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
(closing 30 June).
25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220
The third edition of “Art Garage Sale 100x70” exhibition is held, in collaboration with Abo El-Reesh Al-Mounira Hospital, to support children in need from all across Egypt. It features Ahmed Mourad, Amina Zaher, Hany Rashed, Mariam Soliman, Natasha Yonan and many more (closing 30 June).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 02 2739 0132/0144
“Creativity of the Past and the Present”, a group exhibition by the Applied Arts Syndicate showcases 60 drawings and oil paintings (closing 27 June).
Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery
“The Absolute World of Art” Forum collective exhibition by young talents, who are students of the faculties of Fine Arts and Art Education (closing 27 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 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 Cultural Institute
3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791
“We Love Art. Vision and Creativity Made in Italy” contemporary art exhibition, an innovative project by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italian Cooperation, in collaboration with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Foundation. Eight works ranging from sculpture to painting and photography, created by eight young artists who interpret a complex reality where humanism, innovation and technology interact with each other, demonstrating how the meeting between art and business is not only still possible, but necessary, as the herald of new and stimulating visions for a sustainable development of the country, the planet and our daily life. The exhibition is open to the public from Sunday to Thursday, from 10am-4pm (1 June- 15 July).
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.
Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554
“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
(closing 30 June).
22 Taha Hussein St, Zamalek
A unique show by Marwa Saad and pop artist Ahmed Lesi, two young Cairo-based artists. The exhibition encompasses a selection of colourful paintings coming from their most recent solo shows
(daily from 20 June - 20 September).
13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336
“Semi-detached”, paintings by Rania Khallaf (closing 23 June).
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC Tahrir Square
Margo Veillon, Future and Legacy Galleries
“Liquid Gaze - Senior Projects Exhibition 2022” is the 2022 final projects exhibition produced by the students of the Visual Arts programme at the AUC. The show presents several multimedia projects by eleven students. Most projects follow a contemporary artistic experimental methodology with a philosophical reference
(closing 25 June, 5pm-9pm).
(Due to Covid-19, seats are limited, and entrance is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Proof of vaccination is a must upon entry).
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.
East Exhibition Hall
The BA Art Exhibitions and Collections Department launches the 16th round of its “First Time” exhibition. Seventeen artists have been selected to display their artworks at this year’s round. For sixteen years, the BA has supported young artistic talents from different Egyptian governorates, by offering them the appropriate space to present their artistic experiences, and has provided them with the opportunity for local recognition and additional visibility within the art scene, whereby many of them have become stars
(15 June - 3 July, daily from 9am to 5pm, except Fridays).
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
“Echoes of Contemporary Surrealism” international exhibition of surrealism in Egypt, which was born from the collective work of young artists, is organized in partnership with the French Institute, by Maison André Breton, La Rose Impossible and the surrealist Egyptian group from the Middle East and North Africa, founded in 2019 by Mohsen El-Belasy. Born of the worst wars and colonizations, surrealism wants to be a movement of revolt. A humanist movement of emancipation without borders. Its aim is to counterbalance the violence of human societies and economic systems, for more pacifism, equality, freedom and more creativity. The exhibition will give an overview of the current state of this great international movement in the contemporary world (opening 26 June).
A version of this article appears in print in the 23 June, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.