Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“The Egyptian Art in the Twenties of the Last Century,” a group exhibition of masterpieces by legendary Egyptian artists such as Mahmoud Mokhtar, Mahmoud Said, Ragheb Ayyad, Youssef Kamel, George Sabbagh, Mohamed Hassan, Emmy Nemr, Suzanne Adly, Shaaban Zaki and others. The show includes a selection of their most important artworks nearly 90 by twenty artists whose works shaped the features of that important period of the history of Egyptian art
(1 June - 1 August).
8 El-Kamel Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 0100 3970141
“The Phoenix Rises” exhibition of paintings is a tribute of the internationally-acclaimed, multi-dimensional Egyptian artist Omar El-Nagdi (1931-2019) on the 3rd anniversary of his passing
(31 May- 31 June).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
A miscellaneous exhibition by Art Guild (closing 9 June).
Exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Abdel-Galil (12-18 June).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Exhibition of oil paintings by artists Inas Ammer and Aliaa Rafiaa
(closing 9 June).
Exhibition of paintings by Camilia El-Zorqany (12-18 June).
Palace of Arts
The seventh round of the Cairo International Forum for the Arts of Calligraphy, which bears the slogan “Pioneers Renovators in a Hundred Years (1922 - 2022)”, in cooperation with the Egyptian General Assembly for Arabic Calligraphy headed by the great calligrapher Khoudeir El-Borsaidi. The forum witnesses the participation of 150 Egyptian and foreign guests and artists, including 63 Egyptian artists and 27 foreign artists from the countries: Serbia, China, Tunisia, Pakistan, Iraq, Japan, Thailand, Algeria, Indonesia, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, India, Uzbekistan, and Nigeria (6-20 June).
3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868
“Generations of Art” a group exhibition of painting by the likes of Salah Taher, Mohamed Rizk, Hend Hegazy, Wahid El-Kelesh, Madih Taher, and many more (closing 9 June).
Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
27 Talaat Harb St, 2nd Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272
“Retrieving Absence” exhibition brings together the latest articulations of three ongoing artistic projects by artists Nadia Mounier, Hagar Ezz Eldin, and Rawya Sadek. Through biographies, household materials, and family albums, the artists evoke the women they associate with through their biographies, photographs, and the handcrafted furniture of their homes. The three projects take research as a starting point, and produce, sometimes reproduce, what is absent or the time that has passed. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of events in collaboration with the artists (22 May - 30 July, open daily from Saturday to Thursday from 12-9pm).
Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“We Love Art. Vision and Creativity Made in Italy” contemporary art exhibition, an innovative project by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italian Cooperation, in collaboration with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Foundation. Eight works ranging from sculpture to painting and photography, created by eight young artists who interpret a complex reality where humanism, innovation and technology interact with each other, demonstrating how the meeting between art and business is not only still possible, but necessary, as the herald of new and stimulating visions for a sustainable development of the country, the planet and our daily life. The exhibition is open to the public from Sunday to Thursday, from 10am-4pm (1 June- 15 July).
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.
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 (closing 2 June).
“A Journey in Panoramic Land”, a photo exhibition by Patrick Godeau. The French photographer exhibits for the first time in Egypt a selection of 40 astonishing photos taken in different southern countries over 35 years. Mostly focusing on landscapes and ancient monuments, Godeau began to look for the masses, the volumes that blend and oppose each other at the same time, the richness of the colours, and then to wait for the light, this light that is so essential in photography, this glow that enlightens the conscience, the spirit and that sharpens our intellectual curiosity and our contemplative inclinations (5 - 30 June)
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 (closing 11 June).
“Full of Memories”, paintings by Mounir Eskandar on the Egyptian folk and rural life (closing 11 June).
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
“Semi-detached”, paintings by Rania Khallaf (11-23 June).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
Margo Veillon, Future and Legacy Galleries
“Liquid Gaze - Senior Projects Exhibition 2022” is the 2022 final projects exhibition produced by the students of the Visual Arts programme at the AUC. The show presents several multimedia art projects by eleven students. Most projects follow a contemporary artistic experimental methodology with a philosophical reference. The projects started in the fall of 2021, where students developed their unique ideas and conducted visual/knowledge-based research. In addition, there is also a printed book that documents all the creative and production practices throughout the year (14 May-25 June, 5pm-9pm).
(Due to Covid-19, seats are limited, and entrance is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Proof of vaccination is a must upon entry).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Wissa Wassef - The School of Instinctive Creativity” exhibition is showcasing a unique Egyptian experience, as well as distinguished and rare collection of wool and cotton tapestries made by the school’s weavers (1-21 June).
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.
Honorary Consulate of Italy
25 Saad Zaghloul Sq, Mahatet El-Raml, Alexandria
Exhibition of paintings by rising artist Aya Aziz (9-15 June).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 9 June, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.