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Ali Miharbi

Ali Miharbi

Bereich: Medienkunst

Machine that Tickles the Wall, 2013 © Ali Miharbi

3D Print Embodied by the Mouse Movements of its Own Purchasing, 2013 © Ali Miharbi

Machine that Whips the Wall, 2013 © Ali Miharbi

Stroke © Ali Miharbi

quartier21 presents: Mirko Lazović (SRB/NDL), Robert Mathy (AUT), Ali Miharbi (TUR)

Key Facts







Empfehlende Institution

SCHAURAUM Angewandte


Juni 2014 - Juni 2014

2010, MFA in Kinetic Imaging, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA (US)
2000, BA in Art Theory + Practice (Concentration in Painting), Northwestern University, IL (US)
2000, BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University, IL (US)

Solo Exhibitions
2013, “On the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit”, PILOT Gallery, Istanbul (TR)
2013, “Simple Present”, Masa Project, Istanbul (TR)
2011, “Séance”, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY (US)

Group Exhibitions
2014, “Trocadero”, curated by Nazlı Gürlek, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul (TR)
2013, “Home/s”, curated by Daphne Dragona and Katerina Gkoutziouli, Goethe-Institut Athens & Benaki Museum, Athens (GR)
2013, “Suspended Song”, Co-Pilot, Istanbul (TR)
2012, “Commons Tense”, TodaysArt Festival 2012 in collaboration with Amber Platform, curated by Ekmel Ertan and Fatih Aydoğdu, Electriciteitsfabriek, The Hague (NL)
2012, “Turkish Art New and Superb”, curated by René Block and Ece Pazarbaşı, TANAS, Berlin (DE)
2012, “Consequences are no coincidence”, PILOT Gallery, Istanbul (TR)
2011, “video_dumbo: Quasi Cinema”, curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY (US)
2011, “FILE 2011″, FIESP Cultural Center, São Paulo (BR)
2010, “Retro Futurism”, curated by Flounder Lee, SpaceCamp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN (US)
2010, “Screengrab 2010″, eMerge Media Space, Townsville, Queensland (AU)
2010, “When Ideas Become Crime”, curated by Halil Altındere, DEPO, Istanbul (TR)
2010, “Methods of Entanglement”, curated by Aaron Dubrow, MASS Gallery and TACC Visualization Lab, Austin, TX (US)
2010, “Amber Selection”, Portable arts project supported by the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Visual Arts Directorate, curated by Ekmel Ertan, Istanbul (TR)
2010, “Irresistible Apparatus”, curated by Stephanie Benassi and Nia Burks, Studio 8 West, Richmond, VA (US)
2010, “MFA Thesis Exhibition”, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA (US)
2009, “Words on Paper, Words on Screen”, curated by Stephen Vitiello, James Branch Cabell Library, Richmond, VA (US)
2009, “Electronic Art Exchange”, curated by Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA (US)
2009, “Five Past One”, MFA Candidacy Exhibition, Richmond, VA (US)
2009, “You, Me and Some Synesthesia”, curated by Christopher Carroll and Althea Georgelas, Doran Gallery, Boston, MA (US)
2008, “insecure”, curated by Semi Ryu, Media+Space Gallery, Seoul (KR)
2008, “Emerging Forms of Digital Art”, Museum of Modern Art, Toluca City (MX)
2007, “Be a realist, demand the impossible!”, curated by Halil Altındere, Karşı Art Works Gallery, Istanbul (TR)
2003, “Contemporary Art on the Island Ferry”, Istanbul (TR)
2003, “Gentle Attack”, Gallery X, Istanbul (TR)
2002, Art on the Net – “9-11″, online exhibition hosted by the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts – Tokyo (JP)

2013, Workshop, “Is it possible to develop a new writing system for Turkish?”, Bahane @ ARTER, Istanbul (TR)
2013, Artist Talk, “Contemporary Art” class taught by Işıl Eğrikavuk, Bilgi University, Istanbul (TR)
2013, Lecture, “Save as: Social Memory – Language of Technology as a Thinking Tool”, Symposium with Burak Arıkan, Joasia Krysia, Nicolas Malevé and Jussi Parikka, SALT Galata, Istanbul (TR)
2013, Artist Talk, “New Media Arts” class taught by Pelin Tan, Kadir Has University, Istanbul (TR)
2013, Lecture, “Talks on Philosophy of Art by Özgür Uçkan, Vol.7: Hacktivism, Internet, Technology and Art”, with Burak Arıkan and Özgür Uçkan, The Empire Project, Istanbul (TR)
2012, Artist Talk, “New Media Art” class taught by Genco Gülan, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (TR)
2012, Workshop, “Data Collecting with Python”, Hybri-C: Open Data Open City Symposium, Kadir Has University, Istanbul (TR)
2011, Panel, “Short:Circuit – Cross Border Communications in New Media Between US and Turkey”, led by Patrick Lichty, ISEA 2011, Istanbul (TR)
2011, Artist Talk, “FILE Symposium 2011″, São Paulo Cultural Center, São Paulo (BR)
2011, Artist Talk, “New Media Caucus Showcase”, School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY (US)
2010, Artist Talk, “Slide Jam”, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (US)
2008, Artist Talk, “New Media Art”, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul (TR)
2008, Artist Talk, “Computer Art Congress 2008 / Emerging forms of computer art: making the digital sense”, Monterrey Tech Campus Toluca, Toluca City (MX)
2007, Lecture “Computational Art”, with Burak Arıkan, Amber’07 Festival, Istanbul (TR)
2007, Panel, “Kayıtdışı01 Design Week – Deterritorialization”, with Murat Germen and Dara Kılıçoğlu, Yıldız Technical University – Department of Architecture, Istanbul (TR)

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


Exhibition at SCHAURAUM Angewandte curated by Işin Önol and Wolfgang Fiel as part of the MQ Summer of Sounds and the exhibition Connecting Sound Etc. Cable Works, Cable Sounds, Cables Everywhere at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL.


I was a resident at the MuseumsQuartier for one month during June 2014. I was invited by Isin Önol, the guest curator of the SCHAURAUM Angewandte at the MuseumsQuartier, with the opportunity to create new work to be exhibited there, in connection with the larger exhibition project "Connecting Sound Etc. Cable Sounds, Cable Works, Cables Everywhere" curated by Georg Weckwerth.

During my residency I created a new installation called "Stroke" specifically for the Schauraum, with the support of the Digital Arts Department at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Schauraum curators Wolfgang Fiel & Ruth Schnell. The piece consisted of large linear motors equipped with different objects such as a cleaning brush, a plunger, a window squeegee and a garden rake attached to their tips, leaning against the glass window, towards to viewer outside and performing a back-and-forth movement on the glass surface. The sounds that resulted from the interaction of objects with glass were amplified and could be heard through the loudspeakers just outside the glass window. The exhibition was also within the framework of MQ Summer of Sounds 2014.

It was a busy time since I had to prepare an exhibition from scratch in a one month. At the end, it turned out to be very fruitful. It was a nice opportunity to have the convenience to live and spend time in a very central part of Vienna, surrounded by many arts and culture events. Overall, it was a great experience to be a resident artist at MQ.

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