Cairo International Art District (CIAD)
Art D'Égypte will take up to 12 spaces in Downtown, Cairo, creating the grand art concept “Cairo International Art District”, a city-wide art exhibition. The spaces in Downtown embrace contemporary art solo and group exhibitions, as well as independent projects.
The spaces in Downtown; include Kodak Passage, Cinema Radio, The Factory, 6 Shops, Access Art Space, and 36 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street Shop. The spaces comprise a range of paintings, photography, sculptures, installations, video art, new media arts (holograms), and sound. CIAD will also host a series of public lectures, workshops, and talks targeting artists and art enthusiasts. These will be hosted by esteemed artists and academics in the field of art at Rawabet Space.
The event will be in parallel to Art D'Égypte’s latest International Exhibition by the Pyramids of Giza, “Forever is Now”, which is the first of its kind in the 4500-year-long history of the pyramids, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. This will be Art D'Égypte fourth edition and will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the patronage of UNESCO. For this project, Art D’Égypte is also partnering with the Embassy of USA, the Embassy of Spain, the Embassy of Switzerland, the Italian Cultural Institute, and many more.
CIAD will include a diverse array of well-established artists from all over the world including Egyptian, American, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Saudi Arabian, Spanish, Sudanese, and Swiss artists. The exhibition would also incorporate upcoming local Egyptian artists (15 September - 27 October).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Exhibition of paintings by Shenouda Esmat (15-21 September).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
“Life Creations” exhibition is presented by the 3rd Art Creativity Forum. It features 45 artists including children, and youth whether professionals or amateurs showing ceramic artworks, handicrafts, oil paintings, and calligraphy (closing 18 September).
Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
Egypt the Future Association, in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute, organises the 7th international exhibition of its centre for heritage and arts showcasing paintings and sculptures by artists from all over the world (20 - 26 September).
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.
Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre
5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
Exhibition of paintings by Omaima El-Sisi (closing 19 September).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“A Man in All His States”, the gallery starts off the new season with the young self-taught artist Essam Alaa, for the very first time.
Alaa’s body of works tackles many philosophical concepts such as existence, desire, solitude, death, calmness, and love
(19 September - 14 October).
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
“Trends”, a group exhibition of paintings by Tayseer Hamed, Refqi Al-Razzaz, Adel Tharwat, and Mustafa Eissa (closing 16 September).
Km 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860, Regular visiting hours: Weekdays (Sun-Thurs):10am – 7pm, Saturdays: 12pm - 7pm
“Tales of Scheherazade”, a solo exhibition by exceptionally gifted Egyptian artist Klay Kassem (10 - 25 September).
Diplo 3 Clubhouse, North Coast, now open everyday
The Summer Art Show 2021 Diplo edition brings artworks by your favorite Egyptian artists, such as Britt Boutros Ghali, Helmi El-Touni, Mohamed Rabie, Hesham Abdel-Moaty, Amir Abdel Ghani, Ayyad Alnimer, Mohamed El-Sharkawy, Khadiga Abou Hussein, Mohamed El-Damarawy, and many more – all of which have adopted unique styles in their own right (continues until the end of summer).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“The Collector’s Eye VIII”, is an annual showcase of exceptional works coupling antique pieces of furniture, textiles and accessories with the gallery’s selection of modern and contemporary artworks.
The exhibition features selected works by Georges Bahgory, Sayed Saad Eldin, Ahmed Chiha, Vasilla Farid, Samir Fouad, Samir Rafi, Hassan Soliman, Margo Veillon, Seif Wanly and many more
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Venues I, II, III
“Life Companions”, exhibition of paintings by Mustafa Abdel-Moaty and Rabab Nemr (19 September- 11 October).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 01227009000/ 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“Summer Exhibition 2021” an uplifting collective exhibition and innovative display that art lovers would enjoy. It showcases sculptures and paintings by 11 prominent artists including Amy Abdel-Baky, Ayman Lotfy, Emad Ibrahim, Fathi Hassan, Hany El-Sayed, Hassan Kamel, Ibrahim El-Tanbouli, Mohamed Sabry, and Sameh Ismail
(continues until the end of September).
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 16 September, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly