Šejla Kamerić was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has received widespread acclaim for her poignant intimacy and social commentary. Based on her own experiences, memories and dreams, which were influenced by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995), Kamerić’s work takes us to spaces of displacement and discrimination. The weight of her themes stands in powerful contrast to her individual aesthetics and to her choice of delicate materials.
Kamerić received The ECF Routes Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity in 2011, the DAAD-Berlin Artist Residency Fellowship in 2007. Her first short film What do I Know, premiered in Corto Cortissimo section of (64th) Venice International Film Festival and circulated over 40 film festivals winning Golden Pram for the Best Short Film awards at (5th) Zagreb Film Festival and (15th) Adana Film Festival. Her work is included in European collections such as Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris; MACBA, Barcelona; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; ERSTE Collection, Vienna; Deutsche Telekom, Bonn and Vehbi Koç Foundation in Istanbul.
Her new ambitious work Ab uno disce omnes, commissioned by Wellcome Collection as part of the exhibition Forensics: The anatomy of crime, is shown in London until June 2015 and as an ongoing Open server database web project at http://abunodisceomnes.wellcomecollection.org