Al-Ahram Art Gallery
Al-Galaa St, Ramses, Tel 16545
“Folklore and People”, a group exhibition of painting (2-7 November).
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 6th edition sponsored by the Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen Organisation for Arts (closing 2 November).
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
“The Victory”, a calligraphy exhibition features 34 artists from Egypt, Syria, Indonesia and Thailand (27 October-3 November).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
“Egyptian Fantasy”, paintings by Randa Fouad (9-14 November).
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.
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 October until the end of the year).
3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868
“Aaru and Stone”, paintings by Zeinab Nour (27 October-12 November).
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
“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).
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).
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
The Fifth Cairo Comics Festival offers you exhibitions, meetings, advanced courses and competitions, as well as a large library containing a selection of adults and children from the French literary season in the field of comics. It is held in partnership with the Library of Livre de France (1, 2 and 3 November).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
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).
1 Al-Saraya St, Manial, Cairo, Tel 02 23687495
“From the Heart”, an exhibition of paintings (3-13 November).
Mohebeddin Hall, Al-Moez Street
Sultan Qalawun Mosque
Mamai Seifi Meqaad (seat), Al-Gamalya District
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).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Ode to Joy”, paintings by Mai Heshmat (10-20 November).
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, Tel 0122 0000035
“Between Soul and Self”, paintings by pioneer artist Mohamed Farid
(closing 5 November).
“Wall of the Soul”, paintings by Mahmoud Hamed (closing 5 November).
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“Kemit”, third exhibition of paintings by rising artist Ibrahim Khattab
(29 October-19 November).
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek, 2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292
“The Signal”, a duo show by emerging artists Hatem Moussa and Mayar Nayel (29 October-16 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).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Glee”, painting exhibition by El Husseiny Aly and Salah Bisar (27 October- 23 November).
“The Weaver’s Palette”, exhibition showcases a unique collection of the 19th century carpets (27 October- 23 November).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Painting by Wassim Fahmy (20 October- 9 November).
“Rooted”, painting by Amina El-Demerdash (20 October- 9 November).
“Psychedelic Roots”, new collection of paintings by Colombian artist Camilo Arias (20 October- 9 November).
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
“The Scientific Discovery in Africa: The Nanotechnology in Egypt”, an exhibition designed by scientific editor Taina Cluzeau and Fais ta Science Association
(closing 5 November).
“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 (closing 5 November).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 31 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.