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Ali Kazma

Turkish, b. 1971

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Ali Kazma

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Turkish, b. 1971

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Biography

Ali Kazma is a filmmaker whose work explores a fascination with the actions of work and labor enacted by human bodies. Many of his works capture the minute specializations of a range of professions, performed by people who have developed a knack for their task; over the course of his career, Kazma has filmed a taxidermist, studio ceramicist, brain surgeon, factory worker in a blue jeans assembly line, watch repairman, butcher, and many others. His most famous and ambitious work to date is seven-channel film titled O.K. (2010), studying the stupendously fast hands of a notary stamping stacks of papers. For Kazma, processes of work, particularly those that have involve mechanical repetition or artisanal hand labor, are related to national and global issues of production, commerce, and social organization.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and 2 more
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Flash Art
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Ali Kazma is a filmmaker whose work explores a fascination with the actions of work and labor enacted by human bodies. Many of his works capture the minute specializations of a range of professions, performed by people who have developed a knack for their task; over the course of his career, Kazma has filmed a taxidermist, studio ceramicist, brain surgeon, factory worker in a blue jeans assembly line, watch repairman, butcher, and many others. His most famous and ambitious work to date is seven-channel film titled O.K. (2010), studying the stupendously fast hands of a notary stamping stacks of papers. For Kazma, processes of work, particularly those that have involve mechanical repetition or artisanal hand labor, are related to national and global issues of production, commerce, and social organization.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more