Access art space
10 El-Nabarawy St-Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 012 73714371/ 012 27981899
“Dialogue” solo exhibition of paintings by Ahmed Omar
(29 March-23 April).
Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“The Scene I”, a group exhibition showcases 90 artworks by a number of Egypt’s contemporary artists representing different art styles including sculptors Essam Darwish, Hassan Kamel, Islam Ebada, and Kamal Fathy, artist Sabah Naim (14 March-14 May).
American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
“The Eternal River”, exhibition brings together a selection of archival photographs of the Nile shot between the 1950s and 1970s by Swiss painter Margo Veillon and contemporary photography by Egypt’s emerging photojournalist Roger Anis on the river. The exhibition features a series of landscape photographs with striking compositions, which depict water and land textures and colors, and life and activity on the Nile banks. The exhibition is also an intersection between local and foreign gazes and connects the past with the present.
In light of the rising tensions between riparian countries over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the recent filling of the dam’s reservoirs, the exhibition programme includes a panel discussion by experts in water diplomacy who will discuss the current dispute and the ramifications of GERD on Egypt’s water supply and environmental consequences and to raise questions about the future (27 March-27 April).
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”, a retrospective group exhibition of paintings produced in the past nine rounds of Luxor International Painting Forum (17 February - 2 April).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Paintings by Mona Fathy (14- 20 April).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
An exhibition of wood sculptures by Samar Saad (30 March-3 April).
Paintings by artists Gawdat Mohamed (14- 20 April).
Palace of Art
The first round of the Ceramic Art Salon showcases ceramics by around 70 ceramists representing different art styles and honors the names of Said El-Sadr and his students, Nabil Darwish, Mohieddin Hussein among others (24 March-30 April).
23 B Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6239/0100 2155702
“Selections of Egyptian Art” by the pioneers Gamil Shafiq, Youssef Kamel, Hassan Soliman, Ragheb Ayyad, Zakaria El-Zeiny, Abdel-Ghaffar Shedid, Sabry Mansour, Zeinab Abdel-Hamid, Sobhi Guirguis, Mounir Canaan and many more (13 March-28 April).
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
In the context of the Francophone festivity, a digital exhibition by French artist Gaëtan Trovato is organized by the French Institute, in partnership with Senghor University, where it is presented through
Digital Media Film Archive of Basil Behna in order to revive the history of the Egyptian cinema, classics of the forties, fifties, and sixties.
Through sound effects and excerpts from films, posters, photos, interviews, this digital exhibition is one of the institute’s highlights and will highlight and honor this rich heritage (30 March - 25 April).
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
A retrospective exhibition of the participating artists at the Luxor International Painting Forum. It includes 35 works by female artists who participated in the forum from the tenth session held in 2017 to the thirteenth session that was held in 2020, from 12 countries: Egypt, Italy, Serbia, Russia, Lebanon, Romania, Nepal, Lithuania, Tunisia, Bahrain, Ukraine Georgia (18 March - 7 May).
Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
Paintings by Aya Aziz (28 March-30 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.
Maqas Maq’d of Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitby
Darb Al-Saqia St, behind Qaitbay Mosque, City of the Dead, Tel 01226569944
“Cairo El Mahrousa (the divinely protected)” exhibition of 40 paintings and drawings embody the rich spirit of Cairo; a city that boasts great examples of Coptic, Islamic, Western and modern architecture in different art media by artist Farid Fadel (closing 31March).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“Salah Jahin’s Quartets”, after a long absence from the Egyptian scene, the well-known Syrian Artist Youssef Abdelké is back with a new exhibition. It includes 35 subjects coming from Salah Jahin’s quartets, that the Egyptian poet wrote between 1959 and 1962
(30 March - 28 April).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“The Candle and the Fish”, paintings by Helmy El-Tony
(closing 5 April).
“I Don’t Forget a Face or a Soul”, paintings by Sayed Abla
(closing 5 April).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077
“Returns to Memory and Mythology” exhibition by Liliane Karnouk explores the stories of Icarus, Narcissus, Persephone, and Artemis, returning to her roots as a classically trained painter while finding major relevancies to the world we live in now. Proof of vaccination is required upon entry to the TCC (27 March-15 April).
KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860
“Fades Away”, solo exhibition by artist Walid Taher
(closing 9 April).
New Cairo, District 5, Marakez, Sokhna Road
“Artists of Tomorrow” 8th consecutive edition of the group exhibition will be showcasing an impeccable selection of up-and-coming and rising artists to highlight the most promising in the Egyptian art scene, and the ones to support and invest in today. Participating artists: Ahmed Hassanein, Engy Omara, Ghaida Ashraf, Heba Tarek, Hossam Zaki, Mostafa Nabawy, Nour Ammar, Sameh Refaat, Shereen El Baroudy and Yasmine Reda (closing 10 April).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Merry go Round”, paintings by Aya Mostafa (closing 5 April). First Floor
“With Love”, sculptures by Nevine Farghaly (closing 5 April).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Exhibition of painted sketches by Farghali Abdel-Hafiz
(20 March-10 April).
“Belonging” bronze sculptures by Yasmine El-Hazek
(20 March-10 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 31 March, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.