AUC Falaki Theatre Gallery
American University in Cairo, Tahrir Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446, daily from 6pm to10pm except Tuesdays
“30 Years of El-Warsha in Pictures,” a photography exhibition held as part of the Sixth Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF). The exhibition is created and designed to highlight the different stages of El Warsha’s work over the past 30 years. In an attempt to tell Egypt’s story, emphasizing the strength and the wisdom of the conquered, inspiration was found in daily life after having interacted with western theatre and Egypt’s cultures for the previous few years. It includes around 20 photos by photographers Khaled Goweily, Nabil Boutros and Roger Anis
(19 March-8 April).
Cairo Opera Complex
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek
Salah Taher gallery
Tel 2739 0132/0144
Oil paintings by Mohsen Mansour (closing 18 March).
Oil paintings by Khaled Al-Amir (20-26 March).
Music Library (Ziyad Bakir) Hall
A group exhibition of oil paintings by Ghada Selim, Gina Al-Gammal, Rania Hakim, Dina Fahmi and many more (closing 19 March).
Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103
A permanent exhibition of the centre’s ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products.
Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat St, 4th Floor, Downtown, Cairo, Tel 02 2396 4272
“Shadows of the Imperceptible,” exhibitions is the five-week-long public articulations of the sixth edition of PhotoCairo. It consists of two exhibitions at the CIC and Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre. The exhibition also contains a number of newly commissioned artworks by local artists whose practices engage with related concerns. The show explores the tension between the visible and the invisible, what is seen and what is withheld from sight. Exhibiting artists: Abeer Fawzy, Asmaa Ibrahim, Donia Shohdy, Hend Moaaz, Hend Samir, Mireille El Magrissy, Mona El Husseini, Mariam Abdel Rahman, Nourhan Ibrahim, Sandra Frauhbing, Paul Geday and others. An exhibition walkthrough with co-curator of the show Nour El-Safoury will take place at Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre on Thursday 16 March, 7.30pm and with the curators Andrea Thal and El-Safoury at the CIC on Thursday 23 March, 7.30pm (closing 23 March).
23 B Ismail Mohamed St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6239/0100 2155702
“Discourse of Silence,” paintings by Saadi Al-Kaabi (closing 28 March).
Imam Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St with Al-Azhar, Tel 02 2514 7475
Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre’s products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.
6 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2391 6769
“Nostalgia,” paintings by Magdi Anwar (19 March-8 April).
29 Hoda Shaarawi , Downtown, First Floor & Windsor Hotel, weekends from 3-9 pm
Part of D-CAF's 6th edition, CAMOCA (Cairo Museum of Contemporary Art) is a transnational curatorial project that reflects on the history of contemporary art in Cairo. CAMOCA adopts specific artistic strategies that have been inspired by projects and exhibitions by artists, pedagogues, film makers, curators, academics and thinkers who have worked in the region over the past years, including Adelita Husni-Bey, Manuel Pelmus, Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler, Reem Fadda, Clare Davies and Anton Vidokle. In their trans-disciplinary work these artists and thinkers challenge exhibition formats, categories and protocols of museums. CAMOCA poses questions about an imaginary contemporary art museum in Cairo – what would it host, where would it be, who would visit it? It proposes to discuss the renewed interest in museums with artists and curators who are engaged in building museums through art projects, exhibitions and books, across cultures, disciplines and media, considering that the act of building museums is also a critical, performative act (23 March-12 April).
Behler’s Mansion, 157b, 26 July St, ground floor, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8537/0100 067 0705
“Noor,” paintings by Tarek Montasser (closing 29 March).
80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507
An exhibition of jewellery by Ehsan Nada (15-31 March).
8 Champollion St, Downtown, Tel 02 25784494/ 0100 1704554
“The Last Farewell,” a solo exhibition by Hany Rashed based on a true story of the artist’s life from 1993 until now. Flawless bright-colored stains occupy Rashed’s paintings in a random order contradicting the landscape scene. In an attempt to disdain death rituals and hallows, he expresses mental illness, psychological conflicts and death through disturbing paintings (19 March-24 April).
4A Ibn Zankai St, from Hassan Sabri, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 0604
“A Face For Every Citizen,” a solo exhibition by Hossam Sakr
(19 March-6 April).
The Photographic Gallery
The American University in Cairo, New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
“15 Women Photographers”, group exhibition is a unique photographic journey viewed through the lens of 15 female photographers each seeing the world with their own perspective. The timing of this exhibition coincides with International Women’s Day. Participating photographers are: Marwa Adel, Kristie Burns, Mirea Cano, Reem Al Faisal, H. Meral Friedlander, Habiba El Gendy, Chaké Kelian, Heba Khalifa, Dorothy Norman, Monda Rafla, Nagla Samir, Ola Seif, Randa Shaath, Johanna Von Schledorn and Tatyana Zenkovich
(closing 23 March).
30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek. Tel 02 2736 7544
Paintings by Nazli Madkour (25 March-13 April).
6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 7016 9291
“Princesses and Palaces,” paintings by Katherine Bakhoum (14 March-14 April).
36(A) Ahmed Oraby St, Mohandeseen, Tel 02 3346 3242
“Spring and its Colours,” a group exhibition by the likes of Abu-Bakr Al-Nawawi, Djehan Raouf, Omar Al-Nagdi (closing 17 March).
10 Nabarawy St, off Champollion St, Downtown. Tel 02 2576 8086
“Temporal Semiotics,” an exhibition by Malak Yacout (18 February- 9 April).
20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
“Resemblance,” an exhibition by Tarek Al-Sheikh (closing 21 March).
Zamalek Art gallery
11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240
Venue I & Venue II
A duo exhibition of paintings by Farghali Abdel-Hafez and sculptures by Abdel-Aziz Saab (opening 19 March).