Ali Gharib was born in 1978 in Freiburg im Breisgau. His field of work ranges from painting and sculpture over to performative actions. These are extended in an ongoing process of deep artistic involvement with himself and his environment.
The ambivalence of these artistic divisions mirrors the plurality of his work. His painting focuses on a technical approach concerning the interaction of different colours and the impression it makes on the viewer. Furthermore, many paintings distinguish themselves through an exceedingly experimental approach towards social and artistic discourses. This artistic reflection with regards to both technique and content can be seen in his sculptural works, as well.
In contrast, his performative work is based on showcasing social conditions and circumstances in an ironic, exaggerated, almost blatant manner, thereby radically revealing the absurdity of the world we inhabit and creating new spaces for one to ponder.