Exhibition Past Shows

Karim Francis Gallery

In 1995, to fill the gap in the contemporary art scene in Egypt, Karim Francis Gallery was opened.

Located within a pedestrian area of downtown Cairo, the gallery is a unique venue where paintings and sculptures are exhibited.

While continually discovering, encouraging, supporting and promoting the achievement of Egypt’s artists, past and present, including

renowned Egyptians masters who represent important currents in art, Karim Francis Gallery also aims to highlight contemporary Egyptian

artists, in a variety of styles and mediums, by presenting their work nationally, regionally and internationally.

 

1995

January

Group Show: Regards Croisés

Nazli Madkour, Golo, Mohamed Abla, Jean Pierre Ribierre and Sonallah Ibrahim

painting, photography, drawing, lithography, ceramics & manuscripts

Group Show: Estampes d’aujourd’hui

Pierre Alechinsky, Robert Combas, Olivier Debre, Jean Helion,

Jean Le Gac, Roberto Matta, Pierre Tal Coat, Gerard Titus-Carmel,

Claude Viallat and Jan Voss (France)

Anna Boghiguian: Memoires d’un voyageur - painting & installation

Funded by Hotel Sofitel Le Sphinx

Group Show: Retrospective - painting & sculpture

Assem Sharaf - painting

Omar El Fayoumi - painting

Ida Ghali - painting

Ange Khalil Helou (Lebanon) - engraving 

 

1996

Hassaan Ali Ahmed (Sudan) - painting 

Gamal Abdel Nasser - sculpture

Bassem Kahwagy (Lebanon) - painting 

Hazem El Mestikawy - sculpture

Group Show:  Miniatures

Abdel Hadi El Gazzar, Adel El Siwi, Adam Wanly, Al Hussein Fawzy,

Assem Sharaf, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ghada Amer, Hassaan Ali Ahmed,

Hazem El Mestikawy, Hussein Shariffe, Ibrahim Al Haddad, Mohamed

Abla, Nabil Tag, Nahima Saad, Omar Fayoumi, Seif Wanly, Sherif Abdel

Badie and Sobhi Guirguis - painting & sculpture

Group Show: Retrospective - painting & sculpture

Amre Heiba - painting

Omar El Fayoumi - painting

Assem Sharaf - painting

Hassaan Ali Ahmed - painting (Sudan)

 

1997

Jean Pierre Ribiere - photography (France)

Sherif Abdel Badie - painting

Group Show: New Talents

Dina El Gharieb and Mohamed Abdel Moneim - painting

Hisham El Zeiny - mixed media & painting

Hussein Shariffe (Sudan) - painting 

Ghada Amer - painting

Group Show: Retrospective - painting & sculpture

Sobhi Guirguis - sculpture

Omar El Fayoumi - painting

Group Show: Silvia Baechli and Eric Hattan, painting (Switzerland)

Funded by Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland

Assem Sharaf - painting

 

1998

Kamal Khalifa - painting. Funded by Medina Magazine

Sherif Abdel Badie - painting

Hazem El Mestikawy - sculpture

Adly Rizkallah - painting

Ramses Younane - painting

Funded by Cultural Development Fund, Egyptian Ministry of Culture and

The French Center for Culture and Cooperation

Adam Henein - painting & sculpture

Funded by Cultural Development Fund, Egyptian Ministry of Culture and

The French Center for Culture and Cooperation

Group Show: Retrospective - painting & sculpture

Mohamed Hagrass - sculpture

Ghada Amer - painting

Moritz Berger (The Netherlands)

sculpture in the garden of the Embassy of the Netherlands.

Funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy

Omar El Fayoumi - painting

 

1999

Bernard Guilliot - drawing, painting & photography (France)

Sherif Abdel Badie - painting & sculpture

Sobhi Guirguis - sculpture

Group Show:  Sobhy Guirguis, Sherif Abdel Badie and Hazem El Mestikawy, sculpture

Group Show: Retrospective - painting & sculpture

Waguih Wahba - painting

Group Show: New Talents - painting           

 

2000

Founded first Downtown Cairo Festival of Arts Al Nitaq,

visual arts, music & performance     

Group Show: Retrospective - painting & sculpture

Group Show: You Can Touch - painting & sculpture

International conference organized by Association Française

D’Action Artistique (AFAA), French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris

Program Afrique en Creation

Mohamed Abla, Moataz Nasr El Dine, Mira Shihade, Liz Washburn,

painting & sculpture. La Bodega Lounge

Ahmed Nosseir, Karem Mahrous, Maher Ali – painting. Flux bar restaurant

George Bahgoury - painting

Greek Club bar restaurant, La Bodega bar restaurant

Philosophy Gallery, Karim Francis Gallery

One week of daily musical events, Greek Club restaurant bar

Group Show coordinated by Mark Divo - installation (Switzerland)

Funded by Pro Helvetia, Art Council of Switzerland

 

2001

Hazem Taha Hussein - painting & installation

George Bahgoury - painting; Sobhy Guirguis - sculpture.

La Folie restaurant bar, Lido Iberotel, Sharm el Shiekh

George Bahgoury - painting. L’Ossobuco Bar/ Restaurant, Alexandria

Hugh Sowden - painting (Scotland). La Bodega restaurant

Maher Ali - painting. Cairo Jazz Club bar/restaurant

Second Downtown Cairo Festival of Arts Al Nitaq,

visual arts, music & performance

Ahmed Nosseir - painting

Karem Mahrous - painting & objects. Flux bar restaurant

Maher Ali - painting & objects

Marilyn Batte - painting (Canada)

La Bodega Bar/Restaurant

Ahmed Nosseir, George Bahgoury, Hanafi Mahmoud,

Hazem Taha Hussein, Hossam Sakr, Karem Mahrous,

Maher Ali, Mustapha El Meslemany, Nermine El Ansari,

Said el Kattan, Sanaa Moussa - painting & objects

International Visitor Program, U.S. Department of State Public

Democracy Bureau, Washington, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Springfield

and New York.

Sanaa Moussa - painting. Karim Francis Gallery

Sobhy Guirguis, Ahmed Nosseir, Mohamed Abla - painting &

sculpture. Karim Francis Gallery

Mohamed Taman - painting. Karim Francis Gallery

 

2002

Huda Lutfi: Earlier Works - painting & sculpture

Karim Francis Gallery

Hanafi Mahmoud - painting, Karim Francis Gallery

Britt Boutrous-Ghali - painting

Karim Francis Gallery, Sponsored by Obelisk Wine

Group Show: You Can Touch - sculpture, painting, video art, Karim Francis Gallery

Moataz Nasr - painting, Karim Francis Gallery

Nora Baraya - painting, Karim Francis Gallery

Mohamed El Ganoubi - painting

Karim Francis Gallery, sponsored by Obelisk Wine

Group Show: Ayman El Semary, Hisham El Zeiny, Karem Mahrous,   

Moataz Nasr, Mohamed Taman, Nora Baraya, Sabah Naim and Sanaa Moussa - painting

Karim Francis Gallery, sponsored by Obelisk Wine

Group Show: Ahmed Nosseir, Assem Sharaf, Mohamed Abla, Omar El

Fayoumi, Sherif El Azama, Xavier Puigmarti - painting & video art, Karim Francis Gallery

Dina El Gharieb and Maher Ali - painting

Karim Francis Gallery - Sponsored by Obelisk Wine

Group Show: Huruf - painting, sculpture & installation

Hazem Taha Hussein, Huda Lutfi and Hisham El Zeiny

Karim Francis Gallery - Sponsored by Obelisk Wine

Arabic Calligraphy (Original Artworks & Documentary Show) - painting

Karim Francis Gallery. Sponsored by Obelisk Wine

Veronique Audergon - photography (Switzerland). Karim Francis Gallery

Sponsored by Pro Helvetia, Art Council of Switzerland

       

2003

Heba Farid - photography Estoril Bar Restaurant

Karem Mahrous and Nora Baraya – painting. Flux Bar/Restaurant

Hassaan Ali Ahmed and Mohamed Abou El Naga - painting

Karim Francis Gallery. Sponsored by Obelisk Wine

Dina El Gharieb, Hanafi Mahmoud, Hani Rashed, Karem Mahrous,

Maher Ali, Mohamed Abdel Moneim, Sabah Naim, Sherif El Azama - painting & video art

Seattle and Karim Francis Gallery. Sponsored by Obelisk Wine

George Bahgoury, Hanafi Mahmoud and Sabah Naim - painting

Petit Swiss Chalet Bar/Restaurant

Walid Ebeid - painting Karim Francis Gallery

Sponsored by Obelisk Wine

Hazem El Mestikawy - sculpture. Karim Francis Gallery

Sponsored by Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland

Ahmed Nosseir, Amr Heiba, Assem Sharaf, Gamal Abdel Nasser,

Hazem Taha Hussein, Hisham El Zeiny, Mohamed Abla, Omar

El Fayoumi - painting & sculpture. Seattle and Karim Francis Gallery

Sponsored by Obelisk Wine.

Fathy Afifi and Omar Abdel Zaher - painting

Karim Francis Gallery. Sponsored by Obelisk Wine.

Group Show: Art Stock - painting & sculpture. Karim Francis Gallery.

Nermine El Ansari, Mohamed Shoukry and Mahmoud Refaat - video & sound installation.

Seattle and Karim Francis Gallery. Sponsored by Obelisk Wine

Karem Mahrous - painting. Mint Restaurant

Dina El Gharieb and Maher Ali - painting. Flux Restaurant Bar

Hassaan Ali Ahmed, Moataz Nasr and Hazem Taha Hussein - painting

Petit Swiss Chalet

George Bahgoury, Hassan Rashed, Fathy Afifi, Omar Abdel Zaher,

Ahmed Askalany - painting & sculpture

Karim Francis Gallery

Group Show: Assem Sharaf, Hanafi Mahmoud, Hani Rashed and Mohamed Abla

Karim Francis Gallery

Karem Mahrous and Reem Hassan - painting

Karim Francis Gallery

Hesham Labib Ballade of the South - photography

Karim Francis Gallery

 

2004

Hazem Taha Hussein and Hisham El Zeiny - painting & mixed media

Karim Francis Gallery

Fathy Afifi - painting, Karim Francis Gallery

Nora Bechel - mixed media installation

Ashraf El Zamzamy, George Bahgoury, Hazem Taha Hussein, Heba Hafez,

Islam Zaher, Maher Ali, Reem Hassan and Walid Ebeid

Don Quichotte restaurant.

Mohamed Taman: Drawings. Karim Francis Gallery

Walid Ebeid: Offended..Humiliated - painting

Karim Francis Gallery

Assem Sharaf, Fathi Afifi, Hani Rashed,Hiba Hafez, and Mohamad Abla.

Don Quichotte Restaurant.

Karim Francis Gallery

Group show - photography. Karim Francis Gallery

Adel El Siwi, Ahmad Askalany, Ali Hassaan, Hazem El Mistikawy, Heba

Farid, Huda Lutfi, Lara Baladi, Mohamed Abu El Naga, Raouf Raafat and

Sobhy Guirguis - paintings, photography & sculpture. Furniture by

Alchemy. Karim Francis Gallery

Adel El Siwi, Dina El Gharib, George Bahgoury, Hassaan Ali and

Reem Hassan. Don Quichotte Restaurant.

Claude Stemmelin and Joseph Guirges. Estoril Restaurant.

Dina El Gharieb, Fathi Afifi, Hanafi Mahmoud, Huda Lutfi,

Karem Mahrous, Maher Ali and Mohamed Abla. Petit Swiss Chalet Restaurant

Fathi Afifi. Don Quichotte Restaurant.

Claude Stemmelin. Mint restaurant/coffee shop

Huda Lutfi: Making Faces - painting. Karim Francis Gallery            

Nabil Boutrous - photography. Karim Francis Gallery.

Adel El Siwi, Dina El Gharib, George Bahgoury, Hisham El Zeiny,

Omar El  Fayoumi, Shady El Noshokaty and Mohamad Abla.

Don Quichotte Restaurant.

 

2005

Omar El Fayoumi - painting. Karim Francis Gallery

Karem Mahrous - painting. Karim Francis Gallery

Nermine Hammam: Apotheosis  - photography

Karim Francis Gallery

Dina Al Adeeb: Iraq…Imaginative Memories - photography. Karim Francis Gallery

Dina El Gharieb, George Bahgoury, Hani Rashed, Huda Lutfi, Omar El

Fayoumi, Said El Kattan. Don Quichotte

Islam Zaher: Out of Vacuum - painting & sketches

Karim Francis Gallery

Ali Hassaan. Mint Restaurant/café

Group Show: Adel El Siwi, George Bahgoury, Huda Lutfi, Islam Zaher,

Karem Mahrous, Nermine Hammam, Omar El Fayoumi, among others

Karim Francis Gallery

Christain Voigt, Hani Rashed, Karem Mahrous, Moataz Nasr, and Nora Baraya

Don Quichotte Restaurant

Hesham Labib. Petit Swiss Chalet Restaurant

Christian Voigt: The Story Teller - painting. Karim Francis Gallery

Group Show: 5 Artists from Egypt Karem Mahrous, Hani Rashed,

Mohamed Abla, Hazem Taha Hussein. Agial Art Gallery, Beirut.

Omar El Fayoumi - painting. Karim Francis Gallery

Sabhan Adam - painting. Karim Francis Gallery

 

2006

Sabah Naim - mixed media. Karim Francis Gallery.

Hisham El Zeiny - mixed media. Karim Francis Gallery

Group Show 48 by Four Egyptians: Mohamed Abla, Hany Rashed, Karem Mahrous,

Hazem Taha Hussein. B21 Progressive Art Gallery, Dubai

Ahmed Nosseir - painting. Karim Francis Gallery.

Hazem Taha Hussein - Karim Francis Gallery.

Adel El Siwi: My Stars - painting. Karim Francis Gallery

Art Stock: Ahmed Nosseir, Adel El Siwi, Dina el Gharieb, Georges Bahgoury,

Hany Rashed, Hassan Ali, Hisham El Zeiny, Islam Zaher, Karem Mahrous,

Lara Baladi, Moataz Nasr, Nermine el Ansari, Omar Fayoumi, Sabah Naim.

Amal Kenawy: You Will Be Killed - video animation. Karim Francis Gallery

 

2007

Mohamed Abla: Cairo - mixed media. Artspace Dubai. Sponsored by EFG-Hermes.

Adel El Siwi - painting. Artspace Dubai. Sponsored by Mercedes Benz Gargash Enterprises.

Group Show: Occidentalism Co-funded by European Commission and Prince Claus Fund. Pension Suisse

 

2008

Group Show Art Stock: Adam Henein, Sobhy Guirguis, Gamil Shafik, Adel El Siwi,

Hisham El Zeiny, Fathi Afifi, Shady El Noshokaty, Mohamed Radwan and Islam Zaher, painting & sculpture.

Karim Francis Gallery.

 

2009

Hamed Abdalla (1917-1985): Selected Works - painting, gouaches & works on paper. Karim Francis Gallery.

Omar El Fayoumi Kalam Harim – paintings. Karim Francis Gallery

Group Show: Art Stock featuring works by Adam Henien, Adel El Siwi, Ahmed Nosseir,

Fathy Afifi, Gamil Shafik, Hamed Abdalla, Hisham El Zeiny,

Omar El Fayoumi & others. Karim Francis Gallery

Fathy Afifi – paintings. Karim Francis Gallery

 

2010

Galila Nawar Photo Album- paintings. Karim Francis Gallery

Islam Zaher Intuited Happiness – paintings and drawings Karim Francis Gallery

Mohamed Taman - Paintings.  Karim Francis Gallery

Hazem El Mestekawy - Scuplture. Karim Francis Gallery

 

2011

January

George Masry Isaac - Painting. Karim Francis Gallery

 

2014

Opening of Adam Henein Museum. Adam Henein Museum

Hamed Abdalla - Paintings. French Embassy, Cairo

Hamed Abdalla - Paintings.  Institut français d'Egypte à Alexandrie

Hamed Abdalla - Paintings, Adam Henein - Scupltures. Art Dubai Modern, Dubai

            Sobhy Guirguis - Sculpture. Karim Francis Gallery 

 

2015

            Hamed Abdalla - Paintings. Karim Francis Gallery

            Abdel Badie Abdel Hay - Sculpture. Karim Francis Gallery

            Nabil Boutros - Photography. Karim Francis Gallery

            Mohamed Radwan - Sculpture. Karim Francis Gallery

            Sobhy Guirguis - Sculpture. Karim Francis Gallery

 

2016    

            Hamed Abdalla - Retrospective. Ofok / Mahmoud Khalil Museum