In her work Didem Pekün (1978, Istanbul) combines research and practice. In her essay films, she addresess how violence and displacement define and destroy life. Her documentaries and video installations have been shown internationally and received different awards. She is a founding member of Center for Spatial Justice (MAD). She holds a BA in Music from SOAS, an MA in Documentary from Goldsmiths, and a practice-based PhD in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London.
After being a faculty member at Koç University, a Research Fellow at Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, a Joint Fellow at Institute for Advanced Studies & Visual Studies Platform at CEU, Budapest, she is currently a fellow at Graduate School at Universität der Künste Berlin.
She loves cats, very dark chocolate, and Istanbul.