Ali Matay completed his undergraduate education in 2005 at Bilkent University, Department of Communication and Design under the supervision of Andreas Treske. He received his master's degree from the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration with a full scholarship. During his stay in Stockholm, he worked as an assistant for the Swedish photographer Anders Petersen. After living and working in Stockholm for 3 years, he went to New York City to study applied filmmaking. He studied with a full scholarship at the Department of Directing at the New York Film Academy. During his stay in New York, he was responsible for archiving photographic books belonging to Cornell Capa's library at the International Center of Photography. From 2011 to 2016, he worked as a visual communication designer in his own office. He was a columnist for the periodicals Psikesinema and Postas de Pescada (Portugal). Between 2012 and 2016, he taught part-time at the Department of Visual Communication Design and Cinema and Digital Media at Izmir University of Economics. Since 2016, he has been working as a full-time instructor at Izmir University of Economics. He continues his Ph.D. studies in the field of Design Studies and produces projects in the field of digital media. Most recently, in 2019 in Italy, "Countless Cities 2019" FARM CULTURAL PARK 1. Bienal, "The Invisible Boundaries of Minor Asia", participated in a joint work. He is a permanent member and designer of IEUACTFOR, a social responsibility project platform.