Mona Gazala is a Palestinian-American artist living in western Ohio. She holds a Masters Degree from the Ohio State University in studio arts with a specialization in city/regional planning. Her practice, which is multi-disciplinary and often socially engaged, explores and exposes dynamics of power and systems of oppression that often manifest in the built environment. This includes what is visible as well as what has been erased in structures, neighborhoods and geographies.
Gazala is the recipient of numerous grants from the Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Franklinton Arts District, Puffin Foundation West, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Decapital, and the Hishmeh Foundation, to undertake creative work centered on community-building, social justice and activism.
GAZALA PROJECTS is now a brick-and-mortar studio/gallery.
The primary curatorial focus of Gazala Projects is on contemporary Palestinian artists, with a related interest in Black, Indigenous, and local community-oriented projects.
Location: 101 East Main Street, Gettysburg, Ohio
Follow on Instagram at @gazalaprojects for open hours, or schedule a visit.
November 2023 Palestinian Voices
Online screening event
Arab Film and Media Institute
Pique Gallery, Covington, KY
December 2023 Grief Listens
Listen Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Group Exhibit travels to home studio
through Jan 27
February 2024 (UU)ater
Brenda Tuxford Gallery, Eureka CA