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šejla Kameric

Bosnian Girl

šejla Kameric belongs to the generation of artists from Sarajevo who grew up during the war and siege and experienced the breakup of the construct that was the "multinational state" of Yugoslavia into ethnic separation. Central to her work are the manifestations and mechanisms of exclusion as well as the relation between individual self-perception and being perceived as the "other." Kameric uses a variety of media in her work. One of her best-known projects is "Bosnian Girl" (2003), for which she combined sexist and racist graffiti, found in Srebrenica and scrawled by a member of the UN Protection Force (UNPRO-FOR) stationed in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with a self-portrait. The work was then distributed as a postcard, newspaper advertisement, and in a poster campaign in various cities, including Sarajevo, Frankfurt, and Berlin.
šejla Kameric was born in 1976 in Sarajevo, where she still lives today. Solo exhibitions include "Close," National Gallery of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo (2005) and "Others and Dreams," Portikus, Frankfurt (2004). Contributions to group exhibitions include "Another Expo - Beyond the Nation-States," Gallery Level 1, Kitakyushu (2005); "I am here and you are there," Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (2004); MANIFESTA 3, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (2000).