Born in 1978 in Istanbul, Ali Alışır started his Graphics education with a scholarship he received from Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts in 1996. He had his postgraduate education at Florence Accademia Italiana on Photography. Continuing his works in Turkey and Italy, the artist currently lectures at Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts. The concept of “Virtual”, on which Ali Alışır has focused since 2009, constitutes the core of his artworks. Fed from various disciplines such as
philosophy, sociology, literature and cinema, the artist queries the concepts of reality and virtuality
in his artworks he has created with digital touches on photographs. Continuing his works with series,
has reinterpreted the concept of virtuality, which he initially handled over the body, based on subjects like space and war in his subsequent works. The series of Alışır titled “Virtual Sceneries” is about the modern people being stuck between reality and virtuality, gradually being alienated from the nature and rather building virtual worlds for themselves. In his “Cosmos” series Alışır presents a theme focused on human, universe and the relationship between microcosmos and macrocosmos. Struggling bodies isolated from time and space from Ali Alışır’s “Hybrid Souls” exhibition portrays the effects of daily live’s disarray and rapidly spent time’s wear on self-conflicted struggling everyday individual.