Mersud Selman
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.







12/2017


                        STOPPING PLACES VI 

                        Gallery Kai Dikhas in Berlin, Germany

08/2017


                        Reflection in the Water

                        Atelier 5 in Rheinfelden, Switzerland

04/2017


                        The Life in Images

                        Center of Communication and Culture for Queer People

                        International week against discrimination

                        in Munich, Germany

03/2016


                        SILENCE – Roma Women Portraits

                        Center for Arts and Culture of the CEU in Budapest,
                        Hungary
Bosnia

12/2015


                        Reflections

                        Group exhibition, Gallery Banski Dvor in Banja Luka

                        Bosnia and Herzegowina

09/2015


                        Voli me, ne voli me
(Like me, don’t like me)          
                           Photography Exhibition, Discrimination of Roma Women

                        Gallery Zvono in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegowina

06/2015


                        Intimate Autoexpression

                        Das Studion im2ten, Wien, Austria

12/2014


                        Intimate Autoexpression

                        Das Studion im2ten, Wien, Austria

12/2014


                        Teret
(Burden)

                        National Day of Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegowina

                        Gallery ALU, Academy of Arts in Sarajevo

05/2013


                        Love is the most beautiful when you are waiting for it

                          Group exhibiton, Gallery San Fedele in Milan, Italy