Shahira Kamal’s exhibition at Arcade is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 8 Nov 2022

Kamal s painting on show at Arcade gallery
Kamal s painting on show at Arcade gallery


Aisha Fahmy Palace

1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211

The Complex of Arts

AUC is partnering with the Ministry of Culture to hold an art exhibition in honor of the iconic Egyptian artist Gazbia Sirry (1925 - 2021) 

(23 October - 23 December). 




25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220

“+18”, paintings by Shahira Kamal (closing 17 November). 



Art Talks

8 El-Kamel Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 0100 3970141

“From Mokhtar to Gazbia”, the second edition of the exhibition

takes you on a journey into 20th century Egyptian modern art and features masterpieces by celebrated as well as forgotten artists.

Some of the works are instantly recognizable such as Mahmoud Mokhtar's stunning "On the Banks of the Nile" or the legendary "Ibn El-Balad" sculptures, while others will go on public display for the first time in decades (closing 17 November). 




Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

The Cairo International Film Festival exhibition (10-22 November). 

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Oil paintings by Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim Gad 

(closing 11 November).  



The French Institute for Oriental Archaeology

37 Sheikh Ali Youssef St, Mounira, Tel 02 2797 1600

French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800 

“Writing and Storytelling” international exhibition celebrates the 200thanniversary of the decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean-François Champollion, by the French Institute of Egypt, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and the French Institute of Oriental Archeology (IFAO) displaying the magnificent discoveries of the French archaeologist in ancient Egypt. This visual art exhibition is on show at both the IFE and IFAO in Downtown Cairo and is open to the public for free. It features artists from Egypt such as Khodeir El-Borsaedi, Haytham Nawwar, Mariam Abu-TalebHeba Helmi from Europe: Malone Dietrich (Hungary), Fabio Coruzzi (Italy), Roger Dewint (Belgium), Danko Berkiche (Serbia), Isabel Moutet, and Jean Plantureux known as Plantu (France), as well as Nobuho Nagasawa (Japan), Adenauer Santos Spindola (Brazil), Luis Alberto Hernandez (Venezuela) and Bessie Smith Moulton (USA) 

(10 October- 14 November). 



Goethe Institute

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

Takhshena gallery 

“Memory of Place” is an exhibition that explores El Max Chalets area in Alexandria; narrating the relationship between places and human memory by going through the identity of a place, as well as, its history and features. Samar Baiomy and Mohamed Tarek produced a multidisciplinary project, including visual storytelling, writings and sounds, video, in addition to virtual reality technology, to fully document the spirit of the place in an experience like immersion in memories. 

The virtual reality developer, Ziad Feteha, will be operating the virtual experience at Takhshena gallery on the 15th from 7pm and on the 16th from 1pm to 9pm 

(15 November-22 December). 




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.




Villa 14, Alaatebaa St, Dokki, 01006018726/ 01010645106

A group exhibition of paintings, drawings and handicrafts by the likes of Randa Heikal, Soha Medhat, Yarah Basyouni, Reham El-Adawi, Kareem Galal, Eslam Ahmed, Naglaa Hendawy, Dina El-Masry, Nashwa Farouk, Miryam Habib and many more (13-17 November). 



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

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

“Fading Away” first solo exhibition of paintings by Samy Elias where he is inspired by the remaining traces of Cairo’s cosmopolitan past 

(closing 17 November). 



Pyramids of Giza 

Giza Pyramids Plateau, Al-Haram 

“Forever is Now II” exhibition of installation brings together a group of twelve international and regional artists to respond to the monumental Pyramids. It showcases ambitious works by Therèse Antoine (Egypt), Natalie Clark (USA, Spain), Mohammed Al Faraj (Saudi Arabia), Emilio Ferro (Italy), Zeinab Al Hashemi (UAE), JR (France), Ahmed Karaly (Egypt), Liter of Light (globally), El-Seed (Tunisia), SpY (Spain), Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroon) and Jwan Yosef (Syria, Sweden) (27 October -30 November).




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

Hall I

“Resurrection” exhibition of paintings by Mustafa El-Razzaz 

(8-28 November). 

Hall II 

“18 to 78” exhibition of paintings by Samir Fouad 

(8-28 November). 



Picasso East

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

“Recycled” group exhibition is held on the occasion of COP 27, the UN's Climate Change Summit hosted by Egypt in Sharm El-Sheikh showcasing artworks by 18 artists whose works bring back life to what was once considered waste (5-26 November).




Russian Cultural Centre

127 Tahrir St, Dokki Metro Station, Giza, Tel 02 3760 6371

An exhibition of paintings depicting the spectacular landscape of Egypt by the Russian artists: Vakhrushev Vladimir, Simonov Vladimir, Smirnov Alexey, Ustyugova Liliya and Vyazemskaya Ekaterina 

(8-14 November). 




13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336

“Invisible” paintings exhibition by Fatma Ramadan (6- 20 November).



Syra Arts

Arkan Plaza, Building F3, Sheikh Zayed

“In the Presence of Memory” group exhibition of paintings by the likes of Alaa Abou Shahin, Ibrahim Alhassoun, Safaa Alset, and Waaed Qwayder (5-26 November).




Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

Falaki Gallery

“SamBoozies: An Aesthetics of “Junk” is an exhibition by Samia Mehrez. Longtime AUC professor and celebrated author Samia Mehrez started her SamBoozies project with a simple idea: as a way to up-cycle old empty bottles; but they quickly developed into more complex beings that have used up years of all kinds of hoarded “junk” from textiles and plastic to yarn, buttons, and lace, among other items. They have become creatures that embody personal, national, and global histories and imaginaries. Their story is intricately related to the history of the AUC Tahrir campus and Mehrez’s personal history within it (closing 15 November).




KM 28, Cairo-Alexandria Road, Abu Rawash, Giza, Tel 01000773860

“Treasured Stills” exhibition of paintings by Gamal Meleka

(closing 5 November).

New Cairo, District 5, Marakez, Sokhna Road

“Mirroring Humanity”, paintings by artist Hesham Abdel-Moaty

(closing 17 November).




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

Ground Floor

Duet exhibition of paintings by Halim Yacoub and the late Hassan Ali (2-15 November).

First Floor

Who invited them?” exhibition of paintings by Asmaa Genedi
(2-22 November).



Yassin art gallery

159, 26th July St, Behind Diwan Bookstore, Zamalek, Tel 01271170035

“The Earth…New Valley” exhibition of paintings by Shaker El-Edreisi (1-17 November).




F8, Strip Mall-Sodic, Waslet Dahshour Road, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Tel 02 38863961/0111 2304440

“Across Time” exhibition of paintings by Samah Emam 

(5-19 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. 

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

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