Ali Kazma Selected Work

b. 1971 Istanbul, Turkey
Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey

Ali Kazma is a video artist who received his MA degree from The New School in New York City. His work primarily documents activity and raises fundamental questions about the significance of social organization and labor in the context of production, commerce and cycles. Kazma has exhibited internationally including 2012 Sao Paulo Biennialh; the Istanbul Biennial - 2001, 2007, 2011; 9th Havana Biennial; 2007 Lyon Biennial; Tokyo Opera City; Platform Garanti, Istanbul and The Smithsonian Hirschhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. Kazma was included in Art + Auction’s 2013 “50 under 50: The Most Collectible Artists,” and represented Turkey at the 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia.

Solo Exhibitions
2013 Ali Kazma, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
2012 IN IT, (Curated by Paul Ardenne), C24 Gallery, NY, USA
2011 Intimacy, Francesca Minini Gallery, Milan, Italy
Absence, Qbox Gallery, Athens, Greece
Black Box, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, USA
How to Film a Poet, Analix Forever - Topographie de l’Art, Paris, France
Loop Art Fair, Analix Forever, Loop Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain
Kızıl Tilki Ölmeli / Red Fox Must Die, Galeri Nev, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Savoir-faire, (Curated by Sandrine Moreau), Galerie Villa des Tourelles, Nanterre, France
Things We Do, (Curated by Rene Block) Tanas, Berlin; l'arC, scène nationale du Creusot, Le Creusot, France
2009 Obstructions, Kazim Taskent Yapi Kredi Galerisi, Istanbul, Turkey
Retrospective, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Obstructions, (Curated by Mo Gourmelon), Espace Croise, Roubaix, France
Obstructions, (Curated by Emre Baykal), Qbox Gallery, Athens, Greece
2008 Obstructions, (Curated by Maurizio Bortolotti), Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy
2004 Geriye Kalan, (Curated by Vasıf Kortun), Platform Garanti, Istanbul, Turkey
Group Exhibitions, Art Fairs and Film Festivals
2013 Resistance, Pavilion of Turkey, The 55th International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2012 The Imminence of Poetics, (Curated by Luis-Perez Oramas ) 30th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil
ARSENALE, Ukrainian Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
A la croisée des images, (Curated by Jean-Luc Monterosso) MEP, Paris, France
For You, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Untitled 12th, (Curated by Jens Hoffmann, Adriano Pedrosa) Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Festival de Basisi, (Curated by Tom Van Gestel, Huib Haye van der Werf), Soesterberg, The Netherlands
2011 6th Curitiba Biennial, (Curated by Alfons Hug), Curitiba, Brazil
Old Intersections/Make it New, (Curated by Paolo Colombo, Mahita Urieta, Marina Fokidis), 3rd Thessaloniki Biennial, Thessaloniki, Greece
Orientales, (Curated by Maurizio Bortolotti and Shwetal Patel), Hotel Bauer, Venice, Italy
Maquinas, (Curated by Alfons Hug and Alberto Saraiva), Galeria de Artes Visuais do Oi Futuro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Tactics of Invisibility, (Curated by Emre Baykal and Daniela Zyman), Arter, Istanbul, Turkey
Painter, (Curated by Barbara Polla), Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Reality Revisited, (Curated by Paul Ardenne), ArtParis, Paris, France
Paradise Lost, (Curated by Paolo Colombo, Levent Çalıkoğlu), Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Ikinci Sergi / The Second Exhibition, (Curated by Emre Baykal), Arter, Istanbul, Turkey
Cinéphémère, FIAC Paris, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
City-O-Rama, (Curated by Map Office), Public Spaces, Hong Kong, China
Nam June Paik Award 2010, (Curated by Thibaut de Buyter), Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
Workers Leaving the Workplace, (Curated by Joanna Sokolowska), Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
This story is not ready for its footnotes, (Curated by Camilla Pignatti Morano and Pelin Uran), Ex Elettrofonica, Rome, Italy
Tactics of Invisibility, (Curated by Emre Baykal and Daniela Zyman), TBA21, Vienna, Austria
H-Box Film Screenings, (Curated by Benjamin Weil), New Museum, New York; Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, Mexico City, Mexico
Not easy to save the world in 90 days, (Curated by Rene Block), TANAS, Berlin, Germany
2009 In the Between, (Curated by Suzanne Egeran), Passage Petit-Champs, Istanbul, Turkey
A different similarity: endgame, (Curated by Pelin Uran), Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, South Korea
Art in the Auditorium, Fundacio N Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Istanbul Traversee, (Curated by Caroline Naphegyi ), Lille 3000, Lille , France
2008 Happy Corpse, (Curated by Barbara Polla), Analix Forever, Geneva, Swtizerland
Platform Paradise, (Curated by Maurizio Bortolotti ), Ein Hawd, Israel
The City Rises, (Curated by Paolo Colombo), Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Art in the Auditorium, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; The Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
Working Men, (Curated by Paul Ardenne and Barbara Polla), Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
As Long As It Takes, Shorts Program, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Last Things, (Curated by Vasıf Kortun), Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster, Germany
2007 The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named, (Curated by Stéphanie Moisdon and Hans Ulrich Obrist), 9th Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France
Destroy Athens, (Curated by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio, and Augustine Zenakos), 1st Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
Optimism in the Age of Global War, (Curated by Hou Hanru ), 10th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
World Factory, (Curated by Hou Hanru), San Francisco Art Institute, San Franciso, CA, USA
2006 Contemporary Art from the Bosphorus, (Curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Canarutto), Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italy
Beautiful Game, (Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker and Franklin Sirmans), Roebling Hall, New York, NY, USA
Human Game Winners and Losers, (Curated by Francesco Bonam), Fondazione Pitti, Florence, Italy
Glamour and Globalisation, (Curated by Inke Arns), Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany
Dinámicas de la Cultura Urbana, (Curated by Nelson Herrera Ysla), 9th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
2005 Tunel – Karakoy, (Curated by Emre Baykal and Fulya Erdemci), 2nd Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions, Istanbul, Turkey
Resfest Istanbul, New Angel Performing Arts Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2004 Love It or Leave It, (Curated by René Block, Natasa Ilic), 5th Biennial of Cetinje, Cetinje, Tirana and Dubrovnik, Croatia
Ziyaretçi / The Visitor, (Curated by Emre Baykal), Galerist Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Making of Istanbul Modern, (Curated by Fulya Erdemci ), Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Em Jogo / On Side, (Curated by Albano S. Pereira, Miguel Amado), Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal
2003 In den Schluchten des Balkan, (Curated by René Block), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Eski Açık Sarı Desene, Feature Documentary, Nationwide Theatrical Release, Turkey
Neresi? Burası?, (Curated by Emre Baykal, Fulya Erdemci, Vasıf Kortun, Yuji Maeyama, Itaru Hirano) Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
2002 Faux / Real, (Curated by Elga Wimmer), Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Between the Waterfronts, (Curated by Fulya Erdemci), Ram Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Heroes + Holies, (Curated by Apinan Poshyananda), Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
Avanto New Media Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Helsinki, Iceland
2001 Egofugal: Fugue from Ego for the Next Emergence, (Curated by Yuko Hasegawa), 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
9éme Biennale de l'image en Mouvement, (Curated by Ana Axpe, Celya Larre, and Andre Iten) Centre pour l'image Contemporaine, Saint Gervais, France
Egofugal, (Curated by Yuko Hasegawa), Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo, Japan
Im Zeichen der Stadt, (Curated by Dieter Ronte), Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
Split Film Festival, International Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia
2000 South by Southwest Film Festival, Austin, TX, USA
Darklight Digital Film Festival, Irish Film Center, Dublin , Ireland
2010 Nam June Paik Award 2010, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
2001 UNESCO Award for the Promotion of the Arts, 7th International Istanbul Biennial

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