Dogukan Cigdem


Doğukan Çiğdem, born in 1988, is a visual and experimental new media artist based in Istanbul, Turkey.

He worked in several prestigious humor magazines with his unique drawings. He also has written numerous stories and tales. He worked with Sculptor Mehmet Aksoy on pattern, design and sculpture in 2015. He has been working in his personal studio in Cihangir, Istanbul since 2016 and in collaboration with several arts institutions. He defines his artistic character as “chaotic and pictorial representation of stories of people who do not live where they are born anymore and of whom are not asked any own decisions”

“Every each person has a bit of excitement to hold onto his/her life. Even a little bit spark… But, the most solid evidence of our living paths are forms. I aim to reflect the new world that has founded all over again by our children, untainted customs and conscience created by cultural spirit in the pictorial, visual and mechanical ways. Are the flat forms of modern days, happiness motivation of the future? Or, fake brightness of a degenerated world? We, for sure, think about future as from today.”

Selected Events

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2018      “All The Way Through” – Galeri Bu, Istanbul.
  • 2016      “Evrenin Çocuksu Yüzü (Puerilely Face of the Universe)” – Kaş Sanat Art
    Center, Istanbul.


  • 2017      “Eşzamanlılık | Synchronicity” – Curated by İpek Yeğinsü, Mebusan 25, Istanbul.
  • 2017      “Pascal’ın Oyunu (Game of Pascal)” – Galeri Eksen, Istanbul.
  • 2017      “Mutfak (The Cuisine)” – Beyoğlu Kayla, Istanbul.
  • 2017      “Gerçek Ne? (What’s the reality?)” – Erva Art Gallery, Istanbul.


Art Fairs:

  • 2017       “Utopia” – Istanbul International Art Fair, Galeri Bu, Istanbul.


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