Ali Uchida was born in Tokyo in 1978. She graduated from Tokyo Zokei University and studied the large scale printing technique at the Tokyo University of the Arts Photography Center as a domestic trainee of the Upcoming Artists of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Later, as an overseas trainee of the Pola Art Foundation, she studied the gum print process, a alternative photographic technique, in Goa, India. In recent years, she has received research assistance from the Terumo Life Science Foundation, researched alternative photographic techniques using materials for Japanese painting, and has been engaged in daily research and production to further improve her works.
She has held exhibitions in Japan and abroad such as "On an Isolated Island" (2019 Musee F, Tokyo.) and "Mountain of the Dead and the Holy Island” (2020 Kamakura Drawing Gallery,Kanagawa.). For nearly 10 years, she has been doing fieldwork on the history of Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan, taking pictures of the scenery with a film camera. In recent years, she has released several platinum prints that incorporate Japanese painting techniques. " Mountain of the Dead and the Holy Island " a collection of photographs will be published in 2022.