Atif Akin

Atif Akin (Turkey/United States) is an artist and designer, and Associate Professor at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Akin’s work examines science, nature, mobility, and politics through an (a)historical and contemporary lens. Through a series of activities made up of research, documentation, and design, his work considers transdisciplinary issues through a techno-scientific lens, in aesthetic and political contexts. In 2015, Akin received the apexart Franchise Program award in New York, organising the zine project and exhibition Apricots from Damascus, hosted by SALT, Istanbul. His ongoing long-term research-driven project on nuclear mobility and archaeology, Mutant Space, was presented at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial (2016). Tepoto Sud morph Moruroa was exhibited in Tidalectics, curated by Stefanie Hessler, at TBA21–Augarten in Vienna.