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Abdellah KARROUM

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:
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.



Involved in
  • Article: Abdellah KARROUM 3

    R22-Bruxel o'ndra

    Temporary R22 radio project in Rif Mountain and Brussels

    L’appartment22, Rabat, proposes R22-Bruxel o’Ndra project, realized by Valentina Carollo and Abdellah Karroum, in collaboration…

  • Article, Opportunity: Abdellah KARROUM 4 4

    The 45th International Contemporary Art Prize, 2012-13

    Nominations open until 12th March 2012 (extended delay until 16th March)

    The Prince Pierre Foundation has invited Abdellah Karroum, its new Artistic Director, to review and reshape the format of the Prince…

  • Article: Abdellah KARROUM 2

    "Contained Measures of Tangible Memories, Indigo Regina."

    Exhibition by Otobong Nkanga, at L'appartement 22

    Curated by Cécile Bourne-Farrell Curatorial text (in French)

  • Event: Rabat, L'appartement 22 1 4

    A Proposal for Articulating Works and Places

    Exhibition of the 3rd AiM International Biennale Festival, Marrakech

  • Event: Rabat, L'appartement 22


    An exhibition by Chourouk Hriech

  • Exhibition: Abdellah KARROUM 1


    An exhibition by Mustapha Boujemaoui

  • Article 4 4

    from 20 April to 26 August 2012 LA TRIENNALE « Intense proximity » 2012 / Palais de Tokyo / Paris Artistic Director: Okwui…

  • Organisation: Rabat Abdellah KARROUM 13

    L'appartement 22

    Lieu Indépendant pour l'Art

  • Event: Rum Auditorium, International Institute, University of Jordan 1 1

    A one-day conference will be programmed during the opening days of the exhibition project "Sentences on the banks and other…

  • Event: Darat al Funun and other locations in Amman 3

    Sentences on the banks and other activities

    13 Nov 2010 28 Feb 2011 exhibition project curated by Abdellah Karroum

    “Sentences on the banks and other activities” is a live art exhibition, curated by Abdellah Karroum, and initiated at Darat al…

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