Don’t miss Islam Ibada’s exhibition of sculptures at Misr gallery

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 3 Oct 2023

Islam Ibada s Sausage dog basalt sculpture
Islam Ibada s Sausage dog basalt sculpture



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, closing15 October). 

Future Gallery

“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 

(closing 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

Oil and acrylic paintings by Emad Shafiq Rizk. The paintings are inspired by the Egyptian heritage in Old Cairo (7-14 October).     

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

“Talk of the Features” exhibition of mosaic and decoupage paintings by Amany Zakariya (2-9 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).



4A Ibn Zankai St, from Hassan Sabri, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 0604

“Ascension” exhibition of sculptures by Islam Ibada

(24 September- 11 October).   




30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544

Hall I

“Earth” paintings by Ahmed Abdel-Karim (1-13 October). 

Hall II

“Lady of Cairo” painting by Lina Osama (1-13 October).




6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291

“Folklore” exhibition of paintings is a long overdue revisiting of late pioneer Zaccaria El-Zeini’s (1932-1993) celebrated oeuvre. This collection has been formed through a combination of works sourced from the private collections of the artist’s surviving heirs. It spans an impressive assortment of mediums including; oils, watercolors, pencil drawings and lithographs, across figurative, abstract and still life compositions, a comprehensive representation of El-Zeini’s diverse body of work. It was El-Zeini’s insatiable fascination with the obscure folkloric rites and rituals that permeated the peripheries of Egyptian society, which served as the definitive underpinning of his artistic exploits (3-25 October).



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 (closing 5 October). 



Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

“Melody of Light” painting exhibition by Emad Ibrahim

(24 September- 17 October).  

Venue II

“My Love and Me” exhibition of sculptures by Hany Faisal 

(24 September- 17 October).  






Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Port Said St, 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 5 October, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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