Karim Kal


Inner landscapes


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/projects centre and the youth detention facility in Meyzieu, and as part of the Culture and Health of the Centre de Rééducation Fonctionnelle of Bourgoin-Jallieu

Oeuvre de Karim Kal
Karim Kal, L’Issue – Rillieux La Pape, 2018. © Karim Kal

Practical info


Spring-winter 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
Guided tours for all on 11, 18 and 25 October 2019.

Exhibition in public area
From 20 July to 30 September 2019
Grilles du Parc République à Meyzieu
Exhibition of past works chosen by the artist

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


Spring-winter 2019
Centre de Rééducation de Saint-Vincent de Paul