Ambassador of Sudan
Khalid Albaih is a Sudanese independent political cartoonist living in Doha, Qatar. Albaih’s work is currently used by revolutionary groups in his native Sudan and by political activists in Yemen, Lebanon, Tunisia, Syria, and Algeria. Albaih has been profiled by the BBC, Al Jazeera, and the New York Times. He has published his work extensively around the world, in the Atlantic, Global Voices, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, to name only a few. He was recently interviewed by Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC national radio. Alongside worldwide attention and major publications, Albaih has staged major exhibitions of his work, most recently in Mcgill university Montreal, Edge of Arabia London, and The Arab American National Museum in Detroit, USA . Following the January terror attacks in Paris, Albaih was named as one of 5 cartoonists fighting for freedom of speech daily and was interviewed by CNN, BBC, ABC, Al Jazeera, and Huffington Post within a twenty-four hour period. Albaih currently works at Qatar Museum Authority (QMA) where he is Head of Installation and Design for Public Art Program. Khalid Albaih is a true new social media artist, constantly publishing new works under the name Khartoon! (a play on Khartoum, the Sudanese capital) for all to consider, use, and share.