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


As a freelance designer, Selwa crafted compelling brand identities, artworks and graphic designs for diverse clients and her own projects. 

She produced social media assets and design systems to strengthen online presences, conceptualized and executed logo design and visual identity projects,  and orchestrated branding strategies, product design, and creative consultancy/creative direction.

Her personal  visual art practice is also documented on this  Instagram page.
Branding & Logo Design of PUTF, 2019
Branding & Logo Design of BB, 2017
Logo Design for Music Workers Alliance, 2020 
Logo for the music collective 3afak, 2019 
Book Design (Thesis), Parsons, 2016
Creative Direction & Design, 2023 
Book Design, Parsons, 2016
Creative Direction in collaboration with Benoit Canaud Studio, 2017
Artwork, 2018
Creative Direction, 2021