Gözde Türkkan was born in 1984 in Turkey and graduated from İstanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Communications, Department of Photography and Video in 2008. Türkkan worked as a photography course instructor in the Visual Communication Design Department of the same university. She continued her education in University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design (London, UK), where she received her MA degree in 2010. The artist participated in !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival (2007) and group shows at The Empire Project (Istanbul, 2011), Vol de Nuits (Marseille, 2011) and x-ist (Istanbul, 2010). In 2011, she opened her first solo show, ‘Looking Back at You’ at Operation Room Gallery, İstanbul and in 2012 her second solo show ‘Full Contact’ at X-ist. Her work from Pay Here series has participated in Christie’s auction Visions d’Orient, Paris (2011) and Sotheby’s auction Contemporary Art / Turkish, London (2012).