Biography of Šejla Kamerić
Šejla Kamerić (born 1976 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Bosnian artist who has received widespread acclaim for her poignant intimate, social, and political commentary. With a background rooted in graphic design and advertising, Kamerić specializes in video art, film, and installation. Her work often merges her own personal experiences with that of themes of the war in the Balkans. She is part of a Balkan group of artists whose work deals with concepts such as the adaptation of Balkan society to capitalism and the process of creation and disintegration of national identities.
Šejla Kamerić is a Member of the European Cultural Parliament and has been the recipient of an Artist in Residency Grant from the DAAD Fellowship in Berlin and the ECF Routes Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity in 2011. In 2000, Kamerić participated in Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana. Her work is included in European collections such as Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; MACBA, Barcelona; Deutsche Telekom, Bonn; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; ERSTE Collection, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; and Vehbi Koç Foundation in Istanbul.