Refik Anadol

1/25/2019 - 4/7/2019

Refik Anadol was born in Istanbul, Turkey and currently lives in Los Angeles. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts. His work explores the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts with machine intelligence. 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. He builds his works on the nomadic subject’s reaction to and interactions with unconventional spatial orientations with data and machine intelligence. Embedding media arts into architecture, he questions the possibility of a post digital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities. Anadol invites the viewers to visualize alternative realities by presenting 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 his canvas.