Kareem Risan was born in Baghdad in 1960. He is a painter and book artist. He received a BA in painting from Baghdad’s Academy of Fine Arts in 1988. He has had solo exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers in Baghdad, Amman, and Toronto. He has participated in group exhibitions in Paris, Tunis, London, Caracas, and Fredrickstaad, Norway. He also received a Referee Award in the 1988 International Cairo Biennale. Risan was included in the British Museum’s Word into Art exhibition and in the traveling Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art exhibition in the United States. His work is included in the collection of the Khalid Shoman Foundation—Darat al Funun (Amman); the Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha, Qatar); the British Museum (London); the Kinda Foundation (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); and the Touch@Art, (London). His work was acquired for the collection of the Iraqi Museum of Modern Art, which was closed due to looting during the fall of Baghdad to the U.S. military in April 2003. Risan is the recipient of numerous prizes from exhibitions in Iraq, Egypt, and Tunis. He currently lives in Canada.
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
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Bid winners can pick up the artwork they bought from the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA or have the Institute arrange for shipment, however, reiterating, that the buyer is responsible for all packing and shipment costs.
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