Bosnia and Herzegovina, b. 1976
Šejla Kamerić is a visual artist whose practice involves film, photography, objects, drawings, and installations. She has received widespread international acclaim for poignant intimacy and social commentary that have become the main elements of her work. Taking up questions that arise from non-linear historical narratives, as well as personal histories, Kamerić places her focus on the politics of memory, modes of resistance in human life, and the consequential idiosyncrasies of women’s struggle. By insisting on empathy as the founding communicative mechanism between herself, her subjects, and her spectators, Kamerić warns of, and at the same time creates, powerful political statements. Kamerić’s work is part of numerous international art collections, and she has individually displayed at Konsthall in Stockholm, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, amongst others. Her films were screened at more than 40 international film festivals, including Venice International and Sarajevo Film Festival.