Ali Alışır

Date of Birth: 27.07.1978
Place of Birth: Istanbul

Artist Biography

Ali Alışır was born in İstanbul, in 1978. He received an art scholarship from Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts in 1996 and started to acquire training in graphic design. During his education he took courses in painting and photography and gained some experience in these disciplines.After completing his education, Alisir moved to Italy where he worked as photographer. He attended the program of photography as a graduate student in Accademia Italiana in Florence.(Alisir jumped at the opportunity to work with various notable artists working for renowned companies like Giorgio Armani, and Salvatore Ferragamo.) Alisir graduated from Accademia Italiana in 2006 ranking first in his class.

The concept of “virtual” he has been focused since 2009 underlied the heart of his works. By probing the main social questions and problems from philosophy to sociology and literature to cinema with his distinctively produced digital photographs, he’s bringing them up to the agenda and also trying to lay the position of the modern individuals bare. By using the possibilities of the art of photography he made the totally new imageries came to the fore and through the order of them he newly created he is informing and warning us a new kind of “emptiness”. Alışır shows us how the wild society we all are living in is dividing the subject, taking it apart and the possessors of the lost souls and the fractal views of the living spaces. He still works as an digital photography artist in Italy and Turkey.Ali Alisir also qualifies as a university lecturer at the Department of Graphic Design of Yeditepe Fine Arts Faculty.


  • Since 2008 Ali Alışır qualifies as a university lecto at the Department of Graphic

Design of Yeditepe Fine Arts Faculty.

  • 2004 – 2006 Master , Accademia Italiana,Florence, Italy.
  • 1996 – 2000 Diploma, Yeditepe Fine Arts Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 “Virtual Wars” art ON ISTANBUL, Istanbul
  • 2011 “Virtual Places” art ON ISTANBUL , Istanbul
  • 2009 “Virtual Bodies” art ON ISTANBUL, Istanbul
  • 2008 “My Childhood Heros” Galeri 5, Istanbul
  • 2008 “My Childhood Heros” Adaevi , Istanbul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2011 “CER Modern” – “If the nature is heaven, the city is hell” Ankara, Turkey
  • 2010 “Contemporary Art Fair” – Akbank Sanat Istanbul , Turkey
  • 2010 “ArtShow 2010” – Istanbul , Turkey
  • 2009 “Contemporary Art Fair” – Ekavart Gallery Istanbul , Turkey
  • 2008 “Artist 2008” - Istanbul , Turkey
  • 2007 “Unstrained Reality” – Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence ,Italy
  • 2007 “Galleria il Bracolo” – Rome , Italy
  • 2006 “Photo Digital Art Fair” – Rome, Italy
  • 2006 “Toscana Foto Festival” – Toscana , Italy
  • 2006 “Digifestival” – Milan , Italy
  • 2006 “Salerno Invita-Group Show GIA” – Rome , Italy
  • 2006 “Touch-Neozone-Cloudnine” – Florence, Italy
  • 2005 “Communication” – Dlight Studio, Milan , Italy