Olfa Ben Ali
Olfa is a visual artist born in Toulouse, France. She lives and works in Amsterdam. She received her bachelor of art from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam in 2012. She uses film, video and film related installation. Since 2018 she is the founder of the non-profit magazine Re|Fuse Magazine that hijacks the traditional language of Fashion to raise awareness of today's [social] issues.
Vision and language interrelate in her works, which deal with the melancholy of loss, hopes for the future and the sometimes stark and harsh contrasts of the present that stand in between past and future.
Ben Ali’s parents are of Tunisian origin. As such she belongs to a new generation with strong roots in Western Europe and in North Africa, both historically and emotionally. Using language, her own experiences and minority discourse she questions the relationship between contemporary migration issues and colonial history. Her work is intimate and poetical but also political and full of contrasts and it has a strong sense of humanity.
RE|Fuse Magazine #2
Just like Ai Weiwei, Imke Ligthart, Bas Kosters and dozens of others, you can contribute to the Volume 2 of Re|Fuse Magazine by writing or contributing your viewpoints through a written article, video, photography or any means of media. Create your contribution around the theme of ‘sustainable luxury’, and sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org