Khalid Kodi, long recognized as a prolific Sudanese American master artist, educator and cultural critic, has emerged as a central figure working on multi and cross-cultural concepts. He uses contemporary themes and methods along two lines of work.

In his conceptual work, Kodi’s art carries social justice messages. His work has tackled the subjects of racism and injustice and the legacy of slavery.  It involves community engagement as a means of pedagogy and effecting social change. Kodi’s art projects also tackle questions of urban planning and design, and museum studies.