Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’re hosting CreativeMornings Istanbul virtually. This way, we want to create a space for discovery to bring human interaction to the digital realm.
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Under the theme of “nature”, CreativeMornings Istanbul is hosting Serkan Taycan, a talented and productive researcher, visual artist, and academic. During our talk with Serkan, we will talk about what nature can teach us about living with strength, vulnerability, and grace during these challenging times.
09:00-09:30: Register and Breakfast
10:00-10.30: Q & A
About the speaker:
Serkan Taycan 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. He uses media such as photography, video, mapping, and walking in his work. 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.
His 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, Pera Museum, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art and Malmö Museum.
Serkan Taycan completed his MFA degree in Visual Arts at Sabancı University, Istanbul and in Photography at Aalto University, Helsinki. Currently, he is teaching as a part-time faculty member at Bilgi and Bahçeşehir Universities in Istanbul. In the past, he gave lectures, practice seminars, and led workshops at Iceland Academy of the Arts (Reykjavík), Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (Bangalore) and Leeds Arts University. 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.