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Khartoum, Sudan

Omar Khairy
Sudan (1939 -1999)

Omer Khairy
Courtesy of DABANGA


The first volume of “Art in Times of Adversity” was little more than a peep through the keyhole of a very broad range of “Contemporary Artists of The Sudan”.

There are many new, up and coming young Artists, with great talent and potential, whose work has not been tabled and, all too often remain unknown.
In due course, the second volume, to be entitled “The Pioneers” will be published as a sequel to “Contemporary Artists of The Sudan”
Putting that volume together, gathering accurate information no finding the broad range of original works to photograph, has been very challenging.
It is felt that in the meantime, we should address the growing interest, both at home and abroad, by establishing a website which can be updated at regular
intervals, allowing those who are interested to follow the ‘Sudanese Art Scene.’ This too, is not going to be easy, if previous experience is anything to go by.

As a start, the website will have 26 Sudanese Artists, this will be updated at regular intervals, until we have reached eighty artists.


Omer Khairi
Shibrein Shibrein


Born 1939 Omdurman, Sudan, he went to Alabbasyia Elemntary School 1947.
He studied the intermediate school in Omdurman and then in 1957 he joined the Senior Secondary School in Khartoum Polytechnic. In this school he studied art as major subject and as preparatory for the high section (College of Art).

In 1960 he was admitted to the college of Art. His study was interrupted by the instability of his mental health and he could not continue.

Since 1964 Omer he held many exhibition in Khartoum.


Lina Haggar, Director