“Caricature from Egypt and Russia” group exhibition at the Russian Cultural Centre is a must see

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

Khaled Salah
Khaled Salah's cartoon of Naguib Mahfouz from Egypt on show at the Russian Cultural Centre

The American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318

The Photographic Gallery

“Life Exposed”, is an exciting exhibition of visual stories from the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) based in Aarhus, Denmark. DMJX runs full time internationally renowned photojournalism programmes and each semester ten international photojournalism students create a magazine with individual photo stories. The exhibition shows selected images and stories from two magazines, Nest and Avalanche. The DMJX programme has had several Egyptian photography students over the years, some of include: Ahmed Hayman, Heba Khamis and Roger Anis(4 November - 6 December).  


Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

The Cairo International Film Festival exhibition(17-28 November).

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

“A Moment of Truth”, oil paintings by Nehad Alshembeky (17-28 November).


The Cairo International Conference Centre

Nasr City

“Craffiti”, Egypt’s biggest annual handicrafts exhibition (closing 23 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

Paintings by Mohamed Al-Nasser (17 November- 2 December).


Darb 1718

Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188

“Cairographie” photography exhibition is held by Darb 1718, in partnership with Al Safar Association. The exhibition celebrates photography through bringing together all career stages; emerging, mid-career and established artists, to raise awareness of contemporary topics through different forms of photography and video. The exhibition creates opportunities for artistic expression and engagement between participants and attendees (10 November-31 December).


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.



6 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2391 6769

Paintings by the lateOmar El-Nagdi(1931-2019) (closing 23 November).


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

“Forms of Love”, a solo exhibition of painting by El-Zaeem Ahmed

(31 November-12 December).  


Khan Almaghraby

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

“Ten Creative Female Sculptors” showcases the sculptors of Hadeer Edris, Maisoun El-Zorba, Mariam ElKasabany, Mona Heikal, Reem Osama, Sally Rageh, Samar Magdy, Samar Mohamed, Youstina Fahmy, Zeinab Sobhy
(17 November- 28 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).



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

“Adam and Eve”, 40 oil paintings and sculptures by Hisham Abdel-Moaati

(16-30 November).


Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25750353

Daily except Fridays from 11am to 9pm

“Please Enter My Inner Space”, first solo exhibition of pop art by Ahmed Lesi

(3 November-5 December). 


Russian Cultural Centre

127 Tahrir St, Dokki Metro Station, Giza, Tel 02 3760 6371

“Caricature from Egypt and Russia”, a collective caricature exhibition features 40 artists; 16 from Russia and 24 from Egypt such as Aleksandr Zudin, Azimov, Anatolii Belov, Khaled Salah and Khaled Al-Marsafy (21-26 November).

Anatolii Belov
A cartoon by Anatolii Belov from Russia on show at the Russian Cultural Centre

SOMA art

14 Maraashli St, Zamalek,2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292

“Roaming Echoes”, the first solo exhibition by acclaimed artist Nevine Hamza

(19 November-16 December).



20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223

Ground Floor

“Glee”, painting exhibition by El Husseiny Aly and Salah Bisar

(closing 23 November).
First Floor
“The Weaver’s Palette”, exhibition showcases a unique collection of the 19th century carpets (closing 23 November).

“Our Journey with Art”, an exhibition of a collection of various original artworks from the book written by Dr. Mohamed Aboulghar carrying the same name, the artworks are from the acquisitions of Aboulghar family (closing 23November).


F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440

“Dream”, paintings by Shaaban Al-Hussieny (closing 28 November).


Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

“42 Bahgat Ali”, paintings by Hana El-Sagini (17 November-7 December).

Venue II

“Symphony of Life”, paintings by Carelle Homsy (17 November-7 December).

Venue III

Showcasing a selection of artworks, in collaboration with Messadi Art Gallery

(17 November-7 December).




Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

BACC West Exhibition Hall

“Masterpieces of Arab Calligraphy Art in Egypt”, exhibition showcases the collection of Sheikh Mohamed Abdel-Rahman (20-30 November).

French Cultural Institute

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

“Kiosques d’Alexandrie et du Canal”, this rich exhibition, designed by CE Alex, traces more than two centuries of history of the francophone press in Egypt. It is complemented by a "focus" on the revolutionary press in Africa, produced by students from Senghor University in Alexandria (closing 31 December).


*A version of this article appears in print in the 21 November, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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