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BIOGRAPHY

 

(b.1982) Melbourne, Australia

Kareem Rizk is a self-taught collage and mixed media artist, living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. With a background in graphic design, much of his highly-textured and multi-layered artwork evolves from an intersection where fine art and design cross over.

Kareem has exhibited internationally in gallery shows and art fairs and his original artworks hang in private collections around the world. Other work has included freelance illustration and fine art commissions for various clients including art buyers, editorial publications and the boutique fashion industry.

 


CV

 

Rise Art Prize Finalist (2018)
Rise Art, London, UK

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2014
Novozymes (Corporate show) – Bagsværd, Denmark
Coloplast (Corporate show) – Humlebæk, Denmark
Alm. Brand (Corporate show) – Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2013
New work – Alectia (Corporate show) – Virum, Denmark

 

2012
National Bank of Denmark (Corporate show) – Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2010
Collagephile – Phone Booth Gallery – California, USA

 

2009
Trapped in Paradise – Art Whino Gallery – Maryland, USA

 

2008
Pulp Fiction – Phone Booth Gallery – California, USA

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2014
Contemporary, Contemporary – Gauntlet Gallery – San Francisco, USA
6 x 6 – 6th Anniversary Show – Phone Booth Gallery – California, USA

 

2013
Selected Works – International Museum of Collage – Colorado, USA

 

2012
Alterations, Disturbances and Rips 2 – RTIST Gallery – Melbourne, Australia
Shoot – Antonia Kelly Gallery – Brisbane, Australia

 

2011
Alterations, Disturbances and Rips – Ambush Gallery – Sydney, Australia
AllThat Remains – Picture Farm – New York, USA
Sir Peter Cook Portraits – Institute of Modern Art – Brisbane, Australia
Cutters Edges: Contemporary Collage – Gestalten Space – Berlin, Germany
Cutters: Contemporary Collage – West Cork Arts Centre – Cork, Ireland

 

2010
August Group Show – Guerrero Gallery – California, USA
Retroism – Retrospect Galleries – Byron Bay, Australia
G40: The Summit – Art Whino Gallery – Washington DC, USA
Revolution of Art – Retrospect Galleries – Byron Bay, Australia

 

2009
Life Essentials – Art Whino Gallery – Miami, USA
Let’s Play – Maverik Showroom & The Art Group – London, UK
OnceUpon – Ambush Gallery – Sydney, Australia
Cutters – Cinders Gallery – New York, USA
Mail Me Art – Red Gate Gallery – London, UK
Delicate Nature – ROJO ArtSpace – Milan, Italy
Subaquatica – ROJO ArtSpace – Madrid, Spain
Numero Atomico – ROJO ArtSpace – Barcelona, Spain
Adidas 60th Anniversary Show – Adidas Store – Virginia, USA

 

2008
Illustrative 08 – Zurich, Switzerland
Inked Souls – Art Whino Gallery – Maryland, USA

 

 

Curated Exhibitions

 

2010
Retroism  (Co-curated by Kareem Rizk) – Retrospect Galleries – Australia

 

 

Publications & Media

 

2018
Financial Times: ‘How To Spend It’ (UK) *online

 

2016
Visual Harmony: Proportion in Graphic Design – Send Points (China)

 

2015
Four magazine – Online feature (UK)

 

2014
Kolaj magazine – Issue 12 – Kasini House (Canada)

 

2013
Stupid Krap: Red Book – Analogue/Digital (Australia)

 

2012
Dirty Laundry – Issue 1 – (USA)
Lost at E Minor – Online feature (Australia)

 

2011
Complex – Online feature (USA)
It’s Nice That – Online feature (UK)

 

2010
Varoom  – Issue 12 (UK)
Hi Fructose – Online feature (USA)
Lost at E Minor – Online feature (Australia)

 

2009
Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage – Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany)
Semi-Permanent Book – #1  &  #2  (Australia)
Mail Me Art: Going Postal with the World’s Best Illustrators – How Books (UK)
The Gutenberg Quarterly Concern – Volume 1 / Issue 2  (Spain)
Day in the Lyfe – Issue 9 (USA)
DG Portfolio 8 (Australia)
Real Living – *Issue unkown  (Australia/Philippines)
Svenska Tecknare – Illustration collective  (Sweden)
Idea Fixa: ‘Greatest Hits’ book (Brazil)

 

2008
Art Review – *Issue unkown (UK)
Juxtapoz – Online feature (USA)
Empty – ‘The Aussie Issue’ (Australia)
Advanced Photoshop – Issue 50 (UK)
Advanced Photoshop – Issue 45 (UK)

 

2007
ROJO (Spain)
Semi-Permanent Book (Australia)
Don’t Panic (UK)

 

2006
Computer Arts – ‘Handmade Issue’ (UK)

 

2004
Desktop magazine – December issue (Australia)