Freedom Flight Refuge at Circle Art Gallery
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Freedom | Flight | Refuge

Freedom | Flight | Refuge Circle Art Gallery, 11 February – 31 March 2016 Circle Art Gallery’s first exhibition of 2016 entitled “Freedom | Flight | Refuge” explores personal and public issues of freedom, movement and home. Six contemporary Kenyan artists have made work that interrogates themes of political and economic migration, displacement, persecution, dreams…

Paper II

Paper II Circle Art Gallery, 24 November – 23 December 2015 Circle Art’s Paper exhibition returns for the second time on November 24 – December 23, 2015 with an opening reception on November 24 at 6:00pm. The group exhibition dubbed ‘Paper II’ presents over 50 works on paper in all their variety from drawings, prints,…

Gor Soudan at Circle Art Gallery
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Join the dots: Gor Soudan

Join the dots: Gor Soudan Circle Art Gallery, 11 September – 4 October 2015 Gor Soudan (born 1983, Kenya) lives and works between Kisumu and Nairobi. Soudan’s artistic practice is an intense, obsessive process through which material is transformed into beautiful, haunting and thought-provoking work. His practice is often informed by found objects and material…

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Faces: Michael Soi

Faces: Michael Soi Circle Art Gallery, 12 – 24 August 2015 Soi W Michael is an artist living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. Born in 1972, he studied fine art and art history at the Creative Arts Centre, Nairobi before joining Kuona Trust in 1996. His work is a form of social commentary addressing issues…

Addis Gezahegn
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Addis Contemporary

Addis Contemporary Circle Art Gallery, 17 June – 12 July 2015 Painting has always been the predominant medium for artists in Ethiopia. The development of the modern art movement in the country can be traced to the deeply rooted and dominant influence of church paintings. However, in every generation, artists have addressed socio-cultural, historic, economic…

The Mavericks

The Mavericks Circle Art Gallery, 30 April – 22 May 2015 Kota Otieno studied Art and Design at school in Homa Bay until it was removed from the curriculum. After school he moved to Nairobi to follow his passion for art and meeting artist Otieno Gomba they co-founded Maasai Mbili Art Studio in Kibera slum, a community…

Concerning the Internal

Concerning the Internal Circle Art Gallery, 26 March – 19 April 2015 The first exhibition at Circle Art Gallery gives space to a group of 20 artists chosen for their diverse interrogation of profoundly individual, internal concerns. Concerning the Internal features video, installation, painting and drawing that communicate each artist’s innermost thoughts, experiences or desires.…

Xtract Subtract Abstract by Circle Art Gallery
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Xtract Subtract Abstract

Xtract Subtract Abstract Pop up, PwC Towers, Nairobi, 11-14 May 2013 Circle’s first pop up exhibition – Xtract Subtract Abstract – was held at PwC Towers, Nairobi in May 2013. The ground breaking exhibition featured large scale abstract works by eight artists; Justus Kyalo, Sibylla Martin, Michael Wafula, Jason Corder, Emily Odongo, Sidney Mang’ong’o, Xavier Verhoest…

Paper I

Paper Pop up, Nairobi, 1 – 3 March 2014 Circle Art Agency staged a pop-up exhibition entitled ‘paper’ in a beautiful, unoccupied house on Lower Kabete Road, just north of Zen Garden. The show featured over 30 established and emerging artists from East Africa, all exploring the theme/medium of paper and its multiple possibilities for…

East African Encounters

East African Encounters Pop-up, Ramara, Nairobi, 20 – 23 June 2014 Circle’s 3rd pop-up exhibition at Ramara, a modernist building built in the 60s featured 25 artists from 6 countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Rwanda and Ethiopia. It included work by both emerging and established artists, many previously unseen in Kenya. Some of the artists…