Circle Art

Founded in 2012, and based in Nairobi, Kenya, Circle Art Gallery promotes contemporary art from Eastern Africa.

Through group and solo exhibitions, as well as participation in various international art fairs, the gallery has increased local and international visibility for established and emerging artists. Working closely with local and international collectors and curators, we are building a strong and sustainable market for East African artists.

Current Exhibition – Sidney Mang’ong’o: Imagined Structures

Sydney Mang'ong'o at Circle Art Gallery
Circle Art Gallery 16 May – 9 June 2018

Circle Art Gallery is pleased to present a new body of work from Sidney Mang’ong’o, Kenyan, born 1983. These works on paper, informed by the planes and angles of architectural forms, represent a shift in Mang’ong’o’s practice from his early figurative work to pure abstraction.

Coming soon: The Vanguards

Theresa Musoke (Ugandan, born c. 1944), Birds, circa 2000, mixed media on canvas, 86.5 x 104 cm
Circle Art Gallery 

Circle is pleased to present The Vanguards, a group show of the first generation Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan artists whose practice spans the 1980s to today. These artists influenced the next generation, teaching workshops and many were supported by Gallery Watatu. There is little documentation of this period and so The Vanguards exhibition seeks to identify and celebrate these master artists and introduce them to a new audience at Circle Art Gallery.

Cape Town Art Fair 2018

Gor Soudan, Snakes and Ladders at Circle Art Gallery, Cape Town Art Fair 2018
Gor Soudan, Snakes and Ladders, black and white hanging works on paper (detail)
STAND D5, CAPE TOWN ART FAIR, 16-18 FEBRUARY 2018

Presenting Jackie Karuti, Shabu Mwangi, Ephrem Solomon and Gor Soudan

New Threads

Agnes Waruguru Njoroge, Khanga Nzito (detail), 2017, at Circle Art Gallery exhibition New Threads
Agnes Waruguru Njoroge, Khanga Nzito (detail), 2017, Mixed media, 158 x 85 cm
CIRCLE ART GALLERY, 31 JANUARY – 24 FEBRUARY 2018

Souad Abdelrassoul | Maral Bolouri | Wambui Kamiru-Collymore | Tahir Karmali | Jackie Karuti | Maliza Kiasuwa | Wanja Kimani | Nadia Kisseleva | Syowia Kyambi | Asteria Malinzi | Agnes Waruguru Njoroge | Joanne Patterson Tamayo