Ahmet Atıf Akın
The Institution: Rutgers University
Ahmet Atıf Akın (1979, Turkey) is a lecturer, media artist and curator. He studied engineering (B.S.) and industrial design (MSc.) at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Recently he worked at BilgiUniversity and Kadir Has University in İstanbul.
He taught various courses related to new media and interaction in the context of art and design. He coordinated the senior projects of Visual Communication Design Department of İstanbul Bilgi University and worked as the academic supervisor of the department and some international organizations. He is the founder and the organizer of ʻPixelISTʼ festival, dedicated to electronic arts and its subcultures, together with PixelACHEnetwork. As an artist he produced videos, multimedia installations and photography projects along with publishing articles in various catalogs and periodicals. His work is listed in the ʻYounger Than Jesusʼ art directory project of New Museum, published by Phaidon. He also worked withxurban_collective at various international projects. He was one of the three co-curators of ʻUncharted: User Frames in Media Artsʼ exhibition and the chief editor of the catalog. Since September 2011, he is teaching at Visual Arts Department Mason Gross School of the Arts Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.