Originally aired 7/23/07
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 expedition undertaken since 2000; and, the 'editions hors'champs' art publications that have been published since 1999. He obtained his Ph.D. in Communication and Visual & Performance Arts from the UniversitÃ© Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 in 2001, and is currently doing research for a thesis at EHESS (Paris) on contemporary art in the Maghreb and its international connections. He has curated numerous exhibitions for capcMusÃ©e d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, and was one of the curators for the 2006 DAK'ART Biennial for African Contemporary Art. He is also an advisory member of the SUD (Salon Urbain de Douala-Cameroun) of the Doul'art Association. Since 2006, Mr. Karroum has been part of the Artistic Council of the International Prize for the contemporary art of the Prince Pierre Foundation, Monaco. In 2007, he is the President of the International Jury for the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts at the Sharjah Biennial 2007.
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