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Emir Šehanović

There Will Be Bliss, Emir Šehanović, 2024

Emir Šehanović is interested in today’s world that has gone to pieces as the literal sediment of human activity. He brings objects to an (after)life, or to the point at which they start to resemble life. Much of his work brings together parts of different bodies, different types of hybrids of us and our image. Maintaining that the body is fundamentally plastic and that corporeal identity is constituted by a conspiracy of sensations, he pursues the question of how the body fits, or fails to fit, into its aesthetic environments.

Emir Šehanović (*1981, Tuzla) lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia. Outside of the region, he has exhibited his work at solo and group shows at eastcontemporary, Milan (2023), Space O+A, Tokyo (2023), viennacontemporary (2023), Liste Art Fair Basel (2021), Kunstraum Riehen (2021), Jeune Création, Les Beaux-Arts de Paris (2018), AQB Project Space Budapest (2018), Ultrastudio Los Angeles (2018), Gallery Weekend Berlin (2015), and Athens Video Art Festival (2013), among others. He also took part in Liste Art Fair (2015, 2020, 2021), Vienna Contemporary (2019), Parallel Vienna (2018), and ArtGeneve (2018, 2019). Šehanović has recently been selected as one of the 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, in a publication by Thames and Hudson.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 Synthetic Attraction, Space O+A Art Event, Tokyo, Japan
2019 The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine, Eugster || Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
2017 09:14, Eugster || Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
2015 Let the evil always pass and never come in!, KM8 Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2014 Take Three Deep Breaths, International Portrait Gallery of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2014 Take Three Deep Breaths, L’OV – CAN Centre d’art Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
2013 Rainbow Magic, HipHip Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 Subuhum Kudusum Veruhum, U10 Gallery, Beograd, Serbia
2013 Trinity, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 A human being after all, eastcontemporary, Milan
2023 viennacontemporary 2023, Kursalon Vienna, Austria
2022 44. Crnogorski likovni salon, CGU Miodrag Dado Đurić, National Museum of Montenegro, Cetinje
2021 Liste Art Fair, Eugster || Belgrade, Basel
2021 KIBLIX 2020–2021: Virtual Worlds Now, KIBLA PORTAL, Maribor
2021 CONTROLOGY, Kunstraum Riehen, Riehen
2021 CONFLICTS (Future Ecologies / We Are Here), program by the British Council, curated by Natalija Paunić, Drugstore Belgrade / Eugster || Belgrade
2019 Odkuda / form from, Galerija Reflektor, Užice, Serbia
2018 Artikulacije I, Evangelical Church, Pančevo, Serbia
2018 Acéphale, aqb Project Space, Budapest, Hungary
2018 No Where – Now Here, Ultrastudio, Los Angeles / Las Vegas Desert
2018 Jeune Création #68, Les Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris, France
2018 That That Lies Beneath, GSL Projekt, Berlin, Germany
2018 The Shape of a Shadow, GSL Projekt, Berlin, Germany
2017 GENODEM1GLS, LAGE EGAL, Berlin, Germany
2017 Heterotopia: The Spaces of Otherness, Serbian House, London, UK
2015 Gallery Weekend, HVW8 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2015 Re-Contextualizing the Folklore Rituals, POST NORMA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 When It Is Dark Enough, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
2014 Same Space / New Light, HVW8 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2014 EUDAIMONIA, Bord de l’eau design factory, Thessaloniki, Greece
2013 ATHENS VIDEO ART FESTIVAL, Athens, Greece
2013 P.O.P. IN PROGRESS, (Prevalence Offering Potentialities), GALLERAY, New York, United States
2010 Opušteno – ART OF ASFALT reunion, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010 HAT CREW, Joseph Beuys Museum, Heilbronn, Germany
2008 SPAPORT, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

ART FAIRS

2022 Liste Art Fair, Eugster || Belgrade, Basel
2020 Liste Showtime, LISTE Art Fair Basel, online edition
2019 viennacontemporary 2019, Vienna, Austria
2019 artgenève, Geneva, Switzerland
2018 artgenève, Geneva, Switzerland
2018 PARALLEL VIENNA, Vienna, Austria
2015 Liste Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

 

SELECTED TEXTS

2019 “The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine” by Miloš Zec, published on moussemagazine.it
2019 “The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine” by Miloš Zec, published on curamagazine.com
2018 “PARALLEL VIENNA 2018 Selected” by Marie-Claire Gagnon & Julius Pristauz, published on pw-magazine.com
2018 “YOUNG CREATION 2018 – OUR SELECTION” by Guillaume Benoit published on slash-paris.com
2017 “09:14” by Relja Bobić, published on KubaParis.com
2017 “Let the evil always pass and never come in” by Zdena Kolečková, published in Badland Magazine No. 01
2015 “Dry Magazine” by Elizabeth Wedel, published in Dry Magazine No. 04
2014 “Photography and Bosnian Witchcraft” by Zdena Kolečková, published in Fotograf Magazine No. 24