1978, Turkey. After his studies of engineering, Serkan Taycan completed a master-class on documentary photography at Nordens Fotoskola, Sweden. He completed his MFA degree in Visual Arts at Sabancı University (Istanbul) and in Photography at Aalto University (Helsinki).
In his artistic practice, he focuses on the transformation of urban and
rural spaces, and the physical, social and ecological impact of this
transformation, diverse imaginations and projections regarding the
future and conditions of humanity as part of these processes. He works primarily with photography and maps, also engages with walking.
His work has been exhibited in various biennials and venues, among which: Venice Architectural Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Sinop Biennial and Thessaloniki Photography Biennale as well as MAXXI, SALT, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, St.Petersburg Russian National Centre of Photography, Malmö Museum and Photographic Center Northwest Seattle.
He has been resident at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2015.
Taycan is a member of RecCollective. He lives and works in Istanbul.