Eastern Voices: Contemporary Artists from East Africa

1 Jun-22 Jul 2023


We are pleased to announce Eastern Voices: Contemporary Artists from East Africa, a group show featuring eighteen artists from Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt, Uganda, Eritrea, and Sudan. This survey exhibition aims to foster dialogues and highlight synergies between artists and galleries working in East Africa today.
Exhibiting artists include Yasmeen Abdullah, Ermias Ekube, Adiskidan Ambaye, Amel Bashier, Nigatu Tsehay, Engdaye Lemma, Sanaa Gateja, Richard Atugonza, Mona Taha, Kaleab Abate, Henry Mzili Mujunga, April Kamunde, Charlene Komuntale, Gor Soudan, Tahir Karmali, Boniface Maina, Souad Abdelrassoul, and Shabu Mwangi.
Eastern Voices is presented at our gallery space in London in collaboration with Circle Art Gallery and AfriArt Gallery. 

Founded in 2012, and based in Nairobi, Kenya, Circle Art Gallery promotes contemporary art from Eastern Africa. We are in the process of moving to a big new gallery space this year to expand our programming. 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. 

Founded in 2002 and located in Kampala, Afriart Gallery (AAG) has since become a leading international contemporary art gallery currently representing artists living and working on the African continent. The gallery focuses on original forms of expression and dialogue with the public. It provides an environment where collectors can find powerful contemporary artistic ideas and discussions.
Afriart Gallery was founded by Daudi Karungi a trained artist who understands the difficulties young artists on the African continent face. The gallery team is committed to creating a fair playing field and supportive community for artists by continuously implementing projects that foster their growth through mentorship, visibility, and archiving.