@khalidalbaih is a Sudanese artist and political cartoonist that born in Bucharest, Romania in 1980. He currently lives and works in Denmark where he is the ICORN/PEN Artist in residence for the city of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Khalid has been based in Doha since 1990 where his last position was The head the Public Art for Qatar Museums Authority.
He publishes his cartoons on social media under “Khartoon!,” a word play on cartoon and
Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Albaih has published his cartoons widely in international publications including The New York Time, The Atlantic, PRI, and NPR, BBC, in addition, Albaih has published his written social and political commentary in publications such as The Guardian and Al Jazeera. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions including “Arab Cartoon Festival” (Belgium 2017) “Gagged” (Westminster Library 2017) “The Khartoum School” (Sharjah, 2016) “do it [in Arabic]” (Sharjah, 2016) and “RE:BELLION // RE:LIGION // RE:FORM – Artistic Action in Times of Crisis” (Zwickau, Germany, 2015) as
well as solo exhibitions at Asakusa Art Space (Tokyo,2017), #Crowdsourced at Katara Art Center (Doha, 2017) Harvard Center of Middle Eastern Studies (Boston, 2016). Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI, 2017) Virgina Commonwealth University ( Doha, Qatar, 2016), 1After360 Gallery (New Delhi, India, 2016), the Arab American National Museum (Dearborn, MI, 2015), McGill University Montreal, 2014), and Edge of Arabia (London, 2013).
Khalid is also the founder of @DohaFashionFridays and Co-founder of Khartoum Art & Design Center
Latest posts by Khalid Albaih
In which an undocumented immigrant from Mali scales a tall building and—for once—comes out on top.
"Karmakol festival offered a rare look back at the Sudan our parents told us about, but also the Sudan that could have been, and, hopefully, the Sudan that could be."