As an artist, Didem Yagci deeply questions her own reasons for existence. Her earlier works focused on the relationship between material and meaning, depicted through women with the idea that the difference of mankind from other living beings lies in the sensations they experience through their bodies.
As Didem's artistic journey deepened, her artistic approach and artwork have evolved into multi dimensional-layered wall sculptures in a very unique way. Her sculptures are based upon the architecture, design & installation psychology of metropolises, and the visually coded hierarchy of the urban areas, emphasizing the relationship between the human’s position in society with the illusional relation on the human’s body, identity, and fate. These geometric illusions which are referred to as the psychology of urban touch, constituting both a virtual architectural space and as a reflection of multilayered forms of understanding.
Didem's wooden sculptures form kinetical patterns that also express notions of creation, infinity and eternity. Her method of working with wood is unprecedented so that she layers the delicate pieces and sands them by hand and placing them together to create three-dimensional canvases with richly textured, impasto-like surfaces.
1994-1999 BS in Chemistry, Bosphorous University, Istanbul, TR
2009-2011 MA in Contemporary Art and Design, London College of Fashion, London, UK (scholarship)
2019 Group Exhibition, Red Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
SCOPE Miami, ACT Art Platform, Miami, FL
Contemporary Istanbul, Red Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
AAF London & Battersea, UK
FREQUENCIES, Artist Duo Act, Sol Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2018 Contemporary Istanbul, Red Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Group Exhibition, Eternity Gallery, Singapore
2017 Aqua Miami, Gama Gallery, Miami
Contemporary Istanbul, Alan Istanbul Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Group Exhibition, Galerie Bartone Gallery, Paris, FR
2016 Contemporary Istanbul, Gama Gallery, Istanbul
Group Exhibition, Gallery Ilayda, Istanbul.
Solo Exhibition,”Self Connection”,Gallery Ilayda,Istanbul.
Group Exhibition, Merkur Gallery,Istanbul
2015 Contemporary Istanbul, Merkur Gallery, Istanbul
2014 Lucca Art, Solo Exhibition, “This Side Of Paradise”, Istanbul
Group Exhibition, Gallery Different, London, UK
Exhibiting Regent Park Metro Station during FRIEZE London, (Regent Park Metro Station of Frieze Art Fair)
2010-2011 LCF Group Exhibitions and Artist Residencies, London, U
2019 Scope Miami Highlighted Artist, Awarded by Solo Show in 2020 Scope NY
2014 Frieze Artshow Outdoor Exhibition Juror’s Choice Award
2012 Istanbul Modern Museum Outdoor Board Juror’s Choice Illustration Award
2010 LCF Contemporary Art and Design Program Scholarship Awarded by the EU