“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.”

Marcus Bruystens


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).




Media (Selection)


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

Lavallette/ a conversation with (English)

Metropolis M, by Loes van Beuningen (Dutch)

Guardian, by Skye Sherwin (English)

The Reversibility of Art, Lucretius, Gravity and Semâ Bekirovic’s How to stop falling. Professor Graham Allen, University College Cork, Ireland