In her work Didem Pekün (1978, Istanbul) combines research and practice. Previously in her films, she addressed how violence and displacement define and destroy life. Currently she researches on a roaming art education platform titled “Elemental Lab” .
Her documentaries and video installations have been shown internationally and received different awards. She is a founding member of Center for Spatial Justice (MAD). She holds a BA in Music from SOAS, an MA in Documentary from Goldsmiths, and a practice-based PhD in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London.
She is currently a visiting lecturer at Kadir Has University, Istanbul. (on leave 2022-23) and the recipient of Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme (2022-3).
She loves cats, very dark chocolate, and Istanbul.
︎︎︎ Curriculum Vitae
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