He studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris and got MBA degree. During this time, he also studied drama in L'Actorat, Paris. He lived in California during the years 1980-1987, studied painting and film-making at the CCAC, in California. He has had several shows in New York, California and Paris. He returned to Turkey in 1987.
He has had 142 one-man-shows in around the world in addition to participating to numerous group shows. Baykam is one of the pioneers of the New-Expressionism movement and of multi-media and photo-painting oriented political art. He is the author of 29 published books, two feature film scripts; there are also 52 catalogs and 8 books about his works.