Refik Anadol

Director + Media Artist

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Refik Anadol (b. 1985, Istanbul, Turkey) is a media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence. His body of work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. In taking the data that flows around us as his primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as his collaborator, Anadol paints with a thinking brush, offering us radical visualizations of our digitized memories and expanding the possibilities of architecture, narrative, and the body in motion. Anadol’s site-specific parametric data sculptures, live audio/visual performances, and immersive installations take many forms, while encouraging us to rethink our engagement with the physical world, its temporal and spatial dimensions, and the creative potential of machines.

Work Experience

Refik Anadol Studio

Director + Media Artist

August 2014 - Present Saint Louis, California, United States


Co-Founder / Creative Director

January 2011 - January 2019 Istanbul, Turkey



Design Media Arts MFA

September 2012 - July 2014 Los Angeles, California, United States


English (Native),
Turkish (Native),