Mehmet Ali Uysal was born in Mersin in 1976. He graduated from the Department of City and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Architecture at Middle East Technical University in 1998. In the same year he started giving Elective Sculpture Course as a part-time instructor in the Department of Fine Arts and Music at his alma mater. In 2003 he became a research assistant at the same department. After completing his Master’s degree in Sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Art at Hacettepe University in 2005, Uysal completed his doctoral degree with proficiency in arts in 2009. He attended an exchange program and studied at Ecole nationale Supérieure d′Dart de Bourges in 2007-2008. In 2009 he participated in the VII. International Days of Philosophy, "Rebellion" and presented his paper “Can 9/11 be an Artwork?". Uysal explores the relationship between artwork and gallery space, probing our understanding of the dimensions and perspectives of our surroundings. He has held many solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. Uysal currently continues his work in Ankara and teaches at the Department of Fine Arts and Music of Middle East Technical University.
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