I am a Sudanese artist and political cartoonist born in Bucharest, Romania in 1980. I currently live and work in Denmark where I am the ICORN/PEN Artist in residence for the city of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Prior to this I have been based in Doha since 1990 where my last position was The head the Public Art for Qatar Museums Authority. I publish my cartoons on social media under “Khartoon!,” a word play on cartoon and Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. My cartoons have been published widely in international publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, PRI, and NPR, BBC, in addition, I have published my written social and political commentary in publications such as The Guardian and Al Jazeera.
My works have been exhibited in group exhibitions including "Arab Cartoon Festival" (Belgium 2017) "Gagged" (Westminster Library 2017) “The Khartoum School” (Sharjah, 2016) “do it [in Arabic]” (Sharjah, 2016) and “RE:BELLION // RE:LIGION // RE:FORM - Artistic Action in Times of Crisis” (Zwickau, Germany, 2015), as well as solo exhibitions at Asakusa Art Space (Tokyo,2017), #Crowdsourced at Katara Art Center (Doha, 2017) Harvard Center of Middle Eastern Studies (Boston, 2016). Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI, 2017) Virgina Commonwealth University ( Doha, Qatar, 2016), 1After360 Gallery (New Delhi, India, 2016), the Arab American National Museum (Dearborn, MI, 2015), McGill University Montreal, 2014), and Edge of Arabia (London, 2013).
I am also the founder of @DohaFashionFridays and Co-founder of Khartoum Art & Design Center.