Art scene


ArtTalks upcoming exhibition starts on Tuesday , April 25th and running till May 20th : 

” Wi Dart el Ayam ” , the fourth solo exhibition by Guirguis Lofty 

ArtTalks Gallery : 8 El Kamel Mohamed street , Zamalek


” Born in 1955, Guirguis Lotfy lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt. After receiving a BFA from Alexandria Faculty of Fine Arts in 1980, Lotfy went on to pursue his MFA on “Coptic painting from the 4th to the 8th Century” in 1990 and his PhD on “Coptic Art and its influence on Modern Art” in 1994 from the Cairo Faculty of Fine Arts. Hamed Owais (1919-2011) and Hamed Nada (1924-1990), two of Egypt’s modern pioneer artists, were closely involved at different stages in the supervision of Guirguis Lotfy’s masters and doctorate degrees respectively.

Tirelessly, Lotfy depicts our feasts, celebrations, rituals and traditions – some still practiced today; others long forgotten. Pharaonic, Islamic or Coptic, his stunning canvases offer a personal take on these little moments of bonding and shared history or on some trivial and mundane scenes with ordinary people.
Describing his artistic process as literally looking out his window and painting what he sees,  As he captures the essence of our Egyptian-ness, he reminds us that neither religion nor ideology can tear us apart. “


Darb 1718 hosts the first Printemps Des Artists exhibition


Darb 1718 is honored to host the very first “Printemps Des Artists” / “Artists’ Spring” charitable exhibition. The exhibition is scheduled to take place from 19th to 21st of May, 2017. The official opening will be held in Darb 1718 premises on 19th of May at 7:00PM.


The three-day exhibition’s main goal is to financially help the House of Torah school to provide healthy meals to 400 children. The exhibition will showcase and sell artworks for 15 of Egypt’s prominent contemporary artists; 30% of the sales proceeds will be donated to the underprivileged communities of Torah.


“Printemps Des Artists” exhibition is organised by Caire Accueil, a long established community service group dedicated to the Francophone expatriate community and held with the support of the French embassy in Cairo. “Printemps des Artists” raised funds for underprivileged school in Torah will help prepare healthy meals as well as applying medical examination for the children.



About Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center:


Founded in 2008, Darb 1718 is a contemporary visual arts centre located in the midst of historic Old Cairo. Darb 1718 organizes exhibitions, screenings, talks, workshops, music and dance performances around the year, in addition to two major projects: Off Biennale Cairo and Mawaweel Music festival.  The centre also hosts programs by local and foreign cultural organizations.




Kasr El Sham3 Street, Al Fakhareen – Old Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Nearest Metro Station: Mary Girgis

e-mail: [email protected]

Exhibition: Remnants of Enchantment

Artist: Doa Aly & Islam Zaher

Address: 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Qasr El Nil, Cairo Governorate

When: 12th April – 13th May, 2017

Details: Gypsum is pleased to present “Remnants of Enchantment”, a two-person show of new drawings and oil paintings by Cairo-based artists Doa Aly and Islam Zaher, who is showing at the Gallery for the first time.

Exhibition: Horra

Artist: Karim Abd ElMalak

Address: 6, Brazil St., Zamalek

When: 19th April – 19th May, 2017

Details : Abdel ElMalak is an exciting homegrown talent whose artwork has been toured and celebrated both in his native Egypt and abroad in global art hubs like London, Washington and Paris, with some of his creations making their way to the Modern Art Museum after being selected by the Ministry of Culture

Exhibition: Tranquility

Artist: Rana Serag Eldin

Address: Galleria Soul, Marina, El Gouna

When: 15th April – 20th May, 2017

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