Marwan Sabra’s exhibition at Arcade gallery is a must see

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 25 Jan 2022

Sabra s painting on show at Arcade gallery
Sabra s painting on show at Arcade gallery


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

“Pareidolia -The Soundtrack of Real Life”, paintings by Marwan Sabra (closing 30 January).


Art Talks

8 El-Kamel Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 3948, 0100 3970141

“Upside-Down”, a retrospective exhibition by veteran artist Georges Bahgory (25 January-10 February). 



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

“Colours and Strings” oil paintings by Tarek Sharara 

(closing 28 January).

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Oil paintings by Salwa Alhomsy (closing 28 January).

Palace of Arts

“Dream is the Land of Creativity” is the title of the 32rd Youth Salon showcasing around 190 art works by 210 artists covering the fields of ceramic, sculpture, painting, mixed media, installation, digital arts 

(closing 31 January). 



French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800 

Media Library

“Aida and Mariette” exhibition showcases thirty sketches and drawings of costumes and sets for the first performance of Aida opera on 24 December, 1871 in Cairo. They are produced by the hand of Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, or targeted by him, and show the precision of the artist and his quest to make this pharaonic opera “real”

(closing 19 February). 



Gezira Arts Centre

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

“The Company, The Interview”, exhibition of paintings features Sameh Ismail, Mohamed Khedr, Mua’taz El-Imam, and Yasser Gaessa 

(closing 29 January). 



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.



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

“The Absurd” exhibition of paintings by Yasser Nabaiel, inspired by Albert Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus (10 January-3 February). 




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

“Rosy Dreams”, paintings by Abdel-Wahab Hawam 

(closing 29 January).



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554

“Alexandria Blues”, solo exhibition of paintings by Amr Heiba 

(closing 31 January). 

“All about Relationships”, through her artwork, artist Marwa Saad tries to create a miniature of a world that lies inside of her 

(2-28 February).  



Museum of Modern Egyptian Art

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

Al-Bab Selim Hall

Exhibition of paintings by Mustafa Batt (25 January- 8 February). 



The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)

El-Fustat Road, Ein El-Sira, Cairo, opening hours Saturdays to Thursdays 9am-5pm, Fridays 9am-5pm & 6-9pm, Tel 02 2741 2273  

“Eternal Egypt” exhibition by Farid Fadel showcases 60 paintings and drawings inspired by ancient Egypt (closing 31 January).




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

Hall I

“A Folk Ritual”, paintings by Adel Tharwat (16 January- 3 February).   

Hall II

“Circles of Zodiac”, paintings by Mai Heshmat 

(16 January- 3 February).   



Picasso East

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

“The Magic of the West Bank”, paintings by Mohamed Al-Jaloos 

(9-30 January).

“Dentelle”, paintings by Eman Osama (closing 30 January).



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC Tahrir Square 

Future Gallery

“Van Leo’s Legacy” is celebrating Egypt’s premiere 20th-century studio photographer Van-Leo’s 100th birthday, with a season-long extended exhibition displaying a rare selection from AUC’s Rare Books and Special Collections Library. The exhibit exclusively features more than 150 photographs that include some of his iconic portraits that are showcased for the first time as well as some of his personal studio furniture, including his art déco desk and the plateau on which he displayed his portraits for four decades, in an attempt to recreate his studio. Open daily from 10am to 9pm 

(20 November- 20 February). 




KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860

The 7th exceptional edition of Cairo Art Fair (CAF) is hosted by TAM gallery. With more than 150 artists participating this year, the gallery walls will be adorned with over 1500 new and stunning contemporary artworks; catering to everyone’s tastes with an incredible range of prices, styles, techniques and concepts. Both prominent and emerging artists will be showcasing their work in a synergized setting; breaking the boundaries of format, participation, duration and presentation, and presenting an honest reflection of today’s Egyptian art scene. The artworks will periodically change throughout the duration of the show

(closing 31 January). 



Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

“We Don’t Live Alone”, exhibition of paintings by Noha Deyab 

(closing 31 January).

“Zambalek”, first solo photography exhibition by Ayman Lotfy

(closing 31 January). 





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.

Planetarium Science Centre, BA Main Building

“Ancient Greek Science and Technology” exhibition is hosted by the Planetarium Science Centre of the Cultural Communication Sector at the BA. This touring exhibition is held in cooperation with the Hellenistic Studies Centre in the Academic Research Sector, and the Museum Technology in Thessaloniki (NOESIS), and sponsored by the General Secretariat of Greeks Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece. It reviews the development of Greek knowledge in many scientific fields that have achieved multiple technical and technological achievements such as basic technologies, astronomy, exploration and communication, body and mind, arts, architecture, and self-employment. Open daily to the public from 10am-3pm; except on Fridays, Saturdays and official holidays (closing 31 January). 

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 January, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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