Ghizlane Sahli, Morocco

Living and working in Marrakech, Ghizlane Sahli draws on ancestral techniques and the know-how of the women artisans who surround her, to develop contemporary concepts inspired by nature. Sahil embroiders, sculpts and draws three-dimensional installations that not only evoke the beauty of our shared environment, but also call attention to critical issues impacting our society.

Transforming, exulting and giving new meaning to materials, bottle caps covered in silk (that she refers to as ‘the Alveoles’) are a recurring element in Gahli’s work. Cellular in essence, these elements can be aggregated and composed in multiple ways, always leading to a new visual statement expressed through a play of materials, scales, and volumes.

Sahli's work is part of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), and The Galila’s POC Museum in Bruxelles.



La Mer(e) Origine du Monde 007, 2020
Silk thread, plastic bottle caps and metal 

La Mer(e) Origine du Monde 022, 2021
Silk thread on plastic and metal
110cm x 72cm x 35cm


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