Nadim Karam (Lebanese, b.1957)
Curriculum Vitae

1989 Doctor of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture & Engineering, University of Tokyo
1985 Master of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture & Engineering, University of Tokyo
1982 Bachelor of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut
Academic positions
2003-4 Visiting associate professor, American University of Beirut
2000-3 Dean of Faculty of Architecture Art & Design, Notre-Dame University
1995-6 Visiting researcher, University of Tokyo
1993-5 Visiting assistant professor, American University of Beirut
1994 Visiting lecturer at Sci-Arc, Vico Morcote, Switzerland
Selected public art installations
2018 The Path of Reflection- Shaikh Abdullah Al Salam Cultural Center, Kuwait
2017 Penguins Cascade- Suzhou Center- Suzhou, China
Wheels of innovation – Nissan Headquarters – Tokyo, Japan
Trio Elephants – Lover’s Park- Yerevan, Armenia
2016 Stretching Thoughts: Shepherd and Thinker- UWC Atlantic College, Wales, UK
2011 Dialogue of the Hills- Amman, Jordan (in progress)
2008 The Cloud of Dubai- Dubai, UAE (in progress)
2007 The Transients- Gulf Art Fair, Dubai, UAE
2006 The Travelers- Sandridge Bridge, Melbourne, Australia
2004 The Three Magic Flowers of Jitchu- Kagami Lake, Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan
2000-3 Notting Hill Stories- Notting Hill Gate, London, UK
2000-2 Nakameguro- Nakameguro complex, Tokyo, Japan
2001 101 Water Sprites- lakes of Mile End Millennium Park, London, UK
1997-0 The Archaic Procession- Beirut Central District, Beirut, Lebanon
1997 T-Race’s PCB-137- Manes Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
1995 The Carrier- National Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
1994 T-Race’s BSC-4971- Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
Selected solo exhibitions, installations & performances
2018 “Memory Lapse”- Anima Gallery, Doha, Qatar
2017 “Compressed Thoughts”- Ayyam Gallery Dubai, Al-Serkal Avenue, UAE
2017 “Urban Stories” – The Fine Art Society, London, UK
2016 “Stretching Thoughts”- Ayyam Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2013 “99 Objects possible to find on a Cloud”- Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE
“Shooting the Cloud”- Ayyam Gallery, London, UK
2012 “The Cloud, The Fisherman & The Mutating Cities”- Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
2010 “The Fisherman and the Cloud”- American University Museum, Washington, USA
2008 “The Fisherman fishing from a Cloud”- Creek Art Fair, Dubai, UAE
“Clouds & Chairs”- Sultan Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait
2002 “101 archaic procession elements”- rooftop installation, Leeds, UK
2001 “The Giraffe, The Wild Cat & the apparently Digested Objects”- UNESCO, Beirut, Lebanon
“Solfeggio 101”- Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
1998 “Hilarious Beirut”- Venice Institute of Architecture, Venice, Italy
1997 “Hilarious Beirut”- Berlin Technical University, Berlin, Germany
“T-Races PCB-137”- Manes Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1996 “T-Races PCB-137”- Bartlett School of Architecture, London, UK
1992 “Spinning Caves”- Formes Gallery, Tokyo & Kikukawa Gallery, Oita, Japan
1991 “The Carrier”- Marunouchi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1990 “Temple of the Obelisks”- Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
“Intercrossings”- IMA project exhibition & performance, French-Japanese Institute of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
1987 “Architectural Crisis” performance- Cealacanth House, Osaka, Japan
“Celebration of Life: The Funeral”- Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
1986 “Micropluralism”- Striped House Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Selected group exhibitions
2018 “Art & Jewelry”- Custot Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2016 Art Dubai- Dubai, UAE
2015 Art Abu Dhabi- Abu Dhabi, UAE
2014 JISP Biennale 2014- Jing An Sculpture Park, Shanghai, China
Art Dubai- Dubai, UAE
2013 Art Dubai- Dubai, UAE
2012 “25 years of Arab Creativity”- Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris, France
2011 Abu Dhabi Art Fair- Abu Dhabi, UAE
“Subtitled: with Narratives from Lebanon”- Royal College of Art, London, UK
“Chatsworth Beyond Limits”- Sotheby’s, London, UK
“Dial 911 for the New Middle East”- Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, Lebanon
2010 “Convergence”- American University Museum, Katzen Arts Centre, Washington, USA
Art Hong Kong- Hong Kong, China
Istanbul Contemporary- Istanbul, Turkey
Miami International Art Fair- Miami, USA
2009 Scope Basel- Basel, Switzerland
2008 Art Paris Abu Dhabi- Abu Dhabi, UAE
2006 Independents Biennale- Liverpool, UK
2003 “Renewing, Rebuilding, Remembering”- The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland
2002 “Renewing, Rebuilding, Remembering”- Van Alen Institute, New York, USA
2001 ST-ART, Contemporary Art Fair-Strasbourg, France
1996 “Looking Glass of a Nation”- South Korean pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
1995 Kwangju Biennale of Art- Kwangju, South Korea
1993 Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair (NICAF)- Yokohama, Japan
“Geopolitics”- Inspiration Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1992 Tokyo International Art Fair- Tokyo, Japan
1991 “Asian Art Road”- Korean Cultural Centre, Tokyo, Japan
2018 A.MUSE.UM, a Nadim Karam book in progress
2014 Stretching Thoughts, Booth Clibborn Editions, London
2007 The Cloud, the Desert and the Arabian Breeze, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London
2006 Urban Toys, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London
2000 Voyage, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London