Egypt International Art Fair gears up for its opening weekend

The art fair will bring together works by more than 120 local and regional artists in Cairo

Artwork by Egyptian artist Amina Salem, one of the artists featured in the Egypt International Art Fair. Instagram
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Preparations are under way for the opening of the second Egypt International Art Fair, which kicks off on Friday, organisers announced in a statement.

The three-day fair is considered to be one of the most prominent art events in Egypt, bringing together works by more than 120 local and regional artists, including those from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the UAE and Algeria, among others.

The fair features works by Bahram Hajo, Adel Daoud, Mohannad Orabi, Walid El Masri, Edward Shahda, Houssam Ballan and Rima Salmon from Syria; Serwan Baran and Ali Nuri from Iraq; Georges Bassil from Lebanon; Salah Al-Murr from Sudan; and Hakim Al Akel from Yemen.

From Egypt, the fair features works by Ahmed Abdel Wahab, Sabri Mansour, Abdel Ghaffar Shedid, George Bahgouri, Mohamed Abla, Abdel Wahab Abdel Mohsen, Fathi Afifi, Evelyn Ashamallah, Issam Maarouf, Souad Abdelrasoul and Islam Zahir.

Pieces by the late artist Sami Rafi will be on display, while the fair will also pay tribute to Omar Al-Najdi.

Now in its second year, the Egypt International Art Fair is supervised by a council of elders, consisting of 12 members, including artists, businessmen, critics and filmmakers from Egypt and the Arab world.

The Egypt International Art Fair takes place from Friday to Sunday at the Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo.

More information is available here.

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