Serkan Taycan studied engineering and 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. 

Taycan concentrates on the ever-changing relationship of urban and rural spaces, consequences of these changes, future projections and the people who are affected by these processes of transformation. He works primarily with photography and maps, also engages with walking. His work has been exhibited in various biennials and venues, among which are Venice Architectural Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Sinop Biennial and Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale as well as St.Petersburg Russian National Centre of Photography, Malmö Museum and Photographic Center Northwest Seattle. He is a member of RecCollective. 

Serkan Taycan lives and works in Istanbul.