Refik Anadol (b.1985) is a Turkish-American artist. A pioneer in the aesthetics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), his practice examines the difficulties and opportunities provided by pervasive computing, as well as what it means to be human in the era of AI, including the shifting perception and experience of time and space. Practicing at the crossroads of art, science, and technology, Anadol’s works include site-specific 3D ‘data sculptures’ and ‘data paintings’, live performance, and immersive installations.
Anadol’s works have been exhibited across the MENASA region, Australasia, Europe, and the Americas, including at 180 The Strand, London; Center Pompidou, Paris; Fotografiska, Stockholm; ZKM, Karlsruhe; the National Museum of China, Beijing; the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; and Artechouse, Miami. He has been included in La Biennale Architettura di Venezia, la Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, and the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial, Melbourne. Anadol was awarded the Lumen Prize in 2019. Anadol teaches at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts, where he received his second MFA. He lives and works in Los Angeles.