Aida Šehović is a Bosnian-born artist whose work grapples with displacement, loss and trauma caused by war, through a combination of ritual and politics. Born in Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Šehović arrived to United Stated as a refugee in 1997. A 2007 Jacob K. Javits Fellow, Šehović received a B.A. (2002) from the University of Vermont and an M.F.A. (2010) from Hunter College.
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 on-going and recurring nomadic monument to the Srebrenica genocide called ŠTO TE NEMA has traveled to 11 different cities in the US and Europe since 2006. This year, she is working together with the Bosnian diaspora communities to bring ŠTO TE NEMA to Chicago on July 11, 2017. Šehović lives in New York City.