Born in 1934; Abdulkarim is a Professional artist; he is founder member of the Arts Amateurs Association and Contemporary Arts Association. He established the first private Gallery in Bahrain in 1960. He has taken part in most exhibitions of the Arts Amateurs Association. In 1975 he was a Member of the Bahrain Delegation to the First Conference of the Plastic Arts in the Arab World – Syria.
Abdulkarim has participated in all art exhibitions for Bahraini artists mounted by the Ministry of Information; all Spring Art Exhibitions held by the Contemporary Arts Association; and the following exhibitions: 1976 exhibition of the Arab Union for Plastic Arts in Rabat; 1977 Second Arab Art Exhibition in Algiers; 1981 Bahrain Art Exhibition in Singapore; 1983 Fourth Arabic Biennial in Jordan; 1984 Cairo Biennial; 1984 Exhibition of the Bahrain Contemporary Art Association – Oman; Personal Exhibitions in 2002 and 2007.