Kamill is a multimedia artist and art student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Their definition of art is based on their own experiences of emancipation. Kamill’s art revolves around origin, gender as a spectrum and marginalization.
The pandemic, especially the last lockdown last winter, was characterized by loneliness and abstinence, a great search for meaning within his 1-room flat and the confrontation with themself, by artistic creation and the compilation of their application portfolio they ultimately used to apply to art academies. “But what I realized is that social contacts and social events are a central source of inspiration for me, because after two days I was totally spent. Then I knew for sure: I have to meet with someone now, because otherwise I wouldn’t get any ideas anymore. My creative well was empty.”
Kamill moved to Munich almost six years ago, and since then their perspective on the city has evolved into a positive one. “I definitely have things to say out loud, and I do have the voice to do that. That’s what I've realized.” Projects like a fundraiser that allowed Kamill to generate €10,000 for the queer community in cooperation with a gallery owner encourage him. “I stand for change, for political transformation and for my definition of progress. That wouldn’t have any impact in Berlin, because this narrative is already being told there. But here in Munich it's still quite unique.”
For Kamill, being queer means that they are not cis-heteronormative in their gender identity, nor in their sexual orientation, which they don’t need to define. With a mural in the gay communication centre in Munich, Kamill has made themself a part of the local LGBTQIA+ community, in which they encourage reflection.
Kamill wishes to strengthen the queer community in Munich, bring people together, create a network and a sense of community. “I wish that people who have this dream (from the queer community in Munich) find the courage to take their place and be loud and tackle issues, start and initiate projects. I think we need many queer initiators who say: I’m powerful. I’m driven. I want people who are willing to go against prevailing structures and question whether everything really has to be the way it is now.” On an artistic level, they want to exceed his previous exhibitions. “I want to do new things, I want to surprise and I want to collaborate with other artists. Collaboration is the 'thing of now'. When we create something together and forget our pride, we are unstoppable!”