Aida Šehović is a Queens-based artist who was born in Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Using the mechanism of social engagement, her work seeks to reconcile histories of loss, trauma and violence that peoples and nations have suffered and perpetrated on each other. Since 2006, Šehović’s participatory nomadic monument, Što Te Nema? has traveled to different locations each year, including Istanbul, New York, The Hague, Stockholm and Toronto. Her group exhibitions include Queens International 2013, Queens Museum, NY (2013); EAF13, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY (2013); and Soul Seekers: Interpreting the Icon, Trinity Museum, NY (2012). She was an artist-in-residence at Grand Central Art Center, CA (2014) and the Santa Fe Art Institute, NM (2006). She was a recipient of the Oma’s Soup Grant, NY (2012). Šehović’s fellowships include the Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY (2013) and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (2007). She was awarded with the ArtsLink Award, NY (2006). She received a B.A. from the University of Vermont (2002) and an M.F.A. from Hunter College (2010).
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