IV TOSHAIN

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Iv Toshain wurde 1980 in Sofia, Bulgarien geboren. Seit 2001 lebt und arbeitet sie in Wien. Nach dem Studium an der Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Mailand, Italien und an der Nationalen Kunstakademie in Sofia, Bulgarien sowie dem MA-Abschluss in der Meisterklasse von Franz Graf an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, nahm sie teil an zahlreichen Gruppen- und Einzelausstellungen in den USA, Dänemark, Tschechien, Rumänien, Polen, Österreich, Bulgarien, Italien, Deutschland u.v.m..
Sie stellte unter anderem im Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK) in Wien aus; Belvedere Museum in Wien; Laznia Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst in Danzig, Polen; Kunstraum Innsbruck; Künstlerhaus Wien; Kunsthalle Wien, Museo della Permanente in Mailand, Italien; Art Expo / MNAC in Bukarest, Rumänien.
Seit 2011 ist sie Mitbegründerin, Kuratorin und Organisatorin der PARKFAIR – Avantgarde Kunstmesse für etablierte und aufstrebende zeitgenössische Künstler die während der VIENNAFAIR stattfindet. www.parkfair.at
Seit 2012 ist sie Mitbegründerin des Art-Labels FXXXi̶s̶m̶ Toshain / Ceeh (Vienna – Sofia – St. Petersburg), welches eine kritische Position gegenüber Ideologien einnimmt und als Plattform für das Hinterfragen institutioneller Aktivitäten dient. www.fxxxx.me
2012 erhielt sie den MiA AWARD 2012 in der Kategorie Kunst & Kultur für herausragende Leistungen von Frauen mit internationalem Hintergrund, die in Österreich leben und arbeiten.

 

Born 1980 in Sofia
Lives and works in Vienna

2006-07 Postgraduate Specialization Scholarship, Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Prof. Diego Esposito, Milano / IT
2004 Scholarship, European Animation Master Class, Leipzig-Halle / GER
2003-04 Scholarship, Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Prof. Esposito, Milano / IT
2002-04 M.A. at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prof. Franz Graf, painting, Vienna / A
2001-02 Scholarship, Academy for Fine Arts, Prof. Ursula Hübner, painting, Linz / A
1999-00 Academy of Fine Arts, Prof. Andrei Daniel, painting, Sofia / BG
1998 Exchange Programm at the Bath School of Art and Design / EN
1994-99 High School for Fine Arts Sofia / BG

(Selected) Solo exhibitions:

2013 „Space Odyssey II“, Gemäldegalerie Academy of Fine Arts, Gyptothek, Vienna / A
2012 „TOUCH?“, BSA Galerie, Curator Werner Rodlauer, Vienna / A
2011 „The One That Shines Has No Shadow“, Eberharter Display, Project Space for Contemporary Art, Vienna / A
2010 “Beyond Eden”, NAG 1 Contemporary, Arezzo / IT
2010 „Urban Safari, Bright Stars Pieta“, Bulgarian Cultural Forum Gallery in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum, Prag / CH
2009 “Camouflage Predator Species”, LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk / PL
2009 “Ultramodern Solitude”, Fleetwing Gallery, Brooklyn, New York / USA
2009 “Crucified tulips live longer”, FB69 Gallery Kolja Steinroetter, Muenster / GER
2009 “Origamy Trinity“, Ohge Contemporary Art Space, Seattle / USA
2008 „Diablo Species”, Devening Pprojects+Editions, Gallery, Chicago / USA
2007 „Black Box”, Habers + Partner Gallery, Vienna / A
2005 „Lunar Chick“, Soloexhibition, Artists Quarterly, Sotheby’s ,Vienna / A

(Selected) Group exhibitions:

2013 „Open Art“, Art in Public Space, Summer Stage, Vienna / A
2013 „Vom Weggehen und (nicht) Wiederkommen“, Kunstraum Montafon, Schruns / A
2013 „??????,“ Anna Ceeh – Iv Toshain, Spiegelkabinett & Elke Sylvia Krystufek „Harmonie 20″, Weltausstellungsbüro Vienna / A
2013 „Red Bull Curates“, Kunthalle Project Space, Vienna / A
2012 „Anna Ceeh – Iv Toshain / in passing 17“, Kuenstlerhaus Passage, Curator Ursula Maria Probst, Vienna / A
2012 „Inklusion“, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Curator Stephan Bidner, Wiener Art Foundation Vienna / A
2012 PARKFAIR 2012 ARTE NOAH, Parkdeck, Stadion Center, Vienna / A
2012 „Death Can Dance“, Annex M, Project Space, Curator Lori Hersberger, Zürich / SCH
2011 „Space Odyssey“, MAK, Museum of Applied Arts Vienna / A
2011 “Gaudenz Ruf Award“, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia / BG
2011 “M21 – Museum of the XXI Century – Evolution“, Langenlois, Lower Austria
2011 “PARKFAIR“, Parkdeck, Stadion Center, Vienna / A
2011 “ARTSTAMP.DK+GUEST“, Kunsthalle Brænderigården, Viborg / Denmark
2011 „Heros of Today“ Graffit Gallery, Varna / BG
2011 „ARTmART“, Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna / A
2010 „Re-Edit“, Charim Gallery, Vienna / A
2010 „Don’t Even Think About It“, Galeria LETO, Warsaw / PL
2010 “On Paper 2010”, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen / Denmark
2010 “Helden von Heute“, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck / A
2010 „Preview Berlin 2010“, Art Fair, Berlin / GER
2008 „Premio Profilo d’Arte”, Museo della Permanente, Milano / IT
2008 The Beautiful Children, The Wharf Road Project organised by V22, The Wenlock Building, London / UK
2008 „OSTRALE ’08” – 2. International Exhibiton for Contemporary Art, Ostragehege, Dresden / GER
2008 „FEMACO“, International Contemporary Art Fair, Mexico City / Mexico
2008 “7 II 7“, Art Expo / MNAC Museum, Bukarest / RO
2008 „Spiders from Jupiter – Lost Categories – ABC – Antagonist“, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia / BG
2007 „Contemporary Istanbul“, International Art Fair, Istanbul / Turkey
2007 „Porno total Illegal”, Mayerhof, Waldviertel / A
2007 „Somewhere inbetween”, Museum Sammlung Friedrichshof, Burgenland / A
2006 „1000KM Vienna – Sofia“, Dauhaus-Association for Contemporary Art and Culture, Sofia / BG
2006 „I was born to make you happy“, Prospekthof, Semperdepot, Vienna / A
2006 „Spekulative Projekte“, Betonsalon, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna / A

Nominations:

2011 Koschatzky Art Award for Contemporary Drawing, Mumok Hofstallungen, Vienna / A
2011 Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for Contemporary Art, Sofia / BG
2008 Premio Profilo d’Arte”, Museo della Permanente, Milano / IT
2008 Premio Celeste, Sections Photography and Painting, Shortlisted, Milano / IT
2006 Diesel New Art Award, Vienna / A
 
 
Iv Toshain was born in 1980 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has lived and worked in Vienna, Austria since 2001. After studying at Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, Italy, and the National Art Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and also after graduating with an MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria (in the master class of Franz Graf), she has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the USA, Denmark, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, and Germany, (among others).
She has exhibited in various locations throughout Europe which include: the Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna, Austria; Belvedere Musum, Vienna, Austria; Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland; Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria; Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Museo della Permanente in Milan, Italy; Art Expo / MNAC in Bucharest, Romania.
Since 2011 she has been the co/founder, the curator and executive organizer of the PARKFAIR – Avantgarde Art Fair which is for established and emerging contemporary artists – which takes place during the Vienna Fair. www.parkfair.at
Since 2012 she has been the co/founder of the Art-Label FXXXi̶s̶m̶ Toshain / Ceeh (Vienna-Sofia-St.Petersburg). The art collective takes a critical stance toward ideologies and is a base for institutional critique activities. www.fxxxx.me
In 2012 she was awarded the MIA AWARD 2012 for outstanding achievements of women with international backgrounds who live and work in Austria within the category Art and Culture.

 
Born 1980 in Sofia
Lives and works in Vienna

2006-07 Postgraduate Specialization Scholarship, Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Prof. Diego Esposito, Milano / IT
2004 Scholarship, European Animation Master Class, Leipzig-Halle / GER
2003-04 Scholarship, Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Prof. Esposito, Milano / IT
2002-04 M.A. at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prof. Franz Graf, painting, Vienna / A
2001-02 Scholarship, Academy for Fine Arts, Prof. Ursula Hübner, painting, Linz / A
1999-00 Academy of Fine Arts, Prof. Andrei Daniel, painting, Sofia / BG
1998 Exchange Programm at the Bath School of Art and Design / EN
1994-99 High School for Fine Arts Sofia / BG

(Selected) Solo exhibitions:

2013 „Space Odyssey II“, Gemäldegalerie Academy of Fine Arts, Gyptothek, Vienna / A
2012 „TOUCH?“, BSA Galerie, Curator Werner Rodlauer, Vienna / A
2011 „The One That Shines Has No Shadow“, Eberharter Display, Project Space for Contemporary Art, Vienna / A
2010 “Beyond Eden”, NAG 1 Contemporary, Arezzo / IT
2010 „Urban Safari, Bright Stars Pieta“, Bulgarian Cultural Forum Gallery in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum, Prag / CH
2009 “Camouflage Predator Species”, LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk / PL
2009 “Ultramodern Solitude”, Fleetwing Gallery, Brooklyn, New York / USA
2009 “Crucified tulips live longer”, FB69 Gallery Kolja Steinroetter, Muenster / GER
2009 “Origamy Trinity“, Ohge Contemporary Art Space, Seattle / USA
2008 „Diablo Species”, Devening Pprojects+Editions, Gallery, Chicago / USA
2007 „Black Box”, Habers + Partner Gallery, Vienna / A
2005 „Lunar Chick“, Soloexhibition, Artists Quarterly, Sotheby’s ,Vienna / A

(Selected) Group exhibitions:

2013 „Open Art“, Art in Public Space, Summer Stage, Vienna / A
2013 „Vom Weggehen und (nicht) Wiederkommen“, Kunstraum Montafon, Schruns / A
2013 „??????,“ Anna Ceeh – Iv Toshain, Spiegelkabinett & Elke Sylvia Krystufek „Harmonie 20″, Weltausstellungsbüro Vienna / A
2013 „Red Bull Curates“, Kunthalle Project Space, Vienna / A
2012 „Anna Ceeh – Iv Toshain / in passing 17“, Kuenstlerhaus Passage, Curator Ursula Maria Probst, Vienna / A
2012 „Inklusion“, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Curator Stephan Bidner, Wiener Art Foundation Vienna / A
2012 PARKFAIR 2012 ARTE NOAH, Parkdeck, Stadion Center, Vienna / A
2012 „Death Can Dance“, Annex M, Project Space, Curator Lori Hersberger, Zürich / SCH
2011 „Space Odyssey“, MAK, Museum of Applied Arts Vienna / A
2011 “Gaudenz Ruf Award“, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia / BG
2011 “M21 – Museum of the XXI Century – Evolution“, Langenlois, Lower Austria
2011 “PARKFAIR“, Parkdeck, Stadion Center, Vienna / A
2011 “ARTSTAMP.DK+GUEST“, Kunsthalle Brænderigården, Viborg / Denmark
2011 „Heros of Today“ Graffit Gallery, Varna / BG
2011 „ARTmART“, Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna / A
2010 „Re-Edit“, Charim Gallery, Vienna / A
2010 „Don’t Even Think About It“, Galeria LETO, Warsaw / PL
2010 “On Paper 2010”, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen / Denmark
2010 “Helden von Heute“, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck / A
2010 „Preview Berlin 2010“, Art Fair, Berlin / GER
2008 „Premio Profilo d’Arte”, Museo della Permanente, Milano / IT
2008 The Beautiful Children, The Wharf Road Project organised by V22, The Wenlock Building, London / UK
2008 „OSTRALE ’08” – 2. International Exhibiton for Contemporary Art, Ostragehege, Dresden / GER
2008 „FEMACO“, International Contemporary Art Fair, Mexico City / Mexico
2008 “7 II 7“, Art Expo / MNAC Museum, Bukarest / RO
2008 „Spiders from Jupiter – Lost Categories – ABC – Antagonist“, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia / BG
2007 „Contemporary Istanbul“, International Art Fair, Istanbul / Turkey
2007 „Porno total Illegal”, Mayerhof, Waldviertel / A
2007 „Somewhere inbetween”, Museum Sammlung Friedrichshof, Burgenland / A
2006 „1000KM Vienna – Sofia“, Dauhaus-Association for Contemporary Art and Culture, Sofia / BG
2006 „I was born to make you happy“, Prospekthof, Semperdepot, Vienna / A
2006 „Spekulative Projekte“, Betonsalon, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna / A

Nominations:

2011 Koschatzky Art Award for Contemporary Drawing, Mumok Hofstallungen, Vienna / A
2011 Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for Contemporary Art, Sofia / BG
2008 Premio Profilo d’Arte”, Museo della Permanente, Milano / IT
2008 Premio Celeste, Sections Photography and Painting, Shortlisted, Milano / IT
2006 Diesel New Art Award, Vienna / A