Atıf Akın (b. 1979, Bandırma, Turkey) is an artist based in New York, USA, and Associate Professor of Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. His work explores science, nature, spatio-temporality, mobility and politics as these relate to contemporary phenomena, including migration, radiation, surveillance, hyperpresence and genetic mutations. Akın’s work considers transdisciplinary issues through a techno-scientific lens in aesthetic and political contexts through a series of activities made up of research, documentation and studio practice. His selected solo exhibitions include Tepoto Sud morph Moruroa, BASE Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2019); Apricots from Damascus Room, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA (2020); Mutant Space, SUNY Binghamton, New York, USA (2020). His recent selected group exhibitions include Apricots from Damascus, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey (2015); Unspoken Dialogues, Galeria Millenium BCP, Lisbon, Portugal (2016); 5th Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2016); Tidalectics, TBA 21, Vienna, Austria (2017); The Oceanic, Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (2017) and Oceans, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France (2018). Akın also worked as the co-curator of Apricots from Damascus, SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey (2015).

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