Aisha Fahmy Palace
1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211
The Complex of Arts
“The Egyptian Art in the Twenties of the Last Century,” a group exhibition of masterpieces by legendary Egyptian artists such as Mahmoud Mokhtar, Mahmoud Said, Ragheb Ayyad, Youssef Kamel, George Sabbagh, Mohamed Hassan, Emmy Nemr, Suzanne Adly, Shaaban Zaki and others. The show includes a selection of their most important artworks nearly 90 by twenty artists whose works shaped the features of that important period of the history of Egyptian art
(1 June - 1 August).
8 El-Kamel Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 0100 3970141
“The Phoenix Rises” exhibition of paintings is a tribute of the internationally-acclaimed, multi-dimensional Egyptian artist Omar El-Nagdi (1931-2019) on the 3rd anniversary of his passing
(31 May- 31 June).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
A miscellaneous exhibition by Art Guild (4 - 9 June).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
Oil paintings by artists Inas Ammer and Aliaa Rafiaa
(4 - 9 June).
Palace of Arts
The seventh round of the Cairo International Forum for the Arts of Calligraphy, which bears the slogan “Pioneers Renovators in a Hundred Years (1922 - 2022)”, in cooperation with the Egyptian General Assembly for Arabic Calligraphy headed by the great calligrapher Khoudeir El-Borsaidi. The forum witnesses the participation of 150 Egyptian and foreign guests and artists, including 63 Egyptian artists and 27 foreign artists from the countries: Serbia, China, Tunisia, Pakistan, Iraq, Japan, Thailand, Algeria, Indonesia, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, India, Uzbekistan, and Nigeria (6-20 June).
3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868
“Generations of Art” a group exhibition of painting by the likes of Salah Taher, Mohamed Rizk, Hend Hegazy, Wahid El-Kelesh, Madih Taher, and many more (closing 9 June).
Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
27 Talaat Harb St, 2nd Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272
“Retrieving Absence” exhibition brings together the latest articulations of three ongoing artistic projects by artists Nadia Mounier, Hagar Ezz Eldin, and Rawya Sadek. Through biographies, household materials, and family albums, the artists evoke the women they associate with through their biographies, photographs, and the handcrafted furniture of their homes. The three projects take research as a starting point, and produce, sometimes reproduce, what is absent or the time that has passed. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of events in collaboration with the artists (22 May - 30 July, open daily from Saturday to Thursday from 12-9pm).
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.
Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre
5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123
Exhibition of paintings by Marwa El-Fakharany (closing 5 June).
Nahdat Misr Hall
“Storms of Colours” exhibition of paintings by Atef Tolba
(closing 5 June).
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 (closing 2 June).
“A Journey in Panoramic Land”, a photo exhibition by Patrick Godeau. The French photographer exhibits for the first time in Egypt a selection of 40 astonishing photos taken in different southern countries over 35 years. Mostly focusing on landscapes and ancient monuments, Godeau began to look for the masses, the volumes that blend and oppose each other at the same time, the richness of the colours, and then to wait for the light, this light that is so essential in photography, this glow that enlightens the conscience, the spirit and that sharpens our intellectual curiosity and our contemplative inclinations (5 - 30 June).
Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65
Al-Bab Selim Hall
“Noon” exhibition of paintings by Azza Abou-Alsouad
(closing 4 June).
Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035
“Time Travellers” exhibition of paintings by Lina Osama on fragile existence and persistent hopes for change (closing 11 June).
“Full of Memories”, paintings by Mounir Eskandar on the Egyptian folk and rural life (closing 11 June).
KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860
TAM gallery announces the launch of the second round of its 6th consecutive edition of the Summer Affordable Art Show featuring over 150 of your favourite contemporary Egyptian artists. Discover hundreds of affordable artworks at unbeatable prices with a huge variety of styles, and sizes (Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June, 12pm to 10pm).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Wissa Wassef - The School of Instinctive Creativity” exhibition is showcasing a unique Egyptian experience, as well as distinguished and rare collection of wool and cotton tapestries made by the school’s weavers (1-21 June).
F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440
“The Summer Group Exhibition” features artworks by Mohamed Sabry, Ibrahim El-Tanbouly, Shaaban El-Hosseiny, Emad Ibrahim, Sameh Ismail, Hany El-Sayed, and many more
(23 May-15 September).
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
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 2 June, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.