After studying computing in Algeria, Massinissa Selmani (b. 1980, Algiers; lives in Tours, France) graduated from the École supérieure des beaux-arts in Tours. His work has subsequently been hailed by a special mention of the jury at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, and has appeared in a large number of solo and group exhibitions in France and abroad..
The winner of the Art Collector Prize and the SAM Prize for Contemporary Art in 2016, Massinissa Selmani has in particular exhibited in 2017 at the 13th Sharjah Biennial, the Biennale d’Architecture of Orléans (Frac Centre), the Drawing Biennial (London) and, in 2015, the first Triennale de Vendôme; the Dakar Biennial and the 13th Biennale de Lyon. His work is now part of important public and private collections, such as the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou (Paris); the Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, the Frac Centre and the Samdani Art Foundation (Bangladesh).