Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol’s AI Data Paintings and Sculptures translate the logic of new media technology into spatial design to create immersive experiences based on vast datasets of nature, history, and human activity.

Large Nature Model:
Living Archive

LNM—AI Data Paintings

Generative Reality—LNM: Fauna

Machine Hallucinations—LNM: Fauna

Generative Reality—LNM: Flora

Machine Hallucinations—LNM: Flora

Generative Reality—LNM: Landscapes

Machine Hallucinations—LNM: Landscapes

The Process

Machine Hallucinations—MoMA

Series of Artworks from Machine Hallucinations—MoMA Dreams

Generative Study I

AI Data Paintings
Anadol and his team created a unique exhibition of AI data paintings by training an AI model with the public metadata of The Museum of Modern Art’s collection spanning more than 200 years of art. Generative Study is from a series of algorithmic AI data paintings showcasing Anadol’s collaboration with GAN algorithms at the intersection of technology and aesthetics. Each frame in the series displays a cluster of chosen “latent space sequences,” as the artist goes through serendipitous allusions to modern visual expressions in the machine-mind.

Data Paintings

Machine Hallucinations—MoMA Dreams


The Process

Human Connectome Project

Refik Anadol

About Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol (b. 1985, Istanbul, Turkey) is an internationally renowned media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence. He’s the Director of Refik Anadol Studio in Los Angeles and teaches at UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts. Anadol’s work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. Taking the data that surrounds us as primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as a collaborator, Anadol offers us radical visualizations of our digitized memories and expands the possibilities of interdisciplinary arts. Anadol’s site-specific data paintings and sculptures, live audio/visual performances, and immersive installations take many forms, while encouraging us to rethink our engagement with the physical world, collective experiences, public art, decentralized networks, and the creative potential of AI.

Alex Morozov, Alistair Ramage, Caio Villela, Christian Burke, Cosku Turhan, Daniel Seungmin Lee, Dasha Orlova, Delaney Kough, Dogukan Yesilcimen, Efe Mert Kaya, Efsun Erkilic, Ho Man Leung, Hye Min Cho, Jules Hyun, Kelian Maissen, Kerim Karaoglu, Kyle McLean, Laura Cohen, Linda Berke, Maurizio Braggiotti, Mert Cobanov, Michael Hsiu, Nidhi Parsana, Pelin Kivrak, Sebastian Monroy, Simon Burke, Tobias Heinemann, Xi Wang, and Yufan Xie

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Featured Sessions

AI and the Data Universe: Refik Anadol’s Artwork for Global Impact

Refik Anadol and members of his studio discuss with NVIDIA’s Brian Dowdy how their unique AI workflow, as well as NVIDIA GPUs, SDKs, and state-of-the-art AI models, help use their work to make a positive impact on the world.

Generating Modern Masterpieces: MoMA Dreams Become a Reality

Join multimedia artist and director, Refik Anadol, and Museum of Modern Art curators, Michelle Kuo and Paola Antonelli, to explore the evolution of technology in the making of modern art.

Building an AI Data Sculpture from Brain Waves

Refik Anadol Studio (RAS) embarks upon a new journey to explore the architecture of the human brain by combining advanced neuroimaging techniques with cutting-edge AI and multi-modal data visualization tools.

Virtual Studio Tour with Refik Anadol

Go behind the scenes with one of our amazing AI Art Gallery artists for a virtual tour of their innovative studios, and learn how AI has helped shape their creative process.