Art D'Égypte took up 12 spaces in Downtown, Cairo, from 15 September to 27 October, 2021, creating the grand art concept “Cairo International Art District”. The spaces in Downtown embrace contemporary art solo and group exhibitions, as well as independent projects.
The spaces in Downtown; include Kodak Passage, Cinema Radio, The Factory, The Factory Annex, 6 Shops, Access Art Space, and 36 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street Shop. The spaces comprised a range of paintings, photography, sculptures, installations, video art, new media arts[holograms], and sound. CIAD also hosted a series of public lectures, workshops, and talks targeting artists and art enthusiasts, hosted by esteemed artists and academics in the field of art at Rawabet Space.
CIAD includes a diverse array of well-established artists from all over the world including Egyptian, American, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Saudi Arabian, Spanish, Sudanese, and Swiss artists. The exhibition also incorporated upcoming local Egyptian artists.
The choice of Downtown as the location for Cairo International Art District should come as no surprise. The newly renovated 19th century district was built by renowned architects, who flooded from all over the world to leave their print on Egypt’s capital when Khedive Ismail decided to transform the face of Cairo’s city center into a postcard-pretty district. Today, Downtown has become a hub for art & creativity, a destination for art enthusiasts and collectors to visit and explore the contemporary art scene and discover the artists behind it.