Afriart Gallery is a focal point of Kampala’s artistic community and provides a wonderful space to experience the exquisite art of Uganda. The gallery was founded in 2002 and has presented contemporary art for the past 15 years. Over this time, we have had locations at Lugogo UMA show grounds, Kamwokya, and now expanded to the Industrial Area. It is a leading private art gallery in Uganda focusing on the promotion of contemporary art from Uganda and the East African region as well as forging collaborations among artists in Africa and beyond. We seek to enrich the knowledge of our visitors about contemporary African art and provide the most varied selection for the enthusiastic art collector in the gallery’s permanent collection.
Apart from exhibitions Afriart has launched some exciting products and initiatives, such as a members art lounge on 7th, an art shop, art consultancies, interior design and professional framing services.
We focus on exhibiting the best contemporary art in Uganda and have launched many artists’ careers, some of whom are now internationally acclaimed. Their works have been represented by Afriart in major international exhibitions, art auctions, art biennales, and art fairs.
Our new space, Afriart on 7th, is offering more to the art community through a large gallery space, a members’ lounge, and a library. We are able to offer this space as an opportunity for artists and curators to experiment, push the boundaries of their practice, and by so doing, contribute audaciously to Uganda’s cultural discourse.
“I believe that in order to have a vibrant art industry, artists should be given space to imagine avant-garde creations”Daudi Karungi (Director Afriart Gallery)