Omnia Hilal’s exhibition of scrap iron sculptures is a must see

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 26 Apr 2022

Scrap iron sculpture by Omnia Hilal
Scrap iron sculpture by Omnia Hilal



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).


Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
An exhibition showcases 30 sculptures made of scrap iron and wire by artist Omnia Hilal (closing 28 April).   
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
“Transparent Like Glass” acrylic and glass paintings by Ibtesam Osama (closing 29 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 late iconic ceramists Said El-Sadr and his students, Nabil Darwish, Mohieddin Hussein among others (closing 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 (closing 28 April).

Al-Ghouri Caravansary 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 (closing 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.

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 (closing 28 April). “Belly of a Mountain: Offerings and Plaques (2014 - 2020)” exhibition of sculpture by Sherif El-Azma. For his first exhibition at the gallery El-Azma presents a body of sculptural work made in old Cairo, at his Fustat studio. An ongoing project that investigates material forms, material histories, renegotiations of symbolic language, offering, ritual and alternative hypothetical stories told with the object as the central nucleus for discussion (8 May - 2 June).



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.


*A version of this article appears in print in the 28 April, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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