Ali Alışır Ali Alışır

BIO

Ali Alışır was born in Istanbul in 1978 and studied graphic design starting in 1996 at the Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts with a merit scholarship. He completed his graduate studies in the area of photography in the Accademia Italiana in Florence. Throughout his graduate studies, he focused on digital editing and graduated in 2006 as the highest ranking student at the school.

Since 2009, Ali Alışır has focused his work on the concept of “virtuality”. The artist has striven to carry social issues highlighted by different disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, literature and cinema through digital manipulation of photographs and is warning of an alternative form of “emptyness” with a new pattern of images created using a variety of techniques.

Ali Alışır continues to work in Turkey and teaches at the department of Graphic Design at the Yeditepe Univesity Faculty of Fine Arts. Alışır’s works are featured at a number of national and international collections such as the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, the Turkish Republic Presidential Residence and 94 embassies.



Solo Exhibitions

• 2008 "Untitled" Adaevi , Istanbul
• 2008 "Untitled" Galeri 5 , Istanbul
• 2009 "Virtual Bodies" Ekavart Gallery , Istanbul
• 2011 "Virtual Places" Art On Gallery , Istanbul
• 2013 "Virtual Wars" Art On Gallery , Istanbul
• 2015 "Virtual Landscapes" Bozlu Art Project , Istanbul
• 2016 "Virtual Trilogy" , ITU, Istanbul
• 2016 "Cosmos" , Bozlu Art Project, Istanbul

Selected Group Show

• 2017 "Encounter" , IKUSAG , Istanbul
• 2016 "25" , Ekavart Gallery , Istanbul
• 2016 "Contemporary Art Fair" , Bozlu Art Project , Istanbul
• 2016 "Contemporary Art Fair VIP Opening" , Frankie's , Sofa Hotel , Istanbul
• 2016 "Fear" , Bozlu Art Project , Istanbul
• 2016 "A Case From A Far" , Kryon Gallery , Amsterdam
• 2016 "Bosphorus Summit 6" , Ciragan Palace , Istanbul
• 2015 "Contemporary Art Fair" , Bozlu Art Project , Istanbul
• 2015 "Artists in their time" , Istanbul Museum Of Modern Art, Istanbul
• 2015 "Summer Show" , Krampf Gallery , Istanbul
• 2015 "Katara Art Center" , Qatar
• 2015 "Take it or Leave it" Merkür Galeri , Istanbul
• 2015 “Urban Justice” Cer Modern , Ankara
• 2014 "Landskrona Photo Festival" , Sweeden
• 2014 "Impossible Structures" , Kare Sanat , Istanbul
• 2013 “5.Gala Modern” , Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul
• 2013 “Virtual Places” , Opera Gallery , Dubai
• 2012 "Contemporary Art Fair" , Art On , Istanbul
• 2011 “Cross roads” , Art On , Istanbul
• 2011 “Contemporary Young Artists” , Dünya Göz Hastanesi , Istanbul
• 2011 "Contemporary Art Fair" , Art On , Istanbul
• 2011 “Traces of Humanity” , BUFSAD , Bursa
• 2011 "Art Beat" , Art On , Istanbul
• 2011 “If the nature is heaven, the city is hell” , CER Modern , Ankara
• 2011 “Photographs In Our Age” , Photography Museum , Istanbul
• 2010 "Contemporary Art Fair" , Akbank Sanat Istanbul
• 2010 "ArtShow 2010" , Istanbul
• 2009 "Contemporary Art Fair" , Ekavart Gallery , Istanbul
• 2008 "Artist" , Istanbul
• 2007 “Unstrained Reality” , Grand Hotel Mediterraneo , Florence
• 2007 “Untitiled” , Galleria il Bracolo , Rome
• 2006 "Photo Digital Art Fair" , Rome
• 2006 "Toscana Foto Festival" , Toscana
• 2006 "Digifestival" , Milan
• 2006 "Salerno Invita", Group Show GIA , Rome
• 2006 "Touch-Neozone-Cloudnine" , Florence
• 2005 "Communication" , Dlight Studio, Milan

 
Selected Conferences & Artist Talks

• 2016 Bozlu Art Project , Istanbul
• 2016 Istanbul Technic University , Istanbul
• 2016 18 Mart Canakkale University , Canakkale
• 2016 Istanbul Modern Museum , Istanbul
• 2015 Wyndham Grand Hotel , Istanbul
• 2015 Istanbul University , Istanbul
• 2015 Uludag University , Bursa
• 2015 Bozlu Art Project  , Istanbul
• 2014 Bodfad , Bodrum
• 2014 Kare Sanat , Istanbul
• 2014 Fototrek , Istanbul
• 2014 Atolye9 , Kayseri
• 2011 2.Int. Photography Days , Izmir
• 2013 Antrepo , Istanbul
• 2013 Izmir University, Izmir
• 2013 Bufsad , Bursa
• 2013 Mof , Mersin
• 2013 Cdd , Izmir
• 2013 Ifh , İstanbul
• 2012 Bahcesehir University , Istanbul
• 2011 Tfsd Photo Festival , Luleburgaz
• 2011 Yapıkredi , Istabul
• 2011 Art & Design Week , Istanbul

Collections

Private Collection in Singapore,Holland,Dubai,USA and UK,China,Turkey,Sweden,Germany,France