Biography

"My name is Mersud Selman and I was born on 16th of December 1986 in Bihać, (Bosnia and Herzegovina). There I finished the secondary art school. I started to paint when I was a child and I had deep emotion for the colours. In 2010, I got accepted at the Academy of Arts under the supervision of Prof. Veso Sovilj (Department of Visual Arts). As student I was yet able to enjoy high appreciation for my artwork and my artistic vision. I participated in several art colonies and workshops and had solo exhibitions in Bihać, Sarajevo, Banja Luka and in some European cities as Munich and Berlin (Germany), Milan (Italy), Switzerland (Rheinfelden), Vienna (Austria) and Budapest (Hungary)

"We are humans, not gypsies". This is the title of a short documentary movie produced in 2016 and screened at the Sarajevo Film Festival the same year. A biographic statement which relates about me, my brother, who is also a painter, and my family, aiming in this way to offer a contra-response to the stereotyping image about Roma in the mainstream society."

CV

Mersud Selman . Exhibitions

2022
Young Romani Artists - YRA22 - Stiftung Kai Dikhas. Berlin, Germany
2021
DO NOT SPIT IN MY FACE - Virtual Exhibition
2019
Beauty & Violance - Gallery Kai Dikhas. Berlin, Germany
2017
Woman Reflection - Gallery Kai Dikhas. Berlin, Germany
 
Reflection in the Water - Atelier 5 in Rheinfelden, Switzerland
 
The Life in Images Center of Communication and Culture for Queer People - International week against discrimination, Munich, Germany
2016
SILENCE – Roma Women Portraits - Center for Arts and Culture of the CEU in Budapest, Hungary Bosnia
2015
Reflections - Gallery Banski Dvor in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegowina
 
Voli me, ne voli me (Like me, don’t like me) . Photography Exhibition, Discrimination of Roma Women - Gallery Zvono in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegowina
2014
Intimate Autoexpression - Das Studion im2ten, Wien, Austria
 
Teret (Burden) - National Day of Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegowina, Gallery ALU, Academy of Arts in Sarajevo
2013
Love is the most beautiful when you are waiting for it - Group exhibiton, Gallery San Fedele in Milan, Italy