Born in 1971 in Istanbul, Turkey. He lives and works in Istanbul.


Ali Kazma completed his undergraduate studies in the U.S. 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.





2010 – NAM JUNE PAIK AWARD, winner together with Rosa Barba


2001 – UNESCO Prize for the promotion of the arts, winner together with Mathieu Briand, Leonardo Erlich, Sascha Haghighian



Solo shows


2015 - CAPRI, Düsseldorf, DE


          - Timemaker, Arter space for art, Istanbul, TR


          - Care, Francesca Minini Gallery, Milano, IT


2014 - PRISON, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH


2013 - Resistance, 55th Biennale di Venezia, Pavilion of Turkey coordinated by the iKSV, IT


             Curated by Emre Baykal


2012 - IN IT, C24 Gallery, New York, US


            Curated by Paul Ardenne


          - Absence, Qbox, Athens, GR


          - Intimacy, Francesca Minini, Milan, IT


2011 - Black Box, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, US


           - Red Fox Must Die, Galeri Nev, Istanbul, TR


          - How to Film a Poet, Analix Forever, Topographie de l’Art, Paris, FR


2010 - Savoir – Faire, Galerie Villa des Tourelles, Nanterre, FR


          - Things We Do, Musée de Bibracte, Saint Léger sous Beuvray, FR


          - Things We Do, Tanas, Berlin, DE


          - Things We Do, L’Arc, Scène Nationale du Creusot, Creusot, FR


2009 - Obstructions, Yapi Kredi Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR


           - Retroprospective, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, CH


          - Obstructions, Espace Croisé Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Roubaix, FR


             Curated by Mo Gourmelon


          - Obstructions, Qbox, Athens, GR


             Curated by Emre Baykal


2008 - Obstructions, Francesca Minini, Milan, IT


             Curated by Maurizio Bortolotti


2004 - Geriye Kalan, Platform Garanti, Istanbul, TR


             Curated by Vasıf Kortun


2003 - What remains, curated by Vasif Kortun, Platform Garanti, Istanbul, TR



Group shows


2015 - 1ère Biennale art nOmad, Parvis du Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR


           - Body Memory, Topographie de l’ art, Paris, FR


2014 - Overture: New Acquisitions, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, TR


           - La Belle Échappée, Château des Adhémar, Centre d’ art contemporain, Montélimar, FR


           - Fragile Sense of Hope, Art Collection Telekom, Collection Room Berlin, DE


           - Helvetica Zebra, Station, Beirut, LB


          - Playtime, Staedtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich, DE


          - All About These... Ladies and Gentlemen, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, AL


          - Motopoétique, Musée d’ Art Contemporain de Lyon, FR


          - Text-ile, Egmont Palace, Brussels, BE


2013 - Oeuvres de la Collection Philippe Cohen, 20 Ans d’ acquisitions, Passage de Retz,


             Paris, FR


          - The Unanswered Question, Iskele 2, NBK, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, DE


          - The Unanswered Question, Iskele 2, Tanas, Berlin, DE


          - The Red Queen, Mona (Museum of Old and New Art), Hobart, AU


          - L’ eau et les rêves, Abbaye de Jumièges, Jumièges, FR


           - Quel Travail ?! Manières de Faire, Manières de Voir, Centre Photographique d’ Ile-de-


              France, Paris, FR


2012 - Le Printemps de Septembre -à Toulouse, Les Abattoirs de Toulouse, FR


          - The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil


            Curated by Luis Pérez - Oramas


          - Arsenale 2012, Mystetskvi Arsenal, Kiev, UA


          - A la croisée des images, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, FR


          - HIGH TECH / LOW TECH, Foremas de Producao, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, BR


          - For You, Museum Sztuki in Lodz, Main Building, Lodz, PL


2011 - Untitled (History), 12th Istanbul Biennial, lstanbul, TR


            Curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann


          - A Rock and A Hard Place, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, GR


            Curated by Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Bacha and Marina Fokidis


          - Safari, Le Lieu unique, Scène Nationale de Nantes, FR


          - Tactics of Invisibility, Arter, Istanbul, TR


            Curated by Emre Baykal and Daniela Zyman


          - Reality Revisited, Art Paris, Paris, FR


            Curated by Paul Ardenne


           - Lost Paradise, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, TR


            Curated by Paolo Colombo and Levent Calikoglu


2010 - The Second Exhibition, Arter – space for art, Istanbul, TR


            Curated by Emre Baykal


          - Cinephemere, FIAC, Paris, FR


          - City-O-Rama, Public Spaces, Hong Kong, CN


            Curated by Map Office


          - Nam June Paik Award 2010, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, DE


            Curated by Thibaut de Ruyter


          - Workers Leaving the Workplace, Museum Sztuki, Lodz, PL


            Curated by Joanna Sokolowska


          - This story is not ready for its footnotes, Ex Elettrofonica, Roma, IT


            Curated by Camilla Pignatti Morano and Pelin Uran


          - Tactics of Invisibility, TBA 21, Vienna, AT


            Curated by Emre Baykal and Daniela Zyman


          - H-Box Film Screenings, New Museum, New York, US


            Curated by Benjamin Weil


          - H-Box Film Screenings, Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, Mexico City, MX


            Curated by Benjamin Weil


          - Not easy to save the world in 90 days, TANAS, Berlin, DE


            Curated by René Block


2009 - In the Between, Passage Petit-Champs Istanbul, TR


            Curated by Suzanne Egeran


          - A different similarity: endgame, Alternative Space LOOP Seoul, KR        


            Curated by Pelin Uran      


          - Art in the Auditorium, Fundacio N Proa Buenos Aires, AR


          - Istanbul Traversée, Lille 3000 Lille, FR


            Curated by Caroline Naphegyi


2008 - Happy Corpse, Analix Forever, Geneva, CH        


            Curated by Barbara Polla      


          - Platform Paradise, Ein Hawd, IL


            Curated by Maurizio Bortolotti


          - The City Rises, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, TR


            Curated by Paolo Colombo


          - Art in the Auditorium, The Whitechapel Art Gallery London, UK


          - Art in the Auditorium, The Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul, TR


            Curated by Emre Baykal


          - Working Men, Analix Forever, Geneva, CH        


            Curated by Paul Ardenne and Barbara Polla


          - Tactics of Invisibility, TBA 21, Vienna, AT


            Curated by Emre Baykal and Daniela Zyman


          - Shorts Program As Long As It Takes, International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL


          - Last Things, Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster, DE


            Curated by Vasif Kortun


2007 - The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named, 9th Lyon Biennial, FR


            Curated by Vasif Kortun


          - Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Biennial, GR


            Curated by XYZ


          - Optimism in the Age of Global War, 10th Istanbul Biennial, TR


            Curated by Hou Hanru


2006 - EurHope 1153, Contemporary Art from the Bosphorus, Villa Manin Centro d’arte


            Contemporanea Udine, IT


            Curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Canarutto


          - Beautiful Game, Roebling Hall New York, US


            Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker and Franklin Sirmans


          - Human Game Winners and Losers, Fondazione Pitti, Florence, IT


            Curated by Francesco Bonami        


          - Glamour and Globalisation, Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund, DE        


            Curated by Inke Arns      


          - Dinámicas de la Cultura Urbana, 9th Havana Biennial, CU


            Curated by Nelson Herrera Ysla


2005 - 2nd Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibition, TR      


            Curated by Emre Baykal, Fulya Erdemci      


          - Resfest Istanbul, Turkey


2004 - Love It or Leave It, Cetinje Biennial 5, ME        


            Curated by René Block, Natasa Ilic


          - Ziyaretçi / The Visitor, Galerist, Istanbul, TR        


           Curated by Emre Baykal      


          - Making of Istanbul Modern, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, TR


            Curated by Fulya Erdemci


          - Love It or Leave It, A Project of Cetinje Biennial 5, Dubrovnik, HR


            Curated by René Block, Natasa Ilic


2003 - Neresi?Burasi?, Museum of Modern Art Saitama, JP


             Curated by Emre Baykal, Fulya Erdemci, Vasif Kortun, Yuji Maeyama, Itaru Hirano


2002 - Faux / Real, Borusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR


            Curated by Elga Wimmer


          - Between the Waterfronts, Ram Gallery Rotterdam, NL


            Curated by Fulya Erdemci


          - Ev+a 2002 Heroes + Holies, Limerick City Gallery of Art, IR


            Curated by Apinan Poshyananda


          - Avanto New Media Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, FI


2001 - Valencia Biennial, ES


          - Egofugal: Fugue from Ego for the Next Emergence, 7th International Istanbul Biennial, TR


            Curated by Yuko Hasegawa


          - 9e Biennale de l’image en Mouvement, Centre pour l’image contemporaine Saint Gervais, CH


            Curated by Ana Axpe, Celya Larre, Andre Iten


         - Egofugal, Tokyo Opera City, JP


           Curated by Yuko Hasegawa


          - Im Zeichen der Stadt, Kunstmuseum Bonn, DE


             Curated by Dieter Ronte    


2000 - South by Southwest Film Festival Austin, Texas, US


27 Jan 2012 - 07 Apr 2012
18 Feb 2009 - 25 Apr 2009