If you are in Chicago's Lower West Side/ Pilsen (Plzeň) neighborhood this upcoming Friday, May 20th, from 6 - 10pm, please check out "paperworks", an exhibition organized between Antena (US) and Platform 102 (BE).  

"paperworks" brings together the work of five young international artists sharing a common theme of reinterpretation in their practice. At some point each artists has used paper products in untraditional methods to express issues such as memory, politics and public interactions. The eclectic and minimalist installation of works organized by Platform 102 (Brussels) at Antena (Chicago) explores these issues through the mediums of video, photography, instructions and process driven practices.

Artists: Léa Belooussovitch (FR), Marc Buchy (FR), João Freitas (PT), Saori Kuno (JP), Tramaine de Senna (US)

Opening: Friday, May 20th, 2016; 6 - 10pm
Exhibition Dates: May 20 - June 17, 2016

1755 S. Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60608

facebook: platform102


If you are in Antwerp for the weekend, come see "The Moving Image: HISK at Antwerp Art Weekend", Friday - Sunday, May 20 - 22, 2016
(image courtesy of: Jonathan Paepens, "As he Descended the Mountain")

"bellestelle", my collaborative short film, will start Sunday's screenings at 12:00pm.

De Studio, Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4, 2000 Antwerpen (BE)
Opening: 2016/05/20 12:00

Art Festival link

The Laborers hung between works 
by Koen van den Broek and Guy Van Bossche 

If you like, this upcoming Friday, December 4th, 2015, from 19h00 - 22h00 in Mechelen's Cultural Center, Guy Van Bossche's retrospective, Unterseeboot über Malermeister, will occur with works by:

Carla Arocha and Stéphane Schraenen, Guillaume Bijl, Wim Catrysse, Colson, Bert De Beul, Tramaine de Senna, Niels Donckers, Robin Foesters, Daan Gielis, The Letter dozers, Ria Pacquée, Eleni Paschalidis, Koen Sels Jelle Spruyt Walter Swennen, Dennis Typhoid, Anne Van Boxelaere, Koen van den Broek, Patrick Vanden Eynde, Rinus Van de Velde, Marc Vanderleenen, Pieter Vermeersch and Luc Tuymans

Opening: Friday, December 4th, 2015; 19 - 22h00
Exhibition Dates: December 5th, 2015 - February 7th, 2016
Opening hours: Thursday - Sunday, from 13h00 - 18h00

Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
Minderbroedersgang 5
2800 Mechelen
Tel.: +32 0 15 29 40 00
Fax: +32 0 15 29 40 29

Cultural Center Mechelen

It takes two to make an accident.  HISK Laureates 2015

Exhibition dates: 
November 14 - December 7, 2015
Hours of operation: 
Thursday - Monday, 12 - 6:00 o'clock p.m

Our final exhibition after two years of research at the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten

Opening: Friday the 13th (of November 2015), 6 - 10:00 'clock p.m. +  After party in the HISK Café.

work in progress - HISK 2015 Laureate Candidates Final Show

Exhibition dates:
Friday the 13th (of November 2015), 6 - 10:00 'clock p.m. 
+ After party in the HISK Café.
Hours of operation: 
Thursday - Monday, 12 - 6:00 o'clock p.m

Grete Simkuté wrote an article for Belgium's (h)art magazine (October 22, 2015) about my solo exhibition, 
which will close on Halloween, October 31, 2015.  

From September 25 - October 29th, 2015, fellow colleagues and I will be exhibiting at the sixth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.  

Art Center Hugo Voeten - Tramaine de Senna - Solo - August 28 - October 31, 2015

Art Center Hugo Voeten proudly presents 
Tramaine de Senna's solo exhibition 
(on display from August 28th – October 31th 2015)

The Californian artist, Tramaine de Senna, is interested in the migration of forms in relation to material culture and political economies.  Through a staging of her work as artifacts, de Senna cues a visual cinematic memory in relation to the viewer under which histories manifest.  Next to older works, the emphasis of this exhibition will be on her most recent creations.

Tramaine de Senna (°1981, San Francisco, California) is currently based in Ghent where she is following an artist in residency at the HISK (Higher Institute of Fine Arts).

Curator: Lisa van Gerven

Thursday, August 27, 2015
20:00 - 23:00

August 28 - October, 2015

Vennen 23
2200 Herentals, Belgium
Phone +32 (0) 475 55 51 25


Tramaine de Senna and Laure Cottin Stefanelli are happy to invite you to a dinner followed by an artist talk in Céline Germès' studio
on Wednesday, July 1st, starting from 20h00 

SPINNEREI HALLE 14 / Ground floor
Spinnereistrasse 7
04279 Leipzig-Plagwitz, Sachsen, Germany

As part of a one-month exchange between the H.I.S.K. (Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Advanced Studies & Practice-based Research in Visual Arts; Ghent, Belgium) and the Spinnerei (Leipzig, Germany), two artistsLaure Cottin Stefanelli (FR) and Tramaine de Senna (US), will introduce their work. 

For the month of June, I will be on an artist exchange at the Spinnerei in Leipzig, Germany

Radio interview with a Ghent (BE) radio station for HISK Open Studios: << LINK >>

IF YOU WISH... come see my new works at the HISK OPEN STUDIOS 2015

Vrijdag / Friday 29 May 2015 — 14:00 > 20:00
Zaterdag / Saturday 30 May 2015 — 14:00 > 20:00
Zondag / Sunday 31 May 2015 — 14:00 > 20:00
Maandag / Monday 01 June 2015 — 14:00 > 20:00

Elke dag videoscreening + interviews met de kunstenaars in hun studio door Vincent Geyskens en Oscar van den Boogaard. Voor meer informatie, zie
Every day videoscreening + interviews with the artists in their studio by Vincent Geyskens and Oscar van den Boogaard. For detailed information, see

Loukia Alavanou GR, Leyla Aydoslu DE, Flurin Bisig CH, Laure Cottin Stefanelli FR, Raffaella Crispino IT, Tramaine de Senna US, Lydia Debeer BE, Indrikis Gelzis LV, Minja Gu KR, Alejandra Hernández CO, Lien Hüwels BE, Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir IS, Marie-Fleur Lefebvre FR, Ella Littwitz IL/DE, Almudena Lobera ES, Oleg Matrokhin RU, Pedro Moraes BR, Joke Raes BE, Jura Shust BY, Diana Tamane LV, Anne Van Boxelaere BE, Emmanuel Van der Auwera BE, Egon Van Herreweghe BE, Klaas Vanhee BE, Benjamin Verhoeven BE, Wieske Wester NL

Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten
Higher Institute for Fine Arts
Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a
9000 Ghent, Belgium
Phone +32 9 269 67 60


Starting Friday, May 22nd @ 7pm, and throughout that weekend, I am pleased to announce Cruz & Gomez's "The Fallibility of Formulation"; a group exhibition located in Genk, Belgium. Ten artists, including me, will present work.  15 maps of 10 limited edition prints, made by each artist uniquely for this show, will be for sale.  

(below: initial design for limited edition poster 
to be sold during the weekend exhibition)

Cruz & Gomez "Fallibility of Formulation"

Check out my new work, the Candy Colored Clown, at the HISKCafé, located in the mezzanine of Hall 3, during Art Brussels this year if you are in town.  

Opening hours
- Friday 24 April - Preview (11am-5pm) & Vernissage (5pm-10pm) by invitation only
- Saturday 25 - Monday 27 April, from 11am - 7pm
- Monday 27 April, from 11am - 8pm
- Thursday 23 April - Gallery Night (in the city), from 6 to 9 pm

Brussels Expo (Heysel)
Halls 1 & 3
Place de Belgique, 1
BE-1020 Brussels

On behalf of HISK's publishing of "The Institute" - 20 years and 230 artists, Belgium's VRT Nieuws (Channel 2) aired two interviews pertaining to the HISK: one with our Director, Oscar van den Boogaard; and another with three (of twenty-six) artists currently attending the HISK.

From September 28th - November 9th @ Platform 102, Brussels (BE): Tramaine de Senna - Public View

rue Antoine Dansaert 102 | 1000 Brussels, Belgium white buzzer | +32 (0) 485 824 257

On Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 15 - 19h, the public viewing of my work, curated by O. Rynell Cash, will commence.  Private viewings begin September 29 through November 9, 2014 by appointment at Platform 102 in Brussels, Belgium.

"For her presentation at Platform 102 works in fabric, ceramics and video by de Senna will be shown addressing the idea of how comfort is used as an illusion in society to maintain certain social standards."   -- O. Rynell Cash

from the "Facades and Fetishes Series"
whole and detail views
satin; unique

from the "Facades and Fetishes Series"
illuminated on Oak Veneer Pedestals
polyester resin; unique

HISK Open Studios: May 23 - 26, 2014 
HISK, Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a, 9000, Gent (BE)
Opening times: 14:00 - 20:00

From May 21 - 25, through the generosity of Club Solo (Breda), in collaboration with the M HKA Antwerp, one of my works will be on view in one room of Amsterdam's Holiday Inn. A work of Dirk Braeckman along with one of Minnette Vári will be on display as part of this spatial intervention on the occasion of Amsterdam's Kunstvlaai 2014:

From April 25 - 27th, I will take part in Art Brussels,
which will also include a coaster design I made for DUVEL beer.


"The Appearance of Things"
viewing by appointment
@ SALON2060 | + 32 (0) 329 25 290
16 February - 14 March, 2014
Maaldersstraat 40, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium

Exhibition Statement

“The comedian studies himself; the actor studies other people. The comedian wants to be himself; the actor wants to be anyone but themselves.”

– Jerry Seinfeld, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Through his stories, the comedian reveals the fantastic absurdities of life.  If the comedian's audience reciprocates to these particular truths, then humor is born, blowing down pretense and erasing hierarchies.

The appearance of things is the container - the manifestation - of stories and attitude that bear witness to its own history or lack thereof.  Appearances can "reveal the nature of the ambiguous presence," in which the observer experiences a "sudden moment of insight [...] for something to mean something."*

In this work, the appearance of things is revealed in the way the top forms meld into their pedestals: simultaneously they are one.  The work appears as an abstraction, out of which parts and fragments are taken, leaving the facade, a symbol, which includes all of the elements that make up its character.  Like a fetish, the objects are charged with connotations and parallel existences - their parallel existences - through which they convey a high sense of absurdity, and become the pure expression of that very charge in the form of an appearance.

*  Jan Verwoert, Living with Ghosts, 2007

On November 9th, from 7 - 8pm, I will commence my retrospective with an artist talk @ Hammerfriar Gallery in Healdsburg, California:

Niek Hendrix of the LOST PAINTERS blog visited our MFA graduation show at
De SERVICEGARAGE in Amsterdam:


Graduation Show, Master of Fine Arts, AKV | StJoost


OPENING: SATURDAY 22 JUNE 16.00 - 22.00


Performance by Una Björk Sigurðardóttir on Saturday, the 29th of June, 19.00

EXHIBITION DATES: 27 June – 7 July / GALLERY HOURS: Thursday through Sunday 12 – 18.00