Burak Arikan works with complex networks. He takes the obvious social, economical, and political issues as input and runs through an abstract machinery, which generates network maps and algorithmic interfaces, results in performances, and procreates predictions to render inherent power relationships visible and discussable. Arikan’s software, prints, installations, and performances have been featured in numerous exhibitions internationally. His most recent occurrences include 31st São Paulo Biennial, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Home Works 6, 7th Berlin Biennial. Arikan is the founder of Graph Commons collaborative network mapping platform.
In an open meeting, titled "Creative and Critical Use of Complex Networks", lead by Burak Arikan, participants mapped critical relationships about the issues that impact them and their communities. Arikan's lecture and workshop focused on the design and understanding of complex networks through mapping and visual analysis in order to expand the individual’s thinking about the network as a creative and critical medium. The resulting works were presented within the documentary exhibition of Moscow biennale 2015.