Gallery of the Department of the Arts at the American University in Cairo (AUC)



Mohamed Abdelkarim - Ahmed's Revenge and Other Untold Stories (AUC_LAB#4)

March 22-April 23, 2015Opening Reception and Performance: March 22, 6pm You should just give your past a place and you'll be free. Nothing more to it I guess.                                                      His Highness’ History, Mohamed Abdelkarim 2014 Ahmed’s Revenge and Other Untold Stories is Mohamed Abdelkarim’s first ma…


Rana ElNemr - Assembled in Streams of Synonyms (AUC_LAB#3)

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November 30th, 2014 - January 15th, 2015, open daily 9am-4pm, except Fridays and public holidaysAssembled in Streams of Synonyms, Rana ElNemr’s solo exhibition at Sharjah Art Gallery, explores an intangible quality that she encounters in urban, architectural, literary, personal or imaginal spaces. It is a quality that renders these spaces susceptible to transformation - functional, mis-planned or abandoned as they may be. This subjective quality opens these spaces up to malleable structures of meaning, which the artist refers to…


El-Touni - A Design Retrospective

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Design Works and Illustrations by Helmi el-Touni October 19th-November 13th, 2014, Opening Sunday, Oct. 19th, 6pmThe Graphic Design major, part of the Visual Cultures program housed at the Department of the Arts at the American University in Cairo, will be hosting the large-scale exhibition “El-Touni: A Design Retrospective” by the renowned Egyptian artist and designer Helmi el-Touni. Opening on October 19th, 2014 at the Sharjah Art Gallery at AUC’s new campus, the show will feature original illustrations, book and corporate ide…


Hydrogen - Senior Project Exhibition

HYDROGEN | Senior Project Exhibition 2014 of the Visual Cultures Program, Department of the ArtsCurated by Dr. Shady Elnoshokaty May 7-15, 2014, Gallery Hours: 9am–4pm daily except Fridays, Sharjah Art GalleryOpening: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1pm - 9pm with works by: Miral Abdel Moneim | Habiba Allam | Ines Alexandra El Sayed Al Laban | Zeina Asfour | Mondow Ayoub | Marwa Benhalim | Samar El Abbasy | Leila Eleshe | Tuqa El-Harouny | Salma El-Shaffei | Doaa Gamil | Ingy Helmy | Samar Khaled | Ayette Meligy | Salma Osama | Nour Rashad | Alyaa SadekHydrogen is the 2014 senior student exhibition of…


Footnotes to HASSAN KHAN (AUC_LAB#2)

Footnotes to HASSAN KHAN is a project commissioned by Sharjah Art Gallery as part of AUC_LAB, on the occasion of the exhibition HASSAN KHAN, curated by Beth Stryker/CLUSTER in the framework of D-CAF.

Footnotes to Hassan Khan is conceived as a discursive complement to the first major survey exhibition of Hassan Khan (1975) in Egypt, which will be presented in downtown Cairo’s Kodak Passage as part of D-CAF. With the exhibition providing a survey of Khan’s diverse body of work from the mid 90s to the present day, Footnotes to Hassan Khan has been commissioned by AUC_LAB…


Malak Helmy: Lost Referents of Some Attraction (AUC_LAB#1)

Curated by BeirutMarch 31-April 26, 2014, AUC Sharjah Art Gallery March 31, 6pm: Opening ReceptionApril 23, 5pm: PUBLIC PROGRAM, A program of talks, performances and responses with Antonia Alampi, Brian Conley, Jens Maier-Rothe, Matthew Rana, Sarah Rifky, Nile Sunset Annex and Nada El Shazly. Details here.

Lost Referents of Some Attraction marks Malak Helmy’s first major solo exhibition, reformulating various works from the past five years of her practice into a show that responds to its hosting site, the Sharjah Art Gallery at the American University in Cairo’s New Cairo campus. The…


Student Exhibition: Windows and Mirrors

Windows and Mirrors, Selected Photography Projects by AUC Students from the Departments of Arts and Journalism & Mass Communication Curated by Heba Farid, Ronnie Close and Kaya Behkalam Exhibition 3rd March - 13th March 2014, Sharjah Art Gallery, AUC New Cairo Campus

The medium of photography can often be a reflexive one with the maker drawn to or imagining photographic subjects. Our compulsion to make images can be thought of as an opportunity for an encounter or meeting (window) and/or a reflection of the self (mirror). The student projects in this show were developed over a sh…


Retrospective: Ahmed Basiony

6 October–20 November 2012 The American University in Cairo celebrated the life and work of Egyptian artist Ahmed Basiony (1978–2011) with a large-scale memorial exhibition and events in three art institutions in Cairo.

The exhibition presented Ahmed Basiony’s innovative work in interactive digital art, sound art and performance in addition to his influential work as an educator. The Sharjah Art Gallery presented an educational exhibition centered on his project "Thirty Days of Running in Place" (2010). A series of talks and workshops was held in conjunction with the exhibition. Curated by:…