*1971 in Istanbul, Turkey, lives in Istanbul.
Ali Kazma represented Turkey at the 55th Venice Biennale. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington dedicated an individual exhibition to his work. His films were shown at the 30th Bienal de São Paulo, the 10th and 12th Istanbul Biennial, the 9th Biennale de Lyon, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and at the TBA21 in Vienna.
Household Goods Factory demonstrates the artist’s sophisticated camera and editing techniques. They allow him to bring a sense of drama and excitement even to banal scenarios such as production processes in a factory for household goods. As part of his 'Obstructions' series, the films show the importance of human labor working alongside automated production processes.
Dance Company continues with the themes of Obstructions (obstacles, resistance), this time in the context of the laborious process of coming up with choreography which involves repetitive training and practicing of specific movements.
'She Has Had It' is one of the artist’s early works. It clearly shows his examination of the structure of cinematic visual narratives and montage, which can be compared to the work of a DJ. The repetitively cut sequences are taken from the film 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro' (1952) starring Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward.