ANNA CEEH (*1974 Leningrad/ RU) and IV TOSHAIN (*1980 Sofia/ BG) are both visual artists who have studied together at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In the same time they are independant curators and female activists.
Aside from numerous national and international exhibitions, they have launched independent and innovative art formats such as: symposia / events / festivals / independent art fair / exhibitions with an international cast in Austria and abroad (Bulgaria, Belarus, Slovakia, etc., see CV), which they have fully executed, curated, organized, conceived, designed and graphically relayed. This cutting edge project’s activities are about execution of contemporary exhibition territories and sites, new concepts, presentation formats, and a base for institutional critique activities.
FEMINismTC is the first major project and research that we intend to realize together as a team in an all-female cast. This project substrate the synergy of artistic and theoretical intentions of both of us, relating to the gender relevant topics which have always been an immanent part of our artistic work.
The implementation of FEMINismTC is for both of us a very compact and significant step, by realizing how we as artists, curators and female activists, gain more visibility and international media attention.