Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“The Egyptian Art in the Twenties of the Last Century,” a group exhibition of masterpieces by legendary Egyptian artists such as Mahmoud Mokhtar, Mahmoud Said, Ragheb Ayyad, Youssef Kamel, George Sabbagh, Mohamed Hassan, Emmy Nemr, Suzanne Adly, Shaaban Zaki and others. The show includes a selection of their most important artworks nearly 90 by twenty artists whose works shaped the features of that important period of the history of Egyptian art
(1 June - 1 August).
8 El-Kamel Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 0100 3970141
“The Phoenix Rises” exhibition of paintings is a tribute of the internationally-acclaimed, multi-dimensional Egyptian artist Omar El-Nagdi (1931-2019) on the 3rd anniversary of his passing
(31 May- 31 June).
25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220
“Art Garage Sale 100x70” exhibition’s 3rd edition is held in collaboration with Abo El-Reesh Al-Mounira Hospital to support children in need from all across Egypt. It features Ahmed Mourad, Amina Zaher, Hany Rashed, Mariam Soliman, Natasha Yonan and many more (10-30 June).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Abdel-Galil (closing18 June).
A group exhibition by the Applied Arts Syndicate (21-27 June).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Exhibition of paintings by Camilia El-Zorqany (closing18 June).
Palace of Arts
The seventh round of the Cairo International Forum for the Arts of Calligraphy, which bears the slogan “Pioneers Renovators in a Hundred Years (1922 - 2022)”, in cooperation with the Egyptian General Assembly for Arabic Calligraphy headed by calligrapher Khoudeir El-Borsaidi. The forum includes 63 Egyptian artists and 27 foreign artists from the countries: Serbia, China, Tunisia, Pakistan, Iraq, Japan, Thailand, Algeria, Indonesia, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, India, Uzbekistan, and Nigeria (closing 20 June).
Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
27 Talaat Harb St, 2nd Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272
“Retrieving Absence” exhibition brings together the latest articulations of three ongoing artistic projects by artists Nadia Mounier, Hagar Ezz Eldin, and Rawya Sadek. Through biographies, household materials, and family albums, the artists evoke the women they associate with through their biographies, photographs, and the handcrafted furniture of their homes. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of events in collaboration with the artists (22 May - 30 July, open daily from Saturday to Thursday from 12-9pm).
Italian Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“We Love Art. Vision and Creativity Made in Italy” contemporary art exhibition, an innovative project by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italian Cooperation, in collaboration with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Foundation. Eight works ranging from sculpture to painting and photography, created by eight young artists who interpret a complex reality where humanism, innovation and technology interact with each other, demonstrating how the meeting between art and business is not only still possible, but necessary, as the herald of new and stimulating visions for a sustainable development of the country, the planet and our daily life. The exhibition is open to the public from Sunday to Thursday, from 10am-4pm (1 June- 15 July).
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.
Karmat Ibn Hanaa Centre (Ahmed Shawki Museum)
6 Ahmed Shawki St, off Murad St, Corniche Al-Nil, Giza, Tel 02 35707960
“An Artistic Vision”, paintings by Samia Samir (8-18 June).
Architectural artworks by artist Mourad Aziz (8-18 June).
Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre
5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
Paintings by artist Mohamed Ahmed Kamal (9-19 June).
Nahdat Misr Hall
“Energy and Pottery”, an exhibition of pottery by Wael Farouk Ibrahim (9-19 June).
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“A Journey in Panoramic Land”, a photo exhibition by Patrick Godeau. The French photographer exhibits for the first time in Egypt a selection of 40 astonishing photos taken in different southern countries over 35 years mostly focusing on landscapes and ancient monuments
(5 - 30 June).
26A Kamal Altawil St, off Mohamed Mazhar, Zamalek, 3rd floor, Tel 012 73330416
“T Mash Marbuta (not tied up female)” dual exhibition of painting by Mona El-Kateb and Nada Eltanbouly is an ode to the power of the female, the feminine, she (8-22 June).
Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65
Al-Bab Selim Hall
“The Moon and Other Tales”, paintings by Shady Salama (7-18 June).
Ramatan Cultural Centre
11 Taha Hussein St, Madkour, Al-Haram, Tel 02 3392 7214
“Nostalgia 2 (The Wall)”, ceramics exhibition by Wessam El-Hawwam (12-19 June).
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
“Semi-detached”, paintings by Rania Khallaf (11-23 June).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
Margo Veillon, Future and Legacy Galleries
“Liquid Gaze - Senior Projects Exhibition 2022” is the 2022 final projects exhibition produced by the students of the Visual Arts programme at the AUC. The show presents several multimedia projects by eleven students. Most projects follow a contemporary artistic experimental methodology with a philosophical reference
(closing 25 June, 5pm-9pm).
(Due to Covid-19, seats are limited, and entrance is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Proof of vaccination is a must upon entry).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Wissa Wassef - The School of Instinctive Creativity” exhibition is showcasing a unique Egyptian experience, as well as distinguished and rare collection of wool and cotton tapestries made by the school’s weavers (closing 21 June).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“The Summer Group Exhibition” features artworks by Mohamed Sabry, Ibrahim El-Tanbouly, Shaaban El-Hosseiny, Emad Ibrahim, Sameh Ismail, Hany El-Sayed, and many more
(23 May-15 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 June, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.