ArtsLink International Fellowships​: US Projects

2020 Participants

Performance Art

Selma Banich (born in 1979 in Yugoslavia, lives in Zagreb) is an artist, educator and community organizer. Her socially engaged practice is based on 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, across Europe, and in the US. She has participated in numerous dance, theater, and opera productions as a choreographer, and has also performed on film. She participates in local and transnational solidarity initiatives related to the ongoing feminist, anti-fascist, migrant, and workers’ struggles. Currently, those initiatives are Transbalkan Solidarity and For BREAD.



The author of four collections of poetry, Omar has won numerous competitions including the Shabyt International Festival in Astana. His poems have been published widely in literary magazines throughout Russia and Kazakhstan. With a degree in film and video directing, he has worked for seventeen years in television as a director, journalist, television host and producer and has won awards for his documentaries. He also teaches poetry seminars at the Open Literature School in Astana. Omar hoped to discover new American authors and cooperate on translations of their works into Russian and works of Kazakh poets into English.