​Don’t miss Mahmoud Hamed’s exhibition at Picasso East gallery

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 13 Dec 2022

Mahmoud Hamed s painting on show at Picasso East gallery
Mahmoud Hamed s painting on show at Picasso East 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) 

(closing 23 December). 



American University in Cairo 

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

The Photographic Gallery

“Seaside Shadows” a solo exhibition by Egyptian documentary photographer Bassam Ihab. What does photography set on the beach conjure up in our imagination? Pleasant memories depict relaxing, fun, socializing and, most obviously, holidays. In the project Seaside Shadows, Ihab takes us on a somewhat different visual exploration of life alongside the Corniche in Alexandria.
The exhibition features stark black and white photographs enhanced by contrast and shadow, as Ihab presents a dramatized vision of beach life in Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh (closing 22 December).



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

“You were Exhausted by Both the Fumes and The Drivers”, exhibition of paintings by artist Ehab Ehab (4-25 December).




Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Paintings of silk fabrics by Heba El-Naqady (closing 17 December).

Oil paintings by Magda Saad Eldeen (20-26 December).

Oil paintings by Iraqi artist Faaiq El-Aboudy (29 December-3 January). 

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

“Painted from Love” aquarelle paintings by Shahira El-Said 

(closing 17 December).

Oil paintings by Rasha Hussein (20-26 December). 

Oil paintings by Gihan El-Beshbeshy (29 December-3 January).  




23 B Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6239/0100 2155702

“The Five” exhibition of by artists Hassan RashedAdel Hosni, Magdy Osman, Nashwa Mokhtar, and Yasser Eid 

(closing 22 December).  



French Cultural Institute

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

“Champions, Champions” photography exhibition is held as the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach, the IFE is hosting the Champions, champions photography exhibition, which aims to highlight the exceptional careers of four athletes from high level 

(1-31 December).  



Gezira Arts Centre

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

“The White and Black Salon” sixth edition showcases miniatures and drawing (closing 21 December).  



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 

(closing 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.



Karim Francis 

1 Al-Sherifein St, 3rd St right off Kasr Al-Nile St, Downtown, Tel 0100 667 4823

“What I See ... From Here” exhibition by Amado Alfadni 

(20 November - 29 December). 



4A Ibn Zankai St, from Hassan Sabri, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 0604

“City Nights” painting exhibition by Mohamed Abla 

(25 December-12 January 2023). 




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

Hall I

“Fantasia” exhibition of paintings by Mostafa Rahma 

(closing 18 December). 

Hall II 

“Manifestations from an unholy Valley”, paintings exhibition by Suzanne Saad (closing 18 December).



Picasso East

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

“Phantoms of the Shadow” paintings by Mahmoud Hamed 

(10-31 December).

“Silent Talk” sculptures by Samir Hussein (10-31 December).



Rawabet Art Space

3 Hussien El Meaamar St. ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny St, from Talaat Harb Square, Downtown


“Empty Canvas” a painting will be created in five hours with the help of the audience through games and storytelling. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind interactive improv performance. Join in the fun and help paint the empty canvas (28 December, 6pm-11pm). 




Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Downtown, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446
Margo Veillon, Future, Legacy and Marriott Galleries

“Mapping Time” an archival exhibition presents more than 87 art projects in drawing, digital print, video, and installation art, produced over the last ten years by students from AUC’s Visual Arts Programme. The educational project is designed and supervised by Shady Elnoshokaty. The works on display examine the creative theories of architectural structure of time 

(Free and open to the public, 6-30 December). 






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

The gallery's eighth edition of Cairo Art Fair is making art more accessible. The eighth edition of the Cairo Art Fair spans across Cairo with two different mega-exhibitions in the East and West. Presenting over 150 artists, this is a splendid opportunity to learn about the current scene and explore all the stories and possibilities within. Come enjoy this beautiful experience of being immersed in fine art from Egypt’s best loved painters, sculptors and photographers. The fair offers you a well-rounded, well-curated selection that encapsulates the best works in the Egyptian art scene today 

(Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December, from 12pm-7pm).




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

Ground Floor

“A Nap in Cable Town” exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Sabry 

(closing 17 December). 

First Floor

“The Upside-Down Sky” exhibition of paintings by Sahar Alamir

(closing 17 December).



Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

Venue I

“Whirling Times” exhibition of paintings by Emad Ibrahim 

(14 December- 9 January). 

Venue II

“Identity” exhibition of paintings by Sam Shendi 

(14 December- 9 January). 




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 15 December, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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