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. Ghizlane 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.
Tripe Stories, David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech
Genesis, Institut français, Rabat, Marrakech
Incubation, Riad Denise Masson, IFM, Biennale de Marrakech
Metamorphosis, Dar Bellarj, Marrakech
Second Life, Macaal Museum, Marrakech
The Black Sphinx II, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan
The Body, Abla Ababou Gallery, Rabat, Marrakech
Or, MUCEM, Marseille
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
Women and Religions, l’Uzine, Casablanca
Lights, Fondation Tazi, Casablanca
Féminim Pluriel, Dar Bellarj, Marrakech
Transmutation, Zbel Manifesto, Mohamed VI Museum, Rabat
Pimp my garbage, Zbel Manifesto, L'Blassa, Biennale de Marrakech
Dress, Marrakech Mag, Marrakech