Didem Yagci is a contemporary artist based in Istanbul. After studying science at her undergraduate school in BosphorousUniversity, she had a European Union Scholarship and graduated from London College of Fashion to establish her own experiments about contemporary art.
As an artist, Didem Yagci uses fabrics, book pages, banknotes, music notes, maps etc with ink, acrylic paint, and natural felt as a top layer with a unique approach.
Her first solo show “This Side of Paradise” was exhibited at Lucca Art in Istanbul in 2015. Her artwork of this show were influenced by Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of “This Side of Paradise”, depicting the dramatic and psychological effects of the socio-cultural changes in the 1920s on individuals and especially women. Her artwork exhibited in many group shows and art fairs (the details are given below) including Istanbul and London and most recently at Aqua Fair during Art Miami.
2015 Jul-Aug “Summer Collective” Group Show in Gallery Merkur, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 October Competition Group Show at Gallery Different and (also her artwork was exhibited) in Regent Park Metro Station during the LONDON FRIEZE Art Fair. London, UK
2015 Nov-Dec Group Show “Catharsis” at Gallery Ilayda, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Nov Contemporary Istanbul 2015, Gallery Merkur, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 May Solo Show “Self-Connection”, Gallery Ilayda, Istanbul, Turkey
With her most recent Solo Show series entitled “Self Connection,” Didem Yağcı aimed to invite the viewers on a journey into their inner selves. She pointed out the evolutional process of those who make an inward journey in order to establish a connection with their ESSENCE, during which they experience a shift in awareness which makes it possible for them to evaluate the existence and the universe according to their own individual evolution.
2016 Jul-Sep “Summer Collective” Group Show at Gallery Ilayda, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Nov Contemporary Istanbul with Gama Gallery (represented by Gallery Ilayda), Turkey
2016 Dec Art Miami Aqua Art Fair , Gama Gallery, Miami, USA
2017 April Corrado Bortone Galerie, Group Show , 13 Rue Mazarine 75006 Paris, France
Didem Yağcı is a contemporary artist who creates innovative artwork by transforming her artistic perspectives through a unique technique of material usage with emphasis on the relationship between visual fragmentation of the composition and intuitive aesthetic balance.
With this approach, she aims to offer an alternative way to the traditional perception of paintings. Didem Yagci’s work questions the “Experience of Emotions” which is the only existential difference that sets the Human Being apart from all the other creatures. Addressed as the metaphorical subjects, viewers are presented with a conceptual point of view, emphasizing the universal reality of our existence.
Didem Yağcı uses traditional natural felt to create a figurative form by combining with fabrics, old book pages, music notes, sewing patterns, maps, banknotes and In her compositions with a unique approach
Didem Yagci questions the fundamental relationship of the human being (focusing on women) to their feelings according to her own individual evolution.The real meaning behind Didem Yagci’s work can be discovered by filling in the secret spaces that are hidden between layers of fabrics, pages and colors and referring to sub-levels of emotional states of a Human Being.