Townhouse Gallery, Cairo

4.7
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Townhouse was established in 1998 as the first independent art space in Egypt with a remit to make contemporary arts accessible to all without compromising creative practice. A non-profit platform for creative inquiry, Townhouse supports artistic work in a wide range of media through exhibitions, residencies for artists and curators, educational initiatives and outreach programs. By establishing strong local and international relationships, as well as diversifying both the practitioners and audiences of contemporary art, Townhouse aims to support and expand the knowledge, appreciation and practice of contemporary arts in Egypt and the region.

Policy-making and programming—from day-to-day activities to far-ranging goals—are deeply informed by the gallery’s location in downtown Cairo’s bustling car mechanic’s district. Neighborhood workers and residents, artists and visitors all move within and without the gallery spaces and the lanes, blurring the line where Townhouse ends and the street begins.
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  • In a safe area, can take uber or taxi from hotel. It has two areas - one on street with jewelry, food plates, bags, postcards and art work. Then there is another gallery they have they will take you t...  more »
  • I had read about Townhouse Gallery in the New York Times and put it on my list when visiting Cairo in January. It was a highlight of my trip, which included all the wonderful things Egypt offers. Town...  more »
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  • Small gallery with few painting and handicrafts for sale. Not particularly exciting.
  • Good place but no parking slots are around
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