Events
Exhibition

NEURAL PAINTINGS

Kanazawa 21st Contemporary Art Museum
Kanazawa , Japan
1 Chome-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-8509, Japan
October 7, 2023 - March 17, 2024
As part of Kanazawa 21st Century Museum’s exhibition titled Digital Transformation Planet: Towards the Next Interface, Refik Anadol Studio exhibits six AI Data Sculptures that emerge from the Studio’s long term research on the intersection of neuroscience, machine learning, and aesthetics. The selection is carefully curated by Anadol to reflect on his interest in unveiling intricate layers of newly discovered relationships between human memory and artificial intelligence from the perspective of multisensory and immersive arts.
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ECHOES OF THE EARTH: LIVING ARCHIVE

Serpentine North Gallery
London , United Kingdom
W Carriage Dr, London W2 2AR, United Kingdom
February 16, 2024 - April 7, 2024
Serpentine is hosting our studio’s largest institutional solo exhibition in the UK to date, “Echoes of the Earth: Living Archive,” from February 16th to April 7th, 2024. The exhibition showcases new and recent works, including early interactions from The Large Nature Model - the world’s first open-source generative AI model dedicated to nature, which we unveiled at the 2024 World Economic Forum. It presents a culmination of years of experimentation with the visual data of rainforests and coral reefs, creating generative environments that blur the lines between the digital and natural worlds.
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Permanent

MACHINE SIMULATIONS : LIFE AND DREAMS

63 Building
Seoul , South Korea
50 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Permanent
We are excited to reveal Sense of Culture (Hui No Ae Rak), our studio’s latest permanent artwork in Seoul, Korea, commissioned by Hanwha LIFEPLUS. The artwork is a 16-minute AI Data Sculpture that features dynamic visualizations of vast datasets compiling visual and audio data points from multiple sources, including publicly available firework images, a K-Pop dance video database, datasets of brain activities collected with EEG sensors, and Korean classical music audio files. Sense of Culture incorporates vivid pigments, shapes, and patterns, aiming to create a collective and meditative experience that stimulates interrelated emotions, alluding to the unique cultural concept (Hui No Ae Rak) 희노애락.
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INFINITY ROOM : BOSPHORUS

Istanbul Modern
Istanbul , Turkey
Kılıçali Paşa, Tophane İskele Cd. No:1/1, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
Permanent
Infinity Room: Bosphorus is an artwork in the permanent collection of the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art that transforms the collective, climatic, and cultural memories of the city’s iconic Bosphorus. Based on a dynamic dataset representing the weather conditions of Bosphorus real-time, the installation aims to reveal all the visible and invisible colors of it, creating a hypnotizing palimpsest of what it has been and what it could become in our imaginations.
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WIND OF LILYDALE

Lilydale Station
Lilydale , Australia
Maroondah Hwy, Lilydale VIC 3140, Australia
Permanent
A digital artwork that sits at the top of Lilydale Station’s 27m high tower in Melbourne, Wind of Lilydale is created from the analysis and artistic interpretations of a vast dataset representing Melbourne’s (famously erratic) weather patterns. The work streams weather data into fluid motion aesthetics – a unique visual interpretation of the fluidity of interactions between the environment and the city.
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VIRTUAL DEPICTIONS: CHICAGO

Salesforce Tower Chicago
Chicago , United States
333 W Wolf Point Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
Permanent
The newest iteration of our Studio’s Virtual Depictions AI Data Sculpture series will open in Chicago on April 28, 2023. Through architectural transformations of a media wall into a spectacular public event, the artwork is based on a nature-themed dataset of publicly available coral images.
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Permanent Artwork

VIRTUAL DEPICTIONS: SAN FRANCISCO

350 Mission
San Francisco , United States
350 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Permanent
‘Virtual Depictions:San Francisco’ is a public art project consist of series of parametric data sculptures that tell the story of the city and people around us within a unique artistic approach for 350 Mission’s media wall in collaboration with Kilroy Realty Corporation / John Kilroy and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Architects. The main idea of ‘Virtual Depictions:San Francisco’ is to bring 21st century approach to public art to define new poetics of space through media arts and architecture and to create a unique parametric data sculptures that has an intelligence, memory and culture. Through architectural transformations of media wall located in 350 Mission’ lobby, main motivation with this seminal media architecture approach is to frame this experience with a meticulously abstract and cinematic site-specific data-driven narration. As a result, this media wall turns into a spectacular public event making direct and phantasmagorical connections to its surroundings through simultaneous juxtapositions. When creating this public artwork my goal was to make the invisible visible by embedding media arts into architecture to create a new way to experience a living urban space. The project also intends to contribute to contemporary discourse of public art by proposing a hybrid blend of media arts and architecture in 21st century.
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Permanent Artwork

WIND OF BOSTON: DATA PAINTINGS

Boston Logan International Airport
Boston , United States
Permanent
Wind of Boston: Data Paintings is a site-specific work that turns the invisible patterns of wind in and around Boston into a series of poetic data paintings within a 6’ x 13’ digital canvas. By using a one-year data set collected from Boston Logan Airport, Refik Anadol Studios developed a series of custom software to read, analyze and visualize wind speed, direction, and gust patterns along with time and temperature at 20-second intervals throughout the year. The resulting artwork is a series of four dynamic “chapters”, each using data as a material to create a unique visual interpretation of the interaction between the environment and the city. Each chapter brings different aspects of the data sets to life with distinct and varied painterly, emotive aesthetics, making visible the invisible beauty of wind as a natural phenomenon. Each of the four chapters focuses on one distinct characteristic of the Wind of Boston. The first chapter, Hidden Landscapes highlights the anemometer’s most radical readings to create immaterial, spatial experiences. Porcelain Memories recalls the intangible power of a gale when reimagined outside of the traditional constraints of time. Sea Breeze explores the paradox of soft gentle wind blowing from the sea to the site in the harsh cold of winter. Gust in the City is a top-view visualization that explores the phenomenon of high speed winds in short bursts and the constant unseen poetic dance between the forces of nature and the built environment. The visualizations are custom programmed and precisely calibrated to the technical specifications of the seamless, high-resolution LED screen to create spectacular depth, rich contrast, and poetic movement within the digital canvas. Visible daily from 8AM to 11PM from both interior and exterior, the artwork is located in the lobby of 100 Northern Avenue at Fan Pier. Commissioned by The Fallon Company to compliment the architectural design by HOK, it is the latest addition to the public art landscape of the Seaport District, also home to the Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston.
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Permanent Artwork

INTERCONNECTED CLT

Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Charlotte , United States
5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28208, United States
Permanent
INTERCONNECTED is a digital artwork that dramatically portrays the hidden troves of operational data at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) as an ever-changing suite of abstract form, color, and simulated texture. The data feeds that drive the artwork include global and regional air-traffic tracking software, airline flight information (arrivals/departures), baggage handling systems, and parking and ground shuttle transportation throughout the airport campus. The artwork is synchronized and displayed across three high-definition LED Media Walls in addition to a series of programmable LED ribbons embedded into the architecture of Concourse A. INTERCONNECTED is organized into three distinct visual chapters: Chapter I–Fluid Structures, Chapter II–Impossible Materials, and Chapter III –Data Poems. Shifting formal variations within each chapter reflect real-time responses to the dynamic flow of data, creating a living snapshot of the data management systems that enable CLT to serve over 44.4 million travelers annually.
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Permanent Artwork

QUANTUM MEMORIES

NGV Melbourne
Melbourne , Australia
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
Permanent
Exhibited on the largest LED screen that NGV has deployed to date, Quantum Memories is Refik Anadol Studio’s epic scale investigation of the intersection between Google AI Quantum Supremacy experiments, machine learning, and aesthetics of probability. Technological and digital advancements of the past century could as well be defined by the humanity’s eagerness to make machines go to places that humans could not go, including the spaces inside our minds and the non-spaces of our un- or sub-conscious acts. Quantum Memories utilizes the most cutting-edge, Google AI’s publicly available quantum computation research data and algorithms to explore the possibility of a parallel world by processing approximately 200 million nature and landscape images through artificial intelligence. These algorithms allow us to speculate alternative modalities inside the most sophisticated computer available, and create new quantum noise-generated datasets as building blocks of these modalities. The 3D visual piece is accompanied by an audio experience that is also based on quantum noise–generated data, offering an immersive experience that further challenges the notion of mutual exclusivity. The project is both inspired by and a speculation of the Many-Worlds Interpretation in quantum physics – a theory that holds that there are many parallel worlds that exist at the same space and time as our own. Tapping into the random fluctuations of quantum noise as a unique realm of possibilities and predictions, Quantum Memories provides an interactive aesthetic experience by tracking the audience’s movements in real-time and simulating how their observer positions indeed become entangled with the visible outcomes of the ever-changing artwork. Deeply thankful to Google AI Quantum Team and their generous support especially Hartmut Neven, Alan Ho, Murphy Niu and Michael Broughton.
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VIRTUAL APPLIQUE: BEVERLY

Beverly Center
Los Angeles , United States
8500 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, United States
Permanent
Virtual Appliqués is a site-specific data sculpture that imagines the future of fashion through a digital exploration of the symbiotic relationship of colors, fabrics, and techniques. The project utilizes contemporary algorithms, a special API that captures color patterns from social media photos as well as real-time information that provides the base for it’s “data-knitted” synthetic fabrics. Presented in four Chapters, Virtual Appliqués is inspired by the natural world and the unique architectural design of Beverly Center. Each chapter showcases a visual rendering of a future “fabric” that is weaved together by the Studio’s interpretation of material transformations, together forming a multi-faceted reflection of the nuanced relationship between technology, humanity, and culture.
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VIRTUAL DEPICTIONS: SYDNEY

Salesforce Tower
Sydney , Australia
180 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
April 28, 2023 - December 31, 2023
The newest iteration of our Studio’s Virtual Depictions AI Data Sculpture series will open in Sydney on April 28, 2023. Through architectural transformations of a media wall into a spectacular public event, the artwork is based on a nature-themed dataset of publicly available coral images.
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Public Art

MACHINE HALLUCINATIONS : SPHERE

SPHERE
LAS VEGAS , USA
255 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169
September 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
Las Vegas’ newest spectacular arts and entertainment venue The Sphere will host Refik Anadol on its facade as one of its inaugural experiences. Machine Hallucinations: The Sphere is an immersive experience that simulates the rhythms of various urban and nature environments around Las Vegas by using humanities’ collective memories of space, urban architecture, and nature.
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MoMA – UNSUPERVISED

MoMA
New York City , USA
11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States
November 19, 2022 - October 29, 2023
What would a machine dream about after seeing the collection of The Museum of Modern Art? For Unsupervised, artist Refik Anadol (b. 1985) uses artificial intelligence to interpret and transform more than 200 years of art at MoMA. Known for his groundbreaking media works and public installations, Anadol has created digital artworks that unfold in real time, continuously generating new and otherworldly forms that envelop viewers in a large-scale installation. Unsupervised is a meditation on technology, creativity, and modern art. Anadol trained a sophisticated machine-learning model to interpret the publicly available data of MoMA’s collection. As the model “walks” through its conception of this vast range of works, it reimagines the history of modern art and dreams about what might have been—and what might be to come. In turn, Anadol incorporates site-specific input from the environment of the Museum’s Gund Lobby—changes in light, movement, acoustics, and the weather outside—to affect the continuously shifting imagery and sound. AI is often used to classify, process, and generate realistic representations of the world. In contrast, Unsupervised is visionary: it explores fantasy, hallucination, and irrationality, creating an alternate understanding of art-making itself. The installation is based on works that are encoded on the blockchain, a distributed digital ledger, which stands as a public record of Anadol’s art. “I am trying to find ways to connect memories with the future,” the artist has said, “and to make the invisible visible.” Organized by Michelle Kuo, The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design and Director of Research and Development, with Lydia Mullin, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture.
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MACHINE HALLUCINATIONS – RENAISSANCE DREAMS

Church of the Virgin Mary
Cappadocia , Turkey
August 5, 2023 - October 16, 2023
Machine Hallucinations: Renaissance Dreams, a pioneering AI Data Sculpture based on an art historical dataset previously exhibited at Palazzo Strozzi, is now on view at the Virgin Mary Church, Cappadocia, Turkey. For this project, we trained our AI with all the visual artworks created between 1300-1700.
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DIOR J’ADORE AI DATA SCULPTURE

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Paris , France
14 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
September 26, 2023 - October 8, 2023
From September 26th—October 8th, Dior will host our J’Adore AI Data Sculpture as part of the Exhibition L’Or de J’adore, an event that invites visitors to discover the new interpretation of Dior’s iconic fragrance by Francis Kurkdjian. Perpetuating the links that bring together the House of Dior and artists from all around the world, Refik Anadol began meeting with Kurkdjian a few months ago. This amazing long-term collaboration resulted in a hypnotic artwork based on a dataset that compiles the fragrance's floral composition formulas, displaying dynamic, liquid gold patterns imagined by artificial intelligence.
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Public Art

MACHINE SIMULATIONS : LIFE AND DREAMS FOR SIFF

Yeouido Hangang Park
Seoul , South Korea
330 Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
October 6, 2023 - October 7, 2023
We are excited to reveal Machine Simulations : Life and Dreams (Hui No Ae Rak), our studio’s latest permanent artwork in Seoul, Korea, commissioned by Hanwha LIFEPLUS. The artwork is a 16-minute AI Data Sculpture that features dynamic visualizations of vast datasets compiling visual and audio data points from multiple sources, including publicly available firework images, a K-Pop dance video database, datasets of brain activities collected with EEG sensors, and Korean classical music audio files. Machine Simulations : Life and Dreams incorporates vivid pigments, shapes, and patterns, aiming to create a collective and meditative experience that stimulates interrelated emotions, alluding to the unique cultural concept (Hui No Ae Rak) 喜怒哀樂.
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Public Art

DVORAK DREAMS

Rudolfinum
Prague , Czech Republic
Dům syna Dům matky, Alšovo nábř. 110/00, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
September 8, 2023 - September 13, 2023
Presented in front of the historic Rudolfinum in Prague as part of the annual classical music festival Dvořák Prague, Dvořák Dreams is a series of AI Data Sculptures at the intersection of arts, AI, technology, and boundless creativity, commemorating the legendary Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s (1841-1904) works and the environments that nourished his genius.
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THE NATURE SERIES

Moco Museum
Barcelona , Spain
C/ de Montcada, 25, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
May 5, 2023 - September 5, 2023
A series of our nature-themed AI Data Sculptures will be on display at Moco Museum of Barcelona until September 5th under the title The Nature Series. Comprising three of our signature works based on millions of publicly available images of and from the earth - Perennial Pigmentations, Satellite Dreams, and Floral Pigmentations - the series challenges our perception of nature and technology by blurring the lines between physical and digital worlds.
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NATURE DREAMS

Arken Museum of Modern Art
Ishøj , Denmark
February 9, 2023 - August 28, 2023
From February to August 2023, Refik Anadol Studio’s Nature Dreams series will fill ARKEN Museums’s largest exhibition space, the Art Axis, in Denmark. In the exhibition titled Refik Anadol – Nature Dreams we will present three nature-themed artworks, one of them created especially for this exhibition. The exhibition’s highlight is Winds of Denmark (2023), a new artwork based on meteorological data collected from the museum’s unique location in Ishøj Beach Park.
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MUMBAI DREAMS

JIO World Center
Mumbai , India
Jio World Centre, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400098, India
March 31, 2023 - July 31, 2023
Refik Anadol Studio’s latest AI-based immersive data narrative for Mumbai JIO World Center, Mumbai Dreams, reveals a spectacular series of synesthetic reality experiments that highlight the beauty of the city. It features dynamic visualizations of vast datasets containing visual imageries of Mumbai’s natural and urban fabric, harnessing approximately 1.5 million publicly available architectural, urban, and nature-themed Mumbai images.
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IPOTESI METAVERSO

PALAZZO CIPOLLA
ROME , ITALY
Via del Corso, 320, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
April 4, 2023 - July 23, 2023
We are honored to be part of Ipotesi Metaverso, a multisensory art exhibition at the Palazzo Cipolla in Rome with our Nature Series this year. The exhibition transforms the Palazzo with site-specific digital works by more than 30 artists from around the world.
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Installation

Unseen Intelligence

Midtown Tokyo
Tokyo , Japan
9 Chome-7-1 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
June 26, 2023 - June 28, 2023
Refik Anadol Studio premièred the immersive AI art installation Unseen Intelligence in a global three-day event in Tokyo, in collaboration with Clé de Peau Beauté to celebrate and represent their revolutionary skincare research. The work is based on a unique analogy between skin intelligence and artificial intelligence from the perspective of “making the invisible visible.” It uses publicly available weather data including indices and levels of UV and pollution – both of which are external aggressors known to cause skin damage. Training multiple GAN algorithms, the studio reconstructed this dataset into beautiful light refractions and radiance
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GLACIER DREAMS SINGAPORE

ArtScience Museum
Singapore , Singapore
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
June 1, 2023 - June 25, 2023
Refik Anadol Studio’s most recent nature-focused project and artwork, Glacier Dreams, will lighten up the facade of ArtScience Museum in Singapore as part of the i Light Singapore, co-presented by Julius Baer and Marina Bay Sands
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GLACIER DREAMS BASEL

Theater Basel
Basel , Switzerland
Messepl. 10, 4005 Basel, Switzerland
June 12, 2023 - June 13, 2023
Refik Anadol will be at Art Basel on June 12 and 13 for the immersive projection of Glacier Dreams at Theater Basel at this year’s Art Basel in Switzerland. Commissioned by Julius Baer, Glacier Dreams is an ongoing research and art project for which Anadol processes a dataset of visual materials that he personally collects by traveling to world’s glaciers, starting with Iceland.
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MACHINE HALLUCINATIONS

Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf , Germany
Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Düsseldorf, Germany
March 7, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Several artworks from Refik Anadol Studio’s most comprehensive AI-based art research project to date, Machine Hallucinations, will be on display at the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf this spring. The exhibition will include Satellite Simulations on a 4m x 6m LED wall, an AI Data Painting utilizing over 2 million images that were captured and recorded by the ISS, Hubble, and MRO telescopes and other sensors and satellites – the largest space-related dataset ever used to train a generative adversarial network (GAN) for an artwork.
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Audio Visual Performance

LIVING ARCHITECTURE : CASA BATLLÓ 2023

Casa Batlló
Barcelona , Spain
Pg. de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
May 5, 2023 -
The iconic facade of Gaudi’s Casa Batlló will light up again with Refik Anadol Studio’s multisensory art projection on May 5th, to be experienced in five sessions at 21:30, 22:00, 22:30. 23:00 and 23:30. Last year’s installation gathered more than 47,000 people on site, transforming the façade of Casa Batlló into an extraordinary dialogue between AI, architecture, music, and media art. The event is free and produced in collaboration with the Fundació Barcelona Promoció.
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LIVING PAINTINGS

Jeffrey Deitch LA
Los Angeles , United States
925 N Orange Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90038
February 14, 2023 - April 29, 2023
Living Paintings, Refik Anadol’s first major solo exhibition in Los Angeles, opened at Jeffrey Deitch on February 14, 2023. The exhibition showcases the complete series of Anadol’s major artworks, including his latest AI Data Paintings that are based on California-related datasets. Merging collective memories of urban life and nature with groundbreaking machine learning and visualization technologies, Living Paintings invites a poetic and futuristic contemplation of purposeful human-machine collaborations.
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GLACIER DREAMS DUBAI

Art Dubai
Dubai , United Arab Emirates
March 1, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Refik Anadol Studio unveiled Glacier Dreams at Art Dubai from 1 to 5 March 2023. Commissioned by Swiss Wealth Manager Julius Baer, Glacier Dreams is a groundbreaking new project inspired by the beauty and fragility of the world’s glaciers. In creating this immersive audio-visual installation with an olfactory component, Refik Anadol will utilize glacier visuals from online and institutional archives along with those he personally-collected. With this artwork, RAS is hoping to not only generate poetic experiences but to also use our existing AI tools to contribute to glacier research and raise awareness about climate change and rising sea levels.
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LIVING PAINTINGS – IMMERSIVE EDITION

Art Maebashi
Maebashi , Japan
Japan, 〒371-0022 Gunma, Maebashi, Chiyodamachi, 5 Chome−1−16 前橋プラザ元気21別館 3階
October 14, 2023 - February 12, 2023
Refik Anadol Studio will participate in Art Maebashi’s group exhibition specially designed for their 10th year anniversary: New Horizon: Vision of the Future. The exhibition brings together artists who are not afraid to push boundaries from around the world and Anadol’s participation will highlight the artist’s most recent conceptualization of “Artificial Realities” on a LED screen featuring AI-assisted artistic simulations of nature.
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LIVING PAINTINGS: NATURE

Kunsthal Rotterdam
Rotterdam , Netherlands
Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam, Netherlands
November 18, 2023 - February 11, 2023
Living Paintings: Nature is Refik Anadol Studio’s first solo exhibition in Rotterdam that provides a contemplative and transparent framework of the artist’s main inspirations, technical aspirations, and unique view of multi-sensory aesthetic experiences. In addition to showcasing AI Data Paintings and Sculptures based on millions of publicly available space and earth visuals collected by ISS and Hubble telescopes as well as 300 million photographs of flora and fauna, the exhibition also features a new rendering of Refik Anadol’s world-famous Infinity Room.
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Immersive Installation

ARTIFICIAL REALITIES : CORAL

World Economic Forum
Davos , Switzerland
January 15, 2023 - January 20, 2023
Refik Anadol Studio’s first major project in 2023 was Artificial Realities: Coral, which was commissioned by the World Economic Forum in Davos. This site-specific Data Sculpture on display at the WEF 2023 was inspired by the ocean environment and the plight of the coral reefs. The project uses approximately 100 million coral images as raw data and aims to use the potential of both Metaverse and blockchain economies to raise awareness about global climate change.
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IN SEARCH OF THE PRESENT

Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Espoo , Finland
Ahertajantie 5, 02070 Espoo, Finland
August 27, 2022 - January 15, 2023
In Search of the Present is a recurring exhibition concept at EMMA that was first presented in 2016. The exhibitions in the series explore the nature of the present and anticipate future developments through an intuitive artistic process. The show borrows its title from a collection of essays by author Olavi Paavolainen from 1929 in which he explores the experience and identity of humanity in an era of rapid change. The exhibition in autumn 2022 will focus on the relationship between humanity, nature and technology. One of the issues explored by the featured artists is whether technology can help us not only achieve a greater understanding of ourselves but also forge a new non-exploitative relationship with nature. Artists are exceptionally gifted in thinking outside the box, which makes it particularly interesting to turn to them in our search for new ways to see humanity and navigate the challenges of today, such as the climate crisis and algorithmic systems.
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REFIK ANADOL X BVLGARI

Saatchi Gallery
London , UK
Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, London SW3 4RY, United Kingdom
November 25, 2022 - December 23, 2022
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ALKAZAR DREAMS

Hope Alkazar
Istanbul , Turkey
HOPE Alkazar İstiklal Caddesi No: 111
May 29, 2022 - October 19, 2022
Alkazar Dreams — AI Cinema created by using 150 historic Turkish movies / memories of 100 years old theater in İstanbul! 20 channel projectors + 18 channel sound + realtime tracking system with custom software.
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MACHINE MEMOIRS: SPACE

The Reel Store
Coventry , United Kingdom
Telegraph Hotel, Upper Well Street, COVENTRY CV1 1GU
September 8, 2022 - October 2, 2022
The Reel Store's opening exhibition is the UK premiere of Refik Anadol's Machine Memoirs: Space. The product of a long-term collaboration with NASA, the exhibition uses artificial intelligence to reimagine two million publicly available images taken by satellite and telescopes, transporting visitors from the centre of Coventry to the deepest regions of outer space. Machine Memoirs: Space is a 360 degree experience, suitable for the whole family, with a futuristic, awe-inspiring display that captures the beauty and spectacle of space in waves of colour and light. Whether you have an interest in space, are looking to have fun with the family, or want to grab the most instagrammable pictures in Coventry, this is an exhibition not to be missed. Suitable for all ages.
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NYC+ VIRTUAL – STABLED DIFFUSION

The Shed
New York , United States
545 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
September 21, 2022 - September 24, 2022
Friends in NYC, you can experiment with our new installations at The Shed for @byUnfinished till 24th. This piece a new public art experiment for collecting our collective dreams for future Project Liberty steps! Realtime #stablediffusion for public art! Open and free for public.
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ARCHITECTING THE METAVERSE

DDP Design Museum
Seoul , Korea
281 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 7(chil)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
May 26, 2022 - September 18, 2022
From the team at Zaha Hadid Architects in London: “‘Architecting the Metaverse’ is an immersive art project at the intersection of architecture, art, technology, and artificial intelligence. “It is the result of a six-month collaboration with Refik Anadol Studio and was created as part of the ‘Meta-Horizons: The Future Now’ exhibition at the DDP Design Museum in Seoul, South Korea.” Refik Anadol: “We visualized and experimented with ZHA’s incredible database of architectural documentation by using the most recent multi-model AI algorithms.”
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Talk / Exhibition

ZORLU PSM 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Zorlu PSM
Istanbul , Turkey
Levazım, Koru Sokağı No:2, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
September 16, 2022 -
Zorlu PSM celebrates its 10th anniversary with an unforgettable performance by Fazıl Say and Jamal Aliyev! Fazıl Say's "Hayat Ağacı" world premiere will be at Zorlu PSM Turkcell Stage on September 16... World-renowned pianist and composer Fazıl Say will meet the audience with a magnificent concert on September 16 at Zorlu PSM. At the concert, the world premiere of Hayat Ağacı Suite, composed by the artist for cello and piano in 2021 upon the order of Zorlu PSM, will take place. Jamal Aliyev, one of the young talents of the cello, will accompany Fazıl Say on this special night. In addition to the first performance of "Hayat Ağacı", Say's "Dört Şehir" sonata and C. Franck's cello and piano sonata are among the other works to be listened to with their magnificent interpretations. Values ​​and people that have a strong meaning in the existence of the artist; "Hayat Ağacı", that tells about his growth and rooting in his life, memories and intellectual world with unique melodies, is also Fazıl Say's hundredth work. In this sense, the production refers to the past and the future, rooted and powerful symbol of time, that does not give up hope even for a single moment. The chapter titles of the work also have special names that strengthen the theme of the production; "Umut", "Babam Ahmet Say", "Ece", "Annem anısına" ve "Hayat Ağacı"...
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KEYNOTE SPEECH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ERASMUS

Erasmus University
Rotterdam , Netherlands
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
September 5, 2022 -
Shared our studio’s journey and explained the impact of experiential NFTs in public space!
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MACHINE MEMOIRS: SPACE

Samsun Carsamba Airport
Samsun , Turkey
Havaalanı, 55506 Çarşamba/Samsun
August 30, 2022 - September 4, 2022
We obtained all of the data used in the exhibition from publicly available sources – that is, every data set behind the works can be found on the internet. The process began with a regular review of NASA archives. Afterwards, we analyzed and classified the collection of visual data conceptually with the help of machine intelligence and taught the visual memories of each machine to artificial intelligence with the GAN algorithm named StyleGAN2ADA. We were able to create poetic, immersive experiences by combining fluid dynamics algorithms, which we have been using with great enthusiasm in our works for years. Kerim Karaoğlu designed the audio experience in the exhibition also using the same data.
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MACHINE HALLUCINATIONS – NATURE DREAMS

Centre Pompidou Metz
Metz , France
1 Parv. des Droits de l'Homme, 57020 Metz, France
June 11, 2022 - August 29, 2022
An artist fascinated by memory and the creative potential of machines, Refik Anadol makes data his preferred material and artificial intelligence his principal collaborator. In his artistic practice, he surrounds himself with a team of multidisciplinary artists and researchers to create proteiform installations – 3D sculptures, moving and abstract data frescoes, audiovisual performances. Refik Anadol’s offering for the Centre Pompidou-Metz is the result of the artist’s long-term research projects at the intersection of architecture, environmental data, the aesthetics of probability, and Google’s and NASA’s experiments with artificial intelligence (Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab and AI Quantum Supremacy programmes). This spectacular work is a data sculpture made from over two hundred million publicly available nature-related images that will be displayed on a digital canvas of 10m x 10m, forming a constantly moving 100m2 image. This set of data is processed using a personalised program developed by the Refik Anadol Studio in collaboration with Google AI’s quantum research team, which employs new methods of using data. Thus, artificial intelligence speculates on other appearances of images of nature, within one of the world’s most sophisticated computers, capable of directly using the laws of quantum physics when performing its calculations and thereby generating quantum noise.
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RUMI DREAMS

AKM Istanbul
Istanbul , Turkey
AKM Istanbul, Gümüşsuyu, Tak-ı Zafer Cd., 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
June 3, 2022 - June 6, 2022
Refik Anadol is honored to create a poetic, immersive, and multisensory artwork to commemorate the 750th death anniversary of one of the greatest poets and philosophers in human history. Inspired by Rumi’s multilayered philosophical lens through which he interpreted life and the universe, Rumi Dreams is an AI-based spectacle of light and motion that animates a vast dataset of precious Rumi archives. This dataset, collected with the generous help of Konya Metropolitan Municipality, includes scripts of Masnavi in 19 different languages, more than 180,000 images of dervish lodges, ancient book pages, and documents, and recordings of Sufi music and performances. Anadol and his team process this interdisciplinary dataset that is emblematic of Rumi’s worldview though machine learning algorithms. The resulting data universe becomes the building blocks of machine-generated Rumi Dreams, a unique perspective from which to view Rumi’s poetic universe on an unprecedented scale. Generating a multisensory dynamic performance, Rumi Dreams is a mesmerizing artistic expression of the convergence between the meaning(s) of light, knowledge, and movement, encouraging you to find “your light that lights the world.” “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” Rumi
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MACHINE HALLUCINATIONS: RENAISSANCE DREAMS

Palazzo Strozzi
Florance , Italy
Piazza degli Strozzi, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
May 17, 2022 -
Contemporary art center Palazzo Strozzi opens "Let’s Get Digital!," one of the first and most significant shows in Italy to focus on digital art, May 17, 2022.
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LIVING ARCHITECTURE: CASA BATLLO

Casa Batllo
Barcelona , Spain
Pg. de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
May 3, 2022 -
Living Architecture: Casa Batlló” will be one of the first NFT of it’s kind that truly connects physical and virtual worlds! For example; currently weather is rainy in Barcelona; dynamic NFT art work will reflect the nature back to itself autonomously as seen in the video!
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DATA TUNNEL

Multimedia Art Museum
Moscow , Russia
Ulitsa Ostozhenka, 16, Moscow, Russia, 119034
December 21, 2021 - April 3, 2022
Data from three different space missions were systematically collected – from ISS, Hubble and MRO telescopes – and analyzed with the help of comprehensive artificial intelligence algorithms. In this part of the exhibition, called the Data Tunnel, the audience is greeted with visuals of the raw data and a look into the analysis processes through which they are transformed into pigments, paintings, and sculptures. These visuals and narratives, which oscillate between abstract and concrete data, simulate the scientific research process behind the exhibition as well as the idea of “being surrounded by data,” one of the main themes of the artistic representation of the Studio’s research.
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MACHINE HALLUCINATION: NYC

Artechouse
New York , United States
439 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011, United States
November 2, 2021 - January 17, 2022
This groundbreaking immersive exhibition, in collaboration with award-winning media artist and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence, Refik Anadol, returns to ARTECHOUSE NYC, now with an opportunity to collect immersive experiential NFTs. Commissioned by ARTECHOUSE and created by Refik Anadol, Machine Hallucination: NYC is a time and space exploration into New York City’s past and potential future. This completely immersive exhibition is of New York, by New York and for New York — a fitting tribute to one of the world’s greatest cities and architectural marvels. Exploring New York through the mind of a machine, Machine Hallucination: NYC aims to uncover the ever-changing shape of the city, evoking our collective memory and the ways that new forms of visual representation can alter our perception of this iconic destination. In partnership with Nifty Gateway, this special viewing of Machine Hallucination: NYC, which attracted over 100,000 visitors in its first showing, will also feature an exclusive location drop of exhibition-based experiential NFT art, a collection composed of 1,000 unique NFTs from Anadol available to visitors on-site only at ARTECHOUSE’s New York location.
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QUANTUM MEMORIES

NGV International
Melbourne , Australia
NGV International 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
October 6, 2021 - December 9, 2021
Commissioned by the NGV, Quantum memories 2020 is Refik Anadol’s most technically and conceptually ambitious work to date. The work explores the opportunities presented by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and quantum computing to visualise an everchanging large-scale immersive multimedia artwork. Harnessing a dataset drawn from over two hundred million images linked to nature from publicly available internet resources and processed using quantum computing with machine learning algorithms, Anadol’s work uses the data to speculate an alternate dimension of the natural world as a complex cultural entity with memory. The first true quantum artwork created, Anadol’s arresting visuals and accompanying audio are composed in collaboration with a generative algorithm enabled by AI. In taking the data that flows around us as his primary material and the neural network of a quantum mind as his collaborator, Anadol paints with a thinking brush offering us radical visualisations of our digitised memories of the natural realm. By representing the complexity of our collective memory in the largest digital artwork staged by the NGV, the artist encourages us to imagine the beginning of a quantum computerised mind and its immense potential for the future of art and design.
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LATENT HISTORY

Fotografiska
Stockholm , Sweden
Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden
July 6, 2019 - August 25, 2019
Refik Anadol’s Latent History takes the viewer on a journey through a beautiful, yet thought-provoking work projected on a 55 metre-wide by 3.5 metre-high screen in Fotografiska’s large exhibition hall. It’s a never-before-seen portrayal of Stockholm, as envisioned by machines, using algorithms revealing the hidden history found in archives and old photographs stretching back 150 years. Imagine taking abstract data streams and turning them into a reality. By collecting a huge amount of digital information from different data sources, interpreting them artistically, and then giving them a life, one could present alternative histories that never actually happened. This is life for Refik Anadol. Born in 1985 in Istanbul, Turkey, this multiple award-winning artist, designer and director works with location-specific, digital visual artworks based on datasets, data stream collections and interpretation.
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INFINITY ROOM

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Arizona , United States
7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
May 26, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Infinity’ is an immersive environment project by Refik Anadol. Project is an integral part of artist’s ongoing ‘Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments’ which is a research on audio/visual installations by using the state called immersion which is the state of consciousness where an immersant’s awareness of physical self is transformed by being surrounded in an engrossing environment; often artificial, creating a perception of presence in a non-physical world. In this project ‘infinity’ chosen as a concept,a radical effort to deconstruct the framework of this illusory space and transgress the normal boundaries of the viewing experience to set out to transform the conventional flat cinema projection screen into a three dimensional kinetic and architectonic space of visualisation by using contemporary algorithms. Light is the major element in the experiment, used to blur and interconnect the boundaries between the two realms actual/fictional and physical/virtual. It signifies the threshold between the simulacrum space created by the projection technology, and the physical space where the viewer stands. The experiments will discuss the inherent spatial qualities of immersive virtual environments and their effect on the embodied person. Through the presented framework, the experiments intends to question the relativity of perception and how it informs the apprehension of our surroundings. Rather than approaching the medium as a means of escape into some disembodied techno-utopian fantasy, projects sees itself as a means of return, i.e. facilitating a temporary release from our habitual perceptions and culturally biased assumptions about being in the world, to enable us, however momentarily, to perceive ourselves and the world around us freshly.
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VIRTUAL ARCHIVE

SALT Galata
Istanbul , Turkey
Azapkapı, Bankalar Cd. No:11, 34420 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
December 22, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Virtual Archive (2017) is an installation of a 3D, computer-generated environment that is open to interactive explorations by single-users. Via a virtual reality headset, the user flies through a 3D data point cloud formed by a t-SNE machine learning algorithm, visualizing more than 1,700,000 documents present in SALT Research archive collections. Refik Anadol’s installation is displayed as an extension to the artist’s Archive Dreaming, also commissioned by SALT in 2017. Devised during Anadol’s residency at Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence, Virtual Archive is a proposal for research possibilities in the immediate future. The user first reaches a data tunnel, which slowly transforms into a navigable 3D t-SNE data cloud. When the cloud settles into a 2D library of archival documents, the user can later move from one object to another and select content for close-up studies as if they were available in a physical environment. Following its initial presentation as part of The Uses of Art: Final Exhibition at SALT Galata, Archive Dreaming was exhibited at the Ars Electronica Festival 2017 under the theme “Artificial Intelligence” last September. Employing machine learning algorithms to search and sort relations among objects in SALT Research archive collections, this user-driven installation enabled new perspectives on the content, and challenged static concepts of the archive; when idle it “dreamed” of unexpected correlations among documents.
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ARCHIVE DREAMING

SALT Galata
Istanbul , Turkey
Azapkapı, Bankalar Cd. No:11, 34420 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
April 20, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Commissioned to work with SALT Research collections, artist Refik Anadol employed machine learning algorithms to search and sort relations among 1,700,000 documents. Interactions of the multidimensional data found in the archives are, in turn, translated into an immersive media installation. Archive Dreaming, which is presented as part of The Uses of Art: Final Exhibition with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, is user-driven; however, when idle, the installation “dreams” of unexpected correlations among documents. The resulting high-dimensional data and interactions are translated into an architectural immersive space. Shortly after receiving the commission, Anadol was a resident artist for Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence Program where he closely collaborated with Mike Tyka and explored cutting-edge developments in the field of machine intelligence in an environment that brings together artists and engineers. Developed during this residency, his intervention Archive Dreaming transforms the gallery space on floor -1 at SALT Galata into an all-encompassing environment that intertwines history with the contemporary, and challenges immutable concepts of the archive, while destabilizing archive-related questions with machine learning algorithms. In this project, a temporary immersive architectural space is created as a canvas with light and data applied as materials. This radical effort to deconstruct the framework of an illusory space will transgress the normal boundaries of the viewing experience of a library and the conventional flat cinema projection screen, into a three dimensional kinetic and architectonic space of an archive visualized with machine learning algorithms. By training a neural network with images of 1,700,000 documents at SALT Research the main idea is to create an immersive installation with architectural intelligence to reframe memory, history and culture in museum perception for 21st century through the lens of machine intelligence. SALT is grateful to Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence program, and Doğuş Technology, ŠKODA, Volkswagen Doğuş Finansman for supporting Archive Dreaming.
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