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. 
︎Üryan / Naked    Seramik ile karışık teknik - Mixed media with ceramics 163x31x21 cm  2019






︎Mağara/ The Cave    Seramik - Ceramics 57x35x21cm  2017



︎İçeriye / İnside    Seramik - Ceramics 50x70 cm   2018



︎Kutsal Çanak / Holy Bowl    Seramik - Ceramics  32x14 cm 2018




︎Ben her kadınım / I’m every woman    Seramik - Ceramics  35x26 cm  2019  



︎Cengaver / Warrior    Seramik - Ceramics   22x35 cm  2019




︎ Kule / Tower    Seramik - Ceramics  23x38 cm  2018 





︎ Yak bu evi / Burn this house    Seramik - Ceramics  30x26 cm  2018 



︎Ceyiz Seramik Tabak Seti - 36 parca / Dowry     Ceramic Plate Set of 36 Dia : 28-30-32cm 2016



︎Örtü / Cover    Keçe , Ahşapkutu - Felt , Woodenbox  150 x 150 cm  2016


︎Gerdek / Nuptial     Kullanılmış çarşaf üzerine serigrafi baskı (A/E) - Screenprint on used bed sheet ( E/A)  230 x 230cm  2016


︎Gül / Rose     Keçe , Ahşapkutu - Felt , Woodenbox  30 x 30 cm  2016


︎Kurban / Victim     Keçe , Ahşapkutu - Felt , Woodenbox  30 x 30 cm  2016


︎>Bayrak / Flag     Kanvas kumaş üzerine serigrafi baskı ve karışık teknik ( A/E ) - Screen print on canvas fabric with mixed media ( E/A )    128 x 99 cm  2016

︎Yuva / Home     Mermer - Stone  40 x 60 cm  2014

︎Saç / Hair    Karışık teknik - Mixed media  180 x 30 cm  2014


︎Çile / Skein    Karışık teknik - Mixed media  60 x 60 cm  2013

︎Karadul / Black Widow    Karışık teknik - Mixed media  30 x 52 cm  2013



︎Vulva / Vulva    Keçe , seramik ve gebelik testi - Felt , ceramics and pregnancy test
156 x 136 cm 2013




︎Rahim / Womb     Polimer çamur ve pirinç - Polymer clay and brass  156 x 136 cm  2012

︎Beden/Body     Ahşap kabin, pirinç akeseuar ve karışık teknik - Wooden cabinet , brass accessories and mixed media  2011

︎Disi Bayrak/She Flag    Keçe ve karışık teknik - Felt and mixed media156 x 136 cm 2010

︎Bunu bana yapma / Don’t do this to me   Kağıt üzerine mürekkep / İnk on paper, 152 x 122 cm 2019


︎Mağara / The Cave   Kağıt üzerine mürekkep / İnk on paper, 152 x 122 cm 2017



︎Karadelikten / From the blackhole   Kağıt üzerine mürekkep / İnk on paper, 152 x 122 cm 2019



︎Dağın Rüyası / Mountains Dream   Kağıt üzerine mürekkep / İnk on paper, 152 x 122 cm 2019


︎Şems / Sun  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  152 x 122 cm 2016

︎Şifaci / Healer Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  152 x 122 cm  2016


︎Kendim / My own  Kağıt üzerine serigrafi baskı - Screen print on paper 40 x 60 cm ( Ed: 11 ) 2015

︎Sevdim seni bir kere / I loved you once  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper 152 x 122 cm 2015

︎Kuyu / Well  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  152 x 122 cm 2015

︎Yuva_kağıt/ Home_paper  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  152 x 122 cm 2014 cm 2014

︎Miriam / Meryem   Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  152 x 122 cm  2014

︎Cennet / Heaven  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  152 x 122 cm 2014

︎Göz Var / Eye on you  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  72 x 102 cm  2014

︎Zehir / Poison  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  72 x 102 cm  2014

︎Geliş / Coming Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  122 x 152 cm 2013

︎Saklı Evren / Hidden Universe  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  204 x 72 cm 2012

︎Şaman / Shaman  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  204 x 72 cm  2012

︎Gölge / Shadow Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  204 x 72 cm  2012

︎Töre Cini / Demon of Custom  Gravür baskı - Etching print  21 x 21 cm ed : 10 2011

︎Anadolu Anası / Anatolian Mother  Gravür baskı - Etching print  21 x 21 cm ed : 10 2011

︎Çocuk Gelin / Child Bride   Gravür baskı - Etching print  21 x 21 cm ed : 10 2011

︎Hepsi Benim / All mine  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper   152 x 122 cm 2011

︎Hepsi Senin / All Yours Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  152 x 122 cm 2011

︎Irgat / Worker Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  122 x 152 cm  2011

︎Bir Gurur Cinayeti Daha / Another Kill of Honour   Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper 72 x 102 cm 2011

︎Filozofun Fili / Philosopher's Elephant  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  72 x 102 cm 2011

︎Bebek Makinesi / Baby Machine Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  72 x 102 cm 2011

︎Kizkardesler / Sisters Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper   72 x 102 cm 2011

︎Şahmaran / Shahmaran  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  90 x 200 cm  2010

Bozulmuşlar Serisi I / The Adulterated Series Kağıt üzerine serigrafi baskı ve karışık teknik - Screen print and mixed media on paper  55 x 75 cm 2011

︎15inde Anne , 30unda Kadin / Mother at 15 , Woman at 30  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  55 x 75 cm  2010

︎Ev Kadini / Housewife  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper   72 x 102 cm  2010

︎Mutlu Totem / Happy Totem  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper   72 x 102 cm  2010

︎Otoportre / Self Portrait Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper  72 x 102 cm  2010

︎Allah Askina / For the Love of God   Kağıt üzerine mürekkep ve karışık teknik - İnk and mixed media on paper 72 x 102 cm  2010

︎Örumcek Ağı / Spider Web Kağıt üzerine mürekkep ve karışık teknik - İnk and mixed media on paper  72 x 102 cm  2010

︎Burak / Buraq  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep - İnk on paper 72 x 102 cm 2010

︎Yaşam Yeniden / Re Birth  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep ve karışık teknik - İnk and mixed media on paper 72 x 102 cm  2010

︎LB icin... / For LB...   Kağıt üzerine mürekkep ve karışık teknik - İnk and mixed media on paper 72 x 102 cm  2009

︎Sistem / System  Kağıt üzerine mürekkep ve karışık teknik - İnk and mixed media on paper 72 x 102 cm  2009

︎Dünyada / On Earth    Kağıt üzerine mürekkep ve karışık teknik - İnk and mixed media on paper 72 x 102 cm 2008

︎Barış / Peace   Kağıt üzerine mürekkep ve karışık teknik - İnk and mixed media on paper 72 x 102 cm 2008

︎Evde / At Home   Kağıt üzerine mürekkep ve karışık teknik - İnk and mixed media on paper 72 x 102 cm 2008

︎3 Külçe Altın/3 Bars of Gold     Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas  259 x 152 cm 2014

︎Fantastic / Fantastik     Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas 210 x 180 cm  2011

︎Romantic / Romantik    Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas   210 x 180 cm   2011

︎Political / Politik      Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas  150 x 200 cm   2011

︎Golden Egg / Altin Yumurta    Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas 220 x 135 cm 2010

︎The Bride / Gelin    Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas  110 x 130 cm  2010

︎Nova / Nova        Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas  80 x 180 cm  2010

︎Vega / Vega        Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas  80 x 180 cm  2010

︎How We Save the Information / Bilgiyi nasil sakliyoruz?   Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas  180 x 180 cm  2008

︎Me,You,She / Sen,Ben,O  Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas 100 x 100 cm  2011

︎It's a Bird, As You See / O,kus iste   Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas 140 x 210 cm 2008

︎Self-Portrait / Otoportre  Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas 140 x 90 cm  2008


︎Anahtar / The key     Pleksi üzerine karışık teknik - Mixed media on plexiglass 140 x 90 cm  2008


︎Güç Hayvanları / Power animals     Pleksi üzerine karışık teknik - Mixed media on plexiglass 140 x 90 cm  2008

︎Mermaid / Denizkizi       Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas   130 x 180 cm  2008

︎Thinking Man / Düşünen Adam   Tuval üzerine yağlı boya - Oil paint on canvas  130 x 180cm 2008

︎SENA 7  ‘Dip’  2020 Yerlestirme / Installation  Evliyagil Dolapdere ,İstanbul  Küratör , Beral Madra - Curated by Beral Madra 



︎  Nesnelerin Gizli Yaşamı / Clandestine life of objects (groupshow) 2019 ‘Beden’ Yerlestirme / ‘Body’ Installation  Evliyagil Dolapdere ,İstanbul  Küratör , Beral Madra - Curated by Beral Madra


︎Akaretlet Artweek 2019 İstanbul with Büro Sarıgedik , Curated by Esra Sarıgedik 


︎Signs of Time for The BAHAR exhibition (13 May—10 June, Abud Efendi Mansion, Sultanahmet) BAHAR [Spring] is the second of four off-site projects centred around Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (SB13) curated by Zeynep Öz 


︎SENA ‘NY Debut’  2016 Solo Show at Sleep Center , New York   Küratör ; Kerim Zapsu - Curated by Kerim Zapsu


︎SENA 6  ‘Çeyiz / Dowry’ 2016   The Empire Project ,- İstanbul  Photos by ChromaIstanbul



︎Zamanın İşaretleri / Signs of Time 2015 (groupshow)      Pi artworks- İstanbul  



︎SENA 5  2014   progress video edited by me...