Karim Kal


Inner landscapes


Karim Kal was born in 1977 in Geneva (Switzerland);
lives and works in Lyon (France)

Karim Kal’s photographic practice is documentary in approach. He interrogates how architecture influences our habits, and considers the built environment as a cultural and ideological marker. For Veduta in Meyzieu, the artist suggests to the residents of the Mathiolan district, and to those of the Juvenile Detention Centre, to host him where they live and offer him their point of view on their way out (Issue) from inside. These pictures of windows — frames of black screens where countless stories can be projected, are then disseminated in various forms: billboards, posters, inserts in magazines. The experiment continues during the Biennale with the patients and staff of the Functional Rehabilitation Centre in Bourgoin-Jallieu.

In collaboration with Alliade/projects centre and the youth detention facility in Meyzieu, and as part of the Culture and Health Program at the Functional Rehabilitation Centre of Bourgoin-Jallieu

Oeuvre de Karim Kal
Karim Kal, The Escape – Rillieux La Pape, 2018. © Karim Kal


Conference Photography & Urban Worlds

Saturday 12 oct. 2019 from 11am to 12:30pm
Municipal Media Library of Meyzieu, in the frame of the Veduta Inhabitants Weekend #2

Guided tours of the exhibition

Friday 11 oct. 2019, Friday 18 oct. 2019 and Friday 25 oct. 2019 at 6pm
Municipal Media Library of Meyzieu

Practical info


Spring-autumn 2019
Public presentation from summer 2019

Municipal Media Library
Tuesday: 1:30pm-6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm / 1:30pm-6:00pm
Thursday: 1:30pm-6:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm

Exhibition in public area
From 20 July to 1 November 2019
Gates of the République Park in Meyzieu
Exhibition of past works chosen by the artist

Exhibition at the Municipal Media Library
From 5 to 26 October 2019
Opening night Friday 4 October at 7:00pm in presence of the artist


Autumn-winter 2019
Functional Rehabilitation Centre Saint-Vincent de Paul