Circle Art Agency is the home of contemporary art in East and Central Africa. East African art is breaking through into the global art scene, and the name Circle Art has become synonymous with this process. The art curated and exhibited by the gallery is mostly thought-provoking and demanding. 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 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 program 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.