Don’t miss Bibliothek gallery’s exhibition in remembrance of late artist Gamal Kamel

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 5 Dec 2023

A painting by Gamal Kamel on show at Bibliothek gallery
A painting by Gamal Kamel on show at Bibliothek gallery



Arkan Plaza, 2nd floor, Unit SY-203, building F3, Arkan Plaza, Sheikh Zayed city, Giza, Tel 010 66860098/010 66500748

An exhibition in remembrance of late artist Gamal Kamel, a renowned Egyptian painter who revolutionized the field of illustration and caricature (closing 12 December). 



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

“Three Decades” a retrospective exhibition of painting by Amany Zahran (7-16 December). 

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Exhibition by the Egyptian-Chinese Friendship Association  

(7-14 December).  



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

“El Wadi (the valley)” exhibition of bronze, stone, wood and etamine sculptures by Maged Mekhail (closing 21 December).  



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2578 4494, open daily from 11am to 8pm except Friday

“Magazib (Bewitched)” exhibition by Ahmed Nosseir. Haunted by the ghosts of conversations, fatal encounters, and fallen spirits, Nosseir creates a chain of metaphors that appear in infinite variations in his upcoming exhibition Magazib. Unfamiliar figures illuminated in a hazy light represent an intangible force, one that cannot be captured even in painting (3 December - 3 January 2024).




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

“Towers” exhibition of sculptures by Ahmed El-Askalany 

(3-17 December).

“Inner Voice” exhibition of paintings by Asmaa Samy  

(3-17 December).



Salaheddin Citadel

Salah Salem Rd, Mokattam, Cairo, Tel 02 2512 1735

“Something Else III” is an exceptional artistic celebration, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Egypt Tourism Authority, where the vast historic Saladin Citadel is decorated for the first time for a whole month to display the latest contemporary works of art, including drawing, photography, sculpture, by more than 150 local and international artists, where history meets modernity in one place. The third edition entitled “What Then?” is envisioned by Darb 1718, and Citadel Asset Management Company and also offers art performances, films, music, diverse workshops, street art, talks and lectures by local as well as international artists and art connoisseurs taking place in many different art and cultural spaces in Cairo. The event aims to attract international attention to Egypt as a vibrant art producer within the regional and international art scene. Curators will be led by Simon Njami. The exhibits will include the sustainability and the climate crisis as thematic areas to explore

As part of "Something Else", the Goethe-Institute Cairo presents the collective exhibition “Room 20”, which combines works from Egyptian artist Nourhan Maayouf, German photographer Valentin Goppel and Egyptian multidisciplinary artist Mo Al Dee. It showcases Goppel’s photo series “Between the Years”, Maayouf’s her interactive online performance “Wanna Squeeze?” as well as Al Dee’s video installation work “Portraits from the East”. 

The exhibition “Room 20” uses this opportunity to look back to the years in-between since the outbreak of Corona Virus and to present those works that have been created amidst this historical caesura that has left its mark in human biographies worldwide: The pandemic stands exemplified for a paralyzing time in world history, that shattered human interaction, leading to a collective feeling of anxiety and loneliness. At the same time, online-communication became an important – albeit limited – tool for interpersonal connection. The photographic and video works on display portray the challenges and consequences of isolation, following three artists from Egypt and from Germany in their endeavor to confront the paralyzing pandemic state through creativity and activity, while at the same time creating important testimonies of this historical caesura (24 November- 23 December).




6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291

“Layers of Love” exhibition of painting by Ibrahim Khatab 

(5 December - 2 January 2024). 



El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448,

El Sawy Culturewheel monthly handicrafts souq 

(7-9 December).



20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223

Ground Floor

“An Introspective” bronze sculptures by Italian-Egyptian sculptor Omar Zaki (4 - 26 December). 

First Floor

The Hymn of the Valley” paintings by Ahmed El-Badawy 

(4 - 26 December).  



Upper Egypt Society

65 Qobeissy St, Daher, Cairo, Tel 2589 8364/ 2588 2484

Akhmim and Hagaza exhibition of wood handicrafts and embroidery paintings (closing 9 December). 



Yassin art gallery

159, 26th July St, Behind Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek, Tel 01271170035

“Grass Is Not Always Greener On the Other Side” exhibition of painting by Hakeem Aboukila (closing 7 December). 



Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

“Conquest of Heaven” exhibition of painting by Mohamed Sabry (26 November - 17 December).  

Venue II

“Sacred II” exhibition of painting by Yasmine El-Hazek 

(26 November - 17 December).  





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 7 December, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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