Timeline

1963
Born in Najaf, Iraq
1983–1988
Graduated BA Ceramics, Baghdad Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad, Iraq
1994
Special Mention, Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
1995
Ceramics Special Mention, Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
1998
Ceramics Special Mention, Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
1996–2000
Studied at Gerrit Reitveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001
Awarded Jury Prize for painting, International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
2003
Awarded Sursock Museum prize, Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
2010
Nominated for Sovereign Art Prize, Hong Kong, China
Lives and works in Denver, Colorado, US and and Dubai, UAE

Exhibitions

2014
Art Basel Hong Kong, XVA Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2014
Art Brussels, Imane Fares Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2014
Art Paris, Patrice Trigano Gallery, Paris, France
2014
Art Dubai, Imane Fares Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2014
Women, Side by Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014
Art 14 London, Art Space Gallery, London, UK
2014
Secrets of the Store, AB Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland
2013
Eternal Love, Dar Alfunun, Kuwait City, Kuwait; XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE; ART13, London, England (solo exhibition)
2013
Halim Al Karim: Witness from Baghdad, Artspace, London, England (solo exhibition)
2013
Abu Dhabi Art, Gallery Brigitte Schenk, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
2013
Contemporary Istanbul, Gallery Merkur, Istanbul, Turkey
2013
Miami Project, Ronischon Gallery
2013
Scope Basel, AB Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2013
Art Paris, Imane Fares Gallery; Patrice Trigano Gallery, Paris, France
2013
Modern Iraqi Art: A Collection, Meem Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2013
Art 13 London, Art Space Gallery, London, UK
2013
Silk Road, Yallay Space, Hong Kong, China
2013
Obscura, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, China
2012
Hidden, Galeri Merkur, Istanbul, Turkey (solo exhibition)
2012
Halim Al Karim, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
2012
Hidden Goddess, Nuova galleria Morone, Milan, Italy (solo exhibition)
2012
Schizophrenia, AB Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland (solo exhibition)
2012
Art Paris Art Fair, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
2012
Arab Express: The Latest Art From The Arab World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2012
Artspace London Opening, London, UK
2012
Arab Express: The Latest Art From The Arab World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2012
Artspace London Opening, London, UK
2011
Art in Iraq Today: Part V (with Ali Jabbar and Mahmoud Obaidi), Meem Gallery, Dubai
2011
Art in Iraq Today: Conclusion, Meem Gallery, Dubai
2011
Iraqi Pavillon, Venice Biennale
2011
Hidden Love, AB Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland; XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE; Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (solo exhibition)
2011
Stux Gallery, New York, USA (solo exhibition)
2010
Darat Alfunun, Amman, Jordan (Solo)
2010
XVA Gallery,Dubai, UAE (Solo)
2010
Stux Gallery, New York, USA
2010
Love Lines, Red Line Gallery curated by Robischon Gallery, Denver, USA
2010
Milan art fair , Milan, Italy
2010
Zoom Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
2010
Pavilion of Art & Design London, London, UK
2010
ArtAspen, Aspen, Colorado, USA
2010
If Galerie, Paris, France
2010
The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands, UK
2009
"Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East", Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2009
"Across Borders No 2", Radical Gallery, Zug, Switzerland
2009
Paul Klee Museum, Bern, Switzerland
2009
"Crossings Traversees", Rabat, Morocco
2009
The Witness Achive, Robischon Gallery , Denver, Colorado, USA (Solo)
2008
Dar Alfunun Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait (solo exhibition)
2008
XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE (solo exhibition)
2008
Radical Gallery, Zug, Switzerland
2008
"Asian Contemporary Art Fair", New York, USA
2008
"Art Paris", Grand Palais, Paris, France
2008
"Art Paris", Abu Dhabi, UAE
2008
"Fendi Baguette Bag Design", XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2008
"Dubai Art Fair", Madinat Arena, Dubai, UAE
2008
"Creek Art Fair", Bastakya, Dubai, UAE
2007
International Design Forum, Dubai, UAE
2007
"Creek Art Fair", Bastakya, Dubai, UAE
2007
Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA
2007
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado, USA (solo exhibition)
2006
XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE (solo exhibition)
2006
"Arteclasica 2006", El Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2006
"Pinceaux Pour Plumes", Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
2005
Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (solo exhibition)
2005
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery, Houston, USA (solo exhibition)
2005
XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE (solo exhibition)
2005
Espace SD Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (solo exhibition)
2004
Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (solo exhibition)
2004
Saifi Village-Quartier des Arts, Beirut, Lebanon (solo exhibition)
2004
Ceramic Delft, Delft, Holland
2004
Walls Gallery, Amman, Jordan (solo exhibition)
2003
"Tegels", Carrosia Cultural Center, Almere Haven, Holland
2003
Four Walls Gallery, Amman, Jordan (solo exhibition)
2001
Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, Holland (solo exhibition)
2001
"Contemporary Ceramics in Lebanon", AU, Beirut, Lebanon
2001
"International Cairo Biennale", Cairo, Egypt
2000
Fibeitt Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland (solo exhibition)
1999
Pictura Gallery, Dordrecht, Holland (solo exhibition)
1999
"Ceramic Millenium", Rai, Amsterdam, Holland
1998
"Fleuris-98" , Ede, Holland
1998
Babel Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1998
2Global Ceramic 1", Landsmeer, Holland
1998
Art Deco LA FIAD, Beirut, Lebanon
1998
Agial Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
1998
Espace SD Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
1997
Musee des Metiers de Mercure, Larochelle, France
1997
LEntretemps Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (solo exhibition)
1994–1997
"Salon d'Automne", Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
1996
Babel Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1996
Parterre Gallery, Sommelsdijk, Holland (solo exhibition)
1996
L'Entretemps Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (solo exhibition)
1995
50 x 70 Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (solo exhibition)
1995
Salon des Art Decoratif-SAD, Beirut, Lebanon
1994
Schauer Gallery, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
1993
French Culture Center, Amman, Jordan (solo exhibition)
1993
"International Art Festival", National Museum, Amman, Jordan
1993
Daret Alfunun, Amman, Jordan
1992
Baladna Gallery, Amman, Jordan (solo exhibition)
1991
Baladna Gallery, Amman, Jordan (solo exhibition)

Public Collections

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Artron Art Museum, China
Yinchaun MoCA, China
ORYX Foundation, Lucerne
Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Farjam Foundation, Dubai, UAE
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas, USA
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong
Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Weng Art Foundation, Krefeld, Germany
Royal Association of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan
Darat Al Funun, Amman, Jordan
Arab Museum of Contemporary Art, Doha, Qatar
L'Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris, France
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Texas, USA
Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon