Abdellah Karroum (born 1970, Rif-Morocco) works as curator, art researcher and publisher. He is the founder and artistic director of several art projects: ‘L’appartement 22’, an experimental space for encounters, exhibitions and artists’ residencies founded in 2002 in Rabat, Morocco; the ‘Le Bout Du Monde’ art expeditions undertaken since 2000; and the ‘éditions hors’champs’ art publications that have been published since 1999 ; Radioapartment22.
He curated numerous exhibitions for capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (Pensées bleues (1993) ; Jean-Paul Thibeau (1995) ; Urgences (1996)), and was one of the curators for the 2006 DAK’ART Biennial for African Contemporary Art. Karroum is co-curator for the "Position Papers" program in the Gwangju Bienniale 2008 (invited by the Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor). Karroum is Artistic Director of the Prince Pierre Monaco Foundation’s Prize for Art. His research is funded in part by the Prince Claus Fund (Amsterdam) and the Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA).
Curator of the 3rd AiM International Biennale Festival's Exhibition: www.works-and-places.appartement22.com/
Karroum is co-curator, together with Mélanie Bouteloup, Okwui Enwezor, Emilie Renrad and Claire Staebler, of the third édition of La Triennale in 2012 in Paris. He is also the Artistic Director of the Benin Biennale 2012.