Art of Encounter, 20-01-20, ICI Berlin
Discussion and lecture with Michael Marder, Alison Sperling, Daniel Liu and Sema Bekirovic
Animalia at Garage Rotterdam
February 1 – April 19
Artists: Semâ Bekirovic, Melanie Bonajo, Tom Claassen, Niek Hendrix, Idiots, Juul Kraijer, Paul Kooiker, Francesco Merlini, Femmy Otten, Khvay Samnang, Charlotte Schleiffert, Jessica Segall, Simon Wald-Lasowski.
Curator: Imke Ruigrok
Opening of the exhibition:
“Bekirovic’s work is best described as playful conceptualism. Like reality, it’s a universe of temporary constellations wherein objects, people, animals and/or chemical reactions trigger one another into acting out their parts in a play directed by coincidence. Bekirovic creates a field of tension between the parameters she defines and her subject’s personal agenda. She eschews a hands-on, interfering approach, allowing her subject to co-author the work.”
Semâ Bekirović studied at the Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited at De Appel (Amsterdam), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Hayward Gallery Project Space (London), Dutch Culture Institute (Shanghai) and on Times Square (NYC).
Things that blow my mind for various reasons, a selection of research images for Mister Motley Salon
Partaker Agency: Entanglement of agencies in artworks by Bekirovic and Abramović. By Saskia Isabella, Maria Korsten
Kunst is Lang Radio (in Dutch):
A Selection of Articles
Many people and organizations have contributed to my work over the years. I would like to thank my many collaborators.
Roos van As
Ton de Vreede
Jan van Agteren
Kerem Ozan Bayraktar
Dijnselburg Zwembad in Zeist
Marcel Horck/ BEEZZZZ
Gemeente Amsterdam Zuid
and many others