PeopleFaculty, Lecturer

Refik Anadol

Audio/Visual Artist and Designer, born in Istanbul, Turkey. Studied Visual Communication Design in Istanbul Bilgi University as a BA and MFA graduate. He is working in the fields of live audio/visual performance design and architectural photography, particularly his works explores the space among digital and physical by creating a relationship between architecture and media arts. He is intrigued by the ways in which the transformation of the subject of contemporary culture requires rethinking of the new aesthetic and dynamic determinations of space. Anadol builds his works on the nomadic subject’s reaction to and interactions with unconventional spatial orientations. Embedding media design into architecture, he questions the possibility of a post digital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities. 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. Anadol’s work suggests that all spaces and facades have potentials to be utilized as the contemporary artists’ canvases. His site-specific audio/visual performances in the public space have been seen in International Digital Arts Biennial Montreal (Canada), l’Usine | Genève (Switzerland), Arc De Triomf (Spain), Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), Zollverein | SANAA’s School of Design Building (Germany), santralistanbul Contemporary Art Center(Turkey), Outdoor Vision Festival SantaFe New Mexico (USA), Istanbul Design Biennial (Turkey).