Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts.
He is working in the fields of site-specific public art with a parametric data sculpture approach, and live audio/visual performance with immersive installation approach. In particular, his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts with machine intelligence. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Media Arts, as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication Design, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with summa cum laude in Photography and Video, both from Istanbul Bilgi University.