Selam Bekele is a multimedia artist based between Los Angeles and New York. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Film Production and Visual Communications from the University of California, Davis. Selam has developed a unique-eye for diverse stories, compelling perspectives, and innovative forms of storytelling. In 2016, she coined the term "Ethiopian Surrealism" as an homage to the time-traveling folklore of her Ethiopian heritage, and has produced a series of video, sound, sculpture and experiential events around the theme of memory and placement.
As a freelance artist, she has recently been profiled by PBS and Blavity for her work in science fiction and has the skills to direct, shoot, and edit her own content. Her experience ranges across disciplines including social documentaries, commercial campaigns, and experimental art installations. Her most recent clients include Bric Arts & Media, Slate Magazine, HBO, and Boiler Room.