8 El-Kamel Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 3948, 0100 3970141
“Upside-Down: Freedom, Art, Life”, a retrospective exhibition by veteran artist Georges Bahgory (25 January-10 February).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
“A Woman from Egypt”, oil paintings depict women from Ancient Egyptian Egypt by Nahed Ahmed (1-7 February).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
“Brush of an Artist”, a miscellaneous group exhibition curated by Ahmed Ghweiba. It showcases artworks in different art media created by 60 artists (1-7 February).
Palace of Arts
“Dream is the Land of Creativity” is the title of the 32rd Youth Salon showcasing around 190 art works by 210 artists covering the fields of ceramic, sculpture, painting, mixed media, installation, digital arts
(closing 16 February).
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
“Aida and Mariette” exhibition showcases thirty sketches and drawings of costumes and sets for the first performance of Aida opera on 24 December, 1871 in Cairo. They are produced by the hand of Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, or targeted by him, and show the precision of the artist and his quest to make this pharaonic opera “real”
(closing 19 February).
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.
1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
Paintings by Ahmed Nosseir (5 February-3 March).
23 Hassan Assem St, Zamalek, 02 2735 3538/ 012 00999448
“The Absurd” exhibition of paintings by Yasser Nabaiel, inspired by Albert Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus (closing 3 February).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“All about Relationships”, through her artwork, artist Marwa Saad tries to create a miniature of a world that lies inside of her
Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65
Al-Bab Selim Hall
Exhibition of paintings by Mustafa Batt (25 January- 8 February).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Paintings by Nazeer Tanbouly (6-21 February).
Paintings by Asmaa Samy (6-21 February).
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
“Body Talk”, sculptures by Mustafa Bakr (30 January- 13 February).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
“Van Leo’s Legacy” is celebrating Egypt’s premiere 20th-century studio photographer Van-Leo’s 100th birthday, with a season-long extended exhibition displaying a rare selection from AUC’s Rare Books and Special Collections Library. The exhibit exclusively features more than 150 photographs that include some of his iconic portraits that are showcased for the first time as well as some of his personal studio furniture, including his art déco desk and the plateau on which he displayed his portraits for four decades, in an attempt to recreate his studio. Open daily from 10am to 9pm
(20 November- 20 February).
District 5, New Cairo
The opening of a new edition of Cairo Art Fair inside TAM gallery's new venue in New Cairo on 4 February, from 12noon to 7pm. With more than 150 artists participating in the 7th edition of Cairo Art Fair, the gallery will be adorned with new and stunning contemporary artworks by some of Egypt’s best-loved artists; catering to everyone’s tastes with an incredible range of prices, styles, techniques and concepts.
Like always, Cairo Art Fair introduces many new artists alongside TAM's roster of artists! Both prominent and emerging artists will be showcasing their work in a synergised setting; breaking the boundaries of format, participation, and presenting an honest reflection of today’s Egyptian art scene (4-28 February).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 February, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.