The American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
“Zoom In and Out: Student Exhibition”, an exciting exhibition of student photographic works produced on the Photography Foundations courses. Made over the Spring semester 2021, the group show departs from the expected. Viewers will see a wide range of visual approaches explored by the students to reflect their student life experiences during the pandemic. The images build associations between everyday student experiences to look inwards and capture the world outwards in this time of isolation across the globe (2-25 November).
The Sharjah Art Gallery
Gallery working hours, Sunday through Thursday, 9:30am - 4:30pm
“Paul Rand - The Idealist/Realist”, Graphic design legend, Paul Rand, was among the most influential designers who led the American design reformation wave. When Rand died at eighty-two (1914-1996), his career had spanned six decades, three generations, and numerous chapters of design history. Twenty-five years after his passing, Nagla Samir and Daniel Lewandowski celebrate his work and legacy in the Middle East with a retrospective exhibition and book, with contributions by Jayme Odgers, Tom Hardy, Jessica Helfand, and Bob Burns, detailing Rand’s extraordinary thoughts and processes (4-25 November).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by Hussein Noah (16-21 November).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
A miscellaneous exhibition by Future Academy (16-21 November).
Palace of Arts
The First Contemporary Art Salon, Post Concept”, installation works by 25 artists from different generations (3-30 November).
Italian/Egyptian Centre for Restoration and Antiquities (CIERA)
31 Al Suyuffeya St, Al Helmeya, Cairo, visitors are welcomed by appointments so contact the manager Mr. Salah Ramadan 0100 8716067
Architectural complex of the Mevlevi Dervish “Samaa Khana, Restorations and Restorers” permanent exhibition of the activities of the working/formation sites for the restoration and recovery of the monuments. Visitors are welcomed during the opening hours determined by the Ministry of Antiquities.
18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940
“Egyptian Tales”, a duet exhibition by Omar Alfayoumi and Fathi Afiffi (16 November- 2 December).
1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
“The First Life”, sculptures by Maged Mekhail (closing 18 November).
8 Kasr El Nile St, Floor 6, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2575 9990/ 0100 6018726/ 01010645106
“Realistic Forum”, a group miscellaneous exhibition showcases portraits, photography, carpets, mixed media, tapestry, conceptual art, drawing, sculpture, and many more (18-22 November).
Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre
5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
Nahdat Misr Hall
Paintings by Aya Aziz (18-28 November).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“My Favorite Things 6”, My Favorite Things group exhibition started in 2016 as a small group exhibition, showing the artworks of three chosen women artists. In due course, it became an inclusive annual exhibition promoting and supporting up and coming women artists in Egypt. Its main aim is to guarantee for women to have a permanent and safe space, for exposure and free expression, keeping a high artistic quality based on originality and innovative thought (closing 23 November).
Villa 20 Nazih Khalifa, El Korba, Heliopolis, all week including Fridays 12-8pm
“From Letters to Stories” Antonella’s solo exhibition
(20 November- 4 December).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Stops of Alienation”, paintings by Afifa La’aby (7-30 November).
“Carnival of the Moon”, paintings by Hisham Rahma
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
“6x9”, unique exhibition of paintings by Haytham Abdelhafeez
Mall of Arabia, open every day, gate 17, first floor opposing Ikea floor,
Working hours: Weekdays: 10am to 11pm, Weekends: 10am to 12am
“Boundless” exhibition features over 60 of Egypt’s best-loved artists showcasing some of their most exquisite works.
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“The Soul Within”, sculptures by Hany El-Sayyed (13-27 November).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“Infinity”, sculptures by Kamal Al-Fiqi (7- 29 November).
“1985”, paintings by Hana Al-Sageny (7- 29 November).
“Shades of the Road”, paintings by Emad Ibrahim (7- 29 November).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.
101 Al-Horreya road, Bab Sharq, Alexandria, Tel 03 3920214
“The Andalusians in Cairo”, a photography exhibition held within the framework of cooperation between the Cervantes Institute
and the Camera Club of the Alexandria Atelier Cultural Association. This is the second photographic exhibition on the same topic, highlighting the Andalusian monuments in Cairo, which form an important part of the city’s architectural heritage. The exhibition comes as a result of a workshop organised by the Spanish researcher specialised in the history of Andalusians in Cairo, Pedro Ignacio Del Castillo, director of the Camera Club, and photographer Mohamed Fawzy Ali, about the Andalusians who lived in Egypt. They are Sidi Abdullah bin Abi Jamra, Sidi Mohamed bin Sayed Al-Nas, Al-Sadat Al-Malikiyah Mosque, Sidi Hassan Al-Tastari Mosque, Khadra Al-Sharifa Mosque, Sidi Mohamed Al-Shatibi Mosque, and Moussa bin Maimon mausoleum (14 November-16 December).
French Cultural Institute
Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
“Alexandria, Once Upon a Time, Alexandria, Once Upon a Time” a new decade of the Alexandrian Heritage Days. In 2021, we wish to look to the past, but also to the future: Alexandria, once upon a time,Media Library
Alexandria it will be once. Alexandria, during these 2,400 years of history has presented many faces, both in its extension and in its neighborhoods, in its population as in its religions, in its writings, its literature, but also its music and its arts. The major dates of political, social and economic history are combined with the major dates of scientific, artistic or literary inventions. It comes down to
each of the partners to choose and present the portrait of the city that is most dear to them or to imagine the city in the future (12-20 November).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 18 November, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly