(PRONOUNCED SHUH-NAY-DUH)

I am an experiential artist & thinker exploring the intersection between art, technology & transcendent collective experiences.

Toronto-born SENAIDA (pronounced “Shuh-nay-duh”) is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist, sound architect, DJ, curator, creative entrepreneur, and futurist. Their work explores the intersections of art, emerging technologies, and sustainability to create collective liminal experiences. As the founder and resident DJ of WE ARE THE FUTURE!, an underground interdisciplinary collective and curated art party in NYC, SENAIDA brings innovation to the forefront. Drawing on future-defining sound design, they infuse dark techno with avant-garde electronic music practices. In 2022, they achieved major success with the release of their first NFT/sonic collection, THE NOTHING IN BETWEEN, selling out within 48 hours.

Their work takes inspiration from sonic cyberfeminism and explorations in cyborgism. As a visionary artist, SENAIDA has been invited to speak on panels at Abbey Road Red, NAMM, Cannes Next and NYU Tisch. SENAIDA’s latest single release, “IAMABADBITCH” featuring GrimesAI is out now on all streaming platforms.

After returning from a study abroad semester in Berlin, Germany, SENAIDA transitioned into being a DJ and in only a few short months began playing at NYFW, the Shorty Awards, and PopCon 2023 as well as sold-out shows at Virgo (NYC), OXI (Berlin), The Chocolate Factory (Brooklyn), Bossa Nova Civic Club (Brooklyn), Eclipse Club (Colombia) and Loveless Cafe (Toronto). SENAIDA co-hosts "Classy & Sassy" on WNYU 89.1 FM, and also hosted a bi-monthly residency at XPIZZA (NYC). They have released guest mixes for Newtown Radio, No Signal, Reform Radio, Snatchers, Fritto FM and HKCR. In November 2023, SENAIDA released an original composition, “Orbital XVI,” and remix EP, Night Sky with the fashion label, Electric Sunshine NYC for their NYFW show: OBSKUR F/W 2023.. The track and remix album has received critical acclaim by Paper Magazine and Fashion Week Online.

SENAIDA currently attends New York University’s Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music and Interactive Media Arts at the Tisch School for the Arts. They are also the founder and president of the Gender Equality in Music (GEM) Club. They are currently working on their debut album, KUNST KAPUTT, which serves as a sonic time capsule for their time in Berlin. Sonically, the album explores the cracks between techno, IDM and dark ambient music through experimentation and generative processes. SENAIDA has also delved into producing immersive installations funded by NYU Tisch, addressing topics like sound pollution in NYC parks and the relationship between sound and motion. Their innovative approach includes creating instruments, such as the color-detection paintbrush performance titled “CHROMESTHESIA,” nominated for Best Performance at the Wavy Awards in 2023.

In 2020, SENAIDA founded a music-neurotechnology research startup, MiSynth, to explore the potential of using brain-computer interfaces for creative musical expression by translating brainwaves into sounds. MiSynth became recognized as one of the forefront music startups by the NYC Media Lab, ASCAP, Abbey Road Studios and The NAMM Foundation, where SENAIDA presented the idea to other music industry professionals. The company also received several grants and awards including the NYU Tisch Undergraduate Research Fund. Since then, they have continued to explore new forms of musical expression using emerging technologies with other artists. 

Classically-trained in piano since the age of four, SENAIDA is a two-time national finalist of the Canadian Music Competition, making their Carnegie Hall debut at 15. In 2019, recognizing a lack of performance opportunities for youth in the Greater Toronto Area, they founded the Youth Showcase Concert Series in Downtown Markham. This annual summer music festival, promoting local artists and bands under 25, featured over 150 youth artists from across Canada in the span of two years. During their middle and high school years at Havergal College in Toronto, they received the Ancerl Prize for Leadership in Music, co-headed the senior choir, and wrote an original score for the school’s production of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility. They studied classical piano at the Royal Conservatory’s prestigious Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists and jazz piano at Humber College Community Music School. Their previous musical instructors include Joseph Johnson, Michael Berkovsky, Li Wang, Brian Rudolf, Lorne Lofsky and Spiro Kizas. In 2018, they graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music with their ARCT Piano Performance Diploma. They were the principal pianist for the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra from 2018 to 2020. At the same time, they began producing and songwriting leading to the release of 2 EPs: First Love (2020) and last night was the last night of my past life (2021). Since then, they have performed in major cities including Valencia, Toronto, New York, Berlin, Ottawa, and Montreal.

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AWARDS

REGONITIONS & ACCOIMPLISHMENTS
Point BIPOC Scholar

Scholarship Recipient

2023

Wavy Awards - Best Performance of the Year

Award Nominee

2023

Tisch Pro Funds Grant

Grant Recipient

2023

Kyle Robinson Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Recipient

2023

Clive Davis Visual Storytelling Award

Grant Recipient

2023

NAMM Show President's Innovation Award

Scholarship Recipient & Guest Panelist

2022

Pacific Bridge Arts Musical Scholarship

Scholarship Recipient

2021

ElevateHer Dream of the Year

Presented by 1000 Dreams Fund

2021

Amplify Young Entrepreneurs Award

Finalist

2021

Paliwal Club of 100 Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Recipient

2021

Ocean Awareness Contest

2020 Honorable Mention

WYKAAO Scholastic Achievement Award

2020 Scholarship Recipient

Jean Lumb Foundation Chung-Kotcheff Family Arts Award

2020 - Presented by Jean Lumb Foundation

NSHSS Performing Arts: Music Scholarship

2020 Scholarship Recipient

Toronto Hakka Conference Scholarship

2020 "Luo Shui Hap Scholar"

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholar

2020 Scholarship Recipient

Ancerl Prize for Leadership in Music

2018 - Presented by Havergal College

Elite International Music Competition

2018 1st Runner Up - Piano Category

Canadian Music Competition

2014 & 2016 National Finalist

Past Shows & Exhibitions

Festivals & Venues
New York Fashion Week F/W 23

New York, NY

PopCon NYC

New York, NY

Shorty Awards

New York, NY

The Chocolate Factory

Brooklyn, NY

Bossa Nova Civic Club

Brooklyn, NY

99 Scott

Brooklyn, NY

Virgo

New York, NY

Mood Ring

Brooklyn, NY

The Sultan Room

Brooklyn, NY

Moonvibez Music Festival

Brooklyn, NY

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

Maschinenhaus in der Kulterbrauerei

Berlin, Germany

OXI

Berlin, Germany

Club Apollo

Aachen, Germany

Eclipse Club

Chia, Colombia

Hellphone

Brooklyn, NY

Chaos Computer

Brooklyn, NY

Public Hotel

New York, NY

Eris

Brooklyn, NY

1896 Studios

Brooklyn, NY

The Living Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

Wonderville

Brooklyn, NY

Loveless Cafe

Toronto, Canada

Guest Mixes & Radio
WNYU 89.1 FM

New York, NY

XPIZZA

New York, NY

Refuge Worldwide

Berlin, Germany

Exude Berlin

Berlin, Germany

No Signal

Brooklyn, NY

Newtown Radio

Brooklyn, NY

Snatchers Guest Mix

Istanbul, Turkey

Hong Kong Community Radio (HKCR)

Hong Kong SAR

Reform Radio

Manchester, England

Group Exhibitions
"Sunnier Days Ahead" by Wholesome Era Crew

The Chocolate Factory (NYC)
May 2024

"Queerness in 2024" by Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Wonderville (NYC)
January 2024

Artist Residencies
Cloud Sesions: Women's Voices

New York, NY / Sweden
2021

NYC Media Lab x ASCAP Immersive Studio Challenge

New York, NY
2021

VoiceHQ x Women Rise NFT Artist Residency

Virtual
2022

Reimagining Entrepreneurship in Arts, Culture and Humanities (R.E.A.C.H.)

Milan, Italy
2024

NYU Interactive Media Arts Low Residency Program

New York, NY / Berlin, Germany / Shanghai, China
2024

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