Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Ahmed Nawwar tracing his art career since the 1960s until today (20 February- 20 April).
American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
The Photographic Gallery organizes an exhibition of the best in visual journalism for 2022 as part of the 16th edition of Egypt’s Press Photo annual competition. Egypt Press Photo is a renowned annual competition of national photojournalism organized by the Syndicate of Journalists and run by the Photojournalists Collective. The exhibition showcases 40 of the best-winning projects of contemporary photojournalism produced by 35 local Egyptian photojournalists
(closing 23 March).
4 Mohamed Anees St, in front of the Embassy of China, Zamalek, Tel 0100 3270364
“Maqam” (a shrine) exhibition of paintings by Taha El-Korany
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil painting exhibition by Iman El-Hakim
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil painting exhibition by Azza Ismail (16-21 March).
Villa CLEG 118 Diplomatic district, El-Sheikh Zayed, Tel 0101 2705242
“Baladi” (my homeland) exhibition of painting by artist Taher Abdel-Azim rotates around Egypt from the artist’s point of view
(closing 21 March).
3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868
“Born in a Poem” is the second edition of a group exhibition of painting and sculpture on the art of portrait by a galaxy of artists: Emad Abdel-Wahab, Maher Guirgis, Eman Hakim, Yasser Gad, Shereen El-Baroudi, and many more (closing 20 March).
Garden of Art
El-Sheikh Zayed, Rabwa Mall, ground floor, entrance from Rabwa compound gate 3, Tel 01200 407771
“Colours of Joy” group exhibition features a collection of artworks by the artists: Amany Mousa, Ashraf Reda, Elham Saadallah, Hany Elsayed, Hana Helmy, Hossam Dira, Mohamed Abla, Samah Emam, Walid Jahin (4 March- 20 April).
5 El-Bustan Street, Downtown, Tel 02 2575 9877/ 219/ 01288711134
“Ingrams on a Lunar Calendar” exhibition by Rana Al-Nimr, a multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on questioning the meaning of the experience of space and time. In this exhibition, she uses a variety of materials, along with video presentations and printing in various techniques. Through her works, she traces the different forms, modes, and sources of knowledge and invites visitors to reflect on individual and collective ways of absorbing knowledge (16 February- 30 April).
Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“Arts and Knowlegde” exhibition – which was held before at the Accademia Dei Romani in June 2022 - is replicated at the Italian Cultural Institute by going into detail on the techniques and methodologies used today to make Art. The intent is to show how the “Knowledge”, which is the knowledge used in Italian educational institutions, from oil painting to sculpture, from artistic techniques applied to information technology, to performances and installations, represent the vast world of contemporary creative development
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.
23 Hassan Assem St, Zamalek, 02 2735 3538/ 012 00999448
“Celebration” exhibition of painting by Mohamed El-Gerdawy
(4- 30 March).
Villa 14, Alaatebaa St, Dokki, 01006018726/ 01010645106
“Source of Happiness” group exhibition of painting and sculpture
Villa 20 Nazih Khalifa, El Korba, Heliopolis, all week including Fridays 12-8pm
A group exhibition by Magdy Anwar, Adel Tharwat, Omar Abdel-Zaher, and many more (closing 25 March).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“I am Free” exhibition of paintings by Helmy El-Tony
(closing 20 March).
“Spread your Wings” painting exhibition by Hannan Youssef
(closing 20 March).
The President Hotel
22 Taha Hussein St, Zamalek
“Glints of Egypt” a group photography exhibition in a new chapter of Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art long-standing collaboration with The President Hotel. The show unveils a new gaze onto Egypt through revisited images of Islamic Cairo, shots of the vivid Nubian desert, and re-imagined walls of the metropole inhabited by graffitis of golden era of movie stars (9 March-30 May).
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
Sculptures inspired by the Egyptian folklore by Samaa Yehia
(closing 19 March).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“The Weaver’s Palette III”, a carpet conveys the mode and character of the weaver the same way the artists portray their feelings and energy in a painting or work of art. This exhibition sheds a light on the beauty of this art and the inspiration of the old weavers and colours on contemporary artists (15 March- 11 April).
“Cavemen” is an exhibition of painting by Doaa Fakher about oppressed communities with a focus on the psychological state of the modern public sphere (15 March- 11 April).
Yassin art gallery
159, 26th July St, Behind Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek, Tel 01271170035
“Flower” exhibition of paintings by Fadwa Ramadan
(14 March till the end of Ramadan month).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“The Nile” an exhibition by Futuristic Nostalgia Group: Farghali Abdel-Hafiz, Adel Mostafa, Carelle Homsy, Neamat El-Diwany, and others (5 March - 15 April).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.
“Experiencing Heritage – A Digital Bridge between Egypt and Italy” virtual exhibition is an immersive experience on Italian and Egyptian cultural heritage, combining three different digitization models (360° digitization - 2D digital animation - 3D interactive virtual reality), aiming to enhance and promote the importance of Italy’s cultural heritage, through an unprecedented virtual journey that allows viewers to visit some of the most prestigious cultural sites in Italy and Egypt
(closing 19 March).
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
“In Search of the Little Prince” photography exhibition by artist Léon Dubois is part of a worldwide photographic project initiated by the artist on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Little Prince. By crossing the archive, photographic creation and the collection of memories, he seeks to define the visual and conceptual contours of a contemporary Little Prince (13 March-10 April).
* A version of this article appears in print in the 16 March, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly