Olfa Ben Ali was born and raised in France. She now resides and works in Amsterdam after graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Her parents were Tunisian immigrants. She became aware of the political debates around her existence at a young age. Olfa describes contemporary society implicitly by its contours. With a critical take on mass media framing, the subjects she chooses are often based on stories from people left behind at the crossroads of integration and exclusion. She uses a decentralised observation of society to report on the social realities of the modern period. She takes a lyrical stance in her artistic endeavours. Her work spans magazine publishing, textiles, photography and video. Olfa recently began working with pure source material, which she sees as her new foundation for her artistic expression.