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Allah you gave us a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. Kal. A spell cast with the entire mouth. Back of the throat to teeth. Tomorrow means I might have her forever. Yesterday means I say goodbye, again. Kal means they are the same. […]

Fatimah Asghar, Kal, 2018

A trans*oceanic platform for slow approaches, performative interventions and poetic strategies in visual and literary forms, kal traces decolonial and feminist futures and pasts that are connected through bodies of water lapping at different shorelines. Continue reading about kal 

House of kal Colombo - Open House © kal

House of kal Colombo - Open House

The House of Kal is ready to (safely) open its doors to you in Colombo at the Collective of Contemporary Artists (33 Gothami Road, Colombo 8) between the 20 October - 26 October, 2.00 - 8.30 pm.


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Participating Artists

kal brings together art practitioners whose work explores feminist, anti-fascist, anti-racist and queer possibility.

Houses of kal

Ayesha Chaudhry, ‘How Petals Move‘, 2021. ©Ayesha Chaudhry

Collective and self-organized spaces

The Houses of kal are conceived as a low-residency program with a public programming and publishing outlet as well as a collective and self-organized space in the making from May to September 2021.

Houses of kal Colombo ©kal

House of kal Colombo

The House of kal Colombo brings together a group of artists to realize a self-organized space within which studio practices, studio visits, workshops, long-term collaborations, and an open house form an experimental low-residency program from May to September 2021. 

House of kal Karachi © kal

House of kal Karachi

In the late summer months of 2021 the House of kal in Karachi presents a diverse program in the frame of its one-week Open House. In addition to an exhibition of works by House of kal Karachi participants, visitors can expect intersting gatherings, conversations and performances. 

House of kal Berlin © Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka

House of kal Berlin

After 18 months of planning and overcoming all kinds of challenges, the House of kal in Berlin facilitated a multifaceted program consisting of an exhibition, gatherings, conversations, performances, and workshops that connected practitioners in Berlin and across Colombo, Karachi.

kal Projects

Radio Kal: DIY Feminist Radio Workshop: Tooling # 2: Acidrains of Andromeda|Soundhounds of the Profound mit psXssotm, 2021. ©kal

DIY Radiokanal
Radio kal

A fleeting space for artistic experimentation and for gathering community across space and time.