Refik Anadol is a media artist, director, and designer born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
He is an emerging artist working in the fields of live audio/visual performance, site-specific immersive installation and parametric sculpture, particularly his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts. He holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Media Arts, master of fine arts degree from Istanbul Bilgi University in Visual Communication Design as well as bachelors of arts degree with summa cum laude in Photography and Video. Co-founder and Creative director at Antilop.
He has been awarded numerous honors, awards, residencies and has served as a guest lecturer. His site-specific audio/visual performances have been seen in Walt Disney Concert Hall (USA), 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), Santral Istanbul Contemporary Art Center (Turkey), Outdoor Vision Festival Santa Fe New Mexico (USA), Istanbul Design Biennial (Turkey), Sydney (Australia), Lichtrouten (Germany).
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