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Solo Exhibit by Selma Selman


Jul 23 - Sep 10 / 10:00
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Selma Selman is a young and world-famous artist and activist who, through her work, often deals with issues relevant to the Roma community in which she grew up.

Selma Selman was born in 1991 in the Roma community village of Ružica in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After studying painting at the Fine Arts Academy in Banja Luka, she completed her MFA in Transmedia Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York. She has exhibited extensively across Europe and the US and her work is included in numerous international collections. She took part in the FutuRoma Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale. In 2021, she was awarded the Rijksakademie residency in Amsterdam.

The exhibition is produced in partnership with the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, AKCIJA Association, as well as various other organizations and supporters. The program "Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion through the promotion of artistic and activist opus of members of the Roma community" is realized in partnership with the AKCIJA Association, supported by the European Union and the Council of Europe through its joint program "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022".

Various elements of the production are supported by partners and friends in collaboration with the National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, AKCIJA Association and SONEMUS Association. Solo exhibition by Selma Selman has been supported by the UN Agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sweden as well as the Open Society Fund BiH, University of Sarajevo, Ministry of Culture and Sports – Canton of Sarajevo, Trust for Mutual Understanding and other supporters, institutions and organizations.