Circle Art Gallery - Nairobi

Circle Art Gallery positions itself as the foremost exhibition space in East Africa. The gallery exhibits carefully curated, challenging and thought-provoking contemporary art.

It also provides a venue for presentations from local and international artists, art critics, collectors and academics.

The gallery in Nairobi is run by Circle Arts Agency. The agency provides consultancy services for artists, art institutions and the contemporary art market.

It’s lead by Danda Jarojmek – Director/Curator with a huge experience with contemporary African art of East Africa.

Circle Art Gallery Exhibitions and Events

The Circle Arts Agency holds exhibitions in their gallery, elsewhere, and internationally at art fairs.

One can argue that what’s shown at the gallery in Nairobi is Kenya art … and you might be right … but it all boils down to contemporary art, and by various artists of different nationalities found in the East African region.

Circle Art Gallery Peterson Kamwathi
Mixed Media drawings on the wall and Six Piece ii – Mild Steel ballot boxes on the floor by Peterson Kamwathi - at the 'Proximity to Power Art Exhibition' at the Circle Art Gallery - Nairobi - Photo/Isaac Miriri

The Art Gallery holds yearly exhibitions focused on the East Africa region expanding the art connections within.

This brings together artists, curators, and other art professionals from cities like Kampala, Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Kigali and Bujumbura, and Dar-es-Salaam.

Contemporary East African Art Auction

Circle Arts Agency puts together the commercial Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction in Nairobi since 2013.

The art auction has since become the most anticipated art event in the Nairobi Arts calendar.

2019 makes it the sixth edition of the Circle Art Auction of contemporary African Art in Nairobi.

First Thursdays Late Night Gallery Opening

Circle Art Gallery introduced the first of its kind in Nairobi by starting the ‘First Thursdays’ of the month evening event … this is where the gallery remains open until 8pm.

The ‘first Thursdays’ evening event gives art lovers a chance to view the current exhibition … buy art or chat with the gallery team … and get advice on matters art over a glass of wine.

This art gallery is one of the interesting art spaces in Nairobi providing access to contemporary art from East Africa.

The gallery holds regular art shows … showing best of Kenya arts together with contemporary East African art by artists from the region.

Physical and Online Contacts

You can visit the gallery website by following the link below for more information on the previous art exhibitions, auctions, and current happenings at the arts agency and gallery.

Circle Art Gallery is located at 910 James Gichuru Road, Lavington in Nairobi – Kenya.

Telephone nos.

+254 (0) 722 672 938

+254 (0) 790 289 991