Alia Ali (Arabic: عاليه علي ) is a Yemeni-Bosnian-US multi-media artist. Having traveled to sixty-seven countries, lived in and between seven, and grown up among five languages, her most comfortable mode of communication is through photography, video, and installation. Her travels have led her to process the world through interactive experiences and the belief that the damage of translation and interpretation of written language has dis-served particular communities, resulting in the threat of their exclusion, rather than a means of understanding. Alia's work reflects on the politics of contested notions of linguistics, identity, borders, universality, colonization, mental/physical confinement, and the inherent dualism that exists in each of them.

Ali's work has been featured in the Financial Times, Le Monde, Vogue Arabic, Art Review, and Hyperallergic. She has won numerous awards and has exhibited internationally. Her work is in collections at Princeton University, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and numerous international private collections.

Ali is a graduate of Wellesley College and the California Institute of the Arts. She lives and works in Los Angeles and Marrakech, and is currently in residency at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (RAiR) in New Mexico.