Guirguis Lotfy’s exhibition at Picasso East gallery is a must go

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 8 Mar 2022

Lotfy s painting at Picasso East gallery
Lotfy s painting at Picasso East gallery

Ahmed Shawki Museum

6 Ahmed Shawki St, off Murad St, Corniche Al-Nil, Giza, Tel 02 3572 9479

Karmat Ibn Hani’ Centre

“Noun Alkoun” (women, centre of universe) group exhibition celebrates Women International Day (9-19 March). 


The American University in Cairo 

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

The Photographic Gallery

“Moon Dust” is the first of a series of exhibitions dedicated to environmental photography presented by The Photographic Gallery in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Moon Dust, a photo essay by Egyptian documentary photographer Mohamed Mahdy as he captures close up an Egyptian community’s struggle against devastating air pollution (closing17 March).



Amir Taz Palace

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

“Africa by the Brush of its Artists”, a retrospective group exhibition of paintings produced in the past nine rounds of Luxor International Painting Forum (17 February - 2 April).   



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Exhibition of oil paintings by Randa Fouad (12-17 March).

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Exhibition by Radwa Haroun (9-13 March).   




5 Ibrahim Naguib St, Apt 2, ground floor, Garden City, 12-8pm daily, Thursday and Friday off, inquiries via email at [email protected]

“Guide Posts”, exhibition by Bassem Yousri (closing 10 March). 



Gezira Arts Centre

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

“Art Awards 2022” group exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture and art criticism showcases artworks submitted by candidates who participated in the art awards contest organized by Farouk Hosny Foundation for Culture and Arts 

(7- 28 March). 



Goethe Institute

5 El-Bustan Street, Downtown, Tel 02 2575 9877/ 219/ 01288711134 

Takhshena gallery

“Maraena” (we passed by) is an art exhibition by director Manal Ibrahim that tells the story of part of the history of the theatrical movement through the experience of a group of independent performers in Egypt, and it is an extension of the exhibition “Maret” presented by Ibrahim, which was held in March 2021. The project is an archive of an important part of the history of Egyptian theater from 1984 to 2004, more than 300 theatrical performances, including theatrical performances that have not been filmed and do not currently have any physical presence (16 and 17 March, 10am to 9pm). 




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 27368687/0109 4005971

“Asl ElHekaya (the true story)” exhibition of paintings by artist Zaeem Ahmed (8-24 March).




Mr and Mrs Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum 

On the corner of Giza St and Kafur St, next to the State Council, Giza,

Tel 02 3336 2921

Horizon One Hall

“The Soul Tendencies”, artworks by Salah Hammad 

(22 February-15 March). 



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

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

“All Eyes on Me”, comically critical paintings by Ahmed Lesi 

(2 - 27 March).



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

Hall I

Paintings by Salah Anany (28 February- 12 March).   

Hall II

“Metamorphosis”, paintings by Sayed Abla (26 February- 12 March). 




Picasso East

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

“Through Time”, exhibition of paintings by Guirguis Lotfy, a contemporary Alexandrian painter, who reinvents ancient Coptic traditions as he portrays his daily surroundings (5-27 March). 



El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)

Earth Hall 

“Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan”; the first grand travelling exhibition of its kind in field of architecture organised by the Japan Foundation, Cairo. The exhibition presents Japanese architecture and design of buildings of various kinds. 

The Japan Foundation, Cairo organizes touring exhibitions in several countries around the world. They all contain works from the collections of the Japan Foundation, which presents a variety of subjects, including themes of arts and culture such as painting, photography, architecture, design and handicrafts. Concerning the current exhibition, it showcases images, texts and videos for 80 buildings, civil engineering projects, and landscapes in Japan, in the time scale from the modern era in the late 19th century until the present time in the 21st century.

In terms of geographical scope, the exhibition presents at least one work from each of Japan’s 47 prefectures. Free admission, open daily from 10am to 10pm (24 February- 16 March). 





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.

BA Conference Centre, East and West Exhibition Halls 

“The Fifteenth Agenda 2022 Art Exhibition”, Agenda is one of the important exhibitions on the Egyptian art scene, held annually by the Department of Exhibitions and Art Collections of the Cultural Communication Sector at the BA, and it began in 2008 as a free space for artists of all ages and backgrounds. After that, the exhibition continued its regular sessions as a window that allows the presentation of artworks to the receiving audience in its different categories. This year’s session comes under the title “Square Meter Free Space for Creativity”, in which the works of 155 artists out of 483 applicants are presented within a space designated for each artist (meters x meters).

Participating artists belong to the governorates: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Beheira, Gharbia, Qalyubia, Dakahlia, Fayoum, Minya, Menoufia, and Suez (closing 12 March). 



French Cultural Institute 

30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/3918952

“Memories”, exhibition is an urban walk through the memories of the inhabitants, let yourself be told and recount the memories of a neighborhood as you have never visited it. An interactive multimedia production that retraces the habitat and memories created by two young artists, Samar Baiomy and Mohamed Tarek.

Come and discover through virtual reality a space in full evolution where the inhabitants tell what they know, their habits, the feelings, the thoughts, the memories, the regrets and finally the expectations 

(13-24 March).

*A version of this article appears in print in the 10 March, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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