PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
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Ghizlane  Sahli

Ghizlane Sahli

born in 1973 in Meknes (Morocco)

Ghizlane Sahli explores matter, its texture and its universality. She collects waste (plastic bottles) and embroiders them with silk with the help of artisan women. She imagines these “alveoli”, the chief component of her work, as cells. These cells attach themselves and accumulate on a metallic matrix to form the oeuvre. This very organic work is perceived by the artist as a real gestation. She uses diverse media to express it: drawings, installations and sculpture. Today Ghizlane continues to make works using mainly these materials that coats with silk threads and inserts in three-dimensional structures such as the “alveoli”.

In 2012, after receiving numerous awards, Ghizlane took the decision of committing exclusively to Fine Arts and founded the collective “Zbel Manifesto” which essentially use plastic and recycled material inserted in the practice of embroidery.

After finishing her Architecture studies in Paris, Ghizlane returns to Morocco and devotes herself enthusiastically to the practice of embroidery and sewing, developing this technique with a very special and personal vision.

In 2018 she is shortlisted to join two ambitious group shows in Europe, officially setting her way into the Western scenario: “The Black Sphinx” at Primo Marella Gallery, in Milan and “Or” at MUCEM in Marseille.

Ghizlane Sahli’s works are included in the MACAAL permanent collection (Morocco) and have been widely exhibited at the Marrakesh Biennale in 2014 and 2016 and at the Mohamed VI Museum in Rabat.

Solo exhibitions

 

2018

Tripe Stories, David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech

 

2017

Genesis, Institut français, Rabat, Marrakech

 

2016

Incubation, Riad Denise Masson, IFM, Biennale de Marrakech

 

2014

Metamorphosis, Dar Bellarj, Marrakech

 

Group exhibitions

 

2018

Second Life, Macaal Museum, Marrakech

The Black Sphinx II, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan

The Body, Abla Ababou Gallery, Rabat, Marrakech

Or, MUCEM, Marseille

 

2016

The Others, Kech Collective, Turin

Wace Project », Cop 22, Marrakech

Galerie Noir et Blanc, Marrakech, Marrakech

Arkane, Anciens abattoirs de Casablanca, Casablanca 

The Cave, Kech’collective, Biennale de Marrakech, Marrakech

From Earth to Sky, Zbel Manifesto, L'Blassa, Biennale de Marrakech, Marrakech  

 

2015

Women and Religions, l’Uzine, Casablanca 

Lights, Fondation Tazi, Casablanca 

 

2014

Féminim Pluriel, Dar Bellarj, Marrakech

Transmutation, Zbel Manifesto, Mohamed VI Museum, Rabat 

Pimp my garbage, Zbel Manifesto, L'Blassa, Biennale de Marrakech 

 

2013

Dress, Marrakech Mag, Marrakech

Ghizlane  Sahli - Histoires de Tripes 019
Histoires de Tripes 019
2018
Silk embroideries on plastic on wood panel
160 x 35 Cm
Ghizlane Sahli - Histoires de Tripes 019
2018 - Silk embroideries on plastic on wood panel - 160 x 35 Cm
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Histoires de Tripes 006
2018
Mixed techniques on wood panels
Cm 82 x 152 x 32
Ghizlane Sahli - Histoires de Tripes 006
2018 - Mixed techniques on wood panels - Cm 82 x 152 x 32
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Histoires de Tripes 031
2018
Silk threads on plastic and metal
Cm 152 x 120 x 25
Ghizlane Sahli - Histoires de Tripes 031
2018 - Silk threads on plastic and metal - Cm 152 x 120 x 25
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Histoires de Tripes 051
2018
Silk threads on plastic and metal
Cm 130 x 106 x 30
Ghizlane Sahli - Histoires de Tripes 051
2018 - Silk threads on plastic and metal - Cm 130 x 106 x 30
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Histoires de Tripes 052
2018
Silk threads on plastic and metal
Cm 103 x 103 x 30
Ghizlane Sahli - Histoires de Tripes 052
2018 - Silk threads on plastic and metal - Cm 103 x 103 x 30
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Histoires de Tripes 053
2018
Silk threads on plastic and metal
130 x 130 x 28
Ghizlane Sahli - Histoires de Tripes 053
2018 - Silk threads on plastic and metal - 130 x 130 x 28
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Histoires de Tripes 056
2018
Silk threads on plastic and metal
Cm 95 x 122
Ghizlane Sahli - Histoires de Tripes 056
2018 - Silk threads on plastic and metal - Cm 95 x 122
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Histoires de Tripes 005
2017
Silk embroideries on plastic bottles on wood panel
150 x 120 x 30
Ghizlane Sahli - Histoires de Tripes 005
2017 - Silk embroideries on plastic bottles on wood panel - 150 x 120 x 30