Born in 1988, visual and new media artist Doğukan Çiğdem applies his investigations on existence and civilization to the contemporary artistic forms using new-generation visual instruments. His tendency for drawing and creating visual narratives was exacerbated by the training in sculpture he received from Mehmet Aksoy. To put his theoretical works into practice, he combines his deep interest in electronics going back to his childhood and his professional experience in R-D with visual arts, also producing new media artworks.
Gencer Uçar describes Doğukan Çiğdem’s art with the following words: ‘’Doğukan Çiğdem provides us with clues about various forms of cycles of progress and development, while expanding art’s creative and narrative vocabulary through alternative techniques and materials, also opening the latter to further transformation. In his forms, he obtains a contemporary language from the combination of Adam’s evolutionary process and prehistoric lifestyles, and various layers of his practice that contain movement, irony and an authentic approach to storytelling. While telling the story of Adam and his first steps into the history of human civilization, he often makes references to the present, presenting to the viewer the intersections between the two.”