Don't miss Egypt's 1st International Arts Forum at El-Sawy Culturewheel

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 21 Jan 2020

Hisham Hamed Mustafa
Hisham Hamed Mustafa's painting on show at El-Sawy Culturewheel

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 EugèneFromentin, shadow game painting for Théodore Frère, a popular wedding party painting of Narcissus Berkshire, and an Arab tribe head by French romantic artist Eugène Delacroixand 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).


Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Oil painting by Ahmed Abdel-Gawad (23-30 January).

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Oil paintings by Osama Ahmed Al-Sayed (23-30 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” exhibitionon 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 isorganised by the Ministry of Antiquities, the Egyptian Museumand the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology(19 December-18 February).


Gezira Arts Centre

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

The exhibition of Farouk Hosny Foundation for Culture and Arts Awards 2020 (21- 31 January).


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

“Fellini 100. The Book of Dreams”, exhibition of high definition reproductions of some pages of the “Book of Dreams”by Maestro Federico Fellini(Rimini, 20 January 1920 - Rome, 31 October 1993), on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. The images represent an intimate diary of Fellini's dreamlike, often rendered on film in the immortal images of Fellini’s filmography. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Rimini, Cineteca - Archivio Federico Fellini and Francesca Fabbri Fellini.The “Book of Dreams”is purchased by the Fellini Foundation in 2006, donated to the Municipality of Rimini in 2015 and currently exhibited at the Museum of the City of Rimini, consists of two volumes containing over 400 sheets.The exhibition’s set upisby Paolo Vanino (20 January- 20 February).



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).



23 Hassan Assem St, Zamalek, 02 2735 3538/ 012 00999448

“Genesis”, paintings by Yasser Nabaiel (18 January- 6 February).


Magdoub Design Studio

21 Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 27370778

“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 (16-29 January).


Picasso East

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

“Out of Vanishing World”, painting exhibition by Mahmoud Marey (26 January- 15 February).


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).


El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

Egypt’s 1st International Arts Forum features artworks by 150 artists including among many others Hisham Hamed Mustafa who is showing photography with computer editing, Alaa Abdel-Moneim, Esraa Tarek, Iman Aldeeb, Judi Gamal, Reem Ayman (Egypt), Ayad Haddad, Zein Azam, Maria Mustafa, Lama Khaldoun (Jordan), Ahmed Alnahas, Abu Obayda Ali (Sudan) and Gassem Alfadl, Kazem Saleh (Iraq), Esraa Kamel, Hadeel Aswad (Syria), Nazeer Naaema (Morocco) (21-29 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).  


Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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 23 January, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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