At a very young age, Abdelkrim Ouazzani joined the Fine Arts school of Tetouan, and in 1975, he left Morocco and enrolled in the Fine Arts school of Paris. Upon his return, he served as pedagogical director at the National Fine Arts School in Tetouan, and began a brilliant artistic career. He went on to become the Director of the National Institute of Fine Arts until he retired in 2014.
Since 1995, he has been a corresponding member of the Royal Fine Arts Academy of Granada, Spain.
In 1999, Abdelkrim Ouazzani was bestowed the award of “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Republic. In 2004, he was made “Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Couronne” by the Kingdom of Belgium. In 2007, he was appointed a corresponding member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cadiz. In 2008, he was the curator of the Ponteverde biennale in Spain. In 2014, he was decorated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the inauguration of the Mohammed VI Modern and Contemporary Art Museum in Rabat.