Think Freedom 2017
Think Freedom began in Sarajevo. It grew out of my conversations with young people about what culture and art mean to them: can they be tools to communicate, build and establish our freedom. Together we presented this multimedia interactive installation and incorporated sculpture, text, light, sound, kinetics, photography, and new media at the Sarajevo City Hall. Think Freedom’s first photograph was published by AP as the Global Image of the Day and its first sculpture to leave Sarajevo was in the hands of pope Frances as our message and Think Freedom was no longer a small project. In collaboration between artists and architects, municipalities, cultural and educational institutions, this public installation that is site specific in each location has been installed in 11 European cities thus far. It continues to travel to 20 other cities on 5 continents, until its final installation at Daag Hammerskjold Plaza in New York City in 2022.
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Edina is Bosnian born American sculptor.
She received a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. Her works have since been exhibited in over 70 group and solo shows in galleries across the US, in Europe, and Asia.
Her collaborative efforts with artists of many disciplines have resulted in founding of the New York-based collective The Stoodio and fashion house Anie Rexe, large public works, performances, and interactive installations. Her multimedia public art project Think Freedom began in Sarajevo in 2015 in order to connect young people with the universal power of art. Today this small contemporary art installation grew into a global art mission.
Edina’s life and art have been a subject of numerous magazine articles, radio and TV shows, and a TV documentary titled “Edina’s Story”. She is a recipient of Can Serrat Fellowship, Gosce Gallery Fellowship, Sculpture Space Fellowship and Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Fellowship.