Ahmed Shawki Museum
Karmat Ibn Hanaa Centre
6 Ahmed Shawki St, off Murad St, Corniche Al-Nil, Giza, Tel 02 35707960
“A Wood Frame” artworks by Hany Youssef (closing 21 May).
12 Sayed Al-Bakri St, from Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2760212
“Rosy Dreams”, paintings by Said Badawi and Kamal Gabr
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by artist Iman Ali Afifi (19-24 May).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
“Tale of a Place” paintings of landscapes by Dina El-Shouny
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.
Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65
Al-Bab Selim Hall
“Baheya” paintings depict Egyptian women by Yasser Eid
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“Belly of a Mountain: Offerings and Plaques (2014 - 2020)” exhibition of sculpture by Sherif El-Azma. For his first exhibition at the gallery El-Azma presents a body of sculptural work made in old Cairo, at his Fustat studio. An ongoing project that investigates material forms, material histories, renegotiations of symbolic language, offering, ritual and alternative hypothetical stories told with the object as the central nucleus for discussion (8 May - 2 June).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Egyptian Hymns” paintings by Zahran Salama (10-30 May).
“The Journey”, paintings by Fathi Afifi (10-30 May).
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035
“Time Travellers” exhibition of paintings by Lina Osama
on fragile existence and persistent hopes for change (21 May-11 June).
“Full of Memories”, paintings by Mounir Eskandar on the Egyptian folk and rural life (21 May-11 June).
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
“Hearts Trap”, paintings by artist Nadia Wahdan (15-29 May).
New Cairo, District 5, Marakez, Sokhna Road
TAM gallery announces the launch of round one of its 6th consecutive edition of the Summer Affordable Art Show featuring over 150 of your favourite contemporary Egyptian artists. Discover hundreds of artworks at unbeatable prices with a huge variety of styles, and sizes (Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May, from 12pm to 10pm).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Mind the Gap”, paintings by Eman Hussein (closing 24 May).
“Azahiri”, paintings by Haytham Abdel-Hafeez (closing 24 May).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“The Summer Group Exhibition” features artworks by Mohamed Sabry, Ibrahim El-Tanbouly, Shaaban El-Hosseiny, Emad Ibrahim, Sameh Ismail, Hany El-Sayed, and many more
(23 May-15 September).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
“Lost Entrances” photo exhibition by photographer Leon Dubois and engineer and artist Mohamed Gohar.
Until 2022, the city of Alexandria represented two main eras: the old city with its submerged ruins, and the multi-ethnic city at the beginning of the twentieth century, which was characterized by the multiplicity of foreign communities. However, this picture is far from what it was recently, where today more than five million people live. In this artwork that combines drawings and images, Dubois and Gohar give us an example of Alexandria today, by depicting the residents and how they interact with the city (Thursday 19 May, free entry, 9pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 19 May, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.