Serkan Taycan, Between Two Seas, 2013.

Serkan Taycan (Turkey) focuses on the transformation of urban and rural spaces, and the physical, social and ecological impact of this transformation. Serkan works with diverse imaginations and projections regarding the future and conditions of humanity as part of these processes, working primarily with photography and maps, and also engages with walking.

While at Delfina Foundation he will develop his current major research project into the role of dams in global water problems, centring on the possibilities of creating a working hydrolab as an interdisciplinary ecological-artistic research platform.

Following studies in engineering, Serkan 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).

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 was resident at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2015. Taycan is a member of RecCollective.

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