In her works, Seniha Ünay focuses on the actions of human who define, interpret and determine their environment without compromising their central position. In this process, which takes its source from internet news images and various archives, she questions the distance between living and inanimate, human and non-human. She approaches this distance as multifaceted processes from the perspective of post-human thought and focuses on our practices of living together with non-human species. Ünay, cares about the visibility of multiple worlds on earth, which is reduced to object status in the anthropocentric perspective. She traces local stories, narratives and narrators.
She graduated from Mersin Nevit Kodallı Anatolian Fine Arts High School Painting Department in 2005, and Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty Painting Department in 2009.
In 2015, she completed the integrated Ph.D. in the Painting Department of Hacettepe University Fine Arts Institute.
In 2023, she created project called “Garden Day” in the Daire Sanat’s Open Studio Artist Program.
In 2022, she was entitled to receive the CultureCIVIC Artistic Production Support Fund with her project “Far Away Near the Landscape”.
In 2021, she took part in the #life #justice #art workshop led by Curator Kevser Güler from the coordination of Mişar Art.
She held the “Anlatılar Söyleşi Serisi” within the Güncel Sanat Arşivi between 2020-2021.
In 2015, she received the exhibition award at the Siemens Art “Sınırlar Yörüngeler Yarışması” and the achievement award at the “Young Contemporary Art Project Competition”.
She produced various exhibitions and projects with the “Gerçek Kötüler Art Collective”, which was established in 2012 of which she was a founding member.
In 2011, she continued her workshops as a guest artist in the guest artist program of the Austrian Ministry of Culture, Art and Education and at Ankara Cer Modern Arts Center.
Since 2022, she has been managing ÇAPAK Yazı Çizi Magazine with Esra Oskay.
She works at Düzce University, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Painting and continues her studies in the same city.