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Serkan Taycan

1978
Gaziantep, Turkey

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Serkan Taycan is an artist and academic with a background in engineering and documentary photography.

Taycan completed his MA degree in Visual Arts at Sabancı University, Istanbul and in Photography at Aalto University, Helsinki. He is currently a doctoral student at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University, Ottawa.

In his research-based artistic practice, Taycan focuses on the dynamics of ecological and urban transformations; and uses media such as photography, video, mapping, and walking. His works have been exhibited in various venues including Venice Architectural Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Mardin Biennial, Sinop Biennial, Cappadox, and Thessaloniki Photography Biennale as well as MAXXI, MuCEM, Malmö Museum, SALT, Pera Museum, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, and Sakıp Sabancı Museum. His book, Agora #04: Taksim, was published in 2017.

He held artist residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, in 2015 and at Delfina Foundation, London, in 2016. Between 2016–2018, he taught courses on urban culture and visual arts as a part-time faculty member at Bilgi and Bahçeşehir Universities in Istanbul. Taycan also gave lectures and led practice seminars and workshops at Iceland Academy of the Arts (Reykjavík), Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (Bangalore) and Leeds Arts University.