Burak Arikan is an artist based in New York and Istanbul who works with complex networks. He takes the obvious social, economic, and political issues as input and runs them through custom abstract machinery, which generates network maps and algorithmic interfaces. It results in performances and procreates predictions to render inherent power relationships that are visible and discussable. Arikan’s software, prints, installations, and performances have been featured in numerous exhibitions internationally. Arikan is the founder of Graph Commons, a collaborative platform for mapping, analyzing, and publishing data-networks.
Arikan has presented his work internationally at institutions such as Museum of Modern Art New York, Venice Architecture Biennale, São Paulo Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Berlin Biennial, and at several independent venues.
Arikan’s work was part of the exhibition House of Wisdom at Framer Framed from 24 November 2017 till 7 January 2018.