Refik Anadol is a media artist, director and designer born in Istanbul, Turkey. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He works in live audio/visual performance, site-specific immersive installation and parametric sculpture, particularly creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts. He holds an MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in Media Arts, an MFA from Istanbul Bilgi University in Visual Communication Design, and BA in Photography and Video.
Refik is the recipient of a number of awards, 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 Art and Machine Intelligence Artist Residency Award. His site-specific audio/visual performances have been seen in Walt Disney Concert Hall (USA), Hammer Museum (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), santralistanbul Contemporary Art Center (Turkey), Outdoor Vision Festival SantaFe New Mexico (USA), Istanbul Design Biennial (Turkey), Sydney City Art (Australia), Lichtrouten (Germany).