Alia Ali (1985) is a Yemeni-Bosnian-American multi-media artist. It is for this reason that Alia's aesthetic interests stem from people, place, and the processes which unite and divide us, all at once. Her work reflects on the politics and poetics of contested notions surrounding the topics of identity, physical borders, universality, mental/physical spaces of confinement, and the inherent dualism that exists in everything. Her work blurs the lines between what we claim to be objective and subjective, illusion and reality, truth and interpretation.
Alia holds a BA in Studio Art and Middle Eastern Studies from Wellesley College and is currently based in Los Angeles.