Kemil Bekteši X Bazerdžan: Butmir Culture Reimagined
How do you bring new life into something several millennia old?
Our latest collection, in collaboration with Kemil Bekteši, perhaps offers part of the answer that is anything but straightforward.
Check out how it came to life with the behind-the-scenes story on our blog!
About the artist
Kemil Bekteši (b. Belgrade, 1997.) is a visual artist. He studied at Faculdade de Belas Artes do Porto (2018/19) and completed his master’s (2021) and bachelor’s (2020) degrees at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. He was awarded the Golden Badge of the University of Sarajevo for undergraduate and master’s studies and was named the best student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in graduate and master’s studies. In his artistic practice, he often deals with topics related to identity, geopolitics, and nationality. His artistic practice employs a range of media, including performances, works in public spaces, objects, and installations, often site/time specific. In 2020, he became the youngest finalist for the ZVONO award (YVAA – Young Visual Artists Awards, Bosnia and Herzegovina), and in 2022 he became a finalist for the MANGELOS Award (YVAA – Young Visual Artists Awards, Serbia). He is part of the fifth generation of WHW Academy (Yagreb) and co-founder and associate of the Gallery of Contemporary Art “Manifesto” in Sarajevo. He lives and works between Sarajevo and Belgrade.