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

rue Antoine Dansaert 102 | 1000 Brussels, Belgium white buzzer platform102@gmail.com | +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
2013

from the "Facades and Fetishes Series"
illuminated on Oak Veneer Pedestals
polyester resin; unique
2013





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







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 



"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: 

















 



THE STATIC ALSO IS ELECTRIC
Graduation Show, Master of Fine Arts, AKV | StJoost 

Hosted by deSERVICEGARAGE 

OPENING: SATURDAY 22 JUNE 16.00 - 22.00 
OPENING PERFORMANCE BY SU ZAN 

PARTICIPATING: 
ERIK BOKER (US), DAAN GIELIS (BE), ELENI-MYRSINI GOGOU (GR), 
SOOHIE KIM (KR), GIORGOS KONTIS (GR), GIJS VAN LITH (NL), 
TRAMAINE dE SENNA (US), UNA BJÖRK SIGURÐARDÓTTIR (IS), 
DEREK VAN DER VINNE (CA) 

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

deServiceGarage 
CRUQUIUSWEG 79, AMSTERDAM 
EXHIBITION DATES: 27 June – 7 July / GALLERY HOURS: Thursday through Sunday 12 – 18.00 

akvstjoostmfa.wordpress.com 
www.deservicegarage.nl 





From the 23rd of November to the 2nd of December, 2012 
our Masters of Fine Art class will be presenting works at Kunstvlaai 2012 
in Amsterdam (NL) 













Senior Editor Goli Mohammadi of the quarterly DIY / DIWO Magazine MAKE, wrote an article, "QUEEN OF CAULK" about my I LOVE CAULK FROSTING SERIES, in the issue of Make 31: PUNK SCIENCE 

"Who knew caulk came in so many flavors?" - Goli Mohammadi 

<< link to article - "Queen of Caulk" >>







Along with nine of my MFA colleagues at St. Joost, I will present my most current work 
at our end of the year exhibition in 's-Hertogenbosch, THE OTHER: 










LEARN AND DESTROY SERIES 

VERSION 6.0 

DRAWING-PAINTING-INSTALLATION 
WAX PENCIL AND ACRYLIC ON PLASTIC; SPRAY PAINT ON STYROFOAM; WINDOW (INSIDE AND OUTSIDE VIEWS) and TUBE LIGHTS 
W 64CM X H 115CM X D 36CM 
or W 25-3/8IN X H 45-1/4IN X 14-3/8IN 
2012 

From the 23rd to the 30th of March, a current work of mine will be on display at Rotterdam's de Aanschow 

Opening: Friday, March 23rd, 2011 | 9:00pm / 21:00 
De Schouw | Witte de Withstraat 80 | 3012 DC Rotterdam (NL) 









In conjunction with Rotterdam's Museumnacht, a video of mine will be on exhibited at the "Lust: Rotterdamse Museumnacht 2012 at Rotterdam Fotoacademie, and will continue to be on display from the 24th of February to the 20th of March. 







From February 17th - 19th of February, 2011, my work, ABSURDER KINKY will be exhibited @: 

"The River of Hope" via the Tupajumi Foundation 
SUPERMARKET 2012 Stockholm Independent Art Fair 
Kulturhuset | Sergels torg 3 | Stockholm, Sweden 



ABSURDER KINKY

ACRYLIC AND SPRAY PAIN ON PLASTIC; FOLDABLE LANDSCAPE 
(VIEW #1) W 89.1CM X H 42CM 
or W 35IN X H 16-1/2IN 
2012 





 

left: VERSION 4.0 - LEARN AND DESTROY SERIES | mixed media on plastic | W 140CM x H 200CM | 2011 

right: VERSION 5.0 - LEARN AND DESTROY SERIES | mixed media on plastic; light | W 140CM x H 200CM | 2011 

PRESENTATION: 
MASTER of FINE ARTS @ AKV St. Joost Den Bosch 
Onderwijsboulevard 256 
5223 DJ s'-Hertogenbosch, NL 

Vernissage / Opening: Thursday, 26th of January, 2012 | 5 - 8:00 pm 
Exhibition dates: Thursday through Saturday, from the 26th - 28th for January, 2012 
Opening hours: Friday - 9:30am - 6pm | Saturday - 9:30am - 4:00pm 






"VERSION 3.0 - LEARN AND DESTROY SERIES
will be exchanged, for what it's worth @ 

FITAX750 at TENT through the TUPAJUMI Foundation 
on the 8th of December 2011 // 6:00 o'clock p.m. 

TENT | Witte de Withstraat 50 | 3012BR Rotterdam | The Netherlands 
(TENT is onderdeel van CBK Rotterdam) 



LEARN AND DESTROY SERIES 

VERSION 3.0 

DRAWING-PAINTING 
WAX PENCIL, INDIA INK, ACRYLIC AND FAUX GOLD PAINT ON BLACK PAPER 
W 152CM X H 203CM 
or 4FT 11-13/16IN 
2011 







left: VERSION 1.0 - LEARN AND DESTROY SERIES (detail) | mixed media on black paper | W 138CM x H 152CM | 2011 

right: VERSION 2.0 - LEARN AND DESTROY SERIES (detail) | mixed media on white paper | W 138CM x H 150CM | 2011 

F A C E / O F F 
project initiated by Rob Scholte 
in conjuction with Thomas Bakker 

MASTERS of FINE ART @ AKV St. Joost Den Bosch 
Onderwijsboulevard 256 
5223 DJ s'-Hertogenbosch, NL 

Vernissage / Opening: Friday, 25th of November, 2011 | 3 - 6:00 pm 
Exhibition dates: Friday and Saturday the 26th of November, 2011 | 9:00am - 5:00 pm 







My work, along with my 1st year colleagues and 2nd year MFA class of St. Joost 
will hold presentations of our works at Museum De Pont



Museum De Pont 
Wilhelminapark 1 | 5041 EA Tilburg (NL) | T: +31 (0) 13 543 8300 

11:00am | 14th of September, 2011 | Wednesday 

The INCUBATE festival, celebrating culture in Tilburg (NL), will occur in that evening 






PHOTO CREDIT: Kowoon Jang, all rights reserved, © 2010 

Currently, I am attending St. Joost in the Netherlands, for a Masters in Fine Art degree 





At the Quicksilver Mine Co. gallery, my "Vanilla and White Chocolate Guilded Delight" 
will be exhibited for the "Boxed In: A Small Works Show" 




Reception for the Artists: Saturday, July 9, 4 - 6:00 pm
@ The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front Street | Hwy 116 | Downtown Forestville 


Gallery hours: 11 - 6:00 pm daily. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
+1 (707) 887 0799
www.quicksilvermineco.com 









JOHN CARL WARNECKE, ARCHITECT to KENNEDY 
<< link to article - The New York Times >> 

For the month of May, I will be the resident artist at the Chalk Hill Artists Residency, which 
is based on the vision of the late JOHN CARL WARNECKE, internationally renowned architect







I had a brief appearance with Brian Hackney on CBS-5's "Eye on The Bay," for the Occidental Day-trip 
part 2 segment, which aired Thursday, the 28th of April, 2011... (@ 0:47 seconds) 

<< link to video >>







For the Emerging Artists' Panel Discussion, I will be giving a presentation on 
Friday, 4th of March, 2011; 6:00 pm 

@ The Sonoma County Museum | 425 Seventh Street
Santa Rosa, California 95401 (USA)

<< link to Sonoma County Museum >>







On the February 16th, 2011, David Wesley Page interviewed me concerning my work 
on display at the Sonoma County Museum. Listen to my radio interview: 

<< link to interview - "A MATERIAL WORLD" >> 

on KSRO Newstalk 1350 
@ 8:18 am PST/UTC-08 







Suzanne Daly of the North Bay Bohemian interviewed me in regards to my 
exhibited works at the Sonoma County Museum as part of my Emerging Visual Artist Award. Read the article @: 

<< link to article - "A Material World" >>







I will show a selection of works at the Sonoma County Museum made possible by: 

The Emerging Visual Artist Award from the Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County 
and 
Altes Spital Solothurn's Kultur and KongresseLotteriefonds Konton Solothurn, and Swisslos of Switzerland 

EMERGING ARTIST SHOW 

Opening: Friday, February 11, 2011 | 5 - 7:00pm 
Exhibition Dates: February 11 - April 24, 2011
Artist Panel Discussion: Friday, March 4, 6:00pm 

The Sonoma County Museum
Sonoma County Museum | 425 Seventh Street | Santa Rosa, California 95401 (USA) 




selected exhibited works:

I LOVE CAULK FROSTING SERIES 
BODY BUILDING BUNNIES, SERIES 1 
BODY BUILDING BUNNIES, SERIES 2 
SPEED BUMP MANNEQUINS, PARTS 1, 2 AND 3 

<< link to - press release >> 







Switzerland's Solothurner Zeitung has published an article for my 
I LOVE CAULK FROSTING SERIES exhibition at Künstlerhaus S11
  
<< link to - English translation - Zeitung - October 2010 >>







Here is part of the invitation announcing my concluding solo show as part of my guest artist residency in Solothurn, Switzerland, where I have produced work based on their particular cultural heritage.




<< link to - artist statement / kuenstler-anweisung >> 

Künstlerhau s11 
Schmiedengasse 11 | CH-4502 | Solothurn, Switzerland 
T. / F.: +41 (0) 32 622 31 40 | www.s11.ch | info@s11.ch 





AUSBLICK of Altes Spital Solothurn, October thru December 2010, has published a description of my work as their guest resident artist, which will draw to a close with a solo show.

<< link to - English translation - Ausblick - October thru December 2010 >>







Andreas Kaufman of Switzerland's Solothurner Zeitung, wrote an 
article about me as the guest residence artist at Altes Spital Solothurn.

<< link to article - English translation - Zeitung - August 2010 >>







AUSBLICK of Altes Spital Solothurn, July thru September 2010, has published a welcoming announcement for me as their guest resident artist and my upcoming project reflecting the Swiss cultural background.

<< link to - English Translation - Ausblick - July thru September 2010 >>


Altes Spital Solothurn, Kultur & Kongresse 

Guest Artist Greeting Ceremony: Tuesday, 10. August, 7:00pm
Oberer Winkel 2 | 4500 Solothurn , Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera / Switzerland 







MONDO GORDO PORNO TRASHO
Opening: Saturday, June 19, 2010 | 7 - 9:00pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday - Saturday, June 19, 2010 - August 14, 2010
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 8:00pm

Buddha's Palm Gallery
974 Gravenstein Hwy. South | Sebastopol | California (USA)





Gretchen Giles, Editor of the North Bay Bohemian, wrote an article about my recent Emerging Visual Artist grant.

BOSU PUSH-UPS

DRAWING
WHITE WAX ON BLACK PAPER
W 100CM X H 75CM
or W 43-5/16IN X H 29-1/4IN
2010

HAMMERFRIAR GALLERY PRESENTS:

Healdsburg's Hammerfriar Gallery celebrates the gallery's 5th Anniversary with an exhibition of work by award-winning artist Tramaine de Senna. Fresh from a residency at the GlogauAir program in Berlin, Germany, de Senna is presenting a site-specific installation and a suite of drawings at Hammerfriar beginning on January 9, 2010. An artist's reception will be held on January 16th, from 6 - 9 p.m.

In keeping with the gallery's special interest in conceptual art, de Senna will present an interior using cardboard as the primary construction material. As an artist adept in many media, de Senna utilizes drawing, painting, architecture, sculpture and video in the realization of her work. In exploring the nature of the material world and the manifestations of materialism, de Senna reflects her mimetic skills in reflecting the metaphysical questions that confront contemporary life.

In celebration of its 5th Anniversary, Hammerfriar Gallery is proud to present a major work by this 2010 winner of an Emerging Artist Award presented by the Sonoma County Arts Council.

Contact:
Jill Plamann
Hammerfriar Gallery
139 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 473 - 9600
http://gallery.hammerfriar.com/

GALLERY HOURS:
Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 18:00
Saturday, 10 - 17:00
Exhibition dates: 9 January - 13 February 2010








Ficken 3000
double dub video shown
October 7, 2009 - at night
Urbanstrasse 70 | 10967 Berlin, Germany

ladygaby

FICKEN 3000







OPEN STUDIOS AT GLOGAUAIR

Opening: Friday, September 25, 2009 | 19 - 22 uhr / 7 - 10:00pm
Exhibition dates: Friday - Sunday, September 25 - 27, 2009
Opening hours: Friday - 19 - 22 uhr | Saturday - 15 - 20 uhr | Sunday - 15 - 20 uhr

GlogauAIR gGmbH
Glogauerstrasse 16 | 10999 | Berlin (DE)
<< www.glogauair.net >>





Mark Frauenfelder of bOINGbOING, posted my experimental video double dub:

<< link to - bOING bOING >>







On July 6, 2009, I will perform as Tremenda Cena, my homophonous pseudonym at Performer Stammtisch



PERFORMER STAMMTISCH
Monday, July 6, 2009
Opening hour: 13 uhr / 1:00pm

GlogauAIR gGmbH
Glogauerstrasse 16 | 10999 | Berlin (DE)

<< www.performerstammtisch.de >>





Along with nine other resident artists, I will present my live-in architectural installation,
WELCOME TO MY CARDBOARD HOME during Project Gestalt Berlin





PROJECT GESTALT BERLIN
Open studios / Sound art / Electronica / Experimental / Use of Visuals / Exile

Opening: Thursday, June 18, 2009 | 19 - 22 uhr / 7 - 10:00pm
Exhibition dates: Thursday - Saturday, June 19 - 20, 2009
Opening hours: Thursday - 19 - 22 uhr | Friday - 19 - 22 uhr | Saturday - 15 - 22 uhr

GlogauAIR gGmbH
Glogauerstrasse 16 | 10999 | Berlin (DE)





The Hammerfriar Gallery will have some of my works from the
MEATSCAPES II, REPULSION DECORATION SERIES as part of a group exhibition





Opening: Saturday, April 11, 2009 | 6 - 8:00pm
Exhibition dates: April 2 - May 6, 2009
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm | Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

HAMMERFRIAR
132 Mill Street, Suite 101 | Healdsburg | California (USA)

<< HAMMERFRIAR >>







THE BUTCHER BOUTIQUE
20 GOTO 10
4 - 25 OCTOBER 2008... EXTENDED TO THE 20TH OF NOVEMBER
679 GEARY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (USA)

20 GO TO 10
20 GO TO 10 - ARTISTS

ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 20GOTO10 GALLERY PRESENTS "THE BUTCHER BOUTIQUE," A SELECTION OF RECENT WORKS BY TRAMAINE de SENNA. PLAYING WITH SCALE AND TEXTURE, de SENNA TRANSFORMS THE GALLERY INTO A SPECIALTY SHOP FOCUSED ON NARRATIVES OF FLESH, INVITING VIEWERS TO SAVOR THE DELICATE TENSION BETWEEN ATTRACTION AND REPULSION.

<< PHOTO SET #1 OF OPENING >>

ALAN BAMBERGER'S REVIEW



Richard Freedman of the Vallejo Times-Herald wrote an article about my recent solo show, THE BUTCHER BOUTIQUE, in San Francisco:







At the 111 Minna Gallery through the Trigger Collective, I will present some of my work in a group exhibition.



Opening date: Friday, July 11th, 2008 | 9pm - 2am

111 Minna Street | San Francisco |California (USA)





At the Frame of Mind Gallery, I will present my most recent works as part
of my DISGUST AND DESIRE SERIES in a solo show.



DISGUST AND DESIRE
Opening: Saturday, May 17, 2008 | 4 - 6:00pm

Frame of Mind
6671 Hwy. 116 | 95436 Forestville | California (USA)





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