Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1985. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles and is a lecturer in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts.

Refik Anadol
Refik Anadol Studio
Los Angeles, CA

WDCH Dreams

Merit Award 2019
WDCH Dreams

Refik Anadol Studio was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of their centennial celebration. The goal was to create a project that would engage the city and its inhabitants.To make the exterior of Walt Disney Concert Hall “dream,” Anadol utilized a creative, computerized “mind” to mimic how humans dream—by processing memories to form a new combination of images and ideas.

L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Will Be Lit by Algorithms in Dream-Like Light Show

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is set to be transformed through digital art projections by media artist Refik Anadol and Google Arts & Culture. Created for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's centennial, the light show will be made through deep neural network connections projected as light.

Archive Dreaming

Honor Award 2018
Best of Show Award 2018
Archive Dreaming

What are the urgent conditions, responsibilities, meanings and future-directed objectives for a cultural institution functioning in the future? By attempting to consider these concerns along with questions of efficiency, ecology and sustainability, SALT’s 2017 program provisionally titled "What If…?" was to be composed of a series of changes to internal working practices, accompanied by five artistic interventions/architectural gestures that reconsider and reinvigorate the spaces, the ambitions, and the constituent relations of SALT Galata.

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