Selma Selman



Selma Selman (1991, Bihać/BA) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Banja Luka (2014), where she graduated as one of the first Romani women.  She continued her education at the renowned Central European University in Budapest, and at Syracuse University in the USA (2018). In her artworks, her ultimate aim is to protect and enable female bodies and enact an across-scalar approach to the collective self-emancipation of oppressed women. Her search for functional, contemporary political resistance stems from her personal experience with oppression from various directions and scales. Selman is a founder of the organization Get The Heck To School, whose aim is to empower Roma girls who faced the ostracization from society and poverty. She lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the USA and across Europe. Selman’s works have been exhibited at Kunsthalle Wien, AUT (2020); L’Onde Center for Art, Paris, FRA, (2020); 58th Venice Biennale, IT (2019); Queens Museum, NY, USA (2019); Villa Romana, Firenze, IT (2019); The Creative Time Summit, Miami, USA (2018); 3. Berlin Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin, GER (2017); Acb Gallery, Budapest, HUN (2017); Agnès b. Galerie Boutique, New York, USA (2017); New Children Gallery, New Orleans, USA (2016); Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, GER (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, (BH) 2014.