All the works of Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi (Kiev 1976, represented by Rosenfeld Gallery in Tel Aviv) which are exhibited in circle1, except of three paintings were done during her two visits to Ngwo, Nigeria, in 2013. The three larger paintings, were produced when she got back to Israel, based on fresh memories as well as preliminary sketches done in situ.
Among our first nine Israeli members of Circle1 are four Berlin- based artists. Olaf Kühnemann is a painter who became known for his intriguing imagery based on the analysis of his childhood photographs. Kühnemann has exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions in various museums and galleries. One of his recent projects was a painting installation in collaboration with Berlin based fashion label Eva & Bernard and Alexander Ochs Gallery in Berlin at Mercedes- Benz Berlin Fashion week .