Abdellah Karroum Morocco

Abdellah Karroum is a curator, writer, and educator. He is the Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar since 2013. Karroum founded L’appartement 22 in 2002, the first independent experimental space in Rabat, which inspired the formation of a number of artist-run spaces in Morocco, nationally as well as internationally, by many acclaimed artists, writers, and filmmakers. 

Karroum has organized and co-curated numerous international exhibitions and programs for various institutions including capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, where he worked from 1993–1996; the 2006 DAK’ART Biennial for African Contemporary Art; the Position Papers program in the Gwangju Bienniale 2008 (invited by the artistic director Okwui Enwezor), and the 2009 Marrakech Biennale, among others.