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.

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.


  • 18-00 Open Forum, Tori Wrånes

  • 20-01 Jazz in Khartoum ft.  Ingrid K Iversen

  • 20.00 Intelligenspartiet – Russebuss til Brüssel

  • 21-01 Gundersen & Derdowski

  • 20.00 Syria – 8 Years Quiz

    23- 03 DJ: The kebab madness crew

  • 23-03 DJ: Ingebling

  • 18-00 Open Forum

  • 20-01 Jazz in Khartoum

  • Samlaget: Bookbath

  • 19-01 Karibien Sessions, “Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination”

  • 23-03 DJ: C. Dele

  • 23-03 DJ: Tomas Silva and FADLABI

  • 18-01 Open Forum

  • Jazz in Khartoum

  • 20-01 Urgent Party

  • 21-01 DJ: www with DJ Endre

  • 23-03 DJ: Fardin

  • 23-03 KARMAKLUBB

Marching Towards a Massacre / Revolutions, hopes and disappointments

Half a world away, crowds of heroic protesters are in the streets. They shout “Peaceful, Peaceful” even as security forces target them with live ammunition.
They are risking their lives to try to topple a genocidal ruler. But President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other world leaders are largely ignoring these brave protesters, increasing the risk that they will be massacred.
These protests are unfolding in Sudan against the regime of President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide. Other presidents have committed genocide over the last century, but Bashir has the distinction of conducting three different genocides by our count: in South Sudan, in the Nuba Mountains and in Darfur. He is not just a serial killer; he is a serial genocidaire.
For almost a month, ordinary Sudanese have poured out of their homes and offices around the country to join this “Sudan uprising.” Perhaps 40 or more have been killed by security forces and hundreds more detained and often beaten. The police reportedly have dragged injured protesters from hospital beds, with lawyers, doctors and journalists particularly targeted.

The exhibition we will show photos taken by some of the protesters that somehow through all of that managed to have something artistic about it. Photos taken by mobile phones in thick clouds of smoke, tear gas and live ammunition.

Zeina Bali, Kareem Sarieldin and Majduline El Tahir in conversation with Fadlabi about Revolutions, hopes and disappointments. What happen to the Arab spring? Is Sudan part of it? And many other questions

– Zeina Bali is a Co-founding member of SPACE (Syrian Peace Action Centre)
– Kareem Sarieldin is a Libyan-Egyptian – Throughout the Libyan revolution in 2011 served as a news producer for various international news agencies. During this time, also served as an external Communication consultant in the Libyan National Transitional government NTC.
– With over 20 years of political experience, both inside Sudan and in England and Norway, comes Dr. Majduline El Tahir with an insightful description of the inner corridors of Sudanese opposition alliances. She will try to shed some light into how these alliances are formed and what are their weaknesses and strengths and what can such alliances offer in terms of pushing the upraising forward to achieve its ultimate goal of “Just fall that’s all” and beyond to building a country.

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. KCAC host live music, art exhibitions, talks, book launches, political talks, debates, screenings, if you come at night you can expect to hear an eclectic mix of tunes where you can dance to music such as house, afrobeat, funk, jazz, hip hop and much more.

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.


Khartoum Contemporary Art Center
مركز الخرطوم للفن المعاصر‎
Tel: 0047 925 17 031, Bernt Ankers gate 17, Oslo, Norway

Opening hours
Mon: 18-01
Wed-Thu: 19–01
Fri–Sat: 19–03

Karin Erixon / Bedannita Mukherjee

Live music / Ingrid frivold

Nasim Mashak / Mimmi Mattilla
Bar Manager

The Team

Ibrahim Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed, Iðunn Ýr Alman-Kaas, Basra Buhlan, Marthe H S Dahl, Ingrid Frivold, Wessam Hachicho, Tatjana Kolpus, Hjalmar Littauer, Fawzia Mohamud, Nasim Mashak, Mimmi Mattila, Bedannita Mukherjee, Rita Najar, Christina Nilseng

Cassius Fadlabi / Karin Erixon
Daglig leder. Tel: 0047 462 63 590 (Erixon)