From Khartoum to #Khartoon-Seminar with Sudanese artist Khalid Albaih

by Tobias Denskus on March 5, 2018

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Khalid Albaih is currently artist in residence at Copenhagen’s central library as part of the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN).
He  joined ComDev on 1 March for a seminar with students and faculty where he presented his political activism and his journey from Sudan to Qatar and now Europe.

Albaih’s cartoons convey scathing criticisms of authoritarianism and iniquitousness, but they also express solidarity and hope for a better future. Sketching the ongoing events of the Arab spring in 2011, he quickly became an artist of the revolution. Many cartoons were turned into stencils and reproduced on walls in Beirut and Cairo, and are still used by revolutionary groups in his native Sudan, and by political activists in Yemen, Tunis, Syria.
(From his ICORN portrait)

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