Aida Šehović, Arts Center Residency 2019


Aida Šehović is a Bosnian born artist based in New York. Combining ritual and politics, Šehović uses the mechanism of social engagement to address her own cultural heritage and history. She is the founder of ŠTO TE NEMA – an annual nomadic monument to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide organized every July 11th with local communities in each host city since 2006. Šehović is the recipient of the ArtsLink Award (2006), the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (2207), the Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship (2013), and the Culture Push Fellowship (2017). She was an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center (2006), the Santa Fe Art Institute (2007), and the Grand Central Art Center (2015). Her ŠTO TE NEMA nomadic monument has traveled to 14 cities to date including Chicago, Toronto and Istanbul, and was presented at Artivism: Atrocity Prevention Pavilion organized by the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation during the 58th Venice Biennale.

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12th annual iteration of the ŠTO TE NEMA nomadic monument in Chicago_Manka Rabije