Yarah El Ramlawy
Featured image from Wael Abed’s Desert Visage at Picasso Art Gallery / Facebook
Once September begins, Cairo’s numerous art galleries roll up their sleeves for a new season, presenting the fruits of local and international artists in a series of art shows that cater to all tastes and preferences.
This week saw the commencement of various art shows around the city, here are some of the best to look out for:
Having taken Cairo by the storm a year ago with a round of cool products that celebrate the city’s urban life, design store Cairopolitan hosts its first annual exhibition, featuring its latest range of products and artworks.
From Fountains of Light, by Mohamed Kamal at Picasso Art Gallery /Facebook
The Zamalek art gallery is set to host two shows; a photography exhibition entitled Desert Visage, gathering a host of photos by Wael Abed, and Fountains of Light that brings a round of artworks by artist Mohamed Kamal.
Mashrabia Art Gallery begins the season with the fourth edition of My Favourite Things; an exhibition that presents works by various Egyptian and international female artists. This edition includes works by artists like Aya Badawy, Mona Essam, and Marwa Saad, in addition to special guests, Gabriela Kobus and Courtney Crawford.
As always SOMA Art School & Gallery celebrates local contemporary artists, and this time around, showcasing works by Marwan El Gamal, Nada Baraka, and Soha El Sergany, in an exhibition called Tea Time with My Lungs.
Another group exhibition takes place this September at Gallery Misr; entitled As I Am, the show gathers works by various artists, including Ibrahim El Desouky, Essam Ma’rouf, and Mohammed Abla.