Posts tagged ‘Circle Art Gallery’

Group Exhibition: Addis Contemporary II, 6 Years On – Curated by Mifta Zeleke, Apr. 14 – May 7 2021 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dates: April 14 – May 7, 2021

Venue: Circle Art

Entry: Appointment (https://artsvp.co/7862ca)

Featuring: Kirubel Abebe, Surafel Amare, Lijkidus Bezawok, Direje Demissie, Henok Getachew, Girmachew Getnet, Tamrat Gezahegn, Meron Hailu, Engidaget Legesse, Engidaye Lemma, Ashenafi Mestika, Selome Muleta, Amare Seifu, Alexander Tadesse, Tiemar Tegene, Tibebe Terffa, Eyasu Teylaneh, Liayne Tilahun

Curated by Mifta Zeleke

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The second edition of Addis Contemporary, six years on from the first edition, offers a snapshot of how the Addis art scene has developed since then. Almost all of the participating artists in this second edition are important in this movement and are active in the Addis art scene.  The show presents a wide range of artists, from the modernist painter, Tibebe Terffa’s, sustained practice of aesthetics to young, emerging artists who bring vigorous academic skills; research and contemporary approaches to making art. Addis Contemporary II shows the breadth and depth of Ethiopia’s contemporary art, which is often seen as separate from the rest of the East African art scene. 

“It is my belief that the exhibition could instigate further scholarly and independent approaches as well as a chance to collect and access contemporary art from Ethiopia.” – Mifta Zeleke

In line with social-distancing rules Covid-19 safety restrictions, viewing of the exhibition is by appointment only.

April 19, 2021 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Group Show with selected artists from Kenya, Uganda and Sudan, Mar. 2-22 2021 @ Circle Art Gallery

Group Show at Circle Art Gallery. | Image via the Gallery


Dates: March 2-22, 2021
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

About
In the gallery over the next 3 weeks we have a selection of new work from some of East Africa’s most experimental emerging and established artists. Come and visit the gallery for an overview of new paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the following artists;

Paul Onditi, Longinos Nagila, Miska Mohmmed, Florin Iki, Jonathan Solanke Gathaara Fraser, Maliza Kiasuwa, Donald Wasswa, Onyis Martin, Nadia Wamuya, Paul Njihia, Wanjohi Maina, Shabu Mwangi, Dennis Muraguri and Cyrus Kabiru.

Image via the Gallery

March 10, 2021 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

Solo Exhibition: The Source of Our Seas by Shabu Mwangi, Jan. 27 – Feb. 17 2021 @ Circle Art Gallery


Dates: January 27 – February 17, 2021
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

About
The Source of our Seas will be Shabu’s first solo show since 2017 and his second with Circle. This exhibition combines recent paintings alongside a series of poems by the artist.

Shabu Mwangi has been a practising artist since 2003. This work traces an ongoing personal journey of striving to understand the balance between the two things that drive us, love and pain and how we react in different ways depending on which is dominant. Shabu Mwangi’s work has previously dealt with questions of collective suffering, and the effects that inequality, marginalization, and other forms of structural violence have on communities. In this new body of work, he has tuned his gaze inward, focusing on an examination of the self. He asks himself questions about how he sees the people around him, and his interactions with them.

“We are all connected to one another, and none of us is truly free from our collective struggles. I have a family, I have a clan, I have a tribe…”

In this work, Shabu considers these different stages or levels of connection. Because we are all interconnected, and because the work is drawn from the reality and rhythm of the world, he believes that people will, each in their own way, relate to the work.

Shabu lives and works in Mukuru slum where he established the Wajukuu Art Project in 2013 with a deep conviction that his work could highlight the lives of the disadvantaged minorities in his community. His last exhibition was The Stateless at Circle in 2017 and his work has been shown in the UK, France and Germany.

January 29, 2021 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

Mabati Tailor: A Solo Exhibition by Dickens Otieno, Nov. 25 – Dec. 22 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dickens Otieno, White with Patches, 2020 | via the Gallery

Opens: Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 4 pm

The exhibition runs until 22 December 2020.

About
We are over the moon to announce our final show of the year, the first ever solo by Dickens Otieno (Kenyan, b. 1979).

Known for his sculptural tapestries of woven aluminium and three-dimensional objects in the same medium, Dickens Otieno’s engagement with his chosen medium reflects his interest in the way colour, texture, pattern and iconography imbue ordinary objects with meaning and identity.
Growing up, Dickens watched his mother, a tailor, working, and those childhood encounters with fabric and pattern greatly informed his practice of weaving and use of material. Other sources of inspiration for his vibrant sculptural compositions include various modes of dress and uniform, his immediate physical surroundings, particularly the urban environment of Nairobi with objects piled high in markets, the constantly shifting skyline, and pockets of nature in the ever-growing concrete and steel maze of Nairobi.

Dickens has been practising for 15 years, and this show brings together 19 new works, his large woven wall hangings and free-standing garment sculptures. Some of the works in this show are much larger in scale than before, and display, not only Dickens’s technical prowess but also show the expanding material and visual vocabulary of his work.

Otieno has participated in numerous group exhibitions locally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: See Here, Old Neals Auction House, Nottingham, 2018; Africa/Africa, Total Arts Courtyard Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai, 2018; Young Guns, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, 2017; The Third Dimension, Circle Art Gallery, 2016; UNI-FORM MULTI-FORM, Roots Contemporary, Nairobi, 2016; Paint and Metal, National Museum in Nairobi, 2016. His recent residencies include the Tilleard Artist Residency in Lamu (2018), Kenya, and a 6-week fellowship in Italy at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (2019). Otieno’s work has been exhibited at international art fairs in Cape Town, Lagos, and Paris, and he has an ever-growing base of local and international private and institutional collectors.

November 25, 2020 at 5:28 am Leave a comment

‘Waiting, Watching & Wishing’, Boniface Maina’s Solo Exhibition, Oct. 28 – Nov. 18 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Waiting, Watching, Wishing by Boniface Mwangi | via the Gallery

Opens: Wed., 28 October, 2020

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Until: November 18, 2020

About

Boniface Maina was born in Nanyuki. He lives and works in Nairobi where he earned his diploma in Art and Design from the YMCA National Training Institute in 2008. In 2013 he, along with David Thuku and Michel Musyoka founded the Brush Tu artists’ collective, a communal studio space. He has previously had solo exhibitions at The Art Space in Nairobi (Line of Inquiry, 2016) and the Nairobi Gallery (Transitions, 2017). He has participated in group exhibitions in Nairobi, Lagos, Dubai, and Venice. His work has also been exhibited at international art fairs; AKAA Paris, FNB Jo’burg Art Fair, and Art X Lagos, and World Art Dubai. 

Maina works predominantly in painting and drawing. He is an observer of human action and emotion, and in his work, he investigates the inconsistencies and conflicts inherent in human interactions. In this new body of work, especially in the Odd Realities series, Maina reflects on the voluntary and involuntary changes to everyday life brought about by events of the past year. Maina’s characters find themselves in a suspended state, restricted, literally and metaphorically, in the ways they can move and act. In a parallel series, Maina paints himself in idyllic locations: lolling in a hammock behind a white veil; relaxing in front of a fire with a glass of whisky; or tweaking a transistor radio at the fictional Therema Inn, with a rich sunset in the background. In these works, he thinks of the places he’s been, and those he would like to go to. 

This exhibition presents us with a story of watching, waiting and wishing.

October 26, 2020 at 6:05 am Leave a comment

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: 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

ATLANTICO: ANGOLA AND SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE CONTEMPORARY
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

Uncovering Freedom: on Sudan’s Historic Revolution – Khalid Albaih in Conversation with Rozan Ahmed, Jan. 17 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Uncovering Freedom
Date: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6-8 pm

January 16, 2020 at 5:43 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

I WILL SEE WHAT I WANT TO SEE
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: Lucid Dreams, Sept. 11 – Oct. 11 2019 @ Circle Art Gallery, 910 James Gichuru Road – Lavington


Dates: September 11 – October 11, 2019
Venue: Circle Art Gallery, 910 James Gichuru Road – Lavington

This exhibition opens on Wednesday 11 Sept 6 – 8 pm, and runs until 11 Oct 2019.

Featuring: Maliza Kiasuwa | Sidney Mang’ong’o | Onyis Martin | Agnes Waruguru Njoroge | Prina Shah | Lemek Tompoika

Curated by Don Handa.

September 4, 2019 at 12:06 pm Leave a comment

Unseen Pop-up Cinema: Liyana, Mar. 23 2019 @ Circle Art Gallery


Date: March 23, 2019
Venue: Circle Art Gallery – 910 James Gichuru Road
Time: 5.30 – 11.30 pm
Tickets: Film – KES 700/-, Film & Food KES 1,300/- (Available, here)

About
This Saturday Unseen Nairobi organises it’s third event.

Popping up in the garden of Circle Art Gallery, we will be screening the magical and brilliant film LIYANA. For more information, visit the Facebook event page

March 20, 2019 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: China Loves Africa by Michael Soi, Aug. 15-25 2018 @ Circle Art Gallery


Dates: August 15-25, 2018
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

August 15, 2018 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

Exhibit: The Motherboard by Michael Soi, Aug. 30 2017 @ Circle Art Gallery

August 23, 2017 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Proximity to Power, Jul. 12 – Aug. 12 2017 @ Circle Art Gallery


Opening: July 12, 2017
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6.00 pm

Exhibition: Until August 12, 2017

Participating Artists: Nicholas Odhiambo, Longinos Nagila, Onyis Martin, Lemek Tompoika and Peterson Kamwathi

Curated by Thom Ogonga

July 12, 2017 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Khartoum Contemporary, Until May 23 2017 @ Circle Art Gallery


Dates: Until May 23, 2017
Venue: Circle Art Gallery, 910 James Gichuru Road
Time: weekdays 10 am – 5 pm and Saturdays 12 pm – 5 pm

Exhibition by 17 artists from Khartoum, namely; Kamala Ishaq, Elamin Osman, Bakri Bilal, Mohamed Otaybi, AbdellaEtayeb, Abdelbasit El Khatim, Rashid Diab, Abushariaa Ahmed, Ashraf Ahmed, Ashraf Mohamed, Salah Elmur, IssamHafiez, Mohammed MordaMiska, Elhassan Elmuontasir, Hazim Mohamed, Laila Mukhtar and Amel Bashier

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May 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Frontiers of the Present, Sept. 21 – Oct. 22 2016 @ Circle Art Gallery

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Dates: September 21 – October 22, 2016
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

September 23, 2016 at 6:38 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: the MoXibition by Kevo Stero of Maasai Mbili Art Centre, Aug. 10-19 2016 @ Circle Art Gallery

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Opening: August 10, 2016
Venue: Circle Art Agency
Time: 6-9 pm

Until: August 19, 2016

August 5, 2016 at 1:07 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: New Works & New Media by Dennis Muraguri, Jun. 29 – Jul. 23 2016 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dennis Muraguri at Circle Art
Opening: June 29, 2016
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Runs Until: July 23, 2016
Entry: Free

About
Muraguri has been working as an artist for 13 years and is mostly recognized for his body of work inspired by ‘matatu’ (Kenyan minibuses and vans that are the main mode of public transport). In this work, Muraguri explores urban culture of contemporary Nairobi. In his sculptures Muraguri works with recycled wood and metal to create a representation of the industrialization in Kenya.

June 24, 2016 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

Fashion Art Installation: Kikulacho Ki Nguoni Mwako, Jan. 29-31 2016 @ Circle Art Gallery – 910 James Gichuru Road

Kikulacho ki nguoni Mwako
Kikulacho Ki Nguoni Mwako (What’s eating you is within your dress) – A Fashion Art Installation by Ichyulu x Chichia London x Arieta Mujay featuring 2ManySiblings

Date: Friday 29 January 2016 (9am – 4pm)
Saturday 30 January 2016 (11am – 5pm)
Sunday 31st January 2016 (11am – 4pm)
Location: Circle Art Gallery, 910 James Gichuru Road

About
Ichyulu, an online store featuring selected African designers, in collaboration with Chichia London and Arieta Mujay presents an installation that explores Chichia London’s use of Khanga as a communication tool. From the use of discarded khanga pieces converted into patchwork designs to the creation of bespoke designs. The installation highlights the khanga’s journey (transformation) from a piece of fabric into items of clothing.

http://www.ichyulu.com

January 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Mavericks by Kota Otieno & Michael Wafula, Apr. 30 –May 22 2015 @ Circle Art Gallery

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Dates: April 30 – May 22, 2015
Venue: Circle Art Gallery, 910 James Gichuru Road
Gallery Hours: Weekdays 10 am – 5 pm and Weekends 11 am – 4 pm

Exhibition by Kota Otieno and Michael Wafula
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Website: http://www.circleartagency.com/

April 29, 2015 at 3:03 pm 2 comments


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