Born in 1992 in Casablanca, Ghita Skali studied at the contemporary art school of Villa Arson in Nice, in France, where she had her DNSEP in 2016. Then, she took part in the post-graduate program of the Fine Arts academy of Lyon, under the direction of François Piron. Currently, she is pursuing a postgraduate degree at the research cooperative of the Beaux-Arts de Clermont Ferrand, and she is also artist in residence in Monchengladbach, with the Abteiberg Museum, Germany.
Originating from a long period of research and investigations, her projects have for initial impulse, meticulous investigations on anecdotes that appeared in the media, later forgotten or erased, or facts and real intrigues. Examples of the latter would be the construction of an Eiffel tower in Fez, the imprisonment of a goose in Cairo, the announcement by King Hassan II of the invention of a new cardiological diagnostic device, the donkey tails of Rita Mcbride’s sculpture stolen by the inhabitants of Monchengladbach, in Germany, or the declaration in 2013 by the Egyptian military about a machine curing Aids.
These intrigues and anecdotes have left only fleeting traces but reveal power relations based on mythologies that manifest as many systems of belief and authority. Among other things, Ghita Skali borrows the codes of television reportage, conference performance and the micro-sidewalk to produce hybrid projects combining several mediums. It is less a question of extracting a truth from an anecdote than of mapping all the possible ramifications of this narration, the contradictions and impasses of the many rumors that have made it.
She exhibited her work in France (Fondation Ricard Paris, Le Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse, Salon de Montrouge, Biennale de Lyon Résonances), in Morocco (Abderahim Slaoui Foundation, Galerie Venise Cadre in Casablanca, Le Cube in Rabat, le 18 in Marrakech), in Germany (Hotel Oberstadt and Kontges – Monchengladbach), in the United States (Navel – Los Angeles) and in Egypt (Cairo Off Biennale, Wekalet Behna in Alexandria). She benefited from the grant of Al Mawred Al Thaqafi for young arab artists in 2017.