Street Art on Mohamed Mahmoud – Photos

Mural by Shaza Khaled and Aliaa El Tayeb, who studied at the Luxor Faculty of Fine Arts. The mural is inspired by a photo-shopped image of a protester in Greece dancing with a ballerina.

Hanaa El Degham’s beautiful mural on the wall of Lycee Francais school mixes newspapers with portraits of destitute Egyptians carrying gas cylinders, street kids and bearded men.

A woman wearing the Niqab carrying a gas cylinder that reads ‘change’. To the left, a newspaper headline ‘One Year Since the Revolution and SCAF’

Samira Ibrahim’s face above an army of Ahmed Adel El Mogy, the doctor who was acquitted in her case against him and SCAF for virginity testing. The graffiti was made on the Friday following his acquittal.

Mural by Alaa Awad on the Youssef El Guindy wall of AUC’s greek campus. Ancient figures battle next to hyenas, black panthers and breast-feeding women.

Ammar Abo Bakr’s giant serpent has three heads of SCAF generals that I don’t recognise.

The serpent’s body is supported by military boots, and the surprising head of Suzanne Mubarak makes an appearance on the body.

Alaa Awad’s fascination with ancient Egyptian art continues to the end of Mohamed Mahmoud Street, where it meets with Tahrir Square.

‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Yesterday’ a mural made by Zeft and friends, the right side was added to commemorate the martyrs of the Port Said massacre, while the left side was intended to give us hope for the future of Egypt despite the bleak present.

The wall of Falaki street. One side, men peek through boat windows, on the other side, AUC’s Falaki Campus is a lonely building caught between the Ministry of Interior’s barbed wire, sleepy soldiers and this oppressive block wall.

This mural of General Mohamed Batran was made last week by Ammar Abo Bakr and friends, next to the massive mural of Sheikh Emad Effat. Batran was killed during a prison break on January 28th, 2011, and the artists wanted to commemorate his death, which was allegedly by security forces.

The mural of Sheikh Rihan Street remains, to me personally, the most impressive and evocative mural in Tahrir today. For more details on the other five walls, please read the Seven Wonders of the Revolution.

Be yourself, a stencil sprayed on the Mohamed Mahmoud wall.

18 thoughts on “Street Art on Mohamed Mahmoud – Photos”

  1. Amazing documentation of the graffiti. I am always struck by how fluid and ever-shifting the street art is here; every time I walk past the walls, something is different, and another layer of complexity and thematics is added. Gorgeous, and I’m happy to see it chronicled here!

  2. Vauw I a curator working with a show called radical honesty and i would love to get in touch with you Suzee since these murals and your writing I really great – i would like to ask you some different questions on that street and the and I would like to integrate this documentation somehow in my exhibition and public space project in Denmark which is part of a bigger Festival Images of the World in 2013 focusing on the Arab spring…please send me a note in case you are interested to get in touch Solvej Ovesen

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