Born in Istanbul in 1978, Ali Alışır started his graphic education in 1996 with the success scholarship he received from Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts.
He did his master’s degree on photography in Florence Accademia Italiana. During his graduate education, he focused on digital fiction in photography. “Virtual Bodies”, “Virtual Places”, “Virtual Wars” and “Virtual Landscapes” exhibitions produced by Ali Alışır between 2009 and 2015 reveal the despair of the individual under the bombardment of images and the virtual and artificial worlds he creates in front of it.
With the “Cosmos” and “Hybrid Souls” exhibitions after 2016, he draws attention to the chaos of modern life and the tension in the inner world of today’s people who are trying to stay in balance despite the erosive nature of the fast consumed time. Aiming to emphasize the contradictions of the inner world and mental state of the human through body movements, the artist examines and brings to the agenda social problems in different disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, literature and cinema with his works that he produced by digitally intervening in photography, and warns an alternative ‘Void’ with the new image order he produces.
Ali Alışır’s works are included in many private domestic and foreign collections, including the permanent collection of the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, important institutions such as OMM (Odun Pazarı Modern Museum), ING Bank, HSCB, Allianz, as well as the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Turkey and 94 embassies.
The artist whose works were featured at the Sotheby’s London 2011 Auction, published his first book “Ali Alışır 2009-2019”, which was first published in 2019 and written by Derya Yücel.
The artist, who opened the “Hybrid Souls” exhibition at Galerié Le Royer in Montréal in 2019, still continues his work in Istanbul.