Ali Kazma

Ali Kazma

Artists from Istanbul, Turkey
Born in 1971, Istanbul, Ali Kazma completed his undergraduate studies in the United States. After briefly studying photography in London, he returned to the US to study film. He received his MA from the The New School in New York City where he worked as a teaching assistant. Ali Kazma was granted the 2001 UNESCO Award for the Promotion of the Arts and received the 2010 Nam June Paik Award given by North Rhine-Westphalia Art Foundation in the field of media art, with his “Obstructions” series that he had been working on since 2005. The artist whose videos question and explore the different rhythms and states of human existence and its relationship to contemporary conditions, has exhibited his works at the Istanbul Biennial (2001, 2007, 2011), Tokyo Opera City (2001), Platform Garanti Istanbul (2004), Istanbul Modern (2004), 9th Havana Biennial (2006), San Francisco Art Institute (2006), Lyon Biennial (2007), and Sao Paulo Biennial (2012) among others. Kazma has been living in Istanbul since 2000. Emre