Mikail Akar

About The Artist Mikail Akar

His journey began when he was just four years old, and now, at 11, he is mixing it up in the international art market and exhibiting around the world.

Mikail Akar, an 11-year-old contemporary artist from Cologne, Germany, is one of the youngest luminaries of our generation.

Mikail Akar is a contemporary artist from Cologne, Germany whose abstract artworks have garnered international acclaim. Mikail discovered his passion for painting at the age of four, even though he had no prior experience with art. His parents, who also had little knowledge of the art world, recognized his talent and encouraged him to pursue his interest. Mikail taught himself everything he needed to know and was inspired by artists such as Gerhard Richter and Jean-Michel Basquiat during visits to exhibitions with his parents. The young artist from Cologne quickly gained international recognition for his talent. 

Mikail’s works have been on display in major cities at renowned galleries and exhibitions around the world. For him, contemporary art means freedom, the complete abolition of rules and taboos. When he paints, he can process his feelings, thoughts, and perception of the world – making his art more emotional, and more personal. 

During the lockdown in 2020, when all exhibitions were canceled and schools closed, Mikail created his first virtual exhibition titled “My World is Colorful!” The virtual exhibition gained global attention for the young artist and went viral. This visibility led to his multi-city series called “UNBELIEVABLE,” which has been showcased in several cities around the world, including Istanbul, Cologne, Vienna, Zurich, New York, and Miami. 

Mikail’s path led him to New York City’s vibrant art scene, where he participated in the renowned art fair Artexpo New York, presented a buzzworthy solo exhibition at the Rolf Benz flagship store, and also became the first European artist to hold a live painting performance on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Most recently, Mikail became the youngest exhibitor to present at Spectrum Miami Art Fair during Miami Art Week 2023, affirming his promising trajectory in contemporary art. 


Mikail is a passionate artist who uses his art to advocate for equal opportunities and justice for children around the world. He is dedicated to making the world a better place. Along with other famous personalities such as musician Peter Maffay, professional footballer Manuel Neuer, and pop artist Laith Al-Deen, Mikail has launched art auctions and awareness campaigns to support charitable organizations. Through these efforts, he has raised thousands of dollars in donations for those in need.

In 2023, Mikail collaborated with Rolls-Royce to turn vintage cars into customized art objects. Among his projects, he designed a Volkswagen Bulli, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and a Ford Mustang, all from 1967, using his signature colorful and abstract shapes. However, the highlight of his collaboration was when he painted a customized Cullinan model for Rolls-Royce.

Despite his exciting life, Mikail has remained a normal child. He goes to school in Cologne and is fully supported by his parents and two siblings. Mikail is undoubtedly an exceptional talent, and his art has already touched many people. With his creativity, enthusiasm, and ability to inspire people around the world, he is sure to celebrate many more successes in the art world.

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