American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus
Sharjah Art Gallery
“Under Control” exhibition is tackling social, environmental and economic issues, the 20-plus projects for the Graphic Design Senior Show explore the concerns graduating seniors have for the world they are entering. It reflects on student experiences learning during COVID-19 lockdowns, anxieties over competing with artificial intelligence for creative work and more
(open daily to the public except on holidays, 3 September-15 October).
“She Arts” Performing Arts Festival exhibition of painting (open daily from10am to 9pm, closed on Fridays and official holidays, Free and open to the public, 28 September- 17 October).
The Photographic Gallery
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
“The Longing of the Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken”, a solo exhibition/ collaborative project led by documentary photographer Rehab Eldalil. This long-term project reflects what it means to be a Bedouin in contemporary times. Over a span of 10 years, Eldalil collaborated with the Bedouin community of South Sinai, Egypt, to explore the notions of belonging and interconnectedness between people and land while reconnecting with her own indigenous ancestry. The exhibition showcases a complementary collection of photographs, poetry, embroidered photographs, and video (14 September- 12 October).
Arkan Plaza, Extension of Sheikh Zayed District, Giza, Tel 010 66860098/010 66500748
“Vivid” a group exhibition that features works by Ahmed Osman, Alaa Abdel-Hamed, Ali Ashour, Aliaa Elgready, Amr Elkafrawy, Hayam Abdel-Baky, Hakeem Aboukila, Mona Heikal, and many more (16 September-13 October).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Miscellaneous exhibition of handicrafts by Awladna (our children) Foundation for the Arts of People with Special Abilities, supervised by artist Ashraf Reda
(22 - 28 September, open daily from 10am to 8pm).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
“Egyptian Melodies” exhibition by Sayed El-Bebany showcasing acrylic, pastel and gouache paintings that depict Egypt’s ravishing landscape (closing 21 September).
Oil paintings by Reda El-Sayyed (23-30 September).
Villa CLEG 118 Diplomatic district, El-Sheikh Zayed, Tel 0101 2705242
“A Walk of Life” painting exhibition by Ahmed El-Dafrawy
(16 September-3 October).
4 Amrika Al-Latiniya St, Garden City, Tel 02 2796 2881/ 2794 7951
“Art is a Beautiful Melody” group exhibition’s guest of honor is artist Farahat Zaki (12 August-30 September).
Garden of Art
El-Sheikh Zayed, Rabwa Mall, ground floor, entrance from Rabwa compound gate 3, Tel 01200 407771
“Big Frames, Small Frames” collective show of 46 sculptures and painting by Mustafa El-Fiki, Sayed Saad Eldein, Hassan Abdel-Fatah, Mohsen Attia, Mohamed Ghanem, Eman Hakim, Hana Helmy, Laila Hassan, Mohamed Ellban, and many more
20 May-1 October).)
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, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2578 4494, open daily from 11am to 8pm except Friday
“Incompiuto-Unfinished” is Micha Lanfranchi’s first solo exhibition featuring 43 works, 14 of which are drawings, 5 of which are paintings, and the remainder pottery. By not refinishing them and leaving most of the pottery without sanding, she strives to depict the unfinished nature of human endeavour and its endless evanescence (17 September- 19 October).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
Hall I &II
“5/8” multinational group exhibition by the likes of Ahmed Chiha, Mohamed Al Jaloos, Salman Al-Malik, Walid Ebeid
(closing 28 September).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
Margo Veillon Gallery
“A Place to Begin” a creative photography exhibition by Mohamed Mahdy presenting a solo show within the thematic “The City.” The exhibition, curated by current Head of Fundraising and Communications at the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam Bertan Selim, showcases a series of black and white artworks, video installations, and calligraphy (6-21 September, open daily from 10am to 9pm including the weekends (except the official holidays).
TAM District 5, Marakez, Cairo Sokhna Road, before Master Express Gas Station, entrance from Gate 3, weekdays (Sun-Thurs), 10am-6pm, Tel 01000773860
“Image and Narrative” Mohamed El-Ganouby’s solo exhibition seeks to delve deep into the core of existence and explore the intricate relationship between humanity and nature
Km 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860
“Seasons in Chroma”, a solo exhibition by the iconic Abdel Wahab Abdel Mohsen (16-30 September).
Yassin art gallery
159, 26th July St, Behind Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek, Tel 01271170035
“Retrospective”, exhibition by artist Medhat Nasr. In this show, Nasr continues his experimental work in the art of artistic prints. As he presents his new experience in which he combines silkscreen printing techniques, spot print, mono print, and the art of printing (collagraph). This show is considered a retrospective show by the artist, not in the sense that it collects examples of different stages of his work, but in the sense that it calls on his own techniques and increasing experiences throughout his artistic experience, adding to them what is new (19 September- 5 October).
Port Said St, 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 21 September, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly