Karim Kal was born in 1977 in Geneva (Switzerland);
lives and works in Lyon (France)
The main subject of Karim Kal’s photographic practice is the question of territory, whether addressed directly through places or through meeting with local residents. In his works, which he dedicates to urban surroundings, he considers the built environment as a cultural and ideological marker, and is equally interested in the boundaries it generates and the strategies adopted to bypass them. During this dual residency, the artist explores living places by suggesting to volunteers that they give him access to their point of view on the world.
In collaboration with Alliade/ Maison des Projets & the juvenile detention centre in Meyzieu,
and under the Culture et Santé programme in Bourgoin-Jallieu
Meyzieu and Bourgoin-Jallieu
Public presentation from summer 2019