Refik Anadol is a Turkish media artist based in Los Angeles, where he founded Refik Anadol Studio and serves as its creative director. His research lies at the intersection of art, science, and technology and explores the ways in which intelligent machines and digital technologies enable the creation of immersive environments that change our perception of time and space. In his work, floors, walls, and ceilings dissolve, entire buildings come to life from big data, and what was once invisible to the human eye becomes visible, offering a new perspective and narrative of the world. Anadol doesn’t just integrate the expressive languages of technology into environments, he synthesizes the characteristics of new media into the design of spaces, both public and private.
The Turkish media artist has numerous awards to his credit, including the Lorenzo il Magnifico Award for New Media Art from the Florence Biennale; the SEGD Global Design Awards and Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence Artist Residency Award.
Anadol’s site-specific performances have been presented at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Artechouse in New York (USA); in museums such as The National Gallery of Victoria (Australia); santralistanbul (Turkey) and l’usine (Switzerland); at festivals and exhibitions such as Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (Austria); Sydney City Art (Australia); Seoul Haemong (South Korea) and International Digital Arts Biennial in Montréal (Canada).
Refik Anadol is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA in Los Angeles.