Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol’s 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, human activity, and art history.

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

The Process

Refik Anadol

About Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol is a media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence that explores 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, Refik offers radical visualizations of our digitized memories and the possibilities of architecture, narrative, and the body in motion. His 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. 

Studio Team: Alex Morozov, Arda Mavi, Carrie He, Christian Burke, Danny Lee, Efsun Erkilic, Ho Man Leung, Kerim Karaoglu, Kyle McLean, Nicholas Boss, Nidhi Parsana, Pelin Kivrak, Raman K. Mustafa, Rishabh Chakarabarty, Toby Heinemann | InstagramTwitter | Vimeo | YouTube  

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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.

MoMA Installation Marks Breakthrough for AI Art

AI-generated art has reached the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Refik Anadol’s piece, Machine Hallucinations: MoMA, uses a machine-learning model to interpret the visual and informational data of MoMA’s collection. It reflects the wave of excitement around generative AI’s creative tools for amateur and professional artists alike.

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.

A Conversation with Artists Using AI

This panel discussion with the GTC AI Art Gallery artists, Daniel Ambrosi, Refik Anadol, and Helena Sarin will explore their personal journeys that led to connecting AI and fine art, how the technology has influenced their artistic process, why AI is important in the broader field of fine art, how art education intersects with AI education, and whether AI will be capable of achieving autonomous control over the creative process.

Art in the Mind of a Machine

Refik Anadol, the director of Refik Anadol Studio, will present Machine Hallucinations: MoMA, which, unsupervised, processes 138,151 pieces of metadata from the Museum of Modern Art. Using StyleGAN2 ADA, the studio captures the machine’s "hallucinations" of modern art in a multidimensional space.