Ghizlane Sahli

1973 · Morocco

Artist biography

Ghizlane Sahli was born in 1973 in Meknes, Morocco. After studying architecture at the École d'Architecture de Paris-Tolbiac and the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, she returned to Morocco and settled in Marrakech where she started running an embroidery workshop with local artisan women.

In 2012, Sahli co-founded the Zbel Manifesto collective that dedicates its artistic practice primarily to working with waste and repurposed materials. Exhibitions of the Zbel Manifesto featured, for example, at the Marrakech Biennale in 2014 and the inaugural opening of the Muhammed IV Museum in Rabat (Morocco) in the same year.

Influenced by her understanding of space and architectural design as well as her concerns for environmental sustainability, Sahli creates three-dimensional embroidery sculptures and installations made from the tops of used bottles covered with silk thread, a technique she refers to as "the Alveoles."

Ghizlane Sahli

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