Selina Roman
I investigate the ideas of perception, power, protection and femininity in my photo-based work. Using fashion as an entry point, I challenge the viewer to contemplate the question that there is power in anonymity and that an unreturned gaze is just as powerful, if not more so, than the one that is exchanged. I cover my subjects in garments such as burqas or swimming caps. I hide faces thereby denying viewers access, shifting the dynamic of the gaze and questioning who is being watched. In the age of Facebook, reality television and surveillance, where our identities have morphed into commodities, I explore the need to be seen and unseen.

News

Please check out my new experimental site http://cargocollective.com/selinaroman/R

Exhibitions

Machine in the Ghost, Kirk Ke Wang Art Space
Opening Reception, Oct. 3
Machine in the Ghost

Write up in Hyperallergic

Preview of Machine in the Ghost in Creative Loafing

Acid Reflux, FATVILLAGE, through October 18
Closing Reception, Oct. 18, 5-10pm
Acid Reflux

Preview of Acid Reflux in the Sun Sentinel