Hossam Dirar’s “Daydreams” exhibition at Zamalek Art gallery is a must go

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 25 Feb 2020


Aisha Fahmy Palace

1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211

The Complex of Arts

Paintings by artist and former culture minister Farouk Hosny

(26 February-19 March).



25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220

“Parallel Spaces”, a duo exhibition of paintings by Fatma Abo Doma and Agnes Micyhalczyk (5 February-1 March).


Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Oil painting by Ali Fawzi (23February-2 March).

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Oil painting by Mona Al-Sayyad (23February-2 March).

Palace of Arts

“A Call for Romance”, the 41th General Exhibition (25 February- 31 March). 


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.


Darb 1718

Kasr Al-Sham’ St, Fustat, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church & Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, next to Mar Girgis metro station,Tel 012 2192449/ 2361 0511

French artist Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos showcases her creative artworks inspired by the Queen of Egypt Cleopatra, where her entire work- in an entertaining images-deals with the representation of this historical face in the collective imagination. The exhibition is organised in cooperation with the French Cultural Institute(9 February-9 March).


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

“Kom El-Dikka”, paintings by artist Ashraf Zaki on Kom El Dikka, one of the oldest districts in Alexandria, Known for its historical sites

(25 February- 12 March).



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

“Journeys”, paintings by Nabil Ali (16-26 March).



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

Paintings by Britt Boutros Ghali (22 February- 7 March).


Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

10 and 15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25784494

“Dawestashy - A Focus on the Early Work”, exhibition by Esmat Dawestashy

is reflecting on his accomplishments, it is an opportune time to revisit an intense collaboration that took place in the nineties with the renowned artist, in celebration of the impact and role he has had in shaping the Egyptian Contemporary Art movement (1- 31 March).  


Mevlevi Dervish Architectural Complex

31 Al Suyuffeya St, Al Helmeya, Cairo, visitors are welcomed by appointments so contact the manager Mr. Salah Ramadan 0100 8716067

“Samaa Khana, Restorations and Restorers”, an exhibition of the activities of the working sites for the restoration and recovery of the monuments.



26A Elmontaza St, Zamalek, 3rdfloor, Tel 012 73330416

Retrospective exhbition of the late Gameel Shafik(closing 10 March).


Museum of Modern Egyptian Art

Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65


A retrospectiveexhibition of paintings by Ezmeralda Haddad

(closing 29 February).



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

Hall I

Exhibition of paintings byAmina Salem(16 February- 3 March).

Hall II

Exhibition of paintings by Adham Badawy (16 February- 3 March).


Picasso East

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

“Nothing Remains”,paintings by Ayman El-Semary (22 February-21 March).



6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291

“Solitude II”, paintings by Ashraf Zamzami (18 February-18 March). 


SOMA art

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

“Pencil Narratives”,exhibition will solely feature a unique pencil drawing on paper made between 2014 and 2020 by acclaimed Egyptian artist Nazir Tanbouli (closing 29 February).


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

River Hall

“Sakia Exhibition for Cultural Services SECS”,exhibition is dedicated to the meeting of cultures;with its own stand and for the second year, the Italian Cultural Institute participates with the presentation of the magazine CAIROMA. The magazine, directed and produced by the students of Italian of Ain Shams University, represents a laudable example of extra-curricular activity dedicated to the promotion of the Italian language(Thursday 27 February, 8.30pm, Free entry).



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)

The American University in Cairo,Tahrir Square

Future Gallery

“Beit Um Amel”, marks VJ Um Amel’s first solo exhibition in the Arab world. The Egyptian-American artist suggests there is no longer a digital divide between theory and practice, and that the integration of technology into our everyday lives means we are all already living an immersive digital experience

(13 February-11 March). 

Margo Veillon Gallery

“Glitch” exhibition brings together a group of international artists to explore the ways our understandings of the past, present and future are mediated through technology (13 February-11 March).

Marriot Gallery

“Corner of A Dream”, a solo exhibition by Bahia Shehab, professor at the AUC’s Department of Arts. The exhibitions are curated by Shiva Balaghi, senior advisor to the President and Provost of AUC for Arts and Cultural Programmes

(13 February-11 March).



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

Ground Floor

“Thin Red Line”, paintings exhibition byDina Abdel-Naby

(9 February-7March).  

First Floor
“Do We Exist?”, paintings exhibition by Hakeem Abou-Kila

(9 February-7March).



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

“Daughter of the Sun (The Third Cache)”, exhibition of sculptures by Hassan Kamel (opening 29 February).


Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

“Daydreams”,paintings by Hossam Dirar (16 February- 7 March).

Venue II

“Reminiscence Scenes”,paintings by George Fikry Ibrahim

(16 February- 7 March).  




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 27 February, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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