SENA
1982  Istanbul / Turkey
www.hellosena.com
︎hellomesena@gmail.com


Education
2003-2006: University of Arts London, Central Saint Martins, BA Graphic Arts and Design UK

Self Directed  / Non Profit Projects
2005-2006: ARTI PROJECT - A project aiming to bring attention to street children living in Turkey.

2006-2008: TERSHANE - Platform for Contemporary Art and Ideas - Projects held by Tershane
2006 -2007 -2008 : Tershane Factory Days I - II - III ,group show at ex Tuzla Tugla Kiremit
Factory
2007: Tershane Bienal Parallel - group show at ex Tuzla Tugla Kiremit Factory
2008: Tershane Box Heads - group show at a private flat in Beyoglu
2008: Tershane Art Is My Playground - group show at ex Kucukciftlik Amusement Park
2008: Tershane We Need Fresh Brains - group show at Sirkeci Train Station

2012 : SIGNS OF TIME - An artist initiative supported only by artists in order to develop independent art.
2013 : Signs of Time / Zamanin Isaretleri ,Galerist, Istanbul
http://signsoftimeblog.tumblr.com
2014 : Signs of Times - Outer / Dream ,Adahan ,Istanbul // Zamanin Isaretleri - Dis / Dus Adahan, Istanbul ( Group Show )
http://signsoftimeblog.tumblr.com
2015 : Signs of Time ,Cross the Earth ,Her Head is on the Balcony ,Pi Artworks , Istanbul ( Group Show )
2017 : Signs of Time ,BAHAR ( Spring ) ,The Istanbul Off - site project for Sharjah Biennial 13 ,Abud Efendi Mansion ,Istanbul  
Solo Shows
2008: “ONE”, Sena Debut Show, İstanbul Private Space
2009 : “2”, solo show, x-ist, Istanbul
2010: “3” Angle, solo show, x-ist, Istanbul
2011: Fantastic “4”, solo show, x-ist, Istanbul
2014 : “5” , solo show , The Empire Project , Istanbul
2016 : “6” , solo show , The Empire Project , Istanbul
2016 : “SENA Debut” , solo show , Sleep Center , New York

Group Exhibitions
2005: Best 10 ! - CSM Show, St Bride Library - ARTI PROJECT was chosen for the “Best 10 works produced during 2005 at CSM, University of Arts London
2006: Westbourne Studios, London - Six Faced Mirror (Video installation)
2006 : CSM Graduate Show, The Old Truman Brewery - Traditional graduation show held by students.
2008 : 1st International Tehran Bienal, Tehran, Iran _ Istanbul  www.biennialtehran.com
http://www.biennialtehran.com/artists_soundmusic.html
2008 : “Young İstanbul”, Stockholm Sweden, Fargfabriken ( Group Show )
2013 :Bashibazouk , The Empire Project , Istanbul ( Group Show )
  
2014 : BOOKLAB “City” Sena - Treasure Map    http://www.thebooklab.org/Sena-Treasure-Map
2017 : “Decadence “ , group show , DAS art project , Pera Palas ,Istanbul
2018 : “Bashibaozuk Vol:III”, group show , The Empire Project ,Istanbul
2018 :”Ilk Raunt” ,group show , Carmikli Collection ,Greek School, Istanbul
2018 : “5 Letters”, group show , EKAVart Gallery ,Istanbul , Curated by Döne Otyam and Yasemin Bay
2018 : “Bir kelime ,bin mesele” ,group show ,Galeri BU  Istanbul , Curated by Burçe Saraçoğlu
2018 : “Kek sever misiniz ?”,group show , The Women’s Library and Information Center Foundation ,Istanbul
2019 : “Ormanda Yürüyenler: Sanatçı/Hikaye Anlatıcısı” ,group show ,Hallarts Gallery ,Istanbul
Curated by Bala Gürcan
2019 : Artweek Akaretler , group show , Büro Sarıgedik , İstanbul , Curated by Esra Sarıgedik
2019 : ‘7 - DİP ‘ , solo show , Evliyagil Dolalpdere , Istanbul , Curated by Beral Madra



SENA was born in 1982, in Istanbul. She graduated from University of the arts London, Central Saint Martins,BA Graphic Arts and Design Department in 2006. She worked on socially responsible art projects and exhibited her work in various areas of England and Istanbul. She was one of the two creators of “Tershane” project that started in 2006. Her solo shows at x-ist were “2” (2009), “3 Angle” (2010) and “Fantastic 4” (2011). She also took place in Contemporary Istanbul ’06, 07, 08, 09, 10 & 11, Start-2009 (14th European Contemporary Art Fair, Strasbourg, France), VIP Art Fair 2012, Art Dubai 2012 and SCOPE Basel 2012 fairs. She took part in Contemporary Istanbul 2013 and Bashibazouk Vol.II at Empire Project Gallery 21 November 2013.Her work “Vulva” took place at Sotheby’s London, At the Crossroads 2:Contemporary art from Istanbul to Kabul show.She had her 5th solo exhibition “5” at Empire Project Gallery on 2014 November.Later she participated Contemporary Istanbul 2014 with The Booklab Project.On 2015 as a member of “Signs of the times”project her work took place at the Pi artworks gallery Istanbul.She had her 6th solo show “dowry”at The Empire Project,Istanbul at 2016 and also 1st overseas solo show at New York,Sleep Center.Her works took place in many groupshows including ‘The Clandestine Life of Objects’ at Doplapdere Evliyagil in 2018.
Her 7th solo show ‘Dip’ curated by Beral Madra took place at Müze Evliyagil, Istanbul 2019 December.Sena lives and creates in Istanbul.