Mona Gazala

multi-disciplinary artist

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SPACES. Cleveland, OH

June, 2019

History, identity, and culture are explored in the context of disconnection, diaspora and apartheid.



Given the Circumstances

Project 1612. Peoria, IL

March 2, 2018

Solo exhibition. Discarded architectural remnants of an inner-city neighborhood in decline are the artifacts that assign value to memory, place, and spacial justice. 



Home Town

Second Sight Project, Columbus, OH              

January 20, 2018

A visual documentation of vacancy issues in 7 Columbus communities. Exhibition accompanied by discussions on vacancy and the environmental effects of vulnerable neighborhoods.

This exhibition has been generously funded by the Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. 



This is Now: Video Series

Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH            

September 14, 2017

Organized by Roy G Biv Gallery

Screening of videos addressing identity and surrounding concepts, including Gazala's "24 Days in Franklinton."   Juried by Jared Thorne. 



What Remains

Hugh N. Ronald Gallery, Portland, IN                June 2 - July 7, 2017

Second Sight Project, Columbus, OH                     July 15 - August 1, 2017 

Solo exhibition that examines the aesthetics and politics of abandonment and gentrification through the remnants of Franklinton's Bellows School. The struggle between  preservation and progress - what is to be discarded and who decides? - is an analogy for how we perceive the people in marginalized neighborhoods.

Exhibition made possible in part through the generous funding of the Greater Columbus Arts Council.



Bunker Projects Residency

Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA

March 6 - April 3, 2017

In a continuing study of shifting narratives from power dynamics and conflicts in different "homelands," the artist explores colonialism and dominance, and the immutable relationship of all forms of oppression.