Serkan Taycan (1978) was born in Gaziantep, Turkey. He studied engineering at YÄ±ldÄ±z Technical University in Istanbul. After graduating, in 2004 he went on to complete a master-class on documentary photography in Nordens Fotoskola, Sweden and he completed various workshops with renowned photographers including Anders Petersen, Alex Webb, Halil Koyuturk.
He worked as staff photographer for Radikal newspaper and Asistant Curator for Photography at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.
His works were shown at MalmÃ¶ Museum, MalmÃ¶, Sweden in 2008, he was selected to exhibit as a â€˜Young Photographer from Turkeyâ€™ at the Russian National Centre of Photography, St.Petersburg, Russia in 2006. His works was also exhibited in the 9th International Istanbul Biennialle Hospitality Zone In 2005.
Serkan Taycanâ€™s works has been exhibited at several galleries including, KarÅŸÄ± Art Center Istanbul Photography Center, Istanbul, KargART Gallery, Izmir K2 art Gallery. His works have appeared also in many international publications, including; The New Yorker, Wallpaper*, Der Spiegel.
During Summer 2009 Taycanâ€™s Homeland series represented Turkey at Vendome Photography Festival for a Turkish Season in France. This series was published in the French Photography Magazine â€œImagesâ€. He was also one of the 18 artists selected to participate in the â€œNeighbourhoodâ€ project exhibiting in Istanbul and Berlin in conjunction with Istanbul 2010
He is represented by Elipsis Gallery in Istanbul. He is a Sipa Press photographer.Serkan is also a member a group of independent photographers collective, RecCollective, and currently lives and works in Istanbul.
Personal / Group Selection of Exhibitions
Homeland 2009 â€“ Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, TR
Homeland 2009 â€“ Promenades Photographiques, Vendome, FR
Neighborhood 2009 â€“ Curator: GAPO, Istanbul, TR
Editions I 2009 â€“ Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, TR
Under Construction 2009 â€“ Curator: Ã‡aÄŸla Ormanlar Ok, Jaana PrÃ¼ss, Hayaka ArtÄ±, Istanbul, TR
KargaÅŸa 8 2008 – KargART Gallery, Istanbul, TR
Narratives From The Private 2008 – Curator: Serdar Darendeliler, MalmÃ¶ Museum, MalmÃ¶. SE
Be a realist, demand the impossible! 2007 â€“ Curator: Halil AltÄ±ndere, KarÅŸÄ± Art Center, Istanbul, TR
Fanus 2006 – Curator: Omer Orhun, IFSAK 1st International Istanbul Biennialle of Photography, Istanbul, TR
Young Photography from Turkey 2006 – Curator: GAPO, Russian National Centre of Photography, St.Petersburg, RU
Young Talents in Turkish Photography v.02 2004 â€“ Istanbul Photography Center, Istanbul, TR 2004 â€“ Izmir K2 Art Gallery, Istanbul,TR