Ghizlane Sahli
Born 1973 in Meknes, Morocco
Lives and works in Marrakech, Morocco
Ghizlane Sahli imagines poetic, dreamlike worlds where she can experiment and create bridges between her three passions: space and volume, stemming from her architecture studies at the École d'Architecture de Paris-Tolbiac and the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville; silk thread, from her involvement running an embroidery workshop with local artisans in Marrakech; and the environment, from her personal interrogations regarding durable development and the future of the planet.  Sahli is seeking new ways of working with silk thread and, together with artisan women, developed the Alveoles: three-dimensional embroidery made from the tops of used plastic bottles and covered with silk thread. With her sister and two photographer friends, she formed the Zbel Manifesto collective, who primarily work with waste. The collective appeared at the Marrakech Biennale in 2014 and were thereafter invited to participate in the inaugural exposition of the Mohammed VI Museum in Rabat, Morocco. 
Ghizlane Sahli, 2022, Silk thread on paper,28x4 (rouge). Courtesy of Sakhile&Me.

Artists 2022