Founded in 2012, and based in Nairobi, Kenya, Circle Art Gallery 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. Circle provides expert services to a wide range of private, regional and international clients, from those who wish to make a single purchase to those looking to start a collection or enhance an existing one. In the past six years the art scene has changed considerably in the region, and particularly in Kenya.
Audiences have grown, artists have more opportunities to show internationally and our Circle events are regularly attended by sizeable numbers of visitors. Circle Art Gallery has been at the forefront of these changes in perception of the value and importance of art in the region. We have also nurtured many young Kenyans through our internship programme to go on to study and participate in the wider African art arena. Working closely with regional and international collectors and curators, we are building a strong and sustainable market for East African artists.