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).
25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220
“In Memoriam of Raouf Abdel-Meguid”, a rare collection of paintings by the truly iconic, award winning, late artist Raouf Abdel-Meguid (11-30 September).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by Shafaq Ak-Wakeel (closing30 September).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by Mona Sallam (closing 30 September).
11 Youssef Kamel (Al-Gezira Al Wosta) St, Zamalek, Tel 010 25161678/01155262146/01207191333
Exhibition of paintings by Mustafa Yehia (closing 29 September).
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.
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 Independence Day (25 September-25 October).
3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868
Watercolour paintings by Yasser Gaessa (3-24 October).
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.
Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Cairo Opera Complex, Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel
Tel 02 2735 6861
Adam Henein Hall
“25 Years Photojournalist”, a photography exhibition by Al-Ahram Organisation photographer Bassam Alzoghby (closing 27 September).
Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“FarneCairo”, permanent exhibition of contemporary art at the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo. Works of art by Stefania Fabrizi, Giovanni Casellato, Giulio Turcato, Paolo Peroni, Clodoveo Masciarelli, Ragheb Agad, Abdel-Hafiz Farghali and others (open during office hours).
15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Tel 02 3304 0791/ 0122 8647511
“Magnificent”, a group show featrures among others MohamedYoussef, Nabil Ali, Britt Botrous Ghali, Dina Targam, Farida Darwish (1-31 October).
18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940
“Aldyar (Houses)”,a trio exhibition byartists:Mohamed Orabi, Magdy Abdou, and Moataz Kamal (24September- 5 October).
Magdoub Design Studio
21 Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 0778
A drawing exhibition honours the name of late theatre director Mohamed Abou-Alseoud showcasing drawings of two of his theatre performances Mother Africa and Sheba (closing1 October).
80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507
A group exhibition of paintings by the likes of Ayman El-Semary, Adel Tharwat, Emad Abou Zeid, Magdy Anwar, Nevine Farghaly
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
(15 September-24 October).
Medrar for Contemporary Art
7 Gamal Abu-El Mahassen Street, First Floor, Apartment 4, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt, Tel 02 27957714
The 9th edition of Cairo Video Festival
The festival has started with 5 Swiss works. The Swiss participation varies between experimental videos, projections and Installations. Swiss visual artist Yannick Jacquet is participating with his installation “Mécaniques Discursives”, created in 2013, in collaboration with Swiss artist Fred Penelle. This edition also features video works by Swiss artists Alexander Hahn, Aurèle Ferrier - who had participated in the 8th edition of the festival -, Victoria Maréchal, Anuk Jovović and Pavle Jovović.
“Thought Forms”, isAlexander Hahn (CH/US)’s 6:04 minutes analogue apparatuses scan and process text and drawings – clairvoyant observations on the chemical elements – from the pages of Occult Chemistry, a book by Annie Besant (1847 – 1933) (closing 30 September).
“Borders II”, 18:20 minutes video exhibition byVictoria Maréchal (Ar/CH)
(closing 30 September).
Cairo Festival City Mall
“Mécaniques Discursives”, installation byYannick Jacquet & Fred Penelle (CH).While the passage of time seems to accelerate every day, Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet offer a pause, a suspension, a breath. A strange mechanism stretches across the wall, populated with shadowy chimeras
(10- 30 September).
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
(18 September- 31 October).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Fountains of Light”,paintings byMohamed Kamal (closing 30 September).
“Desert Visage”,photography by Wael Abed (closing 30 September).
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35thsettlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, Tel 0122 0000035
The gallery’s group summer exhibition presents a galaxy of pioneer artists showing the wide range of art styles such as Fathy Afifi, Georges Bahgory, Sayed Saadeddin, Ayman Al-Semary, Kassem,Abdel-Fattah Al-Badry, Mahmoud Marey,Sally Al-Zainy,Eman Osama, Neven Al-Refaai.
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“Blossoming”,a collective exhibition of four young talented artists:
Ghaidaa Ashraf, KindaAdly, Yousra Hafad, and Sara Tantawy (2-23 October).
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek,2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292
“Tea Time with my Lungs”, a trio exhibition by Marwan El-Gamal, Nada Barakaand Soha Elsirgany. In this show, the artists explore relationships between the human body, narratives, and spaces (18 September - 16 October).
Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, Tel 0100 0773860
“Solos in Parallel”, is the third edition of the exhibition featuring new collections by Egyptian contemporary artists Klay Kassemand Ayyad Alnimer
(closing 3 October).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
New Space, First Foor
“Different Melodies”, a group exhibition byAbdel-Rahman ElBorgy, Asmaa Magdi Khouri, Caroline Berzi, Dina Madkour, Doaa Fakher, Farah El Shafie, Mohamed Bassiouni, Mona Omar, Montaser El Kharashi, Omar Gabr
(22 September-19 October).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“Strata”, a group show by the likes of Abdallah Shaarawi, Eslam Abdel-Salam, Fatema Abou-Doma, Nada El-Shorbagy, Nour Kamel and Fares Zaitoon
(22 September- 12 October).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of october, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
A collective exhibition of artworks by contemporary and pioneer artists
(14 September- 3 October).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Eastern Exhibitions Hall
“Arabic Topography”, the BA and the French Cultural Institute in Egypt present this exhibition dedicated to the art of printed Arabic letters as part of the 2019 France-Egypt Cultural Year. It covers several centuries of calligraphy creation: posters from the Arab world from the capital of Algeria to Beirut in the 1870s and 1980s, the history of printed Arabic letters from the 16th to the 21st century, and finally a selected collection of creations of printed letters by contemporary artists
(closing 6 October).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 26 September, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.