Sema Bekirovic

Sema Bekirovic

Sema Bekirovic is a visual artist whose work could be described as playful conceptualism. She uses different media, mainly video, photography and installations. Sema’s work is often inspired by scientific ideas, and deals with the supposed difference between culture and nature, and the obtaining of (and letting go of) control. Sometimes she deploys animals in her work, though not really as subject (or object), but in a more collaborative fashion. Sema 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 in Times Square (NYC).

Sema Bekirovic is a visual artist based in Amsterdam.



Sema Bekirovic's Works

The Radiance of Sensible HeatSema Bekirovic2016

The Radiance of Sensible Heat, Sema Bekirovic, 2016

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Filmed with a thermal camera we see a hand touching objects in the plaster sculpture depot of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Focusing on the transference of body heat from hands to objects, bringing them into focus as they light up with the heat.

Unfixed GalaxiesSema Bekirovic2018

Unfixed Galaxies, Sema Bekirovic, 2018

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Unfixed analogue photographic prints (80×60cm), framed behind red glass. A photogram is developed but purposely left unfixed, so the print remains sensitive to light.