BIOGRAPHY

Kareem Rizk is an Australian self-taught collage and mixed media artist, living and working near Copenhagen, Denmark. Informed by his background in graphic design, his affinity for typography and his interest in re-purposing printed ephemera, Kareem’s densely textured and multi-layered works evolve 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 worldwide. Other work has included freelance illustration and fine art commissions for various clients including art buyers, editorial publications and the boutique fashion industry.

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Kareem Rizk (b. 1982)
Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

 

Immigrated to Denmark in 2013

Lives and works near Copenhagen
 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


 

Corporate Shows (Artist of the Month)

 

2014

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


2013

Alectia – (Virum, Denmark)

2012

National Bank of Denmark (Copenhagen, Denmark)
 


Gallery Shows

2010

"Collagephile" – Phone Booth Gallery (Long Beach, USA)
 

2009

"Trapped in Paradise" – Art Whino (Maryland, USA)
 

2008

"Pulp Fiction" – Phone Booth Gallery (Long Beach, USA)
 

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2018
"Rise Art Prize" Finalists Exhibition - House of Vans (London, UK)



2015
"Showcase 100" - The Framer's Gallery (London, UK)


 

2014

"Contemporary, Contemporary" – Gauntlet Gallery (San Francisco, USA)
"6x6: Sixth Anniversary Show" – Phone Booth Gallery (Long Beach, USA)

2013

"Selected Works" – The International Museum of Collage (Santa Fe, USA)

2012

"Alterations, Disturbances and Rips 2" – RTIST Gallery (Melbourne, Australia)
"The Primacy of Consciousness" - Ayden Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
"Shoot" – Antonia Kelly Gallery (Brisbane, Australia)

2011

"Alterations, Disturbances and Rips" – Ambush Gallery (Sydney, Australia)
"All That 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 (San Francisco, USA)
"Retroism" (Co-curated by Kareem Rizk) – 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" – Maverick Showroom (London, UK)
"Once Upon" – 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)




 

PUBLICATIONS  &  MEDIA

2021

PlastikComb Magazine: Issue #2 (Interview) – PlastikComb Publishing (USA)
Elsie Magazine: Issue #4 (Interview) –
www.elsiemagazine.co.uk (UK)

2018
Financial Times: How To Spend It (Artist Spotlight) –
www.ft.com (UK)

2016

"Visual Harmony: Proportion in Graphic Design" (Artist Spotlight)
Send Points Publications (China)

2015
FOUR Magazine (Interview) –
www.four-magazine.com (UK)

 

2014

Kolaj Magazine: Issue #12 (Interview) – Kasini House (Canada)
 

2013

Stupid Krap: "Red Book" (Artist Spotlight) – Analogue/Digital (Australia)
 

2012

Dirty Laundry: Issue 1 (Interview) – www.dirtylaundrymag.com (USA)
Lost at E Minor (Artist Spotlight) – Lost at E Minor (Australia)

2011

Complex (Artist Spotlight) – www.complex.com (USA)
It's Nice That (Artist Spotlight) 
www.itsnicethat.com (UK)

 

2010

Varoom: Issue #12 (Artist Spotlight) – Association of Illustrators (UK)
Hi Fructose (Artist Spotlight) –
www.hifructose.com (USA)
Lost at E Minor (Artist Spotlight) – Lost at E Minor
(Australia)

2009

"Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage" – Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany)
"Semi Permanent": Book #1  &  #2  – Analog/Digital (Australia)

"Mail Me Art: Going Postal with the World’s Best Illustrators" – How Books (UK)

The Gutenberg Quarterly Concern: Volume 1 / Issue #2 (Interview) The Gutenberg Co.  (Spain)

Day in the Lyfe: Issue #9 (USA)
DG Portfolio 8 (Australia)
Real Living: *Issue unkown (Australia/Philippines)
Svenska Tecknare – Association of Swedish illustrators  (Sweden)
IdeaFixa: "Greatest Hits" Book – IdeaFixa (Brazil)

 

2008

Art Review: *Issue unkown (UK)
Juxtapoz (Artist Spotlight) –
www.juxtapoz.com (USA)
Empty: "The Aussie Issue" (Artist Spotlight) – Design is Kinky (Australia)
Advanced Photoshop: Issue #50 (UK)
Advanced Photoshop: Issue #45 (UK)

 

2007

ROJO (Spain)
"Semi Permanent" Book – Analog/Digital (Australia)
Don’t Panic (UK)

 

2006

Computer Arts Projects "Handmade Issue" (UK)
 

2004

Desktop December issue (Australia)
 

 

 

 

HONOURS

2018
"Rise Art Prize": Finalist – Rise Art (London, UK)

 

 

 

 

ART FAIRS
 

2021
Palm Beach | Art Wynwood - Retrospect Galleries (Byron Bay, Australia)

2020

Context Art Miami - Retrospect Galleries (Byron Bay, Australia)
Affordable Art Fair: Battersea, London – Retrospect Galleries (Byron Bay, Australia)


2012 - 2020

Affordable Art Fair: Battersea, London – Smithson Gallery (UK)

2018
Affordable Art Fair: Brussels – Retrospect Galleries (Byron Bay, Australia)


2017
Affordable Art Fair: Stockholm – Retrospect Galleries (Byron Bay, Australia)
Affordable Art Fair: New York – Retrospect Galleries (Byron Bay, Australia)
Affordable Art Fair: Hong Kong – Retrospect Galleries (Byron Bay, Australia)


2016
Affordable Art Fair: Bristol – Smithson Gallery (UK)


2015
Moniker Art Fair – London – Smithson Gallery (UK)
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair – London – Smithson Gallery (UK)


2014
Moniker Art Fair – London – Smithson Gallery (UK)

 

2013
Affordable Art Fair: Bristol – Smithson Gallery (UK)

2010
Finders Keepers Art Markets – CarriageWorks (Sydney, Australia)
Art Melbourne – Retrospect Galleries (Byron Bay, Australia)


2009
Art Basel Miami – Art Whino Gallery (USA)
Art Sydney – Retrospect Galleries (Byron Bay, Australia)

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2002-2004

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication
Monash University
Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

2001

Brighton Bay: Art, Design & Photography Program
Elwood, Victoria, Australia

 

 

 

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Smithson Gallery  (London / Bristol, UK)

www.smithsongallery.co.uk/collections/kareem-rizk

 

Retrospect Galleries  (Mallorca, Spain / Byron Bay, Australia)

www.retrospectgalleries.com/collections/kareem-rizk


Rise Art  (London, UK)

www.riseart.com/artist/63602/kareem-rizk/art