Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985, currently living in Los Angeles. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts.
He holds a master of fine arts degree from UCLA in Media Arts, master of fine arts degree from Istanbul Bilgi University in Visual Communication Design as well as a bachelor of arts degree with summa cum laude in Photography and Video. Co-founder and Creative director at Antilop.
He is working in the fields of site-specific public art with parametric data sculpture approach and live audio/visual performance with immersive installation approach, particularly his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts. As a media artist, designer and spatial thinker, Refik Anadol 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 arts into architecture, he questions the possibility of a post digital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities.