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Khalid Abdaih and Culturunners, “A US Road Trip & Art and Social Media from the Middle East”

Join us for a presentation and conversation on the art and social media interventions of this great artist based in Qatar. Abdaih will also share a new video produced for The Guardian, including recent RV adventures across the United Stated with the Culturunners.

Khalid Albaih is a Sudanese artist and political cartoonist born in Bucharest, Romania. He currently lives and works in Doha, Qatar, where he has been based since 1990. He publishes his cartoons on social media under “Khartoon!,” a word play on cartoon and Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Albaih has published his cartoons widely in international publications including The Atlantic, PRI, and NPR, in addition to his published written social and  political commentary in publications such as The Guardian and Al Jazeera. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions including “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 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).

For more information about the Culturunners, click here.

This event is organized by the FHI Social Practice Lab at Duke University and co-sponsored by the Duke Middle East Studies Center, the Keohane Collateral Fund & Duke Vice Provost for the Arts, and the DHRC@FHI.




November 28, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (C105)
114 S. Buchanan Blvd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
919 668 1911