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, making use of our online platforms to continue promoting challenging and thought-provoking contemporary art from East Africa.

Our ongoing exhibition features a selection of exceptional new work by Salah Elmur and Tahir Karmali. You can view it here.


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.


Whilst the gallery remains closed in accordance with the government-issued directive, we can still meet by appointment, please ring Danda on +254 722 672938 if you wish to visit.  Please note that appointments can only be made for five people or less.

Follow us on social media (Instagram and Facebook) for news and updates, including snapshots of what artists are doing.

Circle at Art Dubai 2020 relocated to Circle Art Gallery
Art Dubai 2020 relocated to Circle Art Gallery Nairobi