Khalid Albaih will create a universally accessible app which artists can use to make connections outside the traditional art market. The app will allow artists to share information and ideas, showcase their work, connect with donors, and seek logistical support. The creation of such an online community is especially critical for activist artists, who are often working in isolation or in closed societies.
Albaih is a Sudanese artist and political cartoonist who often publishes under the name “Khartoon” (a pun on Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan). His cartoons have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, National Public Radio, and the BBC. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Doha, Boston, Providence, New Delhi, Dearborn, Montreal, and London. Albaih is also the founder of Doha Fashion Fridays, and the co-founder of Khartoum Art & Design Center.
Previously based in Khartoum, Sudan, and Doha, Qatar, Albaih currently lives and works in Denmark, where he is the ICORN/PEN Artist in Residence for the city of Copenhagen.