Serkan Taycan born in 1978, in Gaziantep, Turkey is an artist/researcher and academic with an engineering and photojournalism background. In his research-based artistic practice, he focuses on the dynamics of ecological and urban transformations caused by human activity.
Specifically, water-related topics have constituted the focus of his recent work, where he uses media such as photography, video, mapping, and walking. In 2013, he established the walking trail, Between Two Seas, aiming to facilitate a personal experience of the threatening transformation of Istanbul for the participants. Between Two Seas and his other work have been exhibited in various venues including Venice Architectural Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Mardin Biennial, Sinop Biennial and Thessaloniki Photography Biennale as well as SALT, MAXXI, MuCEM, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, St.Petersburg Russian National Centre of Photography and Malmö Museum.
Serkan Taycan completed his MFA degree in Visual Arts at Sabancı University, Istanbul and in Photography at Aalto University, Helsinki. He held artist residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, in 2015 and at Delfina Foundation, London, in 2016.
He lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.