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Exhibition: The Women in My Life by Michael Soi, Aug. 24 -Sept. 9 2016 @ Circle Art Gallery

the Women in my Life
Opening/Private View: August 24, 2016
Venue: Circle Art Agency

Until: September 9, 2016

The Women in My Life – Mother, Sister, Daughter, Granny, Aunt, Friend, Life Partner
Born in 1972, Michael Soi graduated in fine art and art history before joining Kuona Trust in 1996. He worked as an arts administrator at Kuona Trust before delving into full time practice in 2010.
Working from his studio at the GoDown Art Centre, he has participated in numerous artist workshops/residencies and exhibited widely locally and internationally and has a huge following of collectors and enthusiasts globally.

With a reputation of producing imagery of commercial sex workers and characters of not-so-reputable character, Soi’s work has been misconstrued to glorify immorality while demeaning women. He has come under immense scrutiny and has had to explain his position/opinion in regard to women. The Women in My Life is the artist’s response to this and is more of a celebration of the fine women who have played an integral part in his life helping shape the human being that he has become. “They have all had a very positive role – socially, spiritually or even those who broke my heart….LOL!” says he.

“The Women in My Life is in a nut shell a celebration of all the women I interact with on a day to day basis. They are all the women in my life. My mom, my sister, my daughter, my best friend, my clients, workmates and the girls I see on the street,” says Soi.

Soi says he is not intent on telling any story but is just documenting the nuances that remind him of some of them. The mundane things like the garment they wear, their preferred hair style, their sunglasses of choice and other little things that remind him of his interaction with them – whether professionally or personally.

This is a very personal statement from the artist as most people only publicly recognize women in their life’s contribution on designated days – International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day etc and rarely do it beyond a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates. This tribute to women is his acknowledgement of these unnamed individuals who not only continue contributing to his life lessons and his everyday delight but also go a long way to giving him a lifetime of happiness.

August 19, 2016 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Exhibition: Lamu Pop-Up, Aug. 13-26 2016 @ Peponi Hotel – Shela

Lamu Pop Up
Dates: August 13-16, 2016
Venue: Peponi Hotel, Shela

August 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Hop on the Art Bus! Guided Tour of Selected Art Spaces in Nairobi, Mar. 19 2016 @ Kuona Trust

Hop on the Art Bus
Date: March 19, 2016
Venue: from Kuona Trust
Time: 10am to 4pm
Charges: KES 2,000
Early bird booking will attract a 10% discount.

RSVP by calling 0721262326 or email

We are excited to have our first Kuona Art Tour on Saturday, 19th March 2016.

The tour will cover four art spaces across the city; Kuona Trust, The Art Space, Circle Art Agency, Maasai Mbili Art Centre and Phottizzo Art Gallery. Aside from that, you are assured of personalized, one on one conversations with artists and discounts on selected artworks!

Join in the caravan of Art!!

March 10, 2016 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Freedom | Flight | Refuge, Until Mar. 13 2016 @ Circle Art Agency – 910 James Gichuru

Freedom Flight Refuge
Dates: Until March 13, 2016
Venue: Circle Art Agency, 910 James Gichuru

February 11, 2016 at 10:24 am 2 comments

Exhibition: Paper II, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23 2015 @ Circle Art Agency

Paper II
Dates: November 23 – December 23, 2015
Venue: Circle Art Agency

November 16, 2015 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Join the Dots by Gor Soudan, Sept. 11 – Oct. 4 2015 @ Circle Art Gallery

Gor Soudan at Circle
Dates: Until October 4, 2015
Venue: Circle Art Agency, 910 James Gichuru

September 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Project Launch: Colour in Faith, Sept. 2 2015 @ Circle Art Agency

Colour in Faith

September 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm 1 comment

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