Didem Yagci is a contemporary artist based in Istanbul. After studying science at her undergraduate school in Bosphorous University, 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, TR 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, TR 2015 Nov Contemporary Istanbul 2015, Gallery Merkur, Istanbul, TR 2016 May Solo Show “Self-Connection”, Gallery Ilayda, Istanbul, TR 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, TR 2016 Nov Contemporary Istanbul 2015 with Gama Gallery (represented by Gallery Ilayda) 2016 Dec Art Miami Aqua Art Fair , Gama Gallery, Miami, USA