ANNA CEEH is a Russian-born, Vienna-based artist and independent curator who has been working for over 10 years in the international arts scene. Her body of work spans from self-portrait photography to video, electronic music and related applied research.
In her most recent photographic work, she takes a refreshing, anarchic approach to high-end inkjet printers. In working with reproductions, she subverts the meaning of the printers, the idea of photocopying and photographic reproduction.
“By scanning in a subverted print and then printing it out on a ‘properly’ set up printer, its a sort of ‘cure’ for subversion!“ says English writer, Richard Noyce, of her work.
„In her installations and performances, Anna Ceeh deals with political, social and gender issues.
In her artistic processes, she questions fixed views of aesthetic, ethical and economic values and examines the determining criteria in various cultural contexts. Her actual projects include participation of other artists, artivists and activists. In her projects, she also examines public forms of expressions in our civil society. She employs art as a model of cultural, socio- and gender-political analysis. Anna Ceeh uses art media and sound as a tool to respond to political and social structures to generate new methods.
(Melissa Lumbroso, Stephanie Misa, Ursula Maria Probst, jury statement / Tracing New Ways artist-in-residence, Nov 2016)
Solo exhibitions: Charim Gallery (Vienna/ AT), Gallery HIT (Bratislava/ SK), Kunstbunker, Forum for contemporary art (Nurnberg/ DE), NCCA (Moscow/RU). Group exhibitions, projects (selection): MAM (Vienna/ AT), 5 th Marrakech Biennale (MA, 2014), MAMassachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (USA), Russian Museum (St. Petersburg/ RU), Lentos Museum (Linz/ AT), Kunsthalle Krems (AT), CAT MAK (Vienna), Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna), ART FORUM BERLIN (DE), Transit (Bratislava/SK), Barents Triennale (Kirkenes/NO, Murmansk/RU), Galerist Gallery (Istanbul/TK), ARCO (Madrid/ES), Shinjyuku Ganka Gallery (Tokio/JP), 21er Haus/ Belvedere and Augarten Contemporary (Vienna/AT), Living Art Museum (Reykjavik/ISL), Volkspalast (Berlin/DE).
Represented by the leading Austrian Gallery Charim http://www.charimgalerie.at/artist/anna_ceeh
ANNA CEEH is co-founder (with Franz Pomassl) of the sonic research project ⁄S⁄O⁄N⁄I⁄C⁄ ⁄Z⁄O⁄N⁄E⁄S⁄ incl. ZONE Club (former RUS KLUB) series at Vienna Secession (2003-2012) and RADIUS Festival for advanced electronic music and related visual art from Post Soviet Countries at CAT MAK, Vienna. ⁄S⁄O⁄N⁄I⁄C⁄ ⁄Z⁄O⁄N⁄E⁄S⁄ Festivals and Events in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia (incl. Arctic, Siberia, Far East). (Honorary Mention Digital Musics & Sound Art, Ars Electronica 2011)
Since 2012 she has been the co/founder of the Art-Label FXXXis̶ ̶m̶ 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
Artist in Residencies:
2018 – BKA, Fabrica, Moskau (curated by Susanne Neuburger (MUMOK).
2016- TNW, Philippines (curated by Ursula Maria Probst, Melissa Lumbroso, Stephanie Misa, 2004 -OCA/ Norway (curated by Ute Meta Bauer)
Awards and prizes: Ars Electronica Nomination (2011 and 2008), Sophie Sussman Prize (2017), Innovation, Prize of the City of Vienna (2004)
Institutional collections where my work is represented:
Russian Museum (RU), Ostbottnian Museum (FI), Cultural Ministry of Austria, City of Vienna, SONS Museum (BE), MAMassachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (US)
My work was International recepted by:
artStars* by Nadja Sayej (Canada, Berlin, New York), Artmagazine (AT), Parnass (AT), Artslant (DE), whitehot magazine of contemp. art (US), Local Suicide (DE), BLOUIN ARTINFO (CANADA), Art Forum (DE), Artribune (IT), VICE Creators (U.S.) etc
Pink Flamingos, (Lisboa, PT),
Parallel (Vienna, AT)
Maquina Del Tiempo, Museo de la Ciudad (Santiago de Queretaro, MX)
MERDELAMERDLAMER curated by Kendell Geers, MAM Galerie (Vienna, AT) Collective practice and women artist, Collective practice and women (Vienna, AT) artist ́s complicity, das weisse haus, Guerrilla Footage, FLUCA (Plovdiv, BG),
⁄S⁄O⁄N⁄I⁄C⁄ ⁄Z⁄O⁄N⁄E⁄S⁄— A Journey Into Sonic Cultures & Electronic Music In The Post- Soviet Domain (Lofoten Sound Art Symposium (Lofoten, NO)
FXXXi̶s̶m̶ TC: MMF Performance on the Red Square (Moscow, RU)
FXXXi̶s̶m̶ TC: MMF Performance, 57th Biennale Di (Venice, IT) PROCESS TERMINUS, Art Encounters (Timisoara, RO)
FXXXi̶s̶m̶ TC: The 6. MOSCOW BIENNALE,
Freq_Out 12 presented by Tonspur and TBA 2 (Vienna, AT)
“EUREKA” – curated by Kendel Geers, Galerist Gallery (Istanbul, TK) “Sho es or not Shoes“, SONS Museum, BE, 5.Moscow Biennale
5 Marrakech Biennale – Theatre Royal (Marrakech, MA)
freq_out 1.2 ∞ – scandion (Uppsala, SE)
DARK ECOLOGY JOURNEY: NORTH NORWAY & RUSSIA – Sonic Acts Festival (Kirkenes/ NO, Nikel (RU)
FXXXi̶s̶m̶ TC: „БАЙХТЕ”, Charim Events (Vienna, AT)
„Winter, Go away“, Wiener Festwochen (Vienna, AT)
FXXXi̶s̶m̶ TC:“HOT ВИЗИБЛ” , Kunstraum Niederösterreich (Vienna, AT) VIENNAFAIR / Charim Galerie (Vienna, AT)
Death Can Dance“ Town House (Zürich, CH)
ANNA CEEH – IV TOSHAIN“, Künstlerhauspassage (Vienna, AT) Sonic Zones, Secession (Vienna, AT)
7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (Berlin, DE)
„An Exchange with Sol LeWit“ Cabinet (New York, US)
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Massachusetts, US)
Disseminating Sound“ The Morning Line TBA-21 (Vienna, AT)
Summer in the City!“ Charim Galerie (Vienna, AT)
DREI EINZELLESEHE NNICHT ERREICHBAR ÜBER IMMERNOCH NICHT – Abbas /Ebensperger Project #3 – Kunstbuero– curated by Franz Graf, (Vienna, AT)
„WIENER AKTIONISMUS UND AKTUELLE ÖSTERREICHISCHE FOTOGRAFIE“– Galerie Julius Hummel (Vienna, AT) „IMAGINARY ROOMS AND VIRTUAL TIME CAPSULES. 11 WEEKS OF TRANSMISSIONS“ – Galerie Charim (Vienna, AT) (solo) „Melktribune“ (Melk, AT)
„Sky in the art“ The Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, RU)
„The Center of Attention. Kunst als Soziotopie“ Vienna Art Week (Vienna, AT)
„Trinity“ Sinjyuku ganka Garou Galerie (Tokyo, JP) „Photophobia 2“ NCCA (Kalinigrad, RU)
„KÜNSTLER ALS DJS“ Augarten Contemporary (Vienna, AT)
Charim Galerie ART FORUM BERLIN (Berlin, DE)
„Man With A Movie Camera-global remake“ with Perry Bard – Sheffield Railroad Station (Sheffield, UK) Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal, CA), ISEA (SG), (Beijing, CN)
„Hidden Curriculum“ – Kunstbunker – Forum for contemporary arts (Nurnberg, DE)
“Urban” Music video Lentos Museum (Linz, AT)
Tónleikar+video, klinK og BanK/ 2005 & Converter Project, Living Art Museum (Reykjavik, IS)