Founded in 2012, and based in Nairobi, Kenya, Circle promotes contemporary art from Eastern Africa. Our intention is to create a strong and sustainable art market for East African artists by supporting and promoting the most innovative and exciting artists currently practicing in the region. Through group and solo exhibitions, as well as participation in international art fairs, the gallery has increased visibility for established and emerging artists, both internationally and at home. Working closely with regional and international collectors and curators, we are building a strong and sustainable market for East African artists. In response to the current global crisis, we are adapting our programming and enhancing our online platforms to continue promoting challenging and thought-provoking contemporary art from East Africa.
The Wajukuu artists have spend the last three months in Kassel creating work for Documenta. The result is four installation works, a documentary and a book that will be published later in the year.
Documenta15 in Kassel, Germany opened on 15 June and runs for 100 days. This edition’s curators are the artist collective from Indonesia Ruangrupa who invited various artist collectives from around the world to participate, including the Wajukuu Art Project comprising Shabu Mwangi, Ngugi Waweru (Googs), Joseph Waweru (Weche), Kim Kaaria and more. The core idea and value for this edition of Documenta is lumbung (an Indonesian term for a communal rice barn), the artistic model meaning collectivity, communal resource sharing and collaboration.
Circle Art Gallery is open during the week from 10am to 5pm. One member of staff will be at the gallery every day to assist with viewing. We provide sanitiser, masks, gloves and a thermometer. Please ring for an appointment or click on the link below. We operate social distancing and only allow two visitors into the gallery at a time.
Visit our recently updated artist pages for information on the diverse group of artists we work with.
Take a look at our Artsy page where we have over 200 available works by 30 artists.