​Dina El-Rouby’s AR exhibition “The Circle: A Journey Through Ancient Civilisations” is a must see

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 23 Jan 2024

Dina El-Rouby s painting on show at CLEG gallery
Dina El-Rouby s painting on show at CLEG gallery


Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

“Keramos” exhibition by Salha El-Masry showcases 40 pieces of pottery and four murals (23-29 January). 

The Youth Salon group exhibition (1-30 January).

“The Spirit Goes On” exhibition will show 50 paintings and drawings by artist Farid Fadel (3-8 February).    

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Exhibition of painting by Mohamed Sayed 

(27 January- 1 February).   




Villa CLEG 118 Diplomatic district, El-Sheikh Zayed, Tel 0101 2705242

“The Circle: A Journey Through Ancient Civilisations” show, by artist Dina Fahmy El-Rouby, invites art enthusiasts and history buffs alike to embark on a mesmerizing journey through time with her solo exhibition. It delves deep into the rich tapestry of humanity’s past, exploring the profound influences of ancient civilizations on both our collective consciousness and the world of art. This time the innovation will be the futuristic approach using AR (Augmented Reality) (13 January- 3 February). 




Gezira Arts Centre

1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298

“The Visible and the Invisible” retrospective exhibition by Mustafa Yehia (22 January- 1 February).


Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791

“The Encounter of Two Civilizations” exhibition of photography, by Professor of Interior Architecture and Former Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Minya University Samy Nada, presents creative and impressionistic visions through Egyptian eyes for the works of the Italian Renaissance artists. The great creations which combined aesthetic symbols and vocabulary that distinguished the architectural heritage of both Egyptian and Ancient Roman civilizations in a unique, wonderful and unprecedented artistic combination. It also includes a photographic field documentation supporting the results of the research study, focusing on the architecture of the famous “Piazze” of the city of Rome (closing 31 January). 



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, daily from 11am to 8pm (Except Fridays)

“Armenian Dreams” exhibition features four accomplished artists: Armen Vahramian, Abraham Saakian, Romeo Avagyan, and Alek Alekyan. With exhibition highlight, Armenian pioneers who lived in Egypt: Bogos Tatikian, Oskan Chimchidian, John Papasian and Rose Papasian. The exhibition spans various genres such as abstract and still life. Despite the diversity, a common thread weaves through the paintings, evoking a dream-like atmosphere that captivates and soothes the audience (20 January- 8 February).  



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2578 4494, open daily from 11am to 8pm except Friday

“Woven Whirls” exhibition by Sabah Naim, who discovers a profound connection between the principles of Sufi movements and her weaving techniques. The intricate process of textile manufacturing inherently involves the interweaving of diverse threads and colours to create a unified form. The rhythmic movements of the body during the act of weaving mirror the fluid motions of Sufi whirling. Through this intersection, she finds a spiritual resonance, where the art of weaving becomes a meditative and transformative journey, much like the Sufi path of inner exploration and enlightenment (14 January-21 February). 




30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544

Hall I

“The City of Hens” exhibition of oil on canvas paintings by Samir Fouad (14 January- 4 February).

Hall II

Exhibition of charcoal on paper paintings by Hisham Rahma

(14 January- 4 February).




14 El-Saleh Ayoub St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8900/0111232 4002 

“From the Egyptian Figurative” group exhibition of painting 

(17 January- 28 February).



Takiyyat Musafir

Passage No 29, 27 El-Darb El-Ahmar St, Old Cairo, Tel 01096120956

Takiyyat Musafir’s monthly exhibition of traditional handicrafts including brass, leather, costumes and crochet 

(Friday 2 February, 12noon to 9pm).    




KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860

The 9th Cairo Art Fair features about 100 of Egypt’s best artists

(12 January- 22 February). 




20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223

First Floor

“Naming Infinity - One Hundred Minus One by the internationally acclaimed Ahmed Mustafa (closing 30 January). 

Ground Floor

“In the Middle of Things by young Alexandrian artist Rawda Nour (closing 30 January).  



Yassin art gallery

159, 26th July St, Behind Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek, Tel 01271170035

A Shooting Star” exhibition of paintings by Yasser Nabieal

(closing 1 February). 





Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Port Said St, Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Archeological Museum

A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.

The Arts School’s Mid-Year Programme (From 20 January to 8 February, for more information and registration, visit: www.bibalex.org/artsschool 

* A version of this article appears in print in the 25 January, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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