Selma Banich

Field of Practice:

Special Programs


Eastern European Network

City, Country:

Zagreb, Croatia




Sept 2023 - Nov 2023


Born in Yugoslavia in 1979.

Selma Banich is an artist, activist and community organizer from Zagreb/Croatia. Her artistic practice is grounded in explorative, processual and activist work, and is politically inspired by anarchism and feminism. Selma has worked independently and in collaboration with other artists, curators, groups, and initiatives in the Balkans, Europe, and the USA.

She has participated in numerous dance, theater, and opera productions as a choreographer, and has also performed on camera. She is involved in local and transnational solidarity initiatives related to the ongoing feminist, anti-fascist, migrant, and workers’ struggles, namely Zagreb Solidarity City and For BREAD. Selma is the recipient of several accolades and fellowships, including, most recently, an ArtsLink International Fellowship (New York, 2019), and the Jackman Goldwasser International Visiting Artist Residency (Chicago, 2019). She was awarded the Nada Dimić Award with the collectives Women to Women (2020) and Sloga (2021). She is currently participating in training sessions for expressive art therapy practitioners.