Don’t miss the 9th Cairo Art Fair at TAM gallery

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 6 Feb 2024

Maye Heshmat s painting on show at the 9th Cairo Art Fair
Maye Heshmat s painting on show at the 9th Cairo Art Fair





American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
“Egypt Press Photo” annual exhibition of distinctive photojournalism for the year 2023. Egypt Press Photo is a renowned annual competition of national photojournalism organized by the Syndicate of Journalists and run by the Photojournalists Collective, in its 18th edition this year. The Photographic Gallery has curated an exhibition from the general competition entries with a special emphasis on photo stories and single press shots. Unlike the previous edition, some of the selected works have not won awards in the competition, yet represent the issues that have dominated the news in Egypt in 2023, including the war in Gaza, displaced refugees, demolitions in Historic Cairo, power outages, and on a more positive note, stories of personal achievements, tourism and sports. The news photography is complemented by a selection of distinctive photography from the daily life category of the competition. The exhibition showcases the quality of local professional photojournalists as well as amateur photographers throughout the year 2023 across Egypt
(15 February- 14 March).

Arkan Plaza, Extension of Sheikh Zayed District, Giza, Tel 010 66860098/010 66500748
“Inside the Corner Pink House” exhibition by the artist Reem Al-Jeally includes a number of paintings barring the same concept of the book with a bigger dimension inviting the viewer to connect with the character and her story in different mediums
(27 January - 12 February).

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
“The Spirit Goes On” exhibition of 50 paintings and drawings by artist Farid Fadel (closing 8 February).    
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
“Greetings to Mukhtar’s Soul” exhibition of painting by Youssef Mohamed (3-10 February).   

French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
“Habashtakanat #2” exhibition by Lama Ahmed. Throughout a delicate journey, the exhibition features Habashtakanat Magazine editions, a photography-based publication that aims to document, initiate dialogue on and truthfully represent the city of Cairo’s unique visual culture. A personal, sensitive and lively exhibition offering a unique perspective on Cairo and its daily life
(21 January- 23 February).

Gezira Arts Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298
Ahmed Sabri Hall
Retrospective exhibition of late artist Mohamed Mekawy
(7-17 February).   
Al-Hussein Fawzi Hall
“Skinscapes: Tracing Spatial Phantoms” exhibition by Azza Ezzat (7-17 February).  
Ragheb Ayad Hall
“Ruins” paintings by Ahmed Biro (7-17 February).

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.

Karim Francis
1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
“Clash” a joint art exhibition by Pancé Ahmed and Omar Senada
showcasing their latest collaborative project, as both talents intertwine to create a harmonious fusion in their artworks. It explores the juxtaposition between urban decay, the process whereby a previously functioning city or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitude, and the resilience of mother nature and the constant clash between one another (10-29 February).


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 (closing 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” is an exhibition by Sabah Naim, who discovers a profound connection between the principles of Sufi movements and her weaving techniques (14 January-21 February).

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Hall I
“Earth Ether” exhibition of painting by Nazli Madkour
(7-27 February).
Hall II
“The Fantasy of Surrealism” exhibition of painting by Walid Aouni  
(7-27 February).

Picasso East
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035  
“Unique Spectra” collective exhibition of painting and sculpture by the likes of Ayman El-Semary, Adel Tharwat, Mahmoud Hamed, Hassan Kamel and Tarek El-Skheikh (1-23 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).

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
“Rembrandt’s Brit Milah” a long awaited second solo exhibition by Omar Gabr (5 February - 9 March).
Ground Floor
“Autumn in Bloom” exhibition of painting by Fatema Abdel-Rahman (5 February - 9 March).

Yassin art gallery
159, 26th July St, Behind Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek, Tel 01271170035
“Brain Games” exhibition of paintings by Waleed Kanoush
(6-29 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:


* A version of this article appears in print in the 8 February, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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