TAM art gallery’s 5thCairo Art Fair is a must go

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 14 Jan 2020

Abdel-Fattah Al-Badry
Abdel-Fattah Al-Badry's painting on show at TAM art gallery

Aisha Fahmy Palace

1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211

The Complex of Arts

“Memory of the Orient” show is the fourth in the series of “Treasures of Our Art Museums” group exhibitions. This show presents a rare group of the most important masterpieces of orientalists, which sheds light on an important historical period that has been seen in their works as Fatima painting by French Neoclassical painter Dominique Ingres, motherhood painting by Baby Martin, Nile painting by Eugène Fromentin, shadow game painting for Théodore Frère, a popular wedding party painting of Narcissus Berkshire, and an Arab tribe head by French romantic artist Eugène Delacroix and many others (23 December-6 February).


Art Corner

12 Sayed Al-Bakri St, from Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2760212

“Beggars and Nobles”, paintings byReda Khalil (15-29 January).


Art Town

Uptown Cairo’s Sales Centre, New Cairo

A group exhibition of painting and jewellery by the likes of Farouk Hosny, Mohamed Abla, Mustafa El-Razzaz, Britt Boutros Ghali, Nazli Madkour, Sabah Naim, Lina Osama, Reda Abdel-Rahman, Alfons Louis

(Friday 17 January, 3pm-9pm, Saturday 18 January, 10am-9pm).


Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Photography by Fakhry Osman(14-20 January).

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Oil paintings by Ahmed Al-Qoubasy (14-20 January). 

Palace of Arts

The 30th Youth Salon (30 December-31 January).


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.


The Egyptian Museum

Tahrir Sq, Sadat Station, Tel 02 2578 2452

“French Archaeology in Egypt: Research, Cooperation and Innovation” exhibition on the French excavations in Egypt will be opened by the Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Ananiand French Ambassador Stéphane Romatet. Part of the activities of the France-Egypt Cultural Year 2019, the exhibition is organised by the Ministry of Antiquities, the Egyptian Museum and the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology (19 December-18 February).


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.


Khan Almaghraby

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

“A Week at the Circus”,a group show by young artists Omnia Medhat , Nermine Medhat, Aya Qandil, Mina Milad, Mohamed Sayed, Maria Moheb, Madonna Raafat, Ahmed Halaby and many more (13-23 January).



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

“Radiance”, a group of vividly coloured paintings by Mohamed Damarawy

(20- 31 January).



8 Kasr Al-Nile St, Giza, Tel 01149306098/ 01006018726

“Photocopy”, a digital art and photography exhibition (14-20 January).


Magdoub Design Studio

21 Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 0778

“Cairo”, collage artworks, drawings and paintings by Dina El-Gharib

(12 January- 4 February).


Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25750353

Daily except Fridays from 11am to 9pm

“Imaginary Graffiti Manifesto”, exhibition byQarm Qartstrolls down the streets of Downtown and portrays a fictional Cairo, more beautiful and magical than it already is (19 January- 13 February).



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

Oil paintings by Refki El-Razzaz (11-25 January).


Nile Art Gallery

14 Al Montazah St, Zamalek, Cairo, Tel 02 2736 6204

“God of Love”, paintings by Akila Riad (opening 16 January).



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

Hall I

“That Smell”, exhibition of paintings byAsmaa Samy (closing16 January).

Hall II

Paintings bySamir Fouad (closing 16 January).


Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre

2 Saad Zaghloul Street next to Saad Zaghloul Cemetery,Al-Mounira,Tel 02 2795 6864

A group exhibition by living and late artists such as Ahmed Shiha, Tahiya Halim, Mohamed Al-Zahed, Abdel-Rahman Al-Nashar, Omar Al-Nagdi, Mustafa Al-Feki, Mohamed Rezk, Rasha Soleiman, Nazek Hamdy, Farouk Shehata, Youssef Francise, Manal Al-Sayed, Mohmaed Al-Ganoubi, Hassan Rashed and many more (closing 29 January). 


SOMA art

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

“Crude”, paintings by acclaimed artist Mohamed Moftah

(19 December- 23 January).


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)

AUC Tahrir Square

Future Gallery

A photo exhibition on Magda Saleh, Egypt’s first prima ballerina and on the art of ballet in Egypt. The exhibit features archive material about Saleh as well as stunning photographs of ballet taken by renowned photographer Sherif Sonbol.

The exhibition is open every day including weekends, from 10am to 9pm, except for university holidays (16 December- 31 January).



Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860

“The 5th Cairo Art Fair”, is the largest exhibition of contemporary art in Egypt, where over 140 artists are participating with more than 1500 artworks. It is free, accessible and open to the public (6 December-30 January).



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

Ground Floor

Paintings by Hassan Mohamed Hassan (1906 -1990) (12 January- 1 February).   First Floor

“Green Space”, paintings by Sahar Alamir (12 January- 1 February). 



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

“Unseen”, paintings by Amy Abdel-Baky (closing 24 January).


Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

“?”, paintings by Souad Mardam Bey (12 January- 8 February).

Venue II

“Emotions”, paintings by Yasmine El-Hazek (12 January- 8 February).  


*A version of this article appears in print in the 16 January 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly 

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