Baris Aladag is defining a new generation of European artists. Emerging from a Turkish‐descended family in Germany, his work travels culturally as much as it explores new visual languages and formats.
Baris’ dive into the art-sea started early. Thirteen years old— and already DJing in underground clubs. A party so good he says, it was crashed by the police minutes after his gig. One year later he was in a studio recording his first single“ the house oft he acid people“. The young Baris entered then what Brian Eno called scenious – the genius encounter of a generation and its cultural scene.
A few years later Baris started experimenting with moving picture. Graduating from college and shooting his first short film – the political, comical and socially driven Wiederstand.
From his years-long friendship with the German artist Clueso, Baris shaped his lyrics writing and music production skills— hitting a golden album after another in another succesful teamwork.
Baris’s first award came already with his first commercial, shot when he was only 19 years old. Followed by several prices including a silver Lion in Cannes. Baris shaped his lyrics writing and music production skills— hitting a golden album after another for the german Singer Clueso.
Now Baris focuses on commercials and music videos and explores new grounds for fictional work. He just recently shot BMW, Audi, Beck’s, Alanis Morissette, Jean-Michel Jarre, Phoenix and Asteroid Galaxy Tour. And Baris just won his first Silver Lion at the Cannes Advertising Festival. He also is about to produce another music album and sets up a cinema documentary to be released in 2016.