Al Mashhad gallery's thrilling miscellaneous group show is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 23 Apr 2024

The Last Hours painting by Samy Abul-Azm on show at Al Mashhad gallery
The Last Hours painting by Samy Abul-Azm on show at Al Mashhad gallery


Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Exhibition of paintings by Peru embassy (23-30 April).  

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Painting exhibition by Sara Orabi from Syria (20-27April).



French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800 

"Photo Kegham of Gaza: Unboxing" exhibition is meticulously crafted and curated by Kegham Djeghalian Jr. (1915-1981) as he converses with his grandfather’s legacy and significance. The grandson’s primary research is focused on exploring Kegham of Gaza – the person, the photographer and his legacy – and through this, is confronted with a non-linear reading of Gaza’s potential histories. The notions of ruptures, disrupted histories and an ‘unmade archive’ mark Kegham Jr’s approach in engaging with the surviving fraction of the archive; a concept he negotiates to be crucial for attempting to demystify Gaza: the land, the people, the memory and the subjective histories that once were. Delve into the rich tapestry of Gaza’s visual history as captured by the lens of Djeghalian over nearly four decades. His photographic legacy transcends mere documentation, offering a vivid portrayal of the social, official, political, and everyday aspects of life in Gaza.
Join us on an immersive archival journey expertly guided by his grandson, the esteemed artist, creative director and educator, Kegham Djeghalian Jr., as he unveils the profound impact of one of Gaza’s foremost photographers (26 April - 12 May).



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.



Villa 14, El Atteba St, Dokki, 01006018726/ 01010645106

"We Integrate Art into Life" group exhibition features Egypt's most important and prominent visual artists such as Vahan Telpian, Christina Ayad, Ashraf Reda, Salwa Roushdy, Khaled Sorour, Nael Eissa, George Fakhry (closing 30 April).    



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2578 4494,   

open daily from 11am to 8pm except Fridays

"My Favorite Things 8" annual all-girls exhibition started in 2016 as a small group exhibition, showing the artworks of three chosen women artists; featured by Mashrabia as the revelation of the season. This year's selection features 20 female artists, most of them participating for the first time (31 March- 8 May).



Al Mashhad

23 b Ismail Mohamed St, off Abu El-Feda, Zamalek, 01211100727

The opening ceremony of the city's new artistic hub presents a unique group show by a bevy of iconic artists such as the late sculptor Adam Henein, and the contemporaries Farouk Hosny, Essam Darwish, Samy Abul-Azm, Hassan Kamel, Reda Abdel-Rahman, Abdel-Aziz Saab, Sabry Mansour, Tarek El-Sheikh, Hany Faisal, Wael Darwish, Gihan Soliman, Khaled Hafez and many more (6 March - 6 May). 




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

Hall I & Hall II

"Golden Horizons" exhibition of painting by Osama Farid 

(21 April - 8 May). 

"My Toy" exhibition of glass sculptures by Sayyed Waked  

(21 April - 8 May). 



Russian Cultural Centre

127 Tahrir St, Dokki Metro Station, Giza, Tel 02 3760 6371

"Traditions of Islam in Russia" photography exhibition displays live images of the religious administration’s diverse activity for the Muslims of Russia. It showcases the famous photo of President Vladimir Putin during his visit to the Friday Mosque in the historic city of Derbent in Dagestan, which is one of the oldest mosques, where the Qur’an was presented as a gift to the president

(closing 30 April). 



6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 7016929

Opened exactly one century since the day of her birth, Safarkhan presents a specially-prepared commemorative centennial collection for Egypt’s foremost artist-activist, Inji Efflatoun (1924-1989) 

(16 April - 21 May).




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

"Solos in Parallel" 8th edition is dedicated to the works of the brilliant artists Rabab Eissa and Walid Taher (20 April - 7 May). 



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

Ground Floor

"A Beautiful Mess" painting exhibition by Sarah El-Samman 
(21 April- 13 May). 

First Floor

"The Weaver's Palette" exhibition's fourth edition features an exquisite selection of oriental rugs with different dimensions, patterns and origins (21 April- 13 May).



Yassin art gallery

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

"The Flag" exhibition of paintings by artist Ahmed Nawar 

(28 April - 31 May). 



Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

"Multi-Vision One Energy" group exhibition (21 April-14 May).





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.

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

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