Refik Anadol

Los Angeles, United States
Born 1985 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a media artist and designer working in the fields of live audio/visual performance, immersive installations and architectural photography, particularly his works explores the space among digital and physical by creating a relationship between architecture. As a media artist, he is intrigued by the ways in which the transformation of the subject of contemporary culture requires rethinking of the new aesthetic, technique and dynamic perception of space. Anadol builds his works on the nomadic subject’s reaction to and interactions with unconventional spatial orientations. Embedding media design into architecture, he questions the possibility of a post digital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities. He invites the viewers to visualize alternative realities by presenting them the possibility of re-defining the functionalities of both interior and exterior architectural formations. Anadol’s work suggests that all spaces and facades have potentials to be utilized as the contemporary artists’ canvases. He has been awarded different art prizes, residencies and has served as a guest lecturer. His site-specific audio/visual performances in the public space have been seen in International Digital Arts Biennial Montreal (Canada), Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), l’Usine | Genève (Switzerland), Arc De Triomf (Spain), Zollverein | SANAA’s School of Design Building (Germany).