Don’t miss Esmat Dawestashy’s exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 14 Feb 2023

Esmat Dawestashy
Esmat Dawestashy s painting on show at Gezira Arts Centre


Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Ahmed Nawwar tracing his art career since the 1960s until today (20 February- 20 April).   

Access Art Space
“The Legend”, a photo exhibition honors the memory of legendary photographer Farouk Ibrahim, organized by Photopia as part of the 3rd edition of the Cairo Photo Week, unveiling exclusive photos to be displayed for the very first time. In addition to the World Press Photo 2022 exhibition, SARD III, curated by Photopia (Egypt & North Africa), Challenging Times (on climate change), curated by Olfa Fiki, Magnificent Raw: Commercial Photography Before the Digital Era, by Khaled Eldash, Surreal City video art, solo exhibitions by Nelly El-Sharkawy and Salma El-Kashef, Divaz of Arabia fashion photography exhibition by Amr Ezzeddin and Group, Grain II exhibition, curated by Photopia, Impressions exhibition by IFE, and Denis Dailleux’s Misr, curated by Tintera Art, When We Eat, curated by Hoda El-Sherif (closing18 February).

American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
The Photographic Gallery organizes an exhibition of the best in visual journalism for 2022 as part of the 16th edition of Egypt’s Press Photo annual competition.  Egypt Press Photo is a renowned annual competition of national photojournalism organized by the Syndicate of Journalists and run by the Photojournalists Collective. The exhibition showcases 40 of the best-winning projects of contemporary photojournalism produced by 35 local Egyptian photojournalists (16 February-23 March).
Sharjah Art Gallery
“Graphic Design Open Studio: Senior Show Exhibition”, the open studio is a collective show of diverse graphic design students' work over the past semesters (19 February- 9 March, open daily from 9am-4pm, closed in weekends).  

Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Exhibition of oil paintings by Nora Soliman (18-23 February).   
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by Mustafa El-Dokhaly (18-23 February).

3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868
“The Fall of Adam” exhibition of paintings by Asmaa Khoury marks the 20th anniversary of Cordoba gallery (8-28 February).  

24 Hassan Assem St, off Brazil, Zamalek, Tel 0100 1115433
“Female Beauty”, exhibition of paintings by Emad Abdel-Wahab
(closing 22 February).

23 B Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6239/0100 2155702
A retrospective exhibition by artist Abdel-Ghaffar Shedid
(29 January- 2 March).

Gezira Arts Centre
1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298
“Glow of 80 Years”, paintings by Esmat Dawestashy (12-23 February).

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.

Karim Francis
1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823
“Memory Flow” exhibition of paintings by Mustafa El-Husseiny
(7 February-9 March).

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
10 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, 6th floor, Tel 02 25750353 /0100 1704554
“My Favorite Things 7” is an inclusive annual group exhibition promoting and supporting up and coming women artists in Egypt. Its main aim is to guarantee for women to have a permanent and safe space, for exposure and free expression, maintaining a high artistic quality based on originality and innovative thought. This year’s selection includes around 20 female artists, most of them participating for the first time. Their contributions give the viewer a refreshing idea about what is contemporary art now in Egypt (closing 20 February).

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization  Virtual exhibition “Experiencing Heritage – A Digital Bridge between Egypt and Italy”, an immersive experience on Italian and Egyptian cultural heritage, combining three different digitization models (360° digitization - 2D digital animation - 3D interactive virtual reality), aiming to enhance and promote the importance of Italy’s cultural heritage, through an unprecedented virtual journey that allows viewers to visit some of the most prestigious cultural sites in Italy and Egypt (14 - 27 February).

30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Hall I
Exhibition of press illustrations and other works by Attyat Sayed
(7-27 February).  
Hall II
Painting exhibition by El-Dessouki Fahmy (7-27 February).  

34 Yehia Ibrahim St, Zamalek, Tel 0100 2269547 “Stories from the Memory” exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Abdel-Monsef (closing 20 February).

Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
“Cosmos Flower” is an exhibition of paintings by Carelle Homsy calling for the return to nature and to its celebration, as well as a restoration of its balance and harmony, accommodating all living things equally; whether plant, animal or human (closing 26 February).  



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 16 February, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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