Ghita Skali


Lives and works in Amsterdam.

Born in Casablanca, Ghita Skali studied at Villa Arson in Nice (France) and attended the post-graduate program of the Fine Arts academy in Lyon. Since September 2018, she is a participant at De Ateliers, in Amsterdam.
Ghita Skali’s work takes as an initial impulse investigations around anecdotes which appeared in the media and have been later forgotten and / or erased. For example: the construction of an Eiffel Tower in Fez in Morocco, the imprisonment of a spy duck in Cairo, a suspicious cardiological device invented by the king Hassan II, the donkey tails of Rita McBride’s sculpture stolen by the inhabitants of Monchengladbach in Germany or the declaration in 2014, of an Egyptian general of the Army pretending he invented a miraculous machine curing Aids. These intrigues and anecdotes left only fleeting traces but they reveal power relations based on mythologies, the reification of fictions and assumptions. They manifest many systems of belief and authority but also irony. Ghita Skali borrows among others the codes of the street interview, the conference, the documentary, the guided tour or the medical congress. In her approach, it is less a question of truth of the anecdote than to map out all the possible ramifications of this narration, the contradictions and dead ends of the many rumors that made it.
Her projects have recently been shown at été 78 (Brussels), Project Space Festival (Berlin), Beirut Art Fair, Triangle (Marseille),18 (Marrakech), Cube Independent Art Space (Rabat), Cairo Off Biennale, and at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Torino).Ses projets ont récemment était montré à été 78 (Bruxelles), au Project Space Festival (Berlin), à Beirut Art Fair, à Triangle (Marseille), au 18 (Marrakech), au Cube Independent Art Space (Rabat),à Cairo Off Biennale, ainsi qu’à la Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin).