Last Update 20:52
Thursday, 17 October 2019

Art Alert: Roma Fargahli in Cairo's Zamalek Art Gallery

The artist documented his deep sentiments towards Rome

Ahram Online , Thursday 3 Mar 2016
Fargahli Abdel Hafiz painting
From Roma Fargahli exhibition by Fargahli Abdel Hafiz (Photo: courtesy of Zamalek Art Gallery)
Views: 1456
Views: 1456

Roma Fargahli, a painting exhibition by Egyptian artist Fargahli Abdel Hafiz, will open in Zamalek Art Gallery on 6 March and will run until 4 April.

In his exhibition the artist is reflecting his own passionate perspective of the Italian city.

In the events press release, Fargahli explained his attachment to Rome:"I have been an ardent admirer of Fellini’s Rome, a Rome that is both playful and dignified.

“In my own way, and from a cultural perspective of Egypt of the 1960s, I have long worshiped its enchanting streets and fountains, its serenely majestic buildings, and its charming cafes,” he continued to say.

“To me, all these features represent a source of aesthetic pleasure, one to which I returned to in 2015 to paint these treasures for the first time. In depicting these images, I documented and affirmed my deep ardor and sentiments towards Rome,” Fargahli added.

He concluded: “To my delight, I found that it has retained its serene grandeur and timeless beauty."

Farghali's work is often linked to issues of identity and environment. He frequently works in his studio located in Dahshour, a city for renowned for its history and quiet environment. 

Born in Dairout, Middle Egypt, in 1941, Abdel Hafiz graduated from the Institute of Art Education and the Academy of Fine Art in Florence. He held the position of dean of the Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University between 1989 and 1994. He continues to teach at the academy until date.

The artist has held over 40 private exhibitions, and participated in over 20 international exhibits in the USA & Europe. 


Exhibition: Roma Fargahli by Fargahli Abdel Hafiz
Opening March 6 and runs until April 4
Zamalek Art Gallery: 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt


For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture



Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.