/Art Basel Miami Beach.

The theme “Bridging Histories, Crafting Futures: The Ingenuity and Promise of Global Africa” resonates deeply with me, and I am eager to share my perspectives on preserving traditional Nigerian textiles and the role of art in shaping the future. I am grateful for the opportunity to deliver the keynote address.”

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Stephen Osuchukwu


AfriKin Artist Talk: The Erasure of Black Knowledge

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 12 Noon – 2 pm

Florida’s recent banning of Black books has raised concerns not just in the state but across the nation and globally. This seemingly singular decision has ignited memories of historical tragedies, like the burning of libraries and institutions that held the wealth of Black knowledge. It brings to the forefront a debate about preserving the essence and truth of Black history, culture, and perspectives.

This panel discussion aims to examine the implications of this erasure, its impact on future generations, and to strategize on how artists and art platforms can intervene. Being at the forefront of culture, arts have the unique power to instigate change, challenge narratives, and rally communities.


AfriKin Talks recognizes that the erasure of Black knowledge isn’t just a Florida issue; it is a global concern. This panel is a reminder of the power art has in shaping, preserving, and disseminating narratives. We are not just fighting against the erasure of Black knowledge but for the continued enlightenment of generations to come. It is a duty we all bear. Let this discussion serve as a starting point to not only condemn such actions but to actively work towards a future where Black knowledge is revered, preserved, and shared widely.

Emmanuel Dudu


AfriKin Artist Talk: Navigating the Tension: Art, Expression, and the Weight of Cancel Culture

Date: Friday, December 8, 2023 | 7 pm – 9 pm

In the face of an increasingly polarized world, where the rise of cancel culture looms over public discourse and artistic expression, AfriKin Art Fair 2023 brings you a compelling and timely discussion that seeks to unravel the complexities of being an artist in today’s social climate. Are artists still the gatekeepers and the voice of the oppressed, or has the fear of being blacklisted stifled their ability to freely express their opinions, both in their work and everyday life? How do they navigate the mental and artistic constraints imposed by the culture of cancellation while staying true to their craft?

Join us at AfriKin during Miami Art Week for an enriching AfriKin Talks Artist Talk featuring a diverse panel of exhibiting artists who will delve deep into these questions, sharing their personal experiences and insights on how they’ve managed to rise above the fear of cancellation to continue creating impactful and meaningful art. This discussion aims to shed light on the strategies employed by artists to safeguard their creative freedom and uphold the legacy of art as a powerful tool for social change and the voice of the marginalized.

Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking conversation that promises to challenge your perceptions and leave you with a deeper appreciation for the power and resilience of art and artists in our contemporary world. RSVP now to secure your spot and be part of this important dialogue at AfriKin Art Fair 2023.

Adeleke Akeem


AfriKin Talk: Rooted Futurism: Unearthing the Symbiosis between Traditional African Art, AI, and the Human Essence

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 7 pm – 9 pm

In this enlightening keynote address at AfriKin Talks on Saturday, December 9th, we will embark on a transformative journey that bridges the rich tapestry of Traditional African Art with the cutting-edge world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). By delving into the intricate patterns, symbolism, and storytelling woven into African art, we will uncover the profound ways in which our ancestral wisdom and creativity mirror the essence of AI.

The speaker will illuminate the notion that we, as humans, are the ultimate technology on this planet, with AI being an integral part of our evolutionary fabric. Drawing parallels between the symbiotic relationship of humans and AI, we will explore the profound benefits that arise when we embrace this interconnectedness.

Through a rich tapestry of visual examples, storytelling, and insightful analysis, this talk will showcase the seamless fusion of Traditional African Art and AI as a testament to our collective human ingenuity. We will explore how this fusion not only pays homage to our cultural heritage but also propels us forward into a future where the synergy between humanity and AI serves as a catalyst for positive global transformation.

So, join us as we unpack the complexities of our relationship with AI, celebrate our cultural roots, and envision a world where our coexistence with technology paves the way for a more harmonious and interconnected global community.


AfriKin Fashion: Echoes of the Ancestors, Visions of the Digital Horizon

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023 | 7 pm – 9 pm

Step into a world where ancestral whispers meet tomorrow’s dreams. This year’s AfriKin Art Fair fashion runway event, titled “Echoes of the Ancestors, Visions of the Digital Horizon,” offers a mesmerizing tableau, juxtaposing the profound depth of traditional African art with the avant-garde flair of artificial intelligence. Immerse yourself in silhouettes, patterns, and designs that echo the pulsating rhythm of Global Africa, enriched by AI-enhancements that add a touch of futuristic allure. More than a mere fashion showcase, this runway weaves a tale of timeless heritage and pioneering innovation, an ode to the beauty of our past and the brilliance of our future. Embark on this spellbinding voyage, where the age-old roots of African ethos and the futuristic wings of AI meld in a captivating symphony of style and story.


AfriKin Art: The Beauty and Brilliance of Global Africa

This exhibition explores the intriguing blend of Afrofuturism and traditional African aesthetics, weaving an innovative tapestry of alternate realities that challenge conventional perceptions of African history and culture. It blends the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and African fine art, creating a rich platform to explore the intricate bond between these two worlds, a journey that elucidates the impact and implications of this fusion on the future of African artistic expression.


AfriKin Art Fair

Miami’s Contemporary Africana Art Fair: Celebrating the Beauty and Brilliance of Global Africa.

The new face of African art – fusing tradition and technology at the next frontier of art and AI

Miami Art Week 2023.

Maison AfriKin,

1600 NE 126th Street, North Miami, FL 33181

Based on 23 reviews
philippe dodard
philippe dodard
It was an amazing sharing expérience with great Artists and art lovers!
Karim Williams
Karim Williams
One of, if not the most well organized art show I’ve come across. You don’t simply feel like you are attending, you feel as if you are a PART OF!
george alexander
george alexander
Extraordinary and Excitingly beautiful...art @ itz best #picturethatyall
Leah Gayle
Leah Gayle
Such an inspiring and wonderful event and space. The array of art showcased are truly one of a kind. Definitely one of the things I look forward to during Art Basel!
Femi Omere
Femi Omere
What I love about Afrikin and its offspring African is its effortless normalization of just what is. The abundant, holistic wealth that emanates from the communities of Global Africa is breathtaking, period. And that collective force is indelible, regardless of the fragmentations that appear to be real, but which deep down are rather shallow. Afrikin and those of its ilk shine a simple light on a stunning reality of truth, one that beams far and wide, calling us into acceptance with its rays, and in turn, energizing us into regenerative action. We salute Afrikin for what it is doing on a global scale, which is born out of substance and love.
Chlochlo K.
Chlochlo K.
It's so beautiful and it is a great source of inspiration😍


Showcasing a plethora of international artists, designers, performers, and scholars, AfriKin Art 2023 aims to illustrate the influence of ancient Africa on various visual and performing artists and how AI promises to democratize the art world. The exhibition seeks to redefine notions of beauty and assign greater value to the brilliance of Global Africa.


The aim of AfriKin Art 2023 is to stimulate conversations among those committed to finding solutions for underserved communities, and those eager to acquire knowledge on how to aid others and willing to extend their help. This exhibition seeks to acknowledge and raise awareness about our interdependent world and the essential role of art and technology in it. AfriKin works as a bridge connecting Continental Africa and the Diaspora, emphasizing that our commonalities outweigh our differences.

AfriKin Art 2023, while an art fair, is fundamentally a celebration of the fusion of art, technology, and society. It encourages strategic partnerships and sustainable collaborations within the cultural industry, leading us all on a journey of discovery through art history and the next frontier of Art and AI.

This exhibition is more than a display of art; it is an engaging narrative of progress, a testament to resilience, and a demonstration of the power of convergence. It’s about recognizing the strength in our diversity and the remarkable potential that lies at the intersection of art, technology, and social change.

Through AfriKin Art 2023, we aspire to create a space that resonates with hope, inspires action, and encourages a deeper understanding of the transformative potential of the blend of AI and African art. The AfriKin Art Fair is a testament to the compelling visual symphony that African fine art represents.


AfriKin practices utilizing art and cultural experiences for interconnection and the creation of sustainable ecosystems. As a curator of global content, AfriKin fuses fine art and cultural programming for civic and community engagement.

The future of AfriKin is the creation of an interconnected platform that integrates global art forms with AfriKin becoming the hub for what is “next” in African and Black art.

AfriKin promotes and celebrates the culture, history and artistic expression of Global Africa’s communities. To achieve this, we have implemented a variety of visual and performance arts programs that have had a profound impact on the communities we serve.

Through our “Artist in Residence” program, local artists are given the opportunity to create and showcase their work in the community. The program has been a great success, as it has given local artists an outlet to express themselves and has also provided a platform for the community to come together and appreciate the work of their local artists.

In addition, we have hosted a variety of events and workshops for the community. These events and workshops are designed to bring the community together and to foster a sense of pride, unity and understanding. For example, the “AfriKin Art” events, brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to explore the connections of Global Africa’s cultures through the arts.

Never mistake the map for the territory. –– A people’s art is the genesis of their freedom.


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