Refik Anadol

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Award2018Archive Dreaming, Honor Award 2018, Best of Show Award 2018SEGDWashington (US)
Award2017German Design AwardRat für Formgebung Service GmbHFrankfurt (DE)
Award2016Global Design AwardsSociety for Experiential Graphic DesignWashington (US)

Group exhibition2018Open Codes, Melting MemoriesZKM KarlsruheKarlsruhe (DE)
Art in Public Space2018WDCH DreamsWalt Disney Concert HallLos Angeles, California (US)
Festival2017Archive DreamingArs ElectronicaLinz (AT)
Festival2016Infinity RoomTAG FestivalMexico City (MX)
Group exhibition2015The New Creativity: Man and MachinesMAKLos Angeles, California (US)
Festival2015Liminal EoomIstanbul Light FestivalIstanbul (TR)
Group exhibition2014Presentism: Light as MaterialYoung ProjectsLos Angeles, California (US)
Project2014Tree of LifeHammer MuseumLos Angeles, California (US)
Festival2013SemaphoreLichtRoutenLüdenscheid (DE)
Festival2012Istanbul Design BiennialistanbulmodernIstanbul (TR)

- 2017


Frankfurt, Germany
German Design Award

- 2017
- 2016


Washington, USA
Global Design Awards

- 2016
- 1985


Istanbul, Turkey

- 1985

Places of work / studios

Los Angeles, California, USA

Anadol works primarily in the fields of site-specific public art and combines parametric data sculpture approach and live audiovisual performance with an immersive installation approach, particularly his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts.

As a media artist, designer and spatial thinker, 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. Anadol builds his works on the nomadic subject’s reaction to and interactions with unconventional spatial orientations. Embedding media arts into architecture, he questions the possibility of a postdigital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities. He invites the viewers to visualise 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 utilised as the media artists’ canvases. 6.12.208



Archive Dreaming photo Archive Dreaming 2017 Refik Anadol 
Infinity Room photo Infinity Room 2015 Refik Anadol