From May 2021, artist Selma Selman will spend two months in residency at Tallinn Art Hall. The selected artist, chosen from over 200 applicants, will develop new works that reflect on Virtual Reality contributing artistically to the discourse generated by the BEYOND MATTER project. During her stay in Tallinn, Estonia, she will focus on the ongoing project called “The Museum of Travelling Dreams”, which reconstructs the memories of childhood dreams that never came true. She will expand on it by including people from marginalised groups such as the Roma community in Tallinn (in cooperation with Roma organisations), immigrants and LGBTQI+ communities. The residency programme is part of the large-scale cooperation project BEYOND MATTER – Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Selma Selman is an artist from Bosnia and Herzegovina and of Romani origin. Selma is a founder of the organisation “Mars To School”/ ”Go The Heck To School”, the aim of which is to empower girls all around the world who face ostracisation from society and poverty. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014 from the Faculty of Painting at the University of Banja Luka, and in 2018 she graduated from Syracuse University with a Master of Fine Arts – Transmedia, Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, New York.