1:54 London 2017

1:54 London 2017 Circle Art Gallery, 30 January – 16 February 2019 Alex Mawimbi (formerly Ato Malinda), born 1981, Kenya, lives and works in Rotterdam. She has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Transart Institute, New York. Her works consist of performance, drawing, painting, installation, and video. Through her diverse practice, Mawimbi investigates the hybrid…

Cape Town Art Fair 2017

Cape Town Art Fair 2017 Stand T6, Cape Town Art Fair, 17-19 February 2017 Circle Art Gallery is presenting a solo show for Jackie Karuti. Jackie Karuti is an artist based in Nairobi. She has in recent years gained positive attention for her experimental and conceptual work using new media where she explores themes of…

The Third Dimension: Form | Space | Shape

The Third Dimension: Form | Space | Shape Circle Art Gallery, 24 November – 23 December 2016 Circle is pleased to present The Third Dimension, a focus on 3D art, often neglected by collectors and exhibitions in Nairobi. The show features work in any media and all forms: from sculpture to functional art, book art, relief,…

Also Known as Africa 2016

AKAA Also Known as Africa 2016 Carreau du Temple, Paris, 11-13 November 2016 Circle Art Gallery is pleased to be attending AKAA in its inaugural year and is showing works from across East Africa by Ephrem Solomon, Paul Ndema, Shabu Mwangi and Ato Malinda. Victoria Mann, AKAA Founder and Director: Also Known As Africa, four…

2016, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
2016, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

1:54 London 2016

1:54 London 2016 Somerset House, London, 7 – 11 October 2016 Circle is pleased to be showing for the first time at 1:54 London presenting a selection of artists from Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. Ato Malinda (b. 1981) in Nairobi, Kenya and lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She studied Art History and Molecular Biology…

Circle Art Agency shows Geoffrey Mukasa at Art Dubai 2016
Circle Art Agency shows Geoffrey Mukasa at Art Dubai 2016

Art Dubai 2016

Art Dubai 2016 Booth M11, Art Dubai Modern, 16-19 March 2016 Geoffrey Mukasa, A Solo Exhibition Geoffrey Mukasa’s father was one of Uganda’s most prominent doctors. He was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps but after the murder of his father during Idi Amin’s coup he left Uganda to study art. Mukasa travelled to India…

Ato Malinda at Circle Art Gallery
Ato Malinda at Circle Art Gallery

Armory Show 2016

The Armory Show 2016 Booth 546, 2016 Armory Focus: African Perspectives, 3-6 March 2016 Ato Malinda Imagine an “outing”. Not an outing as a noun, but an outing as a verb. “Outing” as a colloquialism for the LGBT community. A verb that can both describe the notion of freedom and simultaneously describe a violation upon…