About


In her work Didem Pekün (1978, Istanbul) combines practice, research and pedagogy. Previously in her essay films, she addresessed 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.

After being a faculty member at Koç University, a fellow at Goldsmiths, at Central European University, and at Graduate School @ UdK Berlin, she is currently a visiting lecturer at Kadir Has University, Istanbul (on leave 2022 – 2023).

She is a recipient of the grant the Berlin Artistic Research Program funded by Berlin Senate (2022 – 2023).

She loves cats, very dark chocolate, and Istanbul.

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