Circle Art

Circle is East Africa’s first arts agency, set-up to provide a consultancy service for artists, art institutions and the contemporary art market.

Through Circle Art Gallery and our consultancy we aim to give East Africa’s most talented artists greater visibility and increase access for collectors to the region’s lively and fast-developing art scene.

Stranger Times — 2017

Asteria Malinzi in Stranger Times exhibition at Circle Art Gallery
Asteria Malinzi, The Things We Carried and Left Behind, 2017 & 2004, Edition 1/3, Double exposure on 35mm colour film printed on watercolour paper 40 x 60 cm (detail)
Circle Art Gallery, 22 November to 22 December

Maral Bolouri | Eltayeb Dawelbait | Salah Elmur | Jonathan Fraser | Samuel Githui | Maliza Kiasuwa Emmaus Kimani | Nadia Kisseleva | Boniface Maina | Mbuthia Maina | Asteria Malinzi | Sidney Mang’ong’o | Cole McDowell | Dennis Mubiru | Elias Mung’ora | Dennis Muraguri | James Muriuki | Shabu Mwangi | Anna Nordenskiöld | Naitiemu Nyanjom | Nicholas Odhiambo | Churchill Ongere | Souad Abdel Rassoul | Alfred Sila | Gor Soudan | David Thuku | Xavier Verhoest | Donald Wasswa

AKAA Also Known as Africa, Paris

Circle Art Gallery showing Boniface Maina at AKAA 2017
Boniface Maina, Rebirth, 2016, Mixed media paper, 65 x 50 cm, (Detail)
Art & Design Fair 10-12 November 2017, Paris

Showing Jackie Karuti, Tahir Carl Karmali, Boniface Maina and Shabu Mwangi.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London

Tahir Carl Karmali at Circle Art Gallery 1:54 African Art FairLondon
Tahir Carl Karmali, Untitled XII, 2014 (Detail)
Somerset House, London, 5-8 October 2017

Presenting works by Tahir Carl Karmali, Jackie Karuti and Alex Mawimbi.

Shabu Mwangi: The Stateless

Shabu Mwangi: The Stateless at Circle Art Gallery
Stillness of Lacking Home Identity, 2017 (Detail)
Circle Art Gallery, 26 September – 20 October 2017

Lawrence ‘Shabu’ Mwangi is an artist in search of individual and collective healing. In The Stateless Shabu recalls his interactions with asylum seekers whilst on a fellowship in Berlin.