Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“The Journey”, a retrospective exhibition of sculpture by the late Adam Henein traces his journey with sculpture from the 1950’s until his death showing around 100 sculpted pieces (5 April - 5 June).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Paintings exhibition by Sherine Fakhry (closing 10 April).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Paintings by Mohamed Abu-Ouf (closing 10 April).
Palace of Arts
The 31th edition of the Youth Salon (23 March- 30 April).
The 6th Cairo International Arab Calligraphy Biennale
(closing 10 April).
20 Boulos Hanna St, Dokki, Tel 02 3760 1746
A photography exhibition of the flamenco version of the Carmen Opera. It includes 60 photographs taken by two Egyptian photographers Emad Omar and Mohamed Zekry, during the Carmen Opera performances presented in Egypt by the Flamenco Ballet de Madrid at the Cairo Opera House (4-11 April, from Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 5pm).
Easel and Camera Contemporary art gallery
Dreamland Golf Club, Hilton Pyramids Golf, Al Wahat Road, 6th of October, 01091267165/01001834449
“The Pandemic”, acrylic on canvas paintings by Mohamed Bassuony
(closing 30 April).
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
“Maalish” photography exhibition by Leon Dubois presents a photographic incarnation of John Cocteau’s book Maalish and traces his journey in the Mediterranean in search of cities, atmospheres and climatic conditions as they were described 70 years ago. This avatar blends extracts from “Maalish” with black and white photographs of the Mediterranean region today. Dubois lives in Alexandria
(5 April- 6 May).
Gezira Arts Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298/96
Farouk Hosni Foundation for Arts’ second Art Awards Exhibition’s opening ceremony in the fields of painting, sculpture, art criticism, photography, and architecture (closing 20 April).
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.
15 Al Batal Ahmed Abdel-Aziz St, Mohandiseen, Tel 02 3304 0791/ 0122 8647511
Exhibition Name: “Enchanting Cairo”, paintings by Gamal Meleka
(4 -14 April).
23 Hassan Assem St, Zamalek, 02 2735 3538/ 012 00999448
“Egyptian Features” is a thrilling photography exhibition by Egyptian and foreign photographers, between the 1850s and the 1950s, from the acquisitions of Elwy Farid (3 April-12 May).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“Happy Islands?”, exhibition by Marco Magrini. In memory of the late demise of the artist, Megrini family and Mashrabia gallery have decided to propose a collection of tempera, acrylics, inks and pastels on paper: free associations rich of references to visual experiences derived from different cultures: Egyptian, Greek, Roman - miraculously merged into a contemporary proposal (10 April- 9 May).
Mashrabia Gallery of Fine Art
8 Champollion St, Downtown, Tel 0122 5071382
“Folklore Tales”, in the birthday memory of the late Saad Kamel (1924-2012), the prominent folklore graphic artist and the founder of Mashrabia Gallery, this exhibition showcases a rare collection of his artworks (closing 15 April).
Medrar for Contemporary Art
7 Gamal Al-Din Abu El-Mahassen Street, 1st Floor, Apartment 4, Garden City, Cairo, Tel 02 27957714
Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
27 Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272
“Roznama 8” visual arts competition and exhibition presents 34 artworks selected from over 500 applicants. The works are exhibited at Medrar and the CIC. Organised by Medrar, “Roznama 8” encourages the breaking of popular and academic boundaries in established arts to experimental and novel media arts practices (closing 8 April, opening hours daily except Fridays from 1pm to 9pm).
Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre
5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
“Mneen?” (from where?), is an exhibition of illustrations and graphics by Italian artist Maninelkaos and French sculptress Valie Guillard
(8 April-8 May).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Tales of the Faces”, paintings by Alzaaem Ahmed (closing 20 April).
“Overflow of the Place”, paintings by Mervat Alshazly and sculptures by Mohamed Abdel-Hady (closing 20 April).
“Persona” is Racotis Art’s new collection that is showcased in an exceptional online viewing room experience in which the Egyptian character and its influence is examined on the practice of more than 28 Egyptian artists showcasing more than 90 artworks. View the exhibition on https://www.racotis.art/persona/
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291
“The Third Eye”, paintings by Karim Abdel Malak
(closing 12 April).
Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre
2 Saad Zaghloul Street next to Saad Zaghloul Cemetery,Al-Mounira,Tel 02 2795 6864
Exhibitions by Mohamed Alsabaan, Ezzeddin Naguib, Fares Ahmed and Tayseer Hamed (closing 15 April).
14 Maraashli St, Zamalek, 2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 01222 242 922
“Singular”, a solo exhibition of paintings by Salam Yousry
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
“A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean” exhibition is organised by the AUC, together with the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA). It features artworks by US-based artists of Arab and Iranian heritage in simultaneous exhibitions in Orlando and Cairo (closing 2 May).
Margo Veillon Gallery
“City Volume Cairo” is an exhibition of SOUND ART by artists from four continents including Benoit Renaudin, Isis Fahmy, Ola Saad, Asmaa Azouz, Hagar Masoud, Thomas Perrodin, Julie Semeroz, Budhatiya C, and many more.
The opening reception is on 8 April from 5pm to 9pm, and performances take place on 10 April from 1pm-10pm in the Fountain area at the TCC.
The show is open from Saturdays through Thursdays in Margo Veillon Gallery (8-19 April).
“Hundred Arabic Posters”, exhibition, held in cooperation with the German University in Cairo, displays some of the best-chosen posters in the region. Free entry, the exhibition is open daily from 10am to 9pm, except official holidays (2 - 30 April).
Km 28,Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860
The 5th edition of Solos in Parallel presents “Mistress of Life” exhibition of paintings by Lina Mowafy and Jamal Bassuony’s new collection “Deshret” consists of several clusters of works mixing painting and sculpture (closing 11 April).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223, working hours from 11am-8pm daily except Fridays. Make an appointment before visiting the gallery so we can manage traffic and ensure safety precautions are taken
“051” paintings by Mohamed Khedr (closing 20 April).
“Reimagined Memories” exhibition, curated by Seif El-Rashidi, aims to place the art of Khayameya under the spotlight, celebrating an Egyptian craft that is deeply steeped in local heritage. It features new works which are a combination of traditionally executed pieces as well as contemporary pieces inspired by the craft including the works of Ahmad Hamid, Ashraf Hashem, Atef Kamal, Georges Bahgory, Hala El Shohayeb, Hany Abdelkader, Hossam El Farouk, Louis Barthélemy, Moataz Nasr, and many more (closing 20 April).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
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 8 April, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly