Khartoum Contemporary Art Center (KCAC) focuses on contemporary arts and cultures of Africa and the Middle East. It is a meeting place and a social arena for artists and their friends founded by Fadlabi and Karin Erixon.

The Blue Nile Cinema Presents: Tamer El Said

IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY آخر أيام المدينة

In collaboration with Sudan Film Factory* we are happy to announce our new platform “The Blue Nile Cinema” where we will be showing films from Africa and the middle east and sometimes when we are lucky enough, we will have the directors around to answer your questions after the screenings

Our first film is by Tamer El Said and titled IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY آخر أيام المدينة

“Part documentary, part fiction, this profound, elegiac picture is as trickily undefinable as its subject, the city of Cairo in the two years in the run-up to the Egyptian revolution in 2011. The film uses the device of a fictional film-maker grappling with a documentary portrait of his home city, a mercurial subject, as he struggles with more quotidian concerns such as the quest to find somewhere to live. Woven into the story are messages from friends – video missives from Berlin, Baghdad and Beirut – and documentary footage of the city.
It’s a work of gentle, swelling sadness that mourns a spirit of artistic and creative freedom quashed and it has become something of a cause celebre, since it was effectively banned in Egypt after being unceremoniously pulled from the Cairo international film festival last year.”

*Sudan Film Factory is an institute serves as an umbrella for a range of activities in the field of film making, filling the current gap in Sudan and supporting a qualified training program to develop the cultural infrastructure of film making.

Past Exhibitions

Photo: Malie Robb


Khartoum Contemporary Art Center (KCAC) is a non-profit conceptual arts initiative founded by Fadlabi and Karin Erixon with focus on contemporary art and new media.

The center was meant to be located in Khartoum, a city that was always a meeting point between Africa and the middle east since the day it was founded. The city with its African roots in the kingdom of Nubia and Kush and it’s Arabic and Islamic culture was always a fertile soil for identity crises and political conflicts and influences from both Pan Arabs and Pan Africanists simultaneously. It’s a bridge between the two and a border at the same time. A wall that separates them and a window for both to look into each other.

The main goal of KCAC is to motivate and develop discursive projects that stem from Africa and the Middle East. Bridging the gap between them and the rest of the globe. KCAC gardens a new understanding for arts in Africa and the middle east in relation to all aspects of our present life and cultures.

For now, our center is based in Oslo. A cultural center in exile, waiting for democracy and working to make it happen.

Photo: Malie Robb

Khartoum Bar

Khartoum can be seen as a bridge between the Middle East and Africa, and that is well reflected in the menu. Inspired by fresh fruit and spices from Africa and the Middle East’s long traditions of tea and alcoholic beverages, our menu offers unique and interesting compositions.

Our wine list focuses on natural wines. We serve foodie snacks, Sudanese foul and in collaboration with Dronebrygg we present Camel Beer – our own beer with a strong historical anchorage to Sudan before 1983. We also serve fruity coffee from Kenya and Ethiopia.


    20-01.00 – Jazz in Khartoum


Photo: Malie Robb


Khartoum Contemporary Art Center
مركز الخرطوم للفن المعاصر‎
Bernt Ankers gate 17, Oslo, Norway

Opening hours
Tue: 19-03
Wed-Thu: 19–01
Fri–Sat: 19–03

0047 922 32 273

Karin Erixon
0047 462 63 590

Anne Maurseth
Bar Manager

The Team
Anne Maurseth
Christoffer Danielsson website
Christia Nilseng
Mimmi Mattila
Nasim Mashak
Idunn Yr Alman-Kaas
Ilavenil Jayapalan, webiste
Tiago Silva website