"My Favorite Things 8" exhibition at Mashrabia gallery is a must see

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 30 Apr 2024

Stillness textile and embroidery by Marwa Talaat on show at Mashrabia
Stillness textile and embroidery by Marwa Talaat on show at Mashrabia


American University in Cairo 

New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318

The Photographic Gallery

"Celestial Scapes", an exhibition of astrophotography by award-winning photographer Amr Abdul-Wahab
Over millennia, the Cosmos has always been gazed at with wonder and awe by humans. The celestial heavens provide us with a measure of time and location, on setting tides and earthquakes and more. Abdul Wahab directs his camera and telescope to the sky to open up this world and capture an array of celestial bodies in perpetual motion, giving us abstract, divine-like aesthetic visions and striking compositions. The exhibition features a series of celestial scapes captured from deserts, oases and coastal cities across Egypt. The body of work depicts planets, galaxies, snippets of orbitals, meteors, constellations and interstellar dust, recorded through long exposure photography through a complex process that sometimes extends to 48 hours to produce a single image. The exhibition celebrates the photographer’s career spanning over ten years and is characterized by trial and error in testing technology in developing new photographic techniques, finally earning him NASA recognition in 2022, when he won the Photo of the Year award. Book your gallery visit through [email protected] (for non-AUC members) 

(18 April- 9 May).



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

"Untitled" an exhibition of 50 acrylic, oil, gold paper and collage paintings by Mona Fathy (2-8 May).   

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

"Atmosphere ... From Nature We Mimic Time", a group exhibition by artists of the Egyptian Free Formation Group for Fine Arts, founded by artist Tarek Mohsen Gaber (30 April-6 May). 



Ebdaa Gallery and Garden of Art Gallery

Al Rabwa Mall, Al Rabwa Compound Gate 3, El-Sheikh Zayed.

Daily from 12noon to 8pm except Fridays

"Selections" group exhibition is presented by Ebdaa gallery and Garden of Art gallery (28 April - 28 May).



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.



Korba, Heliopolis

25 Ramses Street, Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo 

"Le Printemps des Artistes (Spring of the Artists)" unique annual exhibition's 8th edition is an artistic and charitable event. 

This year, 350 works by 75 contemporary artists from all regions of Egypt will be exhibited, for the benefit of street children in Cairo.

The mission of the exhibition is to establish a bridge to support both contemporary artists and a charity with a strong social impact. It combines the revitalization of the artistic scene with concrete aid to the most deprived (Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May, open to the public from 10am to 6pm, free admission).  




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 (closing 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 

(closing 8 May). 

"My Toy" exhibition of glass sculptures by Sayyed Waked  

(closing 8 May). 



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 (closing 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 2 May, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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