“Politics is a big part of why I don’t have a home, and with these cartoons I’m trying to create change so my kids can have a home.”
Born Romania, 1980. Sudanese artist and political cartoonist.
Khalid Albaih is a Sudanese artist, political cartoonist, illustrator, designer and a writer. As an African Muslim, brought up in the Gulf, he explores race, politics and the global struggle for civil and human rights. Khalid publishes his cartoons on social media under the name 'Khartoon!', a word play on cartoon and Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Albaih's cartoons, which have become symbols for resistance and a challenge to the status quo, have been published widely in international publications including The Atlantic, PRI, NPR, New York Times, BBC, The Guardian and Al Jazeera. Khalid Albaih currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark where he is the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) PEN Artist-in-Residence. He is the 2018 inaugural Soros Arts Fellow for the Open Society Foundation and was the 2016 Oak Fellow at the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Maine.