Hany El-Sayyed’s “The Soul Within” show of sculptures is a must see

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Hany El-Sayyed
Hany El-Sayyed s sculpture on show at ZAGpick

Abdeen Park

El Montaza El Geded St, in front of Abdeen Palace, Abdeen Sq, Downtown 

“Austria and the Arab World: A Journey of a Thousand Years”, did you know that the Austro-Hungarian Empire was a centre of tarboush production in the 19th century, and that 80% of all the tarboushes worn in Egypt back then were imported from Austria? Or, that Austria’s first giraffe ever was a present by Mohamed Ali Pasha in 1828? The exhibition will take you on an intriguing journey through the past centuries, revealing the tight relations between Austria and Egypt. Daily from 9am till midnight, entrance fee is 5LE 

(29 November-12 December).


Amir Taz Palace

27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581

“Childhood and Art” exhibition marks the International Child Day featuring 50 paintings by 21 artists (21 November- 5 December).  



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

The Cairo International Film Festival’s exhibition 

(22 November - 4 December).

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

The Cairo International Film Festival’s exhibition 

(22 November - 4 December).

Palace of Arts

The First Contemporary Art Salon, Post Concept”, installation works by 25 artists from different generations (3-30 November). 



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.




Khan Almaghraby

18 Al-Mansour Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 3349/01000 694940

“Egyptian Tales”, a duet exhibition by Omar Alfayoumi and Fathi Afiffi (16 November- 2 December).  



Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre 

5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123 

Nahdat Misr Hall

Paintings by Aya Aziz (closing 28 November).



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554

“The Cluster Genesis”, artworks by Amr Ali (1- 30 December). 




Villa 20 Nazih Khalifa, El Korba, Heliopolis, all week including Fridays 12-8pm

“From Letters to Stories” Antonella’s solo exhibition 

(20 November- 4 December). 




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

Hall I

“Stops of Alienation”, paintings by Afifa La’aby 

(closing 30 November).  

Hall II

“Carnival of the Moon”, paintings by Hisham Rahma 

(closing 30 November). 



Picasso East

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

“Egyptian Soul”, paintings by Ahmed Chiha 

(20 November- 16 December).




6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291

“Maqam”, an exciting exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Luxor-based artist Ahmed Saber. It’s about one of the most significant celebrations held in Upper Egypt which is moulid (the birthday) of Abou El Haggag El-Oksory as Luxor’s people and the peoples of the neighboring towns congregate on a fixed date and place to witness and participate in this spiritual celebration (closing 8 December).  



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC Tahrir Square 

Future Gallery

“Van Leo’s Legacy” is celebrating Egypt’s premiere 20th-century studio photographer Van-Leo’s 100th birthday, with a season-long extended exhibition displaying a rare selection from AUC’s Rare Books and Special Collections Library. The exhibit exclusively features more than 150 photographs that include some of his iconic portraits that are showcased for the first time as well as some of his personal studio furniture, including his art déco desk and the plateau on which he displayed his portraits for four decades, in an attempt to recreate his studio. Open daily from 10am to 9pm 

(20 November- 20 February 2022).   




Sheikh Zayed, Inside Mall of Arabia, open every day, Gate 17, first floor opposing Ikea floor, Saturdays-Wednesdays 10am to 10pm, weekends: 10am to 11pm

Capture” group show starts a dialogue between the viewer, the artwork and the space surrounding it. When the right artwork is hung in a space, it shifts the energy and it becomes the focal point of that space. It can contrast or match with its surroundings, evoking emotions and provoking the mind (18 November- 31 December).   




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

Ground Floor
Licorice” exhibition of paintings by Dina Abdel-Nabi 

(21 November-11 December).

First Floor

ABI Park” exhibition of paintings by Omar Gabr 

(21 November-11 December).



F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, working hours daily from 11am-8pm, Sundays off, Tel 012 27009000

“The Soul Within”, sculptures by Hany El-Sayyed (13-27 November).  


Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

“Infinity”, sculptures by Kamal Al-Fiqi (closing 29 November). 

Venue II

“1985”, paintings by Hana Al-Sageny (closing 29 November).

Venue I

“Shades of the Road”, paintings by Emad Ibrahim 

(closing 29 November).





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.

Planetarium Science Centre, BA Main Building

“Ancient Greek Science and Technology”, exhibition is hosted by the Planetarium Science Centre of the Cultural Communication Sector at the BA. This touring exhibition is held in cooperation with the Hellenistic Studies Centre in the Academic Research Sector, the Science Centre, and the Museum Technology in Thessaloniki (NOESIS), and sponsored by the General Secretariat of Greeks Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece. It reviews the development of Greek knowledge in many scientific fields that have achieved multiple technical and technological achievements such as basic technologies, astronomy, exploration and communication, body and mind, arts, architecture, and self-employment. It aims to present the fields of science and important arts, technological achievements in the ancient Greek world, the influence of those achievements, their contributions, and their fundamental role in the development of Western civilization. Open daily to the public from 10am-3pm; except on Fridays, Saturdays and official holidays (31 October 2021- 31 January 2022). 



Cervantes Institute 

101 Al-Horreya road, Bab Sharq, Alexandria, Tel 03 3920214 

“The Andalusians in Cairo”, a photography exhibition held in cooperation between the Cervantes Institute and the Camera Club of the Alexandria Atelier Cultural Association. The exhibition is as a result of a workshop organised by the Spanish researcher specialised in the history of Andalusians in Cairo, Pedro Ignacio Del Castillo, director of the Camera Club, and photographer Mohamed Fawzy Ali, about the Andalusians who lived in Egypt. They are Sidi Abdullah bin Abi Jamra, Sidi Mohamed bin Sayed Al-Nas, Al-Sadat Al-Malikiyah Mosque, Sidi Hassan Al-Tastari Mosque, Khadra Al-Sharifa Mosque, Sidi Mohamed Al-Shatibi Mosque, and Moussa bin Maimon mausoleum

(14 November-16 December)

*A version of this article appears in print in the 25 November, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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