The 2019 K-Pop World Festival photo exhibition is a must go

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 8 Oct 2019

The 2019 K-Pop World Festival
The 2019 K-Pop World Festival

The American University in Cairo

The Rare Books and Special Collections Library

“Princess Fawzia: The Duality of Egyptian Womanhood Through Western and Egyptian Eyes”, exhibition showcases how Egyptian women are portrayed in the national and international media through the life of Princess Fawzia, the sister of King Farouk — the last monarch to rule Egypt — and the first wife of the Shah of Iran (closing 31 October).


The American University in Cairo

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

The Photographic Gallery

“Egypt: An Early 20thCentury Photographic Mosaic”, a photography exhibition

(2-24 October).

Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

“In Love of Egypt”, a group exhibition celebrates theCairo Opera House birthday (3-11 October).

Oil paintings byAhmed Al-Ganainy (14-20October).  

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

“In Love of Egypt”, a group exhibition celebrates theCairo Opera House birthday (3-11 October).

Oil paintings bySahar Alsaid (14-20October).  


Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre

1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103

A permanent exhibition of the centre’s ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products.


Cervantes Institute

20 Boulos Hanna St, Dokki, Tel 02 3760 1746

“Diego and Frida, a Halfway Smile”, a photo exhibition consisting of 48 photographs printed on cardboard paper, exposes striking and crucial moments of the peculiar life of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, two of the great Mexican painters of the twentieth century. The exhibition is organized by the Mexican Embassy in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute, on the occasion of Mexico’s Independence Day (25 September-25 October).


3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868

Watercolour paintings by Yasser Gaessa (3-24 October).


Gezira Arts Centre

1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298/96

Ahmed Sabri Hall & Ragheb Ayad Hall

“Smoke Effects”, ceramic works by Salwa Roshdy (2-17 October).  

Al-Hussein Fawzi Hall

“Still Life”, paintings by Mehri Fouda (2-17 October).


Al-Ghouri Caravansary

Imam Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St with Al-Azhar, Tel 02 2514 7475

Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre’s products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.


Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“FarneCairo”, permanent exhibition of contemporary art at the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo. Works of art by Stefania Fabrizi, Giovanni Casellato, Giulio Turcato, Paolo Peroni, Clodoveo Masciarelli, Ragheb Agad, Abdel-Hafiz Farghali and others (open during office hours).



15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Tel 02 3304 0791/ 0122 8647511

“Magnificent”, a group show featrures among others Mohamed Youssef, Nabil Ali, Britt Botrous Ghali, Dina Targam, Farida Darwish (1-31 October).


Khan Almaghraby

18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940

“The Clown”, a group exhibition showcasing a wide selection of artworks by Egyptian artists on the clowns and the traditional puppet (8-31 October).


Korean Cultural Centre

3 Boulos Hanna St, Dokki, Tel 02 37627102/3

“The 2019 K-Pop World Festival”, a photo exhibition on a K-Pop dance competition organised by the KCC (25 September- 25 November).


Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25750353

“My Favorite Things 4”, meant as a platform to promote and encourage promising young women artists, this year it expands its reach, featuring a new and larger group of Egyptian artists, as well as two special foreign guests experimenting with contemporary artistic practices and media. Participating artists: Aya Badawy, Mona Essam, Nourhan Mayouf, Alaa Ayman Hassan, and more

(closing24 October).



80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507  

A group show features Adel Sabet (Painting), Magdy Abdel-Aziz (Graphic), Mohamad Samir El-Gindy (Ceramics), Tasneem El-Meshad (Painting)

(5-19 October).


Islamic Cairo

Mohebeddin Hall, Al-Moez Street

Sultan QalawunMosque

Mamai Seifi Meqaad(seat), Al-Gamalya District

Beit Al-Seheimi

Al-Moez St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865

“Reimagined Narratives”, Art D’Egypte’s third group exhibition organised, under the auspices of the Ministry of Antiquities and the UNESCO and supported by the French Cultural Institute in Cairo, is featuring artworks by 28 contemporary artists such as Ahmed Askalany, Ahmed El-Shaer, Ahmed Karaaly, Farida El-Gazzar, Fathi Hassan, Ghada Amer, Heba Amin and Hoda Lotfi

(17 October- 9 November).


NWT House

Villa 19 Road 12 Maadi El Sarayat, Tel 01152482349

“Visual Verses”, a group exhibition by a galaxy of artists such as Nazly Madkour, Rifky Al-Razzaz, Maye Heshamt and Brit Botrous Ghali

(18 September- 31 October).


Picasso East

Villa No 39 Al Narges 35thsettlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, Tel 0122 0000035

“Between Soul and Self”, paintings by pioneer artist Mohamed Farid (12 October- 5 November).

“Wall of the Soul”, paintings by Mahmoud Hamed (12 October- 5 November).   



6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291

“Blossoming”, a collective exhibition of four young talented artists:

Ghaidaa Ashraf, KindaAdly, Yousra Hafad, and Sara Tantawy (2-23 October).

SOMA art

14 Maraashli St, Zamalek,2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292

“Tea Time with my Lungs”, a trio exhibition by Marwan El-Gamal, Nada Barakaand Soha Elsirgany. In this show, the artists explore relationships between the human body, narratives, and spaces (closing 16 October).


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)

AUC Tahrir Square; from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm; except Fridays and Saturdays

Legacy Gallery

“Remembering Ramses: Multimedia Interactive Exhibition”, this multimedia exhibition takes Cairo Station- where the statue of Ramses II was placed from 1950s until 2006- as its launching point to explore how Cairo’s main train station has been an inspiration for photographers, filmmakers, and cartoonists. The exhibition will take place in cooperation with AUC’s Rare Books and Special Collection Library (closing 17 October).

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647

“Elements of Islamic Architecture of 2D Paper Formations”, a group show by students of the Faculty of Art Education (closing 10 October).



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

New Space, First Foor

Different Melodies”, a group exhibition byAbdel-Rahman ElBorgyAsmaa Magdi KhouriCaroline BerziDina MadkourDoaa FakherFarah El ShafieMohamed BassiouniMona OmarMontaser El KharashiOmar Gabr
(closing19 October).    

Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

“Strata”, a group show by the likes of Abdallah Shaarawi, Eslam Abdel-Salam, Fatema Abou-Doma, Nada El-Shorbagy, Nour Kamel and Fares Zaitoon

(closing 12 October). 



F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of october, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440

“The Document”, a photography exhibition by Ayman Lotfy (12-20 October). 




Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

BACC, East Exhibition Hall

“Child and Adolescent Creativity”, an exhibition of the products of the 12th round of the Workshop Exhibition (15 October-20 November). 


French Cultural Institute

30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952

“The Scientific Discovery in Africa: The Nanotechnology in Egypt”, an exhibition designed by scientific editor Taina Cluzeauand Fais ta Science Association

(8 October-5 November).

*A version of this article appears in print in the 10 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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