OUR STORY

Opened in 2015, The Art Space has evolved from a commercial art gallery based in Kenya, into an online space with regular pop-ups in popular and sometimes unusual spaces around Nairobi. We feature art for sale from new and established artists in our Vault and for hard to find works, in our Collector’s Den.

Through art exhibitions and informal conversations, The Art Space allows for growth and critique in the visual arts.

The Art Space focuses on contemporary art from Africa and links artists with the contemporary art market, locally and internationally.

We offer art advisory services for new collectors and assist current collectors to curate and catalogue their existing collections.

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THE TEAM

We are a small team that brings you the best art from the region.

Wambui Collymore
Founder

WAMBUI KAMIRU COLLYMORE

Wambui is the founder of The Art Space and drives the vision for the space. Born and raised in Kenya, Wambui Kamiru Collymore as an artist has been developing artwork around the themes of colonialism, identity and independence in Africa. Originally a painter, Wambui now expresses her work through installation.

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Curatorial Assistant

DON HANDAH

Don Handah is fascinated by the stories that art tells and the questions it raises. He is interested in creating spaces for engagement between artists and their audiences.

He is currently a Freelance Curator and is assisting Thom Ogonga to curate a show for Circle Art Agency.

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Gallery Manager

ABBY MAINA

Abigail Maina is a lover of the arts, visual as well as performing. A writer and a film producer herself, she believes in the value of honing, and owning one’s craft. Abby manages The Art Space and coordinates logistics around exhibitions and events.