Massinissa Selmani was born in 1980 in Algiers, Algeria. He lives and works in France and Algeria. Massinissa Selmani has subsequently been hailed by a special mention of the jury at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. In 2016, He received the Art Collector Prize and the Sam Art Projects Prize (Paris). His work has been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Dakar Biennial (Senegal), the Lyon Biennial, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, the Sharjah Biennial, IVAM Valencia, UGM Maribor, the Modern Art Oxford, among others. His work is part of public collections such as the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the MAC Lyon.