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The 12thAnnual Traditional Crafts Festival exhibition at Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre is a must go

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 22 Oct 2019
A Sinai Oasis inspired gown by Taghrid Sayed
A Sinai Oasis inspired gown by Taghrid Sayed
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The American University in Cairo

The Rare Books and Special Collections Library

“Princess Fawzia: The Duality of Egyptian Womanhood Through Western and Egyptian Eyes”, exhibition showcases how Egyptian women are portrayed in the national and international media through the life of Princess Fawzia, the sister of King Farouk — the last monarch to rule Egypt — and the first wife of the Shah of Iran (closing 31 October).



80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507  

“Black Lines”, sketches and artworks of wires by Galal Gomaa

(26 October-3 November). 



4 Mohamed Anees St, in front of the Embassy of China, Zamalek, Tel 0100 3270364

“The Boats of Brollous”, exhibition in its 6thedition sponsored by the Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen Organisation for Arts (20 October-2 November).


Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Oil paintings byAnas Al-Zoghby (23-30October).  

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Photography exhibition from Colombia organised by the Embassy of Colombia



Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre

1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103

A permanent exhibition of the centre’s ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products.


Cervantes Institute

20 Boulos Hanna St, Dokki, Tel 02 3760 1746

“Diego and Frida, a Halfway Smile”, a photo exhibition consisting of 48 photographs printed on cardboard paper, exposes striking and crucial moments of the peculiar life of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, two of the great Mexican painters of the twentieth century. The exhibition is organized by the Mexican Embassy in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute, on the occasion of Mexico’s IndependenceDay (closing 24 October).


Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)

22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat St, 4th Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272

“Botoun”, will grow and take form over the coming weeks and months. It consists of rooms designed to accommodate different public and semi-public workshops and gatherings, screenings, talks as well as art works and books

(22 Octoberuntil the end of the year).


Al-Ghouri Caravansary

Imam Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St with Al-Azhar, Tel 02 2514 7475

Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre’s products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.


Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“15th Day of Contemporary Art”, a group exhibition celebrates contemporary art through displaying unique artworks by contemporary Italian artists who showed their artworks at the institute in the past years such as Giovanni Casellato, Stefania Fabrizi, and Raffaele Fiorella. Italy is celebrating these days contemporary art through opening its museums of contemporary art to the public for free(closing 31 October).



15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Tel 02 3304 0791/ 0122 8647511

“Magnificent”, a group show featrures among others Mohamed Youssef, Nabil Ali, Britt Botrous Ghali, Dina Targam, Farida Darwish (closing31 October).

“Colours Of Egypt VII”, a group art show by the likes of Farida Darwish, Rasha Ghaleb, Farida El-Kouni, and Dina El-Ruby (4-14 November).  


Khan Almaghraby

18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940

“The Clown”, a group exhibition showcasing a wide selection of artworks by Egyptian artists on the clowns and the traditional puppet (closing 31 October).


Korean Cultural Centre

3 Boulos Hanna St, Dokki, Tel 02 37627102/3

“The 2019 K-Pop World Festival”, a photo exhibition on a K-Pop dance competition organised by the KCC (closing 25 November).


Liwan gallery

23 Hassan Assem St, Zamalek, 02 2735 3538/ 012 00999448

“The East from Orientalist Perspectives” exhibition showcases 50 paintings by French, Italian and British orientalists (12 October-7 November).  


Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre

5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123

Isis Hall& Nahdat Misr Hall

“The Traditional Crafts and the Development of Africa”, the 12th Annual Traditional Crafts Festival exhibition. The opening ceremony will include a miscellaneous fashion show ranging between scarfs, shawls and gowns inspired by the Sinai Oasis and Upper Egypt heritage as well as the African environment

(24-28 October). 


Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25750353

“My Favorite Things 4”, meant as a platform to promote and encourage promising young women artists, this year it expands its reach, featuring a new and larger group of Egyptian artists, as well as two special foreign guests experimenting with contemporary artistic practices and media. Participating artists: Aya Badawy, Mona Essam, Nourhan Mayouf, Alaa Ayman Hassan, and more

(closing31 October).

Tamara Building, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 25750353

“The 29th Letter of the Alphabet”, a group exhibition organised by Art d’Egypte where the gallery will present works by the artists: Adel El-Siwi, Ahmed Sabry, Hany Rashed, Salah El Mur and Soad Abdelrasoul(painting),Hazem El-Mestikawy,Mohamed Abdallah (sculpture),Qarm Qart (photography)

(19 October-7 November).  


Islamic Cairo

Mohebeddin Hall, Al-Moez Street

Sultan QalawunMosque

Mamai Seifi Meqaad(seat), Al-Gamalya District

Beit Al-Seheimi

Al-Moez St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865

“Reimagined Narratives”, Art D’Egypte’s third group exhibition organised, under the auspices of the Ministry of Antiquities and the UNESCO and supported by the French Cultural Institute in Cairo, is featuring artworks by 28 contemporary artists such as Ahmed Askalany, Ahmed El-Shaer, Ahmed Karaaly, Farida El-Gazzar, Fathi Hassan, Ghada Amer, Heba Amin and Hoda Lotfi

(17 October- 9 November).


NWT House

Villa 19 Road 12 Maadi El Sarayat, Tel 01152482349

“Visual Verses”, a group exhibition by a galaxy of artists such as Nazly Madkour, Rifky Al-Razzaz, Maye Heshamt and Brit Botrous Ghali

(closing31 October).



30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544

“Ode to Joy”, paintings by Mai Heshmat (10-20 November).


Picasso East

Villa No 39 Al Narges 35thsettlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, Tel 0122 0000035

“Between Soul and Self”, paintings by pioneer artist Mohamed Farid

(12 October- 5 November).

“Wall of the Soul”, paintings by Mahmoud Hamed (12 October- 5 November).   



Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860

“Cosmic Nonsense”, is an artistic journey that attempts to explore the world from an impartial perspective of sanity.This group exhibition is a celebration of the madness that surrounds us; an uninhibited adventure where our artists set out to discover the many faces of crazy and explore the (often hilarious) survival tactics needed in the world today (22 October-12 November).


Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

Painting byWassim Fahmy(20 October- 9 November).    

Venue II

“Rooted”, painting by Amina El-Demerdash (20 October- 9 November).  

Venue III

“Psychedelic Roots”, new collection of paintings by Colombian artist Camilo Arias (20 October- 9 November).   




Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

BACC, East Exhibition Hall

“Child and Adolescent Creativity”, an exhibition of the products of the 12th round of the Workshop Exhibition (15 October-20 November). 


French Cultural Institute

30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952

(8 October-5 November).“The Scientific Discovery in Africa: The Nanotechnology in Egypt”, an exhibition designed by scientific editor Taina Cluzeauand Fais ta Science Association

“Taste and Memories”,a photography exhibition on an international youth meeting project aimed at fostering a culture of international dialogue between young citizens from Italy, Egypt and France on the theme of culinary and Euro-Mediterranean heritage (20 October-5 November).


*A version of this article appears in print in the 24 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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