ŠEJLA KAMERIC

Šejla Kamerić is born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has received widespread acclaim for her poignant intimacy and social commentary. Her work is based on her own experiences, memories and dreams. It takes us to spaces of displacement and discrimination, insisting that the delicate and the sublime are not pushed aside during catastrophe or hardship, but that they rather exist simultaneously, revealing a complex, psychogeographic landscape and the tenacity of the human spirit. The sadness and beauty, hope and pain that shines out of her works are part of the stories we share. The weight of her themes stands in powerful contrast to her individual aesthetics and to her choice of delicate materials.

In 2015 Kamerić’s work has been shown in extensive solo exhibitions at ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul and the National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina. In the same year, her highly ambitious project Ab uno disce omnes, commissioned by Wellcome Collection, was shown in London as part of the exhibition Forensics: The anatomy of crime and her latest film Thursday premiered in the official section at the International Rotterdam Film Festival.

Kamerić received The ECF Routes Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity in 2011 and a DAAD-Berlin Artist Residency Fellowship in 2007. Her first short film What do I Know premiered in the Corto Cortissimo section of the Venice International Film Festival in 2007 and has been screened in more than 40 international film festivals. What do I Know was selected for Best Short Film at Zagreb Film Festival (2007) and Best Fiction Film at Adana Film Festival (2008).

Her work is included in renowned collections such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; MACBA, Barcelona; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; ERSTE Collection, Vienna; Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul; Art Collection Telekom, Bonn.