Born in 1970, Karroum is a curator, publisher and independent artistic director based in Paris and Rabat. He 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; 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 world since 2000. In 2007, he launched the web radio R22 as an extension of L’appartment 22. Currently, he is the museum director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar.