Rym Karoui

Born in 1967, Bizerte, Tunisia. Lives and works in Tunis.

Biography

Born in 1967 in Tunis [TN]. Lives and works in Tunis [TN].
Rym Karoui earned her Advanced National Diploma in Visual Arts and Plastic Expressionism from the School of Fine-Arts of Marseille, France, in 1993. She then pursued her artistic training in sculpture and painting at the School of Fine Arts both in Paris and Barcelona.
Self-proclaimed « artist-anthropologist », Rym is fascinated by cultural diversity. Greatly innovative and creative, she works mainly with acrylic, often with collage and other mixed media on canvas or on metal for sculptures. Her use of vivid color palettes of intense vibrant tones conveys universes of extravagance, creativity and magic filled with signs, symbols and animated rangy figures such as jockeys or acrobats. Beyond her pictorial wonderlands, reminding us of “art toys”, there is a vital need to maintain alive fantasy within all of us. The strong emotion felt affront of her paintings yet stands out of her sculptures, revealing a three dimensional life force to her enchanted world.

 

Education

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1993 Advanced National Diploma in Plastic Expressionism at the School of Arts, Marseille
1992 Painting training at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Barcelona
1991 Sculpture training at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris
1991 National Diploma in Visual Arts, Marseille

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

« Invasion » Peintures et Sculptures, AGorgi Gallery,Sidi Bou Said 2015

Peintures et Sculptures 2013 AGorgi Gallery, Sidi Bou Said [TN]

Peintures et Sculptures 2007 Green Art Gallery, Dubai [AE]

Peintures et Sculptures 2006 Ammar Farhat Gallery, Sidi Bou Said [TN]

Exhibition 2003 Arcima Gallery, Paris [TN]

Exhibition 2002 De Griffoen Gallery, Anvers [BE]

Exhibition 2001 Ammar Farhat Gallery, Sidi Bou Said [TN]

Exhibition 1999 Ammar Farhat Gallery, Sidi Bou Said [TN]

Group  Exhibitions

Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Dégagements… 2012 The Arab World Institute IMA, Paris [FR]

Les Insignes de la Citoyenneté 2011 AGorgi Gallery, Sidi Bou Said [TN]

Sur les traces de la peinture contemporaine 2009 El Marsa Gallery, La Marsa [TN]

Art connection 2008 El Marsa Gallery, La Marsa [TN]

MK Ciurlionis 2002 National Museum, Kaunas [LT]

Group Show 2002 Hordaland International art Gallery, Bergen [NO]

Group Show 2000 Kennedy Center Washington [USA]

Universal Exhibition 2000 Hanovre [DEU]

L’école de Tunis
Gorgi Gallery, Tunis [TN]

Group Show
Ammar Farhat Gallery, Sidi Bou Said [TN]

Peintures Contemporaines
Ammar Farhat Gallery, Sidi Bou Said [TN]

L’école de Tunis
Gorgi Gallery, Tunis [TN]

Art Fairs

Marrakech Art Fair
Marrakech [MA]

Art Dubai
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai [AE]

Marrakech Art Fair

Marrakech [MA]

Abu Dhabi Art Fair
Abu Dhabi [AE]

Art Paris
Grand Palais, Paris [FR]

Art Dubai
Medinat Joumeirah, Dubai [AE]

Art Paris
Abou Dhabi [AE]

Artuel Art Fair
Beyrouth [LB]

SOLO SHOWS

2017 March 17, Sculpture, ARTSAWA Gallery, Dubai.
2016 September 16, Sculpture, ARTSAWA Gallery, Dubai.
2015 may 15, Paintings and sculptures, Galerie AGORGI, Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia
2013 Paintings and sculptures, Galerie Ammar Farhat, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
2007 “Universe: Life” Paintings and sculptures, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E.
2006 Paintings and sculptures – Galerie Ammar Farhat, Tunisia
2003 Galerie ARCIMA, Paris
2002 Galerie De Griffioen, Anvers, Belgium
2001 Galerie Ammar Farhat, Tunisia
1999 Galerie Ammar Farhat, Tunisia
1997 Galerie Ammar Farhat, Tunisia
1995 Galerie Ammar Farhat, Tunisia
1993 Sidi Bou Saïd Museum, Tunisia

GROUP SHOWS (selection)

2016 Avril 14, Group show sculpture, GHAYA Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia
2016 Sculpture, ARTSAWA Gallery
2016 August, « le crédif, Tunisienne créatrice » National Museum of Bardo, Tunisia
2015 « The word is mosque » Jaou, Kamel Lazaar foundation. Carthage, Tunisia
2015 group show septembre, » Le Banquet » Le Grand Palais, Paris.
2015 « Reminiscences »Fondation TALAN, la charguia, Tunis
2013 “Sculpture du Sud ” (Southern Sculpture), Villa Datris, L’Isle sur La Sorgue, France
2012 “Dégagements… la Tunisie un an après” (Freeing…Tunisia one year later), IMA / Arab World Institute, Paris,
France
2011 « Les insignes de la citoyenneté », Galerie Ammar Farhat, Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisie
2009 « Sur les traces de la peinture contemporaine » (Tunisian Contemporary Painting), Galerie El Marsa, Tunisia
2009 Group exhibition, BIAT- Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie, Tunis
2008 “The Emirates through the Arab Contemporary Artists’ Insights”, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the United
Arab Emirates, DIFC, Dubai
2008 “Art Connexions”, Galerie El Marsa, Tunisia
2008 Art Paris – Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2008 Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
2007 Creation of the trophy for the ‘Maghreb Star Academy’
2007 Galerie Ammar Farhat, Tunisia
2005 ‘Mémoire de Demain’, Galerie Elmarsa, Tunisia-
2005 ‘ZI Expo 2005’ , Furniture design within the space EMPORIO, Tunisia
2004 Urban composition on giant street poster (200m²) with artist Feriel LAKHDAR
2003 Group exhibition Galerie Gorgi, Tunisia
2002 Group exhibition, Lithuania
2002 Group exhibition, Norway
2002 Galerie Mille Feuilles, La Marsa, Tunisia
2001 ‘Exposition Gorgi’, Tunisia
2000 ‘Exposition Universelle’ Hannover, Germany
2000 Production of friezes at ‘Hôtel Golden Tulip’, Gammarth, Tunisia
2000 ‘Kennedy Center’, Washington DC, USA
1999 ‘Artuel’ Art fair, Beyrouth, Lebanon
1999 ‘Group Exhibition’ Galerie Ammar Farhat, Tunisia
1999 ‘Atelier-Galerie In Den Gerbgruben’ Gerbgruben, Vienna, Austria
1999 ‘Atelier-Galerie In Den Gerbgruben’ Palais Wittgenstein, Vienna, Austria
1999 ‘Atelier-Galerie In Den Gerbgruben’ Alpha Club, Vienna, Austria
1999 ‘L’école de Tunis’ Galerie Gorgi, Tunisia
1998 ‘Contemporary Paintings’ Galerie Ammar Farhat, Tunisia
1998 ‘Cultural World-wide’, Montélimar, France
1997 ‘Chassé Croisé’, Palais Khéreddine, Tunisia
1997 ‘L’école de Tunis’, Galerie Gorgi, Tunisia-
1997 ‘Ten years of Tunisian young painting’ Galerie de la Bibliothèque Charles de Gaulle, Tunisia
1995 ‘Salon d’automne de la Marsa’ Galerie Driba, Tunisia
1994 ‘Salon d’automne de la Marsa’ Galerie Driba, Tunisia
1993 ‘Contemporary Tunisian Paintings’, Washington DC, USA
1992 L’école d’Art gallery, Marseille, France

ARTFAIRS

2017 Paris Art fair, Grand Palais represented by Agorgy Gallery
2017 Paris Grand Palais, international Biennale salon des metiers d’art et de la creation represented by Ghaya Gallery
2013 Paris Grand Palais le salon des metiers d’art et de la creation. “Revelation” Represented by Galerie El Marsa
2011 ArtDubai 2011, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.
2010 Marrakech Art Fair, Palace Es Saadi, Marrakech, Morocco
2009 Abu Dhabi Art 09, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2008 ArtParis-AbuDhabi 08, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2008 ArtParis 08, Grand Palais, Paris
2008 ArtDubai 08, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
2007 ArtParis-AbuDhabi 07, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

ACQUISITIONS

Ministry of Culture, Tunisia
Private collections
Museum of Contemporary Art, Jordan.
Ministry of Culture UAE
VILLA DATRIS France. foudation for contemporary sculpture 2014
Fondation Luciano Benetton

PUBLICATIONS

2014 « Tunisia : Turbulences »contempary artists from Tunisia. Imago mundi Luciano Benneton collection
2008 “The Emirates through the Arab Contemporary Artists’ the Ministry of Culture of the UAE, DIFC Dubai
2004 « Art de Tunisie », Simpact Edition Française Tunis, Khaled Ben Romdhane.
2000 « L’aventure de l’Art Moderne en Tunisie », Editions Simpact, Ali Louati.

DECORATION

2010 Mérite culturel National, palais présidentiel de Carthage.

PRIZE

1998 créations dans le cadre des expositions de l’union des plasticiens Tunisiens
1995 Salon d’automne de la Marsa Galerie Driba, Tunisie
1994 Salon d’automne de la Marsa Galerie Driba, Tunisie