Sena Başöz (Turkey) is an artist and filmmaker based in Istanbul. Her work investigates healing processes after cases of trauma, and recently she has been focusing on subjects such as death, regeneration, renewal and liberation. The organism’s self-repair and the balance nature obtains in the long run constitute the backbone of the narratives she employs in her works.

During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Sena intends to work on a new performance piece that will activate an archive. She considers this process of activation as a form of regeneration and will focus on the movement and pace of the body and potentiality of this practice. This new performance work will premiere at Block Universe festival in May 2020.

Sena received her BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University in 2002 and MFA from Bard College in Film and Video in 2010. Her recent exhibitions include her solo show On Lightness at DEPO Istanbul, Studio Bosporus at Hamburger Bahnhof, Quiet Dialogue at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Sharjah Biennial Offsite Exhibition: Bahar, Istanbul and a duo exhibition at Memphis Gallery-Linz (with Lisa Truttman). Her films have been screened at various local and international festivals. She attended artist residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2017 and Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz in 2009.

With support from

SAHA Association


Performance as Process:
Season 4


Winter 2020

In collaboration with

Block Universe

Artist’s website



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