Safwat Saleem

About

Safwat Saleem

Me pretending to work but most likely thinking about pizza

Me pretending to work but most likely thinking about pizza


An interview I did with the wonderful folks at Monomyth Studio

I am a visual artist, graphic designer and filmmaker. I use satire and art to bring to light stories of adversity and feel the most at home when making politically-charged satirical art.

My work has used a variety of media, including illustration, writing, animation, audio, film and sculpture. I often combine several media to create multimedia storytelling experiences that get audiences talking - and laughing - about subjects that tend to otherwise make people feel uncomfortable.

In a past life, I was also the founder of Bandbaja, a Pakistani music magazine that promoted the use of modern popular music as a socio-political tool.

I have a penchant for doing voiceovers in my videos for all kinds of silly characters like a bear, sheep, greeting card and a whale to name a few. My work shows regularly in galleries around the U.S. and has been featured in publications such as TED, Wired, BoingBoing and Brainpickings.

I am a TED Senior Fellow and I like pizza (like, a lot).