Ali Alışır Ali Alışır

BIO

Born in Istanbul in 1978, Ali Alışır started his graphic education in 1996 upon being awarded a success scholarship by the Faculty of Fine Arts of Yeditepe University. He studied his master degree in photography at Florence Accademia Italiana. He concentrated in digital editing during his master degree education. Through his exhibitions of "Virtual Bodies", "Virtual Places", "Virtual Wars" and "Virtual Landscapes" held between 2009-2015, Ali Alışır, has exhibited the desperation and helplessness, experienced by the individuals under the image bombardment, as well as the virtual and artificial worlds, created against such bombardment. In his exhibitions of "Cosmos" and "Hybrid Souls" held after 2016, Ali Alışır pays attention to the stress experienced by humans, who try to stand in balance despite of the complexity of the modern life and the corrosiveness of the time spent rapidly, in their inner world. The artist, who aims to emphasize the conflicts and mental state of the human in their inner world by means of body movements, examines the social problems in different disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, literature and cinema through the works he has produced by means of digital interventions, and he brings up such problems to the agenda, and also, he warns about an alternative “Space” with new image editing he has produced. Ali Alışır’s works are exhibited on many private and foreign collections including Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Presidential Palace of the Republic of Turkey and 94 embassies.



Solo Exhibitions

• 2017 "Hybrid Souls" , Bozlu Art Project, Istanbul
• 2016 "Cosmos" , Bozlu Art Project, Istanbul
• 2016 "Virtual Trilogy" , ITU, Istanbul
• 2015 "Virtual Landscapes" Bozlu Art Project , Istanbul
• 2013 "Virtual Wars" Art On Gallery , Istanbul
• 2011 "Virtual Places" Art On Gallery , Istanbul
• 2009 "Virtual Bodies" Ekavart Gallery , Istanbul
• 2008 "Untitled" Galeri 5 , Istanbul
• 2008 "Untitled" Adaevi , Istanbul


Selected Group Show

• 2018 "Mad World" , Bozlu Art Project , Istanbul
• 2018 "Points of View" , lstanbul Modern Art Museum , Istanbul
• 2018 "Meta" , Adahan Hotel , Istanbul
• 2018 "Imaginative Time" , Kare Art Gallery , Istanbul
• 2017 "Foto Istanbul 2017" , Istanbul
• 2017 "Identity Sheltered Place" , Endless Art , Istanbul
• 2017 "Contemporary Art Fair" , Bozlu Art Project , Istanbul
• 2017  "Social Mania" , Bozlu Art Project , Istanbul
• 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 Modern Art Museum, 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 Art 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

• 2018 Koç University Hospital , Istanbul
• 2017 Bodfad , Bodrum
• 2017 42 Maslak - Bang , Istanbul
• 2017 Bursa City Council , Bursa
• 2017 Istanbul Kultur University , Istanbul
• 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,Kuwait,USA and UK,China,Turkey,Sweden,Germany,France

Collections in ING Bank, Allianz, Ferko, Koç , Acıbadem Hospital, Akbank, Istanbul Modern Museum, Sumerbank (Vault Hotel), American University of Middle East (AUM) ,Turkish Republic Presidential Residence and 94 embassies.

Sponsorship

2016 Sony "Cosmos"
2009 Epson "Virtual Bodies"