EDINA SELESKOVIC is an artist with many years of international exhibiting experience. She is recognized within the United States art scene and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Seeking answers to the questions about the role of culture in our society, Edina is changing general perception of art and artist, and her project Think Freedom on its world journey connects young people and creativity, cultural institutions and cities, art and new technologies.
Edina was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She came to the United States as a high school exchange student in 1991. Due to the Bosnian War, she remained in the United States, found a new home and her life’s calling. Since her graduation from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, her works have been exhibited in over 50 solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Her collaborative efforts with artists working in varied art disciplines led to the founding of the New York art group The Stoodio and the fashion collaborative Anie Rexe. She is also one of the artists founders of the Williamsburg Art community in New York. Her projects did not stop there. She is also known for the public performance Take One in collaboration with New York photographer Emily Raw, video performance Maid in Chinatown in collaboration with Los Angeles artist Aaron Sheppard, which was presented at the first Chinese Biennial of Art in Beijing in 2008, and many others.
Edina’s life story and successful artistic career speak of many directions her path has taken. Edina is also a recognizable name in the New York fashion scene with the fashion house Anie Rexe whose creations were featured on the pages of NRG, Cosmopolitan and Smock magazine.
Edina is traveling often, working on both continents whenever possible, and gladly developing projects related to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2007, Special Edition BH Postage Stamp was painted by Edina Seleskovic and in 2013, Edina designed the BH national basketball team jersey and their visual communication. She is the founder of first Artist in Residence program in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the studio of Ismet Mujezinović. In collaboration with artist Maria Lanas and astronaut Nicole Stott, Edina with the project Postcards to Space organized for the kids from hematology and oncology department at the Children’s Hospital in Tuzla to send their artwork and messages to the International Space Station. Her Think Freedom project, launched from the city of Sarajevo, has for three years now been on its European tour, and next year it will travel to South America, Asia, Australia – to have its final setting in New York in 2022.
Edina Seleskovic is the winner of a number of awards such as Can Serrat Fellowship in Barcelona, Gosce Gallery Fellowship in Austria, Sculpture Space Fellowship in New York, and Sam and the Adele Golden Foundation Fellowship in New York, and became the only artist to receive these two prestigious awards for both painting and sculpture. She is also a motivator and frequent speaker at conferences with a theme of culture in society, such as Weekend Media Festival, OPEN FEST, STEPS conferences and CEO conferences. Edina is one of the founders and the director of project SuperWoman and the Festival of Contemporary Woman, that brings together influential women from all over the world who wish to share their inspirational stories of success.
Her life and career are subjects of many magazine articles, TV and radio shows, and the documentary “Edina’s Story” by VoATV. Numerous planned projects take Edina throughout Europe today, she lives and works in New York, Sarajevo and Tuzla.