Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts.
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 with machine intelligence.
As a media artist, designer and spatial thinker, 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.
"WDCH Dreams" (Walt Disney Concert Hall), "Melting Memories", "Virtual Depictions", "Archive Dreaming" and "Infinity Room" are some of his famous artworks.
He is the recipient of a number of awards, prizes including Microsoft Research’s Best Vision Award, German Design Award, UCLA Art+Architecture Moss Award, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Award, SEGD Global Design Awards and Google’s Artand Machine Intelligence Artist Residency Award.