The American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
“Moon Dust” is the first of a series of exhibitions dedicated to environmental photography presented by The Photographic Gallery in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Moon Dust, a photo essay by Egyptian documentary photographer Mohamed Mahdy as he captures close up an Egyptian community’s struggle against devastating air pollution (16 February-17 March).
Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581
“Africa by the Brush of its Artists”, group exhibition of paintings produced by Luxor International Painting Forum (17-24 February).
25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220
“Glimpses”, exhibition of paintings by Hala Sabet (2-22 February).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
“Siwa…Oasis of Inspirations and Creativity” aquarelle paintings by artist Lobna Zakaria (closing 17 February).
Oil paintings by Omaima El-Sissi (21-27 February).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
A miscellaneous exhibition by Omnia Mohamed (19-20 February).
Paintings by Asmaa Adel (21-27 February).
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
“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
Ahmed Sabri Hall
Retrospective exhibition by late artist Elghoul Ahmed (1933-2011) (9-24 February).
Al-Hussein Fawzi Hall
“When I was Little” artworks by Nagat Farouk
Kamal Khalifa Hall
“Legends from Beirut” paintings by Shimaa Kamel
Ragheb Ayad Hall
“Towards a New Primitivity” paintings by Emad Abuzeid
5 Ibrahim Naguib St, Apt 2, ground floor, Garden City, 12-8pm daily, Thursday and Friday off, inquiries via email at [email protected]
“Guide Posts”, exhibition by Bassem Yousri (10 February- 10 March).
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.
The Italian Cultural Institute has announced its collaboration with South of Imagination, a project designed by artist Valerio Rocco Orlando, curated by Raffaella Frascarelli and winner of the Italian Council, project of the Italian Ministry of Culture. South of Imagination aims to build a digital educational platform that brings together diverse communities through collaborative workshops - online and in-person, and mobilizes multidisciplinary spaces founded by international artists in decentralized territories.
Follow the artist’s activities through the social channels of the IIC Cairo
(17-26 February, IIC Theatre and other locations)
1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
Paintings by Ahmed Nosseir (5 February-3 March).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“All about Relationships”, through her artwork, artist Marwa Saad tries to create a miniature of a world that lies inside of her
80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507
“Just a Dream”, paintings by Shahira Shoukry (12-26 February).
Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65
Al-Bab Selim Hall
“Visual Tunes” exhibition of paintings by Dahlia Fouad
(closing 19 February).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Paintings by Nazeer Tanbouly (6-21 February).
“Metamorphosis”, paintings by Asmaa Samy (6-21 February).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
“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 (closing 20 February).
Margo Veillon, Legacy Gallery & Armenian Room
“Graduation Exhibition-Generation RGB” exhibition, presented by The Graphic Design Programme, includes a group of graduation projects highlighting urgent topics related to social issues, healthcare and sustainability (17 February-7 March).
KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860
“Trifecta”, is a trio exhibition by three brilliant artists: Amir Abdel-Ghani, Mostafa Khedr and Pancé Ahmed (15-28 February).
District 5, New Cairo
A new edition of Cairo Art Fair opened inside TAM gallery’s new venue in New Cairo. With more than 150 artists participating in the 7th edition of Cairo Art Fair, the gallery is adorned with new and stunning contemporary artworks by some of Egypt’s best-loved artists; catering to everyone’s tastes with an incredible range of prices, styles, techniques and concepts. Like always, Cairo Art Fair introduces many new artists alongside TAM’s roster of artists! Both prominent and emerging artists will be showcasing their work in a synergised setting; breaking the boundaries of format, participation, and presenting an honest reflection of today’s Egyptian art scene (4-28 February).
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 17 February, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.