Picasso East’s collective exhibition of painting and sculpture is a must see

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 13 Feb 2024

Hassan Kamel s sculpture on show at Picasso East gallery
Hassan Kamel s sculpture on show at Picasso East gallery


American University in Cairo 

New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318

The Photographic Gallery

“Egypt Press Photo” annual exhibition of distinctive photojournalism for the year 2023. Egypt Press Photo is a renowned annual competition of national photojournalism organized by the Syndicate of Journalists and run by the Photojournalists Collective, in its 18th edition this year. The Photographic Gallery has curated an exhibition from the general competition entries with a special emphasis on photo stories and single press shots. Unlike the previous edition, some of the selected works have not won awards in the competition, yet represent the issues that have dominated the news in Egypt in 2023, including the war in Gaza, displaced refugees, demolitions in Historic Cairo, power outages, and on a more positive note, stories of personal achievements, tourism and sports. The news photography is complemented by a selection of distinctive photography from the daily life category of the competition. The exhibition showcases the quality of local professional photojournalists as well as amateur photographers throughout the year 2023 across Egypt 

(15 February- 14 March).



Arkan Plaza, Extension of Sheikh Zayed District, Giza, Tel 010 66860098/010 66500748

“Lines of Intimacy” exhibition by Amany Moussa, Eman Hussein and Yasmine Shash will look at different experessions of the body and what we understand to be intimate through the use of print making, illustration, ink on paper, and sketching 

(17 February- 2 March).



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Exhibition of painting by Ahmed Refaat (17-22 February).    

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Exhibition of painting by Hany Hussein (12-20 February).  



Villa CLEG 118 Diplomatic district, El-Sheikh Zayed, Tel 0101 2705242

KĒMĒT III” photography exhibition features Wael Abed’s “Of Pyramids and Stones” collection and Amr El-Helaly’s “Whispers of silence” collection (closing 22 February). 



French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800 

“Habashtakanat #2” exhibition by Lama Ahmed. Throughout a delicate journey, the exhibition features Habashtakanat Magazine editions, a photography-based publication that aims to document, initiate dialogue on and truthfully represent the city of Cairo’s unique visual culture. A personal, sensitive and lively exhibition offering a unique perspective on Cairo and its daily life

(closing 23 February).



Gezira Arts Centre

1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298

Ahmed Sabri Hall

Retrospective exhibition of late artist Mohamed Mekawy

(closing 17 February).   

Al-Hussein Fawzi Hall

“Skinscapes: Tracing Spatial Phantoms” exhibition by Azza Ezzat (closing 17 February).  

Ragheb Ayad Hall

“Ruins” paintings by Ahmed Biro 

(closing 17 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

“Clash” a joint exhibition of painting and installation by Pancé Ahmed and Omar Senada showcasing their latest collaborative project, as both talents intertwine to create a harmonious fusion in their artworks. It explores the juxtaposition between urban decay, the process whereby a previously functioning city or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitude, and the resilience of mother nature and the constant clash between one another (10-29 February).


Villa 14, El Atteba St, Dokki, 01006018726/ 01010645106

“Memories” an exhibition of painting by Mariam Mostafa Abdel-Wahab and her father late veteran artist Mostafa Abdel-Wahab (14-20 February).



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

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

“Woven Whirls” is an exhibition by Sabah Naim, who discovers a profound connection between the principles of Sufi movements and her weaving techniques (closing 21 February). 




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

Hall I

“Earth Ether” exhibition of painting by Nazli Madkour 

(7-27 February).

Hall II

“The Fantasy of Surrealism” exhibition of painting by Walid Aouni  

(7-27 February).



Picasso East

Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035  

“Unique Spectra” collective exhibition of painting and sculpture by the likes of Ayman El-Semary, Adel Tharwat, Mahmoud Hamed, Ahmed Abdel-Fattah, Hassan Kamel and Tarek El-Sheikh (closing 23 February).




214 the end of Al-Hegaz St, Masr Al-Gedida, Tel 2623 5026/012 22736389

“Group 24” group exhibition by the likes of Farouk Shehata, Georges Bahgory, Mohamed Youssef, Gamal Meleka, Adel Thabet, and Hoda Mourad (15-28 February).  




14 El-Saleh Ayoub St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8900/0111232 4002 

“From the Egyptian Figurative” group exhibition of painting 

(17 January- 28 February).




KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860

The 9th Cairo Art Fair features about 100 of Egypt’s best artists

(closing 22 February). 




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

First Floor

“Rembrandt’s Brit Milah” a long awaited second solo exhibition by Omar Gabr (5 February - 9 March). 

Ground Floor

“Autumn in Bloom” exhibition of painting by Fatema Abdel-Rahman (5 February - 9 March).



Yassin art gallery

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

Brain Games” exhibition of paintings by Waleed Kanoush 

(6-29 February). 





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.

Conference Centre, East and West Exhibition Halls

The 17th Agenda Exhibition features152 male and female artists selected from 11 governorates. This year, the BA honours the names of the late artists Ahmed El-Setohi, and the critic and artist Ezz El-Din Naguib. Guests of honour are artists Abdel-Salam Eid, Zeinab Salem, and Fathi Afifi for their great role in the Egyptian artistic movement (13 February- 4 March, daily from 9am to 5pm, Except for Friday of every week). 

* A version of this article appears in print in the 15 February, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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