ArtX - Stumbling is not Falling

Khalid AlBaih hosted an exhibition entitled ' Stumbling ios not Falling' at the end of his month-long Freedom residency in New York with ArtX and the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC). Khalid considers himself a virtual revolutionist, publishing his political cartoons about life in the Arab world on international blogs and websites. His work champions freedom of expression in the Arab world and beyond. “This is a very important time for the Sudanese diaspora to communicate with international cities like New York. I feel a responsibility to stand up for those fighting for freedom and hope in my country. Despite the backlash, Sudanese pro-democracy groups have persevered in their peaceful resistance, sometimes paying with their lives. Despite the anger and pain of losing friends and family, there is no turning back and there is no changing direction at this point. As Malcom X advised, “"Stumbling is not falling" and it is now more important than ever for the international cultural and media community to amplify the voices of those fighting for their freedom on the ground. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” and we stand on the side of all oppressed people around the world.”

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September 2019

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ARTX CLUB
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Khalid Al Baih

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.

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