Tramaine de Senna (b. San Francisco) is an artist from California who presently lives in Antwerp. In 2015, Tramaine became a laureate of the HISK (Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten) in Ghent (BE); in 2013, de Senna earned an MFA from the Sint Joost Academy in Breda and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL); and in 2004, graduated with High Honors with two simultaneous BA degrees in Architecture and in Art from the University of California at Berkeley.
De Senna’s ever-evolving body of work bears witness to the artist’s intense relationship with materials and interests in issues such as the “migration of forms,” pop and material culture, internalized violence, exuberance, and the enduring ambiguous presence - “ghosts” - of histories. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, which includes an artwork for the Flemish Parliment's 25/50th year anniversary (Covid; postponed from 07 Dec 2021 to Spring 2022), "Figure of Color" an initiative of Kunst in de Stad - Middelheimmuseum in Antwerp's Munthof Park, BE, and her solo exhibition, "MASTERBLASTER," for the IN SITU program at the MHKA - Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, BE (January 18 - August 23, 2020).
Recent exhibitions include two commissioned works for "An exhibition of posters" at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL, which ran for one year: April 7, 2019 - April 26, 2020; a solo at Mélange in Cologne, DE (2020 - 2019); “New Movement,” Boston, US (2019); “CO/LAB 4,” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California, US (2019); “Supernatural,” Pulsar, Antwerp, BE (2019); “In the Pines,” Haecken en Ooghen, Antwerp, BE (2018); “Universal Folklore,” Permekemuseum, Jabbeke, BE (2018); “Traumdepot: Plastik/ Kunstoff,” Bern, CH (2017); “Small Works,” Hammerfriar, Healdsburg, California, US (2017); “Sixth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art,” Moscow, RU (2015); and “Tramaine de Senna,” Art Center Hugo Voeten, Herentals, BE (2015).
Tramaine's art belongs in the permanent collection of the Middelheimmuseum/ Kunst in de Stad (Antwerp, BE); M HKA- Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp/ The Flemish Community; Mu.ZEE - Kunstmuseum aan Zee (Ostend), and well as in several private collections in Berlin, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, and the US.
"FIRST DATE" (2021)
ROMEO BLANCO x M HKA THROUGH THE LENS: MASTERBLASTER (2020):