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Atif Akin

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Atif Akin (born in 1979, Bandırma, Turkey) is an artist and designer living in New York City. Akin studied engineering and design at Middle East Technical University[1] in Ankara, Turkey. Over the past ten years, he has been teaching in Istanbul, Europe, and the US. Since 2011, he has been Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts[2] at Rutgers University. Akin’s work examines science, nature, mobility, and politics through contemporary media.

His work is listed in the Younger Than Jesus art directory project of the New Museum.

In 2009, Akin co-curated a large-scale exhibition in SantralIstanbul called Uncharted: User Frames in Media Arts, and edited an accompanying book.

Akin was the recipient of the 2015 apexart Franchise Program [3] award in New York, and the organizer of the zine project and exhibition, Apricots from Damascus, co-produced and hosted by SALT (institution) in Istanbul. In 2016, he participated in the Greenlight Project [4] hosted by Francesca von Habsburg’s TBA21, alongside Olafur Eliasson.[5]


  1. ^ "Ahmet Atıf Akın - ODTÜ ENDÜSTRİ ÜRÜNLERİ TASARIMI BÖLÜMÜ". Archived from the original on 2016-06-23. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  2. ^ http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/visual-arts/faculty/atif-akin Mason Gross School of the Arts Faculty Webpage
  3. ^ http://apexart.org/fp2015/results.php Archived 2016-06-10 at the Wayback Machine apexart Franchise Program 2015-16 Results
  4. ^ "Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary".
  5. ^ "Kate Sutton on TBA21's Green Light Project for refugees".

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