Ali Miharbi

Style of Art : Artist / installation and video artist
Branch of Art : Installation art
Art Profile :

Ali Miharbi was born in Istanbul in 1976. After studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and Art Theory & Practice (Concentration in Painting) at Northwestern University, Ali Miharbi completed his Master′s degree in Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. His work can take many forms ranging from photographic, graphic and sculptural pieces to dynamic systems driven by live or stored data. His recent work investigates the relationships between analytic and synthetic processes. 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. Miharbi has held many solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad.

2012, Artist-in-residence, Kunststiftung NRW, Cologne
2012, Turbulence Commission (with John Priestley), New Radio and Performing Arts Inc., New York, NY
2010, Shortlisted as a finalist at Screengrab 2010 New Media Arts Award, Townsville, QLD

Solo exhibitions:
2013, “On the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit”, PILOT Gallery, Istanbul
2013, “Simple Present”, Masa Project, Istanbul
2011, “Séance”, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Group exhibitions:
2013, “Home/s”, Goethe-Institut Athens & Benaki Museum, Athens
2013, “Suspended Song”, Co-Pilot, Istanbul
2012, “Commons Tense”, TodaysArt Festival 2012 in collaboration with Amber Platform, Electriciteitsfabriek, The Hague
2012, “Turkish Art New and Superb”, TANAS, Berlin
2012, “Consequences are no coincidence”, PILOT Gallery, Istanbul
2011, “video_dumbo: Quasi Cinema”, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
2011, “FILE 2011″, FIESP Cultural Center, São Paulo
2010, “Retro Futurism”, SpaceCamp Gallery, Indianapolis
2010, “Screengrab 2010″, eMerge Media Space, Townsville, Queensland
2010, “When Ideas Become Crime”, DEPO, Istanbul
2010, “Methods of Entanglement”, MASS Gallery and TACC Visualization Lab, Austin
2010, “Amber Selection”, Portable arts project supported by the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Visual Arts Directorate, Istanbul
2010, “Irresistible Apparatus”, Studio 8 West, Richmond
2010, “MFA Thesis Exhibition”, Anderson Gallery, Richmond
2009, “Words on Paper, Words on Screen”, James Branch Cabell Library, Richmond
2009, “Electronic Art Exchange”, ADA Gallery, Richmond
2009, “Five Past One”, MFA Candidacy Exhibition, Richmond
2009, “You, Me and Some Synesthesia”, Doran Gallery, Boston
2008, “insecure”, Media+Space Gallery, Seoul
2008, “Emerging Forms of Digital Art”, Museum of Modern Art, Toluca City (MX)
2007, “Be a realist, demand the impossible!”, Karsi Art Works Gallery, Istanbul
2003, “Contemporary Art on the Island Ferry”, Istanbul
2003, “Gentle Attack”, Gallery X, Istanbul
2002, Art on the Net – “9-11″, online exhibition hosted by the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts – Tokyo


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City : Istanbul
Country : Turkey
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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