Selwa Abd is a moroccan-born artist, music composer and freelance designer / consultant based in New York City.
Her prolific and thought-provoking output challenges critical questions surrounding the future of technology, her own fragmented personal identity shaped by the complexities of post-colonial urban environments, and the influence of virtual realities on contemporary society.

Inspired by Deleuze's interpretation of Henri Bergson's philosophical framework, she embraces intuition as a legitimate method for investigating these complex issues in all her creative endeavors.

Selwa collaborated with a diverse array of cultural artists spanning the realms of both the art and music worlds. Her musical compositions were showcased in exhibitions of contemporary visual artists, she also remixed the works of musical artists, including Depeche Mode. 

She is a recipient of the SACEM grant (2020), Harvestworks Technology Immersion Program Grant & Fellowship (2022), the Issue Project Room Residency (2022) and The Jerome Hill Artist Alternate Award (2023).

Selwa has shown works at MOMA Ps1, Roulette, Moogfest , National Sawdust, Issue Project Room x The Center for Performance Research, Basilica Hudson, Fridman Gallery, The James Gallery, 47 Canal and The Brooklyn Film Festival to name a few.

Selwa has earned recognition from outlets including The Washington Post, BOMB Magazine, GQ Middle East Magazine, Resident Advisor, Mixmag Mena and Artforum
Her music has been released on labels such as Optimo Music and Tresor Records.

Selwa is the founder of the community resource
Pick Up The Flow and the publishing imprint BIZAARBAZAAR. She's been a NTS Radio DJ resident since 2018.

Discography / Bandcamp

Artist CV

Born 1992, Casablanca, Morocco. Lives and works in New York City.

2021: CF, User Interface Design Program
2012-2016: Parsons School Of Design - The New School, BFA in Communication Design (First Class Honours)

Solo Shows:
As If Reality Part II, ISSUE Project Room & Center for Performance Research, NYC, 2022
As If Reality Part I, ISSUE Project Room & Harvestworks, Governors Island, NYC, 2022

Selected Group Shows:
Warm Up Series, MOMA PS1, NYC, 2023
The Future Of Water Festival, Music Gallery, Toronto, 2023
Presentation of multi-media project “Coins” (project with Miho Hatori), Roulette, NYC, 2023
Medium /98.6F series with Miho Hatori, 47 Canal, NYC, 2022
Radial series, Fridman Gallery, NYC, 2021
Show with William Basinski & YATTA, ISSUE Project Room, NYC, 2017

Jerome Hill Artist Alternate Award (2023)
Issue Project Room Residency (2022)
Harvestworks Grant & Fellowship (2022)
SACEM Grant (2020)
RBMA Bootcamp Participation, Bonaroo (2018)

The GQ Sound Survey | GQ Middle East | 2024
Freedom and Resilience Theme, Bergsonist new EP, Mixmag mena, 2024
MoMA Ps1 Warm Up Feature, Cultured Mag, 2023
Best Music of 2022, by Jace Clayton, Art Forum, 2022
NYC Artists Breaking Barriers, GQ Middle East, 2022
Bergsonist's techno diary, The Washington Post, 2020
Breaking Through Artist of 2020, Resident Advisor, 2020 
Bergsonist's Bodiless Archive, Borshch Magazine, 2019
Elaborate Intuition, Bomb Magazine, 2018