Ali Miharbi was born in 1976 in İstanbul. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree on Electronic and Computer Engineering as well as Art Theory and Practice. He earned his MFA in Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. His work can take many forms from photographic, graphic or sculptural pieces to dynamic systems driven by live or stored data. Using his background in engineering, Miharbi takes systems within the fields of economy, management, psychology, sociology, computer science, and linguistics; where top-down and bottom-up approaches are used in conjunction, to create fruitful feedback loops or conceptual short-circuits. Turkey, Mexico, South Korea, Australia, Brasil, Germany and USA are among the places he has traveled from istanbul - where he lives- to exhibite his work.
Miharbi was a resident artist at the Delfina Foundation London in 2017. His solo exhibitions include "Pneuma", Pilot Gallery, Istanbul (2017), "Stroke", Schauraum, MQ Vienna (2014), "On the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit", Pilot Gallery, Istanbul (2013) and "Séance", Interstate Projects, New York (2011).
Recent group exhibitions include; Intergalactic, Anna Laudel, Istanbul (2019), Machine Culture, Pittsburgh International Festival, SPACE, Pittsburgh (2018), Anger is a solution, if anger means kittens, D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, Germany (2018), Fog: In the blink of a bird, Depo, Istanbul (2017), Play is Freedom, Yapı Kredi Bomontiada, Istanbul (2016), Grammagraph, Tüyap, Istanbul (2016), and Stay with Me, Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam (2016), Colomboscope 2016 – Testing Grounds: Art and Digital Cultures in South Asia and Europe, Former General Post Office, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2016), Trocadero, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul (2014), Home/s, Benaki Museum, Athens (2013), Turkish Art New and Superb, TANAS, Berlin (2012), When Ideas Become Crime, Depo, Istanbul (2010), Emerging Forms of Digital Art, Museum of Modern Art, Toluca City, MX (2008).