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Abdellah Karroum

September - October 2009

Abdellah Karroum (born 1970, Morocco) works as an independent art researcher, publisher and curator. 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; the éditions hors’champs art publications that have been published since 1999; and Radioapartment22. He curated numerous exhibitions for capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, including Pensées bleues (1993); Jean-Paul Thibeau (1995) ; and 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 also a member of the Prince Pierre Monaco Foundation’s Artistic Council for its International Prize of Contemporary Art.

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