Shabu Mwangi Displaced
Shabu Mwangi Displaced

The Stateless: Shabu Mwangi

The Stateless: Shabu Mwangi Circle Art Gallery, 26 September – 20 October 2017 Lawrence ‘Shabu’ Mwangi is an artist in search of individual and collective healing. In The Stateless, his first solo exhibition since 2015, Shabu recalls his interactions with asylum seekers whilst on a fellowship in Berlin. Listening to their accounts of the journey…

The Motherboard: Michael Soi

Michael Soi: The Motherboard Circle Art Gallery, 30 August – 16 September 2017 Michael Soi (b. 1972), is a painter with a long and illustrious career in Nairobi. Renowned for his commentary on socio-political issues that concern Kenyans, he has a reputation for showing up hypocrisy and corruption and other topics that people would prefer…

Proximity to Power Exhibition at Circle Art Gallery
Proximity to Power Exhibition at Circle Art Gallery

Proximity to Power

Proximity To Power Circle Art Gallery, 12 July – 12 August 2017 Artists: Peterson Kamwathi, Onyis Martin, Longinos Nagila, Nicholas Odhiambo Re-questioning the hate that (self) hate produced as an aftermath of colonization while revisiting scars from our past Proximity to Power looks at the Kenyan voting patterns while trying to understand why we have…

Young Guns

Young Guns Circle Art Gallery, 7 June – 7 July 2017 Young Guns plural noun (informal). Def: People, especially young men, who have lots of energy and talent, and are becoming successful. This exhibition features new drawing, painting, photography and video from 26 emerging artists in Nairobi. The artists work mostly in collectives and communal…

Khartoum Contemporary

Khartoum Contemporary Circle Art Gallery, 5 May– 23 May 2017 This exhibition presents a range of work and artistic ideas spanning the past 50 years. The artists in this show have all studied, and many of them have also taught, at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum, which has played a central…

Mlango wa Navushiku: Rehema Chachage

Mlango Wa Navushiku (Navushiku’s Lineage), A solo Exhibition by Rehema Chachage Circle Art Gallery, 30 March – 18 April 2017 It was at the Circle Art Gallery booth in the Tomorrow’s and Today section at the 2016 Cape Town Art Fair that I had my first time encounter with Rehema Chachage’s work. The familiar image…

Frontiers of the Present

Frontiers of the Present Circle Art Gallery 21 September – 22 October 2016 Exploring New Ideas in Photography Curated by James Muriuki Artists: Guillaume Bonn, Aron Boruya, Tahir Karmali, Joel Lukhovi, Barbara Minishi, Paul Munene, Bob Muchiri Njenga, Ray Piwi Ochieng, Sarah Waiswa

Dennis Muraguri: New Works

Dennis Muraguri: New Works Circle Art Gallery, 30 June – 23 July 2016 Dennis Muraguri (b. 1980) in Naivasha, Kenya is multimedia artist working in painting, printmaking installations and sculpturing. Muraguri lives and works as an artist in Nairobi, Kenya. He has been a resident artist at Kuona Trust in Nairobi since 2005. Muraguri graduated…

Kampala Contemporary at Circle Art GalleryKampala Contemporary at Circle Art Gallery

Kampala Contemporary

Kampala Contemporary Circle Art Gallery, 13 April – 14 May 2016 Kampala is a cross section of co-habiting realities reflected in the styles, subjects, and symbolism of the artists in this exhibition. The artists cast their characters across class, gender, and social roles. The work looks inward at the self, looks around as if to…