Ghizlane Sahli [53863]

Born in 1973 in Meknes, Morocco, she lives and works in Marrakech, Morocco. She studied Architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, Paris. After finishing her studies in France, she returned to her hometown, where, enthused by embroideries and tissues, she decided to open a workshop working with textiles, assisted by local artisans. Ghizlane ourished in this world of tissue for 7 years, and hence developed her own vision. She received the Prize for Creation at Trophée Couleurs in 2009. In 2012, following the creation of a dress made from waste (trash bags, jerricans, plastic bottles), produced for the Marrakech Mag (a local cultural magazine), Ghizlane decided to close her embroidery workshop and focus on pure artistic creation, based on her previous experiences.
She has participated in group exhibitions at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rabat, the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech and Mucem – Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France. Her work is part of the collections of Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech, among others. Her work ranges from drawing to installations, including sculptures, painting and embroideries. She explores the transformation of matter and gives it a meaning and an emotion by making silk embroideries on waste.
Selected exhibitions
2019 Africa Universe, Primae Noctis Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland
2019 Histoires de Tripes, Sulger – Buel Gallery, London
2018 La Sfinge Nera II, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
2018 Second Life, Museum of Contemporary Art Al Maaden, Marrakech, Morocco