Ahmed Shawki Museum
Karmat Ibn Hanaa Centre
6 Ahmed Shawki St, off Murad St, Corniche Al-Nil, Giza, Tel 02 35707960
“A Wood Frame” artworks by Hany Youssef (11-21 May).
Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“The Scene I”, a group exhibition showcases 90 artworks by a number of Egypt’s contemporary artists representing different art styles including sculptors Essam Darwish, Hassan Kamel, Islam Ebada, and Kamal Fathy, artist Sabah Naim (closing 14 May).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by artist Zakariya Hafez (7-12 May).
Oil paintings by artist Ayman Salah Taher (14-18 May).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings on the psychology of women and their reactions by artist Khedr Mostafa (9-15 May).
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.
Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65
Al-Bab Selim Hall
“Baheya” paintings depict Egyptian women by Yasser Eid
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“Belly of a Mountain: Offerings and Plaques (2014 - 2020)” exhibition of sculpture by Sherif El-Azma. For his first exhibition at the gallery El-Azma presents a body of sculptural work made in old Cairo, at his Fustat studio. An ongoing project that investigates material forms, material histories, renegotiations of symbolic language, offering, ritual and alternative hypothetical stories told with the object as the central nucleus for discussion (8 May - 2 June).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544
“Egyptian Hymns” paintings by Zahran Salama (10-30 May).
“The Journey”, paintings by Fathi Afifi (10-30 May).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Mind the Gap”, paintings by Eman Hussein (11-24 May).
“Azahiri”, paintings by Haytham Abdel-Hafeez (11-24 May).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
“Lost Entrances” photo exhibition by photographer Leon Dubois and engineer and artist Mohamed Gohar.
Until 2022, the city of Alexandria represented two main eras: the old city with its submerged ruins, and the multi-ethnic city at the beginning of the twentieth century, which was characterized by the multiplicity of foreign communities. However, this picture is far from what it was recently, where today more than five million people live. In this artwork that combines drawings and images, Dubois and Gohar give us an example of Alexandria today, by depicting the residents and how they interact with the city (Thursday 19 May, free entry, 9pm).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 12 May, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.