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Solo Exhibition: Small Things to Consider by Agnes Waruguru, Sept. 10 – Oct. 9 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Small Things to Consider Solo Exhibition by Agnes Waruguru. | Image via the Gallery.

Dates: September 10 – October 9, 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 10 am – 4 pm

“I want the show to uplift the importance of paying attention to the things around you, valuing your perspective. In a way, this is about ritual. It was really about taking walks every day, collecting things, and making based on a place. I hope it does justice to the time I spent in Lamu letting chance lead the way, being present and mindful. It is considering small things, having faith.” – Agnes Waruguru

September 9, 2020 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Time and Other Constructs II by Michael Musyoka, Aug. 29 – Sept. 20 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Dates: August 29 – September 20, 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

August 29, 2020 at 4:35 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Lattices from Camille Wekesa, Until Oct. 18 2020 @ Redhill Art Gallery

Lattices from Camille Wekesa | Via Redhill Art Gallery

Dates: Until October 18, 2020
Venue: Redhill #Art Gallery

August 26, 2020 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sex and the City IV by Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga, Aug. 17 – Sept. 19 2020 @ Alliance Française

Date: Opening August 17, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française

Until September 19, 2020

Visual satire or not? Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga return with Sex and the City IV. The exhibition is a mirror play of humour and sobriety. Using their art as social commentary, Soi and Ogonga share their fascination with the city’s night life in these pandemic times.

In-person visits welcome to the Alliance Française gallery while maintaining the necessary safety protocols.

August 15, 2020 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: By Tindi, Until Aug. 21 2020 @ Banana Hill Art Gallery

Dates: August 21, 2020
Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery

August 3, 2020 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Covid 19 – Social Distancing, Jul. 18 – Aug. 23 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Dates: July 18 – August 23, 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

July 16, 2020 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Wheels of Life by Evans Ngure, Jul. 6-31 2020 @ Alliance Francaise

Dates: July 6-31 2020
Venue: Alliance Francaise

Evans breathes life into an assortment of discarded material and found objects to create sculptures, collages and other function art.

Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art from Kenyatta University. He is also known for his quirky jewelry.

July 8, 2020 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition: Artists’ Interpretations of the City in the Sun, Mar. 14 – Apr. 13 2020 @ Village Market

Opening: March 14, 2020
Venue: Village Market
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

Until April 13, 2020

Organised by the GoDown Arts Centre

March 12, 2020 at 10:10 am 1 comment

Exhibition: Almost Vanishing Africa by Timothy Brooke, Feb. 29 – Mar. 29 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Opening: February 29, 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Until March 29, 2020

One Off is always delighted to hold an exhibition of spectacular paintings by veteran conservation artist, Timothy Brooke, who is undeniably ‘at the top of his game’ and painting like never before.

‘Almost vanishing Africa’ opens on 29th February. This show offers vignettes of a continent undergoing change so swiftly, that much of its natural wealth will shortly be a distant memory for us; something our grandchildren will only read about.

PRIVATE VIEW: Saturday, 29 February – 12 noon to 5 pm

February 14, 2020 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Assembly by Samuel Ashanti Githinji, Until Mar. 31 2020 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Dates: Until March 31, 2020
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Born in 1989 in Gatundu, Central Kenya, Samuel Ashanti Githinjii is part of a new generation of East African conceptual artists. He acquired a diploma in Fine Art of the Buru Buru Art Institute in Nairobi in 2012.

His latest body of artworks is his response to local and global political, social and economic grievances, injustice and inequity.
He portrays Human Misery in bold brush strokes using primary colours, – blood-red, pitch-black and dark-blue. A metamorphosis of Human Bodies into Beasts.

Directions to the Gallery
From Village Market join Limuru Road. After 13km turn left down a tarmac road, signposted “Zereniti”, continue for 200m, keep left on the dirt road (ignore the road climbing sharply right), after 50m take the right smaller track. Red Hill Art Gallery is located at the end of the track on the left side (red metal gate) Karibu!

From City Centre Matatu No 114. Stop ‘Posta’
The gallery is open daily from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

February 9, 2020 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

NOMA! An XR Experience, Jan. 23 – Feb. 4 2020 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Dates: Until February 4, 2020
Venue: Goethe-Institut Kenya

NOMA!An XR Experience
The integration of visual art forms with Virtual and Augmented Reality and deploying these technologies in a learning and experimental context while building capacity and exposing artists to these new arts formats form the pillars to the three-month program State of the ARt.

The fusion at the intersection of technology between artists and tech visionaries can be experienced from 23rd January – 04th February, 2020 at the Goethe-Institut, Auditorium.

January 24, 2020 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Facing Life’, by Olivia Pendergast, Jan. 25 – Feb. 23 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree Estate

Opens: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree Estate (One Off Contemporary Art Gallery)

Until: February 23, 2020

One Off proudly opens the year with an exhibition of glorious portraits (and a couple of beautiful landscapes) by Olivia Pendergast. ‘Facing Life’ is vintage Pendergast.

Rich oil painting replete with her signature over-drawing.

January 17, 2020 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Atlantico – Angola and Sao Tome & Principe Contemporary, Jan 22 – Feb. 21 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Opens: Wednesday 22 Jan, 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6 – 8 pm

Runs until 21 February 2020

Featuring: Babu | Uólofe Griot | Ricardo Kapuka | António Ole | Kapelo Paulo | Daniela Ribiero
Kwame Sousa | Joana Taya | Nelo Teixeira | Van | Franciso Vidal | Zbi

Circle’s first exhibition for 2020 is a group show featuring 11 artists from Angola and one from São Tomé & Príncipe; a combination of established masters & emerging artists living in Angola and the diaspora. ATLANTICO presents a cross-section of the varied practices developing in contemporary art from this geographical region of Atlantic Africa.

All the works embrace fiction and non-fiction; incorporating personal, political, economic, cultural, and mythological themes.

The exhibition is curated by Dominick A. Maia Tanner, producer-curator and gallerist at ‘ELA-Espaço Luanda Arte’.

He is also the founder of ´Angola AIR´ the country´s first artist-in-residence programme for non-Angolans artists and collectors.

January 17, 2020 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Creative Millennials, Jan. 16-26 2020 @ Alliance Française

Dates: January 16-26, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française

Artists: Andrew Chege, Zephaniah Lukuamba, Joseph Makau, Edna Taabu, Otto Gohole, Moses Sabayi, Elam Yabish, Margaret Sherie, Martin Musyoka, Philip Oyuga & Elizabeth Kiambi.

Creative millennials is an art movement of upcoming and practicing artists, made up of alumni of the Dept. of Fine Art and Design of the Kenyatta University, as well as some final year students. Their passion for creating exceptional work and availing it to the public is their driving force.

January 16, 2020 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Exhibition Launch: Wasted, Dec. 19 2019 @ Shifteye Studios, The Priory – Argwings Khodek Road

Date: December 19, 2019
Venue: Shifteye Studios, The Priory, Argwings Khodek Road, Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

An immersive experience to launch’s debut project, #Wasted, a creative response to the plastic pollution crises where they turn the mirror on themselves and then ask you — can you do it better?

December 16, 2019 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Heaven Can Wait’ by Michael Soi, Dec 11 2019 – Jan 10 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

HEAVEN CAN WAIT: An exhibition of new works by Michael Soi, Kenyan, b.1972

Opens Wednesday 11 Dec, 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

The exhibition runs until 10 January 2020*

Michael Soi’s distinct style is instantly recognisable in Kenya. His satirical commentary on Kenyan social, economical and political life has garnered him a large local and international following. Soi began his practice in 1995, and his paintings are influenced by the history of political cartoonists in the region. This new body of work continues this tradition.

He has traveled far and wide to residencies and workshops and exhibited in East Africa, Ghana, South Africa, South Korea and U.S.A.

* The gallery will close for the holidays from Dec 21 to Jan 2 2020. During this time we will open by appointment between 11 am and 3 pm.
Call +254 (0)790 289-991 to book an appointment, and please give at least 24 hrs notice

December 5, 2019 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

100 Days Art Exhibition by Sogallo, Dec. 7 2019 @ Lava Latte, 209 State House Road

Date: December 7, 2019
Venue: Lava Latte, 209 State House Road
Time: 6-9 pm
Tickets: KES 2,000/- and KES 3,000 for Couples – Available, here.

The Exhibition is to showcase the pieces done by Sogallo during his 100 Day water color
Painting challenge.

Pieces will be selling from KES 5000-15000

December 5, 2019 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘From then to the Present’, by Mary Ogembo, Until Dec. 13 2019 @ Village Creative, 48 Mbabane Rd, Lavington

Dates: Until December 13 2019
Venue: Village Creative, 48 Mbabane Rd, Lavington
Time: 10am – 4pm Daily

December 5, 2019 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

Pop Up Art Exhibition: The Sky Inside You (A Reflection from the Desert), Until Dec. 14 2019 @ GravitArt Gallery

Dates: Until December 14, 2019
Venue: Peponi Town Houses, off of Peponi Gardens, off of Peponi Road – Westlands


The Sky Inside You (A Reflection from the Desert), a pop-up art exhibition curated by GravitArt open for viewing (by appointment only) until Dec 14th.

The Sky Inside You is a pair show between Eltayeb Dawelbait (Sudan) and Mostafa Sleem (Egypt), two artists who connect and draw inspiration from childhood memories of The Sahara Desert. Memories make us who we are.

Join us on this oneiric adventure on the desert, an ephemeral art exhibition that will make you wonder and travel between dreams, sand, the moon and the stars.

Exhibition located in Westlands, Peponi Town Houses, off of Peponi Gardens, off of Peponi Road.

To schedule a time to visit, contact us at or call 0789585173.

December 5, 2019 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Exhibition of Paintings from 1949 by Asaph Ng’ethe Macua, Until Dec. 31 2019 @ Nairobi National Museum

Date: December 7, 2019
Venue: Nairobi National Museum, Creativity Gallery
Time: 3 pm
Free entry to the opening

Exhibition runs until 31st January 2020
Daily 9 am to 5 pm
Normal museum rates apply

Tracing the history of contemporary art in Kenya through the art of Asaph Ng’ethe Macua

December 3, 2019 at 1:02 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Mogadishu, Stories from Within, Dec. 5-15 2019 @ Alliance Française

Dates: December 5-15, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

November 25, 2019 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Silent Voices – An exhibition by Ismael Kateregga, Dec. 6-12 2019 @ At the Matbronze Art Gallery

Opening: Friday 6th December 2019
Venue: At the Matbronze Art Gallery

November 22, 2019 at 9:46 am Leave a comment

[Extended] Exhibition: In Vitro by Leo Coimbra, Until Jan 31 2020 @ Nairobi National Museum

Brazilian visual artist Leo Coimbra presents to the Kenyan and East African public her most recent installations as well as a retrospective of her work.

Opening Date: December 1, 2019
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5 pm
Free entry to the opening

Exhibition runs until 31st December 2019 January 31, 2020
Time: Daily 9 am to 5 pm
Entry: Normal museum rates apply

Brazilian Visual Artist Leo Coimbra presents to the Kenyan and East African public her most recent installations as well as a retrospective of her work. She has previously exhibited in New York, Washington, New Delhi, Quito, Lima, Mexico and several Brazilian cities.

The “In Vitro” show at the Nairobi National Museum follows a successful solo exhibition held at the Museum of the Republic in Brasília, in February 2019.

The installations present in reused and recycled jars and glass containers a fascinating collection of objects and images, inspired by the Victorian “cabinets of curiosities” and “rooms of wonder”. In the artist’s words, they represent “a narrative of survival”.

The retrospective also contains paintings, collage, textile and assemblages from previous series. In “circulars”, the artist explores the many meanings and interpretations of the circle and circularity: the circle of life, the eternal beginning. In “healing work” and “prayer flags”, Leo Coimbra explores forms of devotional popular painting common in the rural areas of Latin America and Asia, the concept of Art used as Cure or as the staging of the cure. Her “boxes”, inspired by Joseph Cornell, talk of the “poetic theater of memory”

Leo Coimbra is currently residing in Kenya

November 22, 2019 at 9:46 am 1 comment

Exhibition: Still in Motion by David Thuku, Nov. 30 2019 – Jan. 12 2020 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery

One Off proudly presents the last exhibition of the year featuring our new gallery artist David Thuku with his captivating exhibition titled STILL-IN MOTION.

Opening: November 30, 2019
Venue: One Off Contemporary Gallery

The show will run until 12th January 2020.

November 22, 2019 at 9:46 am Leave a comment

Exhibition by Samuel Githui, Until Dec. 31 2019 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Dates: Until December 31, 2019
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Samuel Githui has been well known for his figurative paintings, combining sensitive observation with technical skills. This new body of artworks reveals a remarkable shift from realism to surrealism.

“This work is a continuation of a previous experimental study, that was exhibited two years ago at the ‘Hatua na Kuruka’ (‘Step and Jump’) exhibition at Kuona Trust.

My current work has been focusing on motion and progression, by attempting to create motion on a static composition, as earlier expressed in the chalk drawings “Transformation”, exhibited in 2018 at Circle Art Gallery.

I felt the need to let the medium dictate the cause of action rather than taking the lead on a directive and executive role of creating the work.
By doing so I want to elaborate the relationship and interaction of different media – in this work predominantly acrylic – and discover optional ways and possibilities to communicate and express myself in my artworks.” Samuel Githui

November 18, 2019 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘I Will See What I Want To See’, Nov. 13 – Dec. 7 2019 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dates: November 13 – December 7 2019
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Featuring: Jessica Atieno, Jonathan Fraser, Peterson Kamwathi, Yaye Kassamali,
Onyis Martin, Florin Mmaka, Miska Mohmmed, Anthony Muisyo, Elias Mung’ora, Dennis Muraguri, Precious Narotso, Sujay Shah, Gor Soudan, Lemek Tompoika, Beatrice Wanjiku, Agnes Waruguru

Circle’s second guest-curated exhibition this year brings together sixteen artists, looking at how artists use drawing to record the days of their lives, turning continuous observations of the world into meticulous renderings that exist between recollection and imagining. It also considers the ways in which artists reduce the world to their own image, inviting us to that interior space that evades direct description.

Curated by Jonathan Gathaara Sölanke Fraser

November 14, 2019 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition Pop Up, Nov. 9-10 2019 @ the Tin Roof Cafe

Dates: November 9-10, 2019
Venue: the Tin Roof Café

We will still be at the Tin Roof Cafe in The House or Treasures this Weekend with a bright collection of new work by artists including Anne Mwiti, Patrick Kinuthia, Mary Ogembo, and more!

November 8, 2019 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Listen: An Exhibition Introducing Sound of Nairobi, the City’s Sound Archive, Nov. 7-20 2019 @ Goethe Institut

Opening: November 7, 2019
Venue: Goethe Institut Nairobi
Time: 6 pm

Finissage: November 20, 2019

Sound is a medium which can you think about yourself in an environment. Listening consciously to sounds and noises places you in time and space and makes you aware of your surroundings. Sound is immediate and distance-less. Pressure waves move through space and penetrate everything in their way. The expanding nature of sound waves establishes a relational connection between sounding entities. These entities might be human, non-human, material or organic and they are never independent, they exist in a network of interrelations. Sounding bodies always have relations to their environment.

This opens up a way of thinking about sound as a medium that forces relations. Thinking through sound produces knowledge that is informed by context, process, “between-ness”, “interrelated-ness”. It has the ability to bring established power hierarchies into question.

In a series of workshops, City Walks worked by practically moving through spaces and listen actively.

The exhibition presents the results of this unique perspective on the city of Nairobi.

November 7, 2019 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: African Heroes and Heroines – An Immersive Art Experience by Rich Allela & Nelson Ijakaa, Nov. 12-30 2019 @ Alliance Française

Dates: November 12-30, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

November 6, 2019 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

[Update] Exhibition: Disappearing Africa, Until Nov. 4 2019 @ Alliance Française

Dates: Until November 4, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

November 1, 2019 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

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