Kemil Bekteši (1997, Belgrade) is Bosnian/Serbian/Kosovar visual artist. He completed his master's (2021) and bachelor's (2020) degrees at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. In 2018/19 he studied contemporary art at Faculdade de Belas Artes do Porto (Portugal). 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 perforamnces, 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 co-founder and associate of the Gallery of Contemporary Art “Manifesto” in Sarajevo. He lives and works between Sarajevo and Belgrade.