Serkan Taycan is an artist and academic with a background in engineering and documentary photography.

He holds a BA in Civil Engineering from YTU, Istanbul, and completed his MA in Visual Arts at Sabancı University, Istanbul, and Photography at Aalto University, Helsinki. Currently, he's a contract instructor and Ph.D. student at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University.

In his research-based artistic practice, Taycan explores the ecological and urban transformations from a spatial and socio-political perspective. He employs various mediums like photography, video, mapping, and walking to address these issues.

Taycan's work has been exhibited in prominent museums globally, such as MAXXI Rome, MuCEM Marseille, Malmö Museum, SALT Istanbul, Pera Museum, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, and Sakıp Sabancı Museum. He's also participated in international contemporary exhibitions like the Venice Architectural Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Mardin Biennial, Sinop Biennial, Cappadox, and Thessaloniki Photography Biennale. In 2017, he published an experimental photography book, "Agora #04: Taksim."

He has previously undertaken artist residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2015) and the Delfina Foundation in London (2016). From 2016 to 2018, he taught courses on visual arts and urban culture as a part-time faculty member at Bilgi and Bahçeşehir Universities in Istanbul. Taycan has also given lectures and led seminars and workshops at institutions, including the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík, the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, and Leeds Arts University.