Karim Borjas was born in Caracas in 1959 and began his training as a painter at the School of Fine Arts Cristóbal Rojas. In 1983 he moved to Paris, where he still lives today. He began showing his work in 1985 in France and has a long exhibition record, including participations at the Bienale di Livorno in 1994, the Bienal de Fotografía de Puerto Rico, 2012, and the Biennale de Tashkent in Uzbekistan, in 2013. He has had multiple solo shows in galleries and museums worldwide including the Bianca Landgraaf Galerie in the Netherlands, 2008, and the Vilnius Dailés Akademija in Lithuania, 2014.
He has also participated in group exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá, the Museo de Arte Moderno in the Dominican Republic, the Museo de las Américas in Puerto Rico, the Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru, the Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei, Taiwan, the Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Arts, the Museum of Latin American Arts, in California and the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Matadero de Madrid in Spain, to name just a few.
His work is represented in many private an public collections and has received important honors and distinctions, such as the Grand Prix International de la Peinture de la Côte d’Azur in Cannes in 1988 and 1989; the best foreign exhibition in Puerto Rico in 1999 and the Charles Oulmont Prize awarded by the Fondation de France in 2000.