Ghizlane Sahli

Moroccan, b. 1973

Ghizlane Sahli is a self-taught artist who initially studied architecture in Paris but after graduation began running an embroidery workshop in Marrakech and later co-founded the artist collective Zbel Manifesto. She creates intricate cellular-form ink drawings and enchanting silk-thread sculptures made from used bottles covered with silk thread and inspired by her interest in architecture, embroidery and environmental sustainability.

Ghizlane Sahli - Sculptures and Drawings

Works

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes 059

Histoires de Tripes 059

Wall Sculpture

2018

Silk and plastic bottles on wire frame and wooden plate

95,0 x 122,0 x 26,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes 061

Histoires de Tripes 061

Wall Sculpture

2018

Silk and plastic bottles on wire frame and wooden plate

90,0 x 126,0 x 30,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes 063

Histoires de Tripes 063

Wall Sculpture

2018

Silk and plastic bottles on wire frame and wooden plate

103,0 x 103,0 x 29,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes 073

Histoires de Tripes 073

Wall Sculpture

2019

Silk and plastic bottles on wire frame and wooden plate

150,0 x 265,0 x 25,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes 076

Histoires de Tripes 076

Wall Sculpture

2019

Silk and plastic bottles on wire frame and wooden plate

102,0 x 102,0 x 25,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes 077

Histoires de Tripes 077

Wall Sculpture

2019

Silk and plastic bottles on wire frame and wooden plate

85,0 x 85,0 x 24,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes 078

Histoires de Tripes 078

Wall Sculpture

2019

Silk and plastic bottles on wire frame and wooden plate

103,0 x 103,0 x 32,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes 079

Histoires de Tripes 079

Wall Sculpture

2019

Silk and plastic bottles on wire frame and wooden plate

90,0 x 90,0 x 24,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes 080

Histoires de Tripes 080

Wall Sculpture

2019

Silk and plastic bottles on wire frame and wooden plate

96,0 x 88,0 x 28,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes 081

Histoires de Tripes 081

Wall Sculpture

2019

Silk and plastic bottles on wire frame and wooden plate

155,0 x 174,0 x 30,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes (Volume 006)

Histoires de Tripes (Volume 006)

Wall Sculpture

2019

Silk and plastic on wire frame

80,0 x 45,0 x 45,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 001)

Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 001)

Drawing

2019

Ink and silk on paper

23,0 x 31,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 002)

Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 002)

Drawing

2019

Ink and silk on paper

23,0 x 31,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 003)

Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 003)

Drawing

2019

Ink and silk on paper

23,0 x 31,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 004)

Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 004)

Drawing

2019

Ink and silk on paper

23,0 x 31,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 005)

Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 005)

Drawing

2019

Ink and silk on paper

23,0 x 31,0 cm

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 006)

Histoires de Tripes (Drawing 006)

Drawing

2019

Ink and silk on paper

23,0 x 31,0 cm


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".

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2019

2018

Group Exhibitions

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014


Publications