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.
We have re-opened the gallery 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 drop in. We operate social distancing and only allow two visitors into the gallery at a time.
We are pleased to announce our first live exhibition in the gallery since February — the first ever solo exhibition of Nairobi-based artist Agnes Waruguru, entitled Small Things to Consider from 10 September to 9 October 2020. To view the exhibition click here.
As we have to limit the number of visitors to the gallery at any one time we would be grateful if you would book a time slot for your visit by clicking the booking link below.
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.