Opening in February 2024, Serpentine will present a solo exhibition by Refik Anadol, an internationally renowned artist, director and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence. Known for his ground-breaking 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.
The exhibition will focus on two site-specific artworks featuring the premiere of a new work inviting visitors to immerse themselves in virtual spaces inspired by rainforests, the ocean environment, and the plight of coral reefs. The exhibition presents years-long research utilising ground-breaking data visualisations and machine learning methods to encourage us to rethink our engagement with the physical world, collective experiences, public art, decentralized networks, and the creative potential of AI.
Refik Anadol (b. 1985, Istanbul, Turkey) is the Director of Refik Anadol Studio in Los Angeles and Lecturer in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts from which he obtained a Master of Fine 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.