​Wael Darwish’s unique exhibition at Yassin art gallery is not to be missed

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 7 Mar 2023

Wael Darwish s painting on show at Yassin art gallery
Wael Darwish s painting on show at Yassin art gallery


Aisha Fahmy Palace

1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211

The Complex of Arts

An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Ahmed Nawwar tracing his art career since the 1960s until today (20 February- 20 April).   




American University in Cairo 

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

The Photographic Gallery

The Photographic Gallery organizes an exhibition of the best in visual journalism for 2022 as part of the 16th edition of Egypt’s Press Photo annual competition. 
Egypt Press Photo is a renowned annual competition of national photojournalism organized by the Syndicate of Journalists and run by the Photojournalists Collective. The exhibition showcases 40 of the best-winning projects of contemporary photojournalism produced by 35 local Egyptian photojournalists (16 February-23 March). 

Sharjah Art Gallery

“Graphic Design Open Studio: Senior Show Exhibition”, the open studio is a collective show of diverse graphic design students’ work over the past semesters (19 February - 9 March, open daily from 9am-4pm, closed in weekends).




4 Mohamed Anees St, in front of the Embassy of China, Zamalek, Tel 0100 3270364

“Desert Fields” paintings by Mhanny Yaoud (28 February-11 March). 



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Oil painting exhibition by the Group of Preserving Heritage 

(7-13 March).   

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

Oil painting exhibition by Mohamed Shouman (7-13 March).   

Palace of Arts

The Third Sculpture Salon 2023 exhibition (closing 15 March).



Capital Promenade 

Capital Business Park, El-Sheikh Zayed city 

“Capital Art” a group exhibition held, hand in hand, with CLEG, Nile, Belle Vie, and Demi galleries among others. It features 100 artists showcasing 500 artworks varying between painting, sculpture, printing, photography as well as recycled artworks (10, 11, 12 March, 1pm).   




Villa CLEG 118 Diplomatic district, El-Sheikh Zayed, Tel 0101 2705242

“Baladi” (my homeland) exhibition of painting by artist Taher Abdel-Azim rotates around Egypt from the artist’s point of view

(4- 21 March). 




3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868

“Born in a Poem” is the second edition of a group exhibition of painting and sculpture on the art of portrait by a galaxy of artists: Emad Abdel-Wahab, Maher Guirgis, Eman Hakim, Yasser Gad, Shereen El-Baroudi, and many more (5-20 March). 


The Egyptian Museum

Tahrir Sq, Sadat Station, Tel 02 2578 2452

“Experiencing Heritage – A Digital Bridge between Egypt and Italy” virtual exhibition is an immersive experience on Italian and Egyptian cultural heritage, combining three different digitization models (360° digitization - 2D digital animation - 3D interactive virtual reality)
(closing 9 March). 



Garden of Art 

El-Sheikh Zayed, Rabwa Mall, ground floor, entrance from Rabwa compound gate 3, Tel 01200 407771

“Colours of Joy” group exhibition features a collection of artworks by the artists: Amany Mousa, Ashraf Reda, Elham Saadallah, Hany Elsayed, Hana Helmy, Hossam Dira, Mohamed Abla, Samah Emam, Walid Jahin (4 March- 20 April). 




Goethe Institute

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

Takhshena gallery 

“Ingrams on a Lunar Calendar” exhibition by Rana Al-Nimr, a multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on questioning the meaning of the experience of space and time. In this exhibition, she uses a variety of materials, along with video presentations and printing in various techniques. Through her works, she traces the different forms, modes, and sources of knowledge and invites visitors to reflect on individual and collective ways of absorbing knowledge (16 February- 30 April).



Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791

“Arts and Knowlegde” exhibition – which was held before at the Accademia Dei Romani in June 2022 - is replicated at the Italian Cultural Institute by going into detail on the techniques and methodologies used today to make Art. The intent is to show how the "Knowledge", which is the knowledge used in Italian educational institutions, from oil painting to sculpture, from artistic techniques applied to information technology, to performances and installations, represent the vast world of contemporary creative development 

(15-31 March). 



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

“Memory Flow” exhibition of paintings by Mustafa El-Husseiny

(closing 9 March). 




23 Hassan Assem St, Zamalek, 02 2735 3538/ 012 00999448

“Celebration” exhibition of painting by Mohamed El-Gerdawy

(4- 30 March). 




Villa 14, Alaatebaa St, Dokki, 01006018726/ 01010645106

“Source of Happiness” group exhibition of painting and sculpture 

(16-30 March).  



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

10 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, 6th floor, Tel 02 25750353 /0100 1704554

“How I Became a Madman” is Essam Alaa’s second solo exhibition inspired by Khalil Gibran’s book The Madman made up of parables and poems (23 February- 16 March). 




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

Hall I

“I am Free” exhibition of paintings by Helmy El-Tony

(3-20 March).  

Hall II 

“Spread your Wings” painting exhibition by Hannan Youssef

(3-20 March). 



The President Hotel

22 Taha Hussein St, Zamalek

“Glints of Egypt” a group photography exhibition in a new chapter of Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art long-standing collaboration with The President Hotel. The show unveils a new gaze onto Egypt through revisited images of Islamic Cairo, shots of the vivid Nubian desert, and re-imagined walls of the metropole inhabited by graffitis of golden era of movie stars (9 March-30 May). 




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

Sculptures inspired by the Egyptian folklore by Samaa Yehia

(5-19 March). 




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

Paintings exhibition by Ayyad Alnimer (18 February-11 March).  

New Cairo, District 5, Marakez, Sokhna Road

“The Light Side of Black” solo exhibition of painting by Ahmed Osman (25 February-16 March).



Yassin art gallery

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

“Half a Dream” exhibition of paintings by Wael Darwish 

(closing 9 March). 




Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

“The Nile” an exhibition by Futuristic Nostalgia Group: Farghali Abdel-Hafiz, Adel Mostafa, Carelle Homsy, Neamat El-Diwany, and others (5 March - 15 April).  






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. 

“Experiencing Heritage – A Digital Bridge between Egypt and Italy” virtual exhibition is an immersive experience on Italian and Egyptian cultural heritage, combining three different digitization models (360° digitization - 2D digital animation - 3D interactive virtual reality), aiming to enhance and promote the importance of Italy’s cultural heritage, through an unprecedented virtual journey that allows viewers to visit some of the most prestigious cultural sites in Italy and Egypt

(12-19 March). 

* A version of this article appears in print in the 9 March, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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