Artist Bio

Can Buyukberber is a visual artist and director who works on immersive audiovisual experiences that blur the boundaries between physical and digital spaces. His practice comprises experiments with virtual/augmented reality, projection mapping, geodesic domes, large-scale displays, and digital fabrication. Driven by interdisciplinary thinking that spans art, design, and science, his work centers on human perception, exploring new methods for non-linear narratives and emergent forms. Scroll down to delve deeper into the artist's extensive catalog.

(b. 1987 in Izmir, pronounced "Jon")

Visual artist and director Can Buyukberber creates immersive audiovisual experiences that bridge both physical and digital spaces. His practice encompasses experiments with various media, including virtual/augmented reality, projection mapping, geodesic domes, large-scale displays, and digital fabrication.

Fueled by interdisciplinary thinking and curiosity that extends to art, design, and science, Buyukberber's work frequently delves into human perception. He explores innovative methods for non-linear narratives, geometrical order, synergetics, and emergent forms. Aiming to craft captivating and abstract realms, he employs increasingly intricate structures that resonate as multi-sensorial experiences, transforming the conceptual into the experiential and blurring the sense of scale and presence across physical and digital environments.
With a background in Physics and Visual Communication Design (BA), he earned his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree in Art & Technology from the San Francisco Art Institute as a Fulbright Scholar. Buyukberber has been chosen for Autodesk’s Pier 9 and Adobe's Augmented Reality Artist Residencies, where he worked in state-of-the-art workshops to produce avant-garde XR projects. His audiovisual pieces, which utilize geodesic domes, virtual reality headsets, and architecture, have been showcased in museums, galleries, and media art festivals globally. These include exhibitions and screenings at venues like ZKM, Karlsruhe; Ars Electronica, Linz; SAT, Montreal; Sonar D+, Barcelona; California Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, and Dolby Gallery in San Francisco; Akbank Sanat, Istanbul; Art Futura, Rome; BFI Film Festival, London; MUTEK.JP, Tokyo; and ZeroSpace, New York City. He has also collaborated with notable musical artists, including the Grammy-Award winning rock band Tool, Shigeto, and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

Can Buyukberber's contributions to the interdisciplinary domain of art, science, and technology provide significant insights into the evolving landscape of digital narrative structures. By examining the intersection of human perception with digital interfaces, his work raises pertinent questions about our evolving relationship with technology, especially as we stand on the brink of the spatial computing revolution. As we navigate the nuanced distinctions between the physical and the virtual, Buyukberber's research-based approach offers valuable perspectives on the possibilities and challenges of immersive art in contemporary discourse. Anticipating the future of spatial experiences, his endeavors, which include experimentation with Generative A.I. tools, underscore the importance of continuous exploration at the confluence of art and technology, laying the groundwork for what lies ahead in our increasingly interconnected worlds.​​​​​​​

Personal Interests
Art & Technology, Immersive Environments, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Media Art, Geodesic Domes, Computer Graphics, Interactive Audiovisual Experiences, Digital Fabrication, Embodiment, Emergent Geometry, Synergetics, Nonlinear Narratives, Visual Perception, Physics, Neuroscience, Psychology, Consciousness Research, Space Exploration, Hyper-connectivity, Meditation.

Exhibitions and Screenings at
ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica, Exploratorium, Dolby Gallery, CalAcademy, Geneva International Film Festival, Montreal International Mapping Festival, SF Design Week, Sonar+D Barcelona, Mirus Gallery, Autodesk Pier 9, Gray Area Art + Technology,  Art Futura Roma, Luminary Art | Tech | Music, The Midway SF, The Village, Akbank Sanat,  Envision Conference Princeton University, Mira Festival Barcelona, Prague Signal Light Festival, AES 2016, Diego Rivera Gallery, Swell Gallery, SOMArts, VRLA, Upload VR, Currents New Media Festival, Mira Festival Berlin, Symposium IX 2016, SAT, Residence/SF, SFAI Concentrate Festival,  Plugin New Media Section Contemporary Istanbul, Europalia Turkey Brussels, Elektra, BIAN Montreal, MUTEK.JP, Tokyo, ZeroSpace NYC, BFI Film Festival, SXSW, BFI London Film Festival

2022 - Humboldt Int'l Film Festival, Arcata, California
2022 - Video Mapping Awards , Lille, France

2016 - Cadogan Scholarship / Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards
2015 - SFAI Fulbright Fellowship 

2015 - Fulbright Scholarship
2008 - Istanbul Bilgi University, Full Tuition Scholarship

2015 – 2017
San Francisco Art Institute
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Art and Technology

2008 – 2012 / High Honors
Istanbul Bilgi University
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Visual Communication Design

2005 – 2008
Istanbul University

JAN 2019 – JUNE 2019
Frequency Consciousness NYC, New York, USA

JAN 2018 – APR 2018
Adobe Augmented Reality Residency, San Francisco, USA

FEB 2017 – JUNE 2017
Autodesk Pier 9 Residency, San Francisco, USA

SEP 2017 – MARCH 2017
Luminary, Art | Tech | Music, San Francisco, USA

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JULY 2019 – DECEMBER 2019 / Design-Tech Education Fellow @NuVu
Future Augmented Reality Studio at MIT, Cambridge, MA
Design & Innovation Studios at Kamehameha School Maui, Hawaii

JUNE 2017 – MAY 2018 / Art Director @Obscura Digital
MAY 2013 – PRESENT / Visual Artist & Director @Can Buyukberber

SEP 2015 – DEC 2015 / Teaching Assistant @SFAI
Intro to Art and Technology course by Lasse Scherfigg PhD.
FEB 2011 – MAY 2013 / Senior Art Director @Antilop
SEP 2008 – JAN 2011 / Designer @Istanbul Bilgi University
SEP 2006 – JAN 2011 / VFX Artist & Motion Designer @Freelance

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2024 - Cognitive Horizons, OHBM BrainArt Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
2024 - Cosmic Weave, Spectrum Group Show, SEED Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2024 - IAA Energy Innovation Summit, Swissnex, Pier 17, San Francisco, CA
2024 - Relics of the Holocene, Izmir Mediterranean Biennale, Izmir, TR
2024 - Hyperspace, T10X Experience, CES 2024, Las Vegas, NV
2023 - Cosmic Weave, Turkiye Innovation Week, Istanbul, TR
2023 - Cosmic Weave, Antalya Culture Road Festival, Antalya, TR
2023 - Cosmic Weave, Ephesus Culture Road Festival, Izmir, TR
2023 - Primordial Particles, Beyoglu Culture Road Festival, Grand Pera, TR
2023 - Primordial Particles, Troy Culture Road Festival, TR
2023 - Primordial Force, Cappadocia Culture Road Festival, TR
2023 - Primordial Force, Wired World, Artemis Gallaery Lisbon, Portugal
2023 - Monday Mixer, Live Visual Set w/ DJ Efsharp, FITC Toronto 2023

2023 - METAXY, IAA Mobile Art Station, Tenderloin Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
2023 - Morphogenesis, Festival des Arts Numériques Immersifs, Paris, FR
2023 - A Decade of Change, Art Dubai 2023, Artemis Gallery Lisbon, Dubai, UAE
2022 - PF: Triptych, Turkiye Innovation Week, Haliç Congress Center, Istanbul, TR
2022 - Metafold 04, Art Republic Monolith, SCOPE Miami Beach, FL
2022 - Primordial Force, Digital Ritual w/ VELLUM LA, Miami, FL

2022 - PF: Triptych, Eskizden Piksele, TBMM & Cumhuriyet Muzesi, Ankara, TR
2022 - Primordial Force, ULTRAMARIN, VRHAM!, Venice, Italy
2022 - METAXY,  Oakland Festival of Immersive Arts, Oakland, CA

2022 - Hyperconnection, The Connected Brain, OHBM 2022, Glasgow, UK
2022 - Primordial Force, ULTRAMARIN, VRHAM!, Hamburg, Germany
2022- Metafold: The 7 Collection, Tersane Istanbul, TR
2022 - Primordial Force, ART & TECH for GOOD SUMMIT 2022, Istanbul, TR
2022 - MONOLiT, w/ Borusan Contemporary & BMW Turkey, CI Bloom, Istanbul
2022 - Multiverse, Unlimited Creations, Artemis Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2022 - Primordial Force, Digital Art on Campus, Bogazici University, Istanbul, TR
2022 - Primordial Force, Now in Digital Art, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, TR
2021 - Metafold Collection w/ Art Republic & SuperRare, Miami Art Week, FL
2021 - MONOLiT, w/ Borusan Contemporary & BMW Turkey, Kanyon, Istanbul
2021 - MARFA ROOM, w/ synthesis gallery &, Online
2021 - Primordial Force, Plugin New Media, Contemporary Istanbul, TR
2021 - XX, FITC Reflections 2021 Collection, NFT Drop, Toronto, Canada
2021 - Primordial Force, enLIGHTen Festival, Atlantic Beach, FL, USA
2021 - Primordial Force, ULTRAMARIN Festival, Moscow, Russia
2021 - Liquid Flower, Techne Art, Adnan Saygun Art Center, Izmir, TR

2021 - Bodyscapes, #000000 X #FFFFFF, NOBU Art Project, Antalya, TR
2021 -  “Ubiquity” Video Screening, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, TR
2021 - Metafold 03, w/ Sedition, TBD Conference, London, UK

2021 - Human Connection, A Minute for Art w/ Globart, Istanbul Grand Airport
2020 - Apparitions, Plugin New Media, Contemporary Istanbul, TR
2020 - Hidden-Variable, Step Istanbul, Istanbul, TR
2020 - Mati, The Great Exhibition Road Festival, London, UK
2020 - Noumenon, LFF Expanded, BFI London Film Festival 2020, UK

2020 - Metafold 03, w/ Sedition, Art.Lab at World Art Dubai, UAE
2020 - Transient | Triptych, SIMULAKRA, Metaspace by Decol, Istanbul, TR

2020 - Multiverse | Triptych, Art on Screen, MixerArts, Istanbul, TR
2020 - VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival, Hamburg, Germany
2020 - Metafold 03, APEIRON, Web Biennial, Istanbul, TR
2020 - Multiverse, Technology & the Arts, LH Horton Jr Art Gallery, San Joaquin, CA

2019 - Noumenon, ZeroSpace, New York City, USA
2019 - Frequency w/ Lulu Lemon, SXSW, Austin, USA
2018 - Morphogenesis v.2, MUTEK.JP, Tokyo, Japan
2018 - Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR, sp[a]ce, Pasadena, USA
2018 - Stimuli Space, The Midway Gallery, SF, USA

2018 - City Unseen, Snap! Orlando, Florida, USA
2018 - ColorVibes, Beijing, China
2018 - Multiverse, Plugin New Media, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

2018 - Faces[On]Display, RedBull Art Around, Istanbul, Turkey
2018 - Multiverse, Intersezioni Digitali, Italy
2018 - Faces[On]Display, Festival of the Impossible, Minnesota Street Project, SF, USA
2018 - Left to Her Own Devices w/ Capacitor, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, USA
2018 - Faces[On]Display, Redefining Impossibilities, Adobe Research, SF, USA
2018 - Morphogenesis, Llum BCN Light Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2018 -
"Sim/Nebula", w/ The Macula & Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague, Czech Republic
2017 - Open Codes: Living in Digital Worlds, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2017 - Official Selection, Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
2017 - Montreal International Mapping Festival, Never Apart, Quebec, Canada
2017 - Field of View Series, Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA
2017 - Moshi II, Microsoft Envision Conference, Orlando, USA

2017 - "Exciting Possibilities" Plugin New Media, Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey
2017 - VR Lab Selection, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2017 - Vortex 2.0 @ Morrison Planetarium, CalAcademy, San Francisco, USA
2017 - Dolby Art Series, Dolby HQ, San Francisco, USA
2017 - "Morphogenesis", SF Design Week, Pier 27, San Francisco, USA
2017 - "Morphogenesis", Sonar+D 2017, Barcelona, Spain
2017 - "Dimensions" Group Show, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2017 - Pier 9 AiR Final Show, Autodesk, San Francisco, USA

2017 - SFAI MFA/MA Graduate Exhibition, The Mint, San Francisco, USA
2017 - "Non Linear Perspectives" Gray Area Art + Technology, San Francisco, USA
2017 - "Digital Creatures" Group Show, Art Futura Roma, Ex Dogana, Rome, Italy
2017 - Luminary Art | Tech | Music, The Midway SF, San Francisco, USA
2016 - "MUSE" The Village, San Francisco, USA

2016 -  “Nonspaces” Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey

2016 - "Morphogenesis", Envision Conference, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
2016 - "Morphogenesis", Mira Festival, Barcelona, Spain 10.2016
2016 - "Morphogenesis", Signal Festival, Prague, Czech Republic [EXTENDED]
2016 - "Morphogenesis", Kaleidoscope Showcase Vol.01, San Francisco, USA
2016 - "Morphogenesis", AES 2016, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles USA
2016 - "Sub·se·quence" Group Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, United States
2016 - "Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition", SOMArts, SF, USA
2016 - "Morphogenesis", VRLA, Los Angeles Convention Center, United States
2016 - "Art & Virtual Reality" Group Show, Upload VR, San Francisco, United States
2016 - "Morphogenesis", Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, United States
2016 - "Morphogenesis", Mira Festival Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2016 - "Morphogenesis", Symposium IX 2016, SAT, Montreal, Canada 
2016 - "From Bits to Atoms", Residence/SF, San Francisco, United States
2016 - "From Bits to Atoms", San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, United States
2015 - "Morphogenesis v.01" SFAI Concentrate Festival, San Francisco, United States
2015 - "e:merge v.02", Plugin New Media Section, Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey 
2015 - "e:merge v.02", Wavelengths, Europalia Turkey, Brussels, Belgium 
2015 - "Sim/Nebula", w/ The Macula & Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 - "Solenoid", w/ Ouchhh, IX Immersion Experience Symposium, Montreal, Canada
2015 - "Solenoid", w/ Ouchhh, Elektra 16, Montreal, Canada
2015 - "Unfold 01", Prizma Group Show, Prizma Space, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 - "e:merge", Signal Light Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 - "Epiphaneia", International Digital Arts Biennial, Montreal, Canada
2012 - "Legorreta Alive", SantaFe Art and Design University, New Mexico, United States 
2012 - ''VIII. Circuit'', International Contemporary Art Fair, Budapest, Hungary
2011 - "Track 10", ÇSM, santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 - "Shadow Lab", Köln International School of Design, Köln, Germany
2010 - "Track 09", ÇSM, santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

2023 - The Doors of Metaverse,  Creative Coding Class, Sabanci University, Online
2023 - Artist Presentation, Izmir Mediterranean Biennale, Portuguese Synagogue
2023 - The Doors of Metaverse,  Isik University Design Days, Online
2023 - The Doors of Metaverse, FITC Toronto 2023, Toronto, Canada
2023 - The Doors of Metaverse, Kadis Has University, Istanbul
2023 - Panel: Metaverse: A New Universe, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul
2023 - Panel: Impact of Technology on Art and Culture, AI Tomorrow Summit 2023
2022 - "Immersive Experiences: Sensory Hybrid Spaces,  Art and Tech for Good Summit

2022 -Artist Talk, New Dimensions, Digital Art on Campus, Bilgi University, santralistanbul
2022 - Artist Talk, Image Beyond Screen International Conference, Lille , France
2021 - Keynote: New Dimensions, ADhere, Bogazici University, Istanbul

2021 - Art Lab: New Dimensions with Can Buyukberber, Today at Apple, Istanbul
2021 - Talk: Digital Art & Immersive Experiences, Akbank Youth Academy, Online
2021 - Podcast: Creation with Technology #1, Digilogue, Vestel PSM Radio
2021 - Panel: w/ Oggusto Academy & E-Varan, Online
2021 - Panel: w/ Euromersive, Online
2020 - Talk: Creating Immersive Experiences with AR, Eurasiagraphics 2020
2020 - Live: Web Biennial 2020 APEIRON w/ Ipek Yeginsu
2020 - Panel: Bios | Creative Explorations Conference, Greece
2020 - Panel: Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit, UNESCO-IOC, Global Broadcast

2020 - Live: Small Screens, Big Ideas |  Talk Series, Immersive Arts Alliance
2020 - Live: Synthesis Gallery VR  Walkthrough w/ Jesse Damiani
2020 - Talk: Digital Art Now, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul
2020 - Podcast: The Art of Digital Immersion, State of the Art Podcast
2019 - Talk: Boston Tech Poetics,  NuVu, Boston, MA

2019 - Talk: Creating Immersive Experiences with AR, FITC,  Toronto, Canada
2019 - Panel: Bringing Spaces to Life with Digital Art, FITC,  Toronto, Canada

2018 - Panel: Future Of Motion Design: Where Do We Go From Here,  CAMP, Calgary, Canada
2018 - Talk: Creating Immersive Experiences with AR, CAMP,  Calgary, Canada
2017 - Guest Lecturer: California College of Arts, Oakland
2017 - Talk: 01 Salon,The Midway Gallery, San Francisco
2017 - Talk: SF Content Creators, Adobe Research, San Francisco

2017 - Panel: Roles of Art & Tech. in Shaping Our Environments, SF Design Week, SF, CA
2016 - Talk: Spotlight Discussion Series, Creativity Explored, San Francisco

2016 - Workshop: Virtual Reality, Envision Conference, Princeton University
2016 - Talk: Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Creative Code Meetup XXIII, San Francisco
2015 - Workshop: Projection Mapping , San Francisco Art Institute, Art and Technology Dept. 
2014 - Talk: Behance Portfolio Review Week Istanbul / Bahcesehir University
2010 - Workshop: Introduction to Motion Graphics Design / Istanbul Bilgi University, VCD 
2009 - Workshop: Introduction to Motion Graphics Design / Istanbul Bilgi University, VCD 
2008 - Workshop: Visual Effects & Compositing / Bahcesehir University, VCD
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