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Mona Gazala is a Palestinian-American artist living in west central 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. 


Red-line goggles from "I don't see color" are now available individually framed. Click on photo for link.

Artist Calendar

April 2024  Topographies

2-artist Exhibition

Vessel City, Cleveland OH

May 2024 Letters from Kate

Film screening

Madrid International Short Film Festival

June 2024 Letters from Kate

Film screening

Tokyo International Short Film Festival

June 2024 Letters from Kate

Film screening

New York Tri-Sate International Film Festival

June 2024 Closeness to the Land

Film screening, Nazra Palestinian Short Film Festival

Cinema Olympia, Acquapendente, Italy

August 2024 Backroads of Empire

Solo Exhibition - Trisolini Gallery

Ohio University, Athens OH

September 2024 Trail Markers 

Screening and event

Wexner Center, Columbus OH

Symposia/Lectures: The artist is available

for panel discussions, speaking/reading engagements or consultations at $90 per hour (sliding scale for grass-roots organizations or events.)

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