Aida Šehović (b. 1977, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Bosnian-American artist based in New York City. A 2007 Jacob K. Javits Fellow, Šehović holds an MFA (2010) from Hunter College and a BA with Honors (2006) from the University of Vermont.
Her work has been exhibited at the Queens Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Flux Factory and the Grand Central Art Center. Selected residencies, fellowships and honors include: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space Residency (2015), GCAC Artist Residency (2014), Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship (2013), Oma’s Soup Grant (2012), Hunter College Graf Travel Grant (2009), ArtsLink Award (2006), Santa Fe Art Institute Residency (2006), Vermont Arts Council Artist Development Grant (2005), and Vermont Studio Center Residency (2005). Her work has been reviewed and written about in the Huffington Post, Muftah, KCET, Globe and Mail, Politics Reconsidered, Dani, Radikal Hayat, and Seven Days. Šehović has participated on panels and symposiums at universities including Yale University, Trinity College, Pace University, Connecticut College, Columbia University and American University; arts institutions, such as Untitled Art Fair, Skowhegan Project Space and Queens Museum, as well as various community organizations. For more details, please download full CV.
Her ongoing project commemorating the Srebrenica genocide exists as a nomadic monument made with collected porcelain coffee cups (fildžani) and coffee that travels to a new location annually. Šehović is currently working together with the Bosnian diaspora communities to bring ŠTO TE NEMA to Chicago on July 11, 2017. To contact Aida Šehović please click HERE.