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).
Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581
A group exhibition of paintings produced by the fourteenth Luxor International Painting Forum, which is organized by the Cultural Development Fund Sector, in cooperation with Luxor governorate. The exhibition showcases 46 paintings produced in the forum's last session, which was concluded on 19 December 2021. Participating artists among many others are: Milka Vojevic (Serbia), Vasilis Galanis (Greece), Miguel Pomer (Colombia), Sobeih Kalash (Iraq), Awad Abu Salah (Sudan), Kamal Abu Halawa (Jordan), together with Ahmed Sonbol, Hossam Saqr, Doaa Hatem, Rania Fouad, Fares Ahmed, Karim Helmy, Maher Gerguis, Mohamed Banawi, and Mohamed Orabi from Egypt (17 July - 31 August).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Art workshops for children aging from 7 to 17 years old. The workshops offer classes in different art fields such as drawing, painting, ceramic, calligraphy, and photography (17 July - 16 August).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
The 1st Nile International Plastic Arts Forum presents “An Artist’s Prints” miscellaneous group show, supervised by artist Sonia Sobhy
(17 - 23 July).
A miscellaneous exhibition by students of the Faculty of Art Education (26 -31 July).
Palace of Arts
The 7th International Cartoon Forum (20-30 July).
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 exhibition is accompanied by a series of events in collaboration with the artists (closing 30 July, open daily from Saturday to Thursday from 12-9pm).
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.
Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre
5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
Isis Hall & Nahdat Misr Hall
The Second Cairo International Biennale of Children’s Arts
(19 July-18 August).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“Think Big”, a group exhibition of paintings that aims to answer the questions: Do large works of art provide more enjoyment, a more in-depth experience, than smaller works? Does size truly matter in art? When you stand before a work of art somehow larger than you, how can you resist its influence and its power on your emotions?
(closing 30 July).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Hall I & II
“Picasso Acquisitions” group exhibition celebrates the 24th year of the gallery's private collection. It is displaying paintings by Engy Aflaton,
Tahiya Halim, Gazbia Sirry, Abdel-Hadi El-Jazzar, Hussein Bikar
Hamed Nada, Omar El-Nagdy, Sayyed Abdel-Rasoul, Kamel Mustafa, Samir Rafeaa, Samir Fouad, Adel Al-Sewey, Abdel Aal Hassan, Salah Taher, Gamil Shafiq and many more (closing 31 July).
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035
New Summer Collection showcases artworks by around 20 artists such as Hady El-Boraey, Ibrahim Ghazala, Eman Osama
(3 July-10 August).
22 Taha Hussein St, Zamalek
A unique show by Marwa Saad and pop artist Ahmed Lesi, two young Cairo-based artists. The exhibition encompasses a selection of colourful paintings coming from their most recent solo shows
(daily from 20 June - 20 September).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“UBUNTU Revisited” exhibition in its sixth edition is showcasing an eclectic selection of artworks by different artists the gallery has collaborated with across the years. Featuring works by: Ahmed El- Badawi, Amgad El-Tohamy, Aya Mostafa, Dina Abdel-Nabi, Doaa Fakher, Hakeem Abu Kila, Khaled Zaki, Muataz Elemam, Nevine Farghaly, Omar Gabr, Sayeda Khalil, Sarah El-Samman, Tarek El- Sheikh and many more (5 July - 6 August).
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.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 21 July, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.