Ali Kazma

1971 · Turkey

Artist biography

Ali Kazma is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in Turkey - other established artists such as Iz Öztat, Emre Hüner, Mehtap Baydu, Azade Köker, and Müjgan Armağan Kasar were also born in Turkey. Ali Kazma was born in 1971.


Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Ali Kazma's work. These are Francesca Minini in Milan, Italy and Galerie Akinci in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Further Biographical Context for Ali Kazma

Ali Kazma was born in 1971 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Ali Kazma

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