Selma Selman, artist and Romani activist, earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Banja Luka University’s Department of Painting, and graduated from Syracuse University (USA) with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Transmedia, Visual and Performing Arts. Her search for contemporary political resistance stems from her personal experience of oppression as a woman of Romani origin. Her artworks aim at protecting and empowering women, as well as enacting their collective self-emancipation. Selman is the founder of Get the Heck to School, an organization for the empowerment of Romani girls. She has exhibited widely and received several awards, among them the 2019 White Aphroid Award for outstanding artistic achievement. She lives between Europe and the USA.