Abdellah Karroum is Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar. 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.
He is also a member of the Prince Pierre Monaco Foundation’s Artistic Council for its International Contemporary Art Prize. Karroum is the founder and artistic director of several art projects: most notably, L’appartement 22, an experimental collaborative space for exhibitions and artists’ residencies founded in 2002 in Rabat, Morocco; and the Le Bout Du Monde art expeditions, a long term project which has taken place in different locations around the globe since 2000. In 2007 Karroum launched the web radio R22 as an extension of L’appartment 22.