Anna Ceeh's Blog

08/18/2017 03:34 PM
Exhibition at the Gapar Aitiev Fine Arts Museum, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 2017 August 18. – September 3.

Anna Ceeh: Jayloo (wiki pict) DIY-inkjet print, 2017


„Her anarchic approach to high end inkjet printers is refreshing (to say the least): she is subverting the main reason for the existence of such printers – that of reproducing ad infinitum and with accuracy and consistency any digital file sent to them. Instead, by redefining the whole idea and purpose of the cartridges she is making works that can only exist in their original print form as one-off prints: reproduction can only be by means of photocopying or photographic reproduction. Or, I guess, by scanning in a subverted print and then printing it out on a ‚properly‘ set up printer – a sort of ‚cure‘ for subversion!“ – Richard Noyce (UK)


„Ее анархичный подход к высококачественным струйным принтерам освежает, если не сказать большего: Anna Ceeh подрывает основную причину их существования (их функцию) – бесконечное (ad infinitum) и точное репродуцирование любого цифрового файла. Вместо этого, пересматривая всю идею и цель картриджей Anna Ceeh делает работы, являющиеся единственными оригиналами: их репродукция может производиться только с помощью копирования или фотографии. Или же, как мне кажется, таки вновь путем сканирования оригиналов и их распечатки на нормально настроенном принтере – как своего рода удаления данной инверсии“- Ричард Нойс (Великобритания)


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07/28/2017 04:57 PM
VICE Creators (U.S.) feat.our recent perfromance at the 57th Venice Biennale

VICE Creators: Troops in Riot Gear Deliver a Hidden Message in Venice

by DJ Pangburn

In front of the entrance, Giardini (May 11th)

Anti-war performance art invades the Venice Biennale.

The art label FUCKismTC operates under many monikers, including FEMINismTC, FXXX ismTC, XXXXismTMC, and SUCKismTC, which change continuously according to the artists involved and the concepts they focus on. The group has tackled issues like politics, deconstruction of social hierarchies, challenging power structures, peace, and feminism among others. Over the last few years, the Vienna-based trio of Anna Ceeh, Iv Toshain, and Matthias Makowsky, collectively known as XXXXismTMC, have staged an anti-war performance art project, МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE (Peace).

One woman and nine men dress as soldiers and stand in line like an honor guard with messages of peace written on their protective vests, which can only be seen using night-vision goggles. Under their new museum-meets-artwork initiative, MOTA (Museum On Tour Austria), XXXXismTMC recently staged МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE outside the Venice Biennale, the world’s largest arts festival, to bring more awareness to their artistic call for peace.

In front of the Italian Pavillion (May 12th). Images courtesy XXXXismTMC.


Artists that contributed messages to МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE include Lawrence Weiner and Olaf Nicolai, among others. South African artist Kendell Geers‘s slogan, “Stealing fire from heaven,” is rather mythological, while Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar’s reads, “He kills me, he kills me not.” Afghan artist Amanullah Mojadidi cut right to the chase with what Toschain describes as the angry, prompting, and incisive message, “Go bomb yourself.” Weiner, on the other hand, offered a more sober and conciliatory slogan with, “Here Today, Here Tomorrow.”



In 2016, when Ceeh and Toshain invited Makowsky (the only man) to join their artistic duo, XXXXismTMC came into being and their anti-war performance project began to take shape. In recent years, Ceeh and Toshain have hacked Vienna Metro advertisements with their logos, spray painted the FUCKismTC logo on Vienna’s Kunsthalle Wien as a public statement against curators and museum directors copying artist works and concepts, and even enlisted the former Austrian President Heinz Fischer and the First Lady Margit to join and perform in their feminist installation САКРИЛЕГ. All of these works subversively harness the power of branding and mass messaging, and МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE‘s message of peace is no different.


Artist statement seen through infrared night-vision goggles.


As Toshain and Makowsky tell Creators, the work essentially came into existence back in 2014, when they staged a theme-based site-specific installation for the World War I centennial at the Ehrenhalle of Burgtor at Heldenplatz in Vienna. This, along with a number of ongoing international crises and political tensions, inspired the trio to send out a message of peace to the world. While the collective created messages for the work, they also invited a number of international artists to create anti-war or peace slogans.

“We asked them hypothetically: ‘When the going gets rough, and you artists go to the barricades to voice your protest, what will you take with you? A work of art, a project, a portfolio?’” say Toschain and Makowsky. “No. No more solo shows, no ego. Create a slogan.”


Parastou Forouhar’s artist statement seen through infrared night-vision goggles.


The contributing artists created 28 black posters displayed on the walls of the Ehrenhalle. Viewers could only see the messages when using military infrared night-vision goggles. It was here that the trio started engaging with the actual political situation, imagining what artists could do to make things better.

MOTA and МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE came about because the artists did not want to work in exhibition spaces any longer, in white cubes surrounded by white walls. From that moment on, the trio’s slogans for peace moved into public spaces with human bodies as performers.


Orlan looking through the IR Device, Giardini (May 11th)


Ceeh, Toshain, and Makowsky say that МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE confronts not only art fans, but passersby and tourists who unexpectedly encounter it. Venice, with its constant influx of tourists and this year’s Biennale, proved to be fertile ground for their protest for peace.

“Our XXXXismTMC peace-forces are conceived to act everywhere and every time without being announced in advance,” they say. “The [Venice] crowd loved the piece. A lot of people commented that it was one of the best works seen at the Biennale, [and] most of them didn’t know it was guerilla and ‘illegal,’ so to speak.”


Ai Weiwei looking through the IR Device, Piazza San Marco (May 10th 2017)

Lawrence Weiner’s artist statement seen through infrared night-vision goggles.

Click here to see more of XXXXismTMC‘s work.


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06/12/2017 11:00 AM
perfromance at Wiener Rathaus, Vienna

MilanMladenovic © AnnaCeeh 2017


Anna Ceeh by ©Milan Mladenovic 2017


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06/12/2017 10:23 AM
performance with The More Ohr Less Brainstorming Orchestra

MOL-ORCHESTER17.pngThe More Ohr Less Brainstorming Orchestra: 

Franz Graf, Anna Ceeh, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Hans-joachim Roedelius, Chandra Shukla, Christopher James Chaplin, Clementine Gasse Janko Novoselic, Pomassl,  Tim Story 


#MoreOhrLess Festival, Baden, Austria

Einsortiert unter:art project


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06/01/2017 09:02 AM
artmagazine: Humor statt Verbissenheit by Werner Rodlauer





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05/27/2017 10:55 AM
donau festival 2017

doing interview with Actress (UK) for the Belarusian Filet Magazine


doing interview with Emptyset (UK) for the Belarusian Filet Magazine



performace at donau festival, Krems

photo © F.Pomassl


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05/25/2017 02:27 PM
57TH BIENNALE DI VENEZIA -“МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE” Guerilla Performance

On the occasion of the:







MOTA – MUSEUM ON TOUR AUSTRIA, developed as a hybrid between museum and artwork, presents “МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE” in cooperation with the art label XXXXismTOSHAIN/ MAKOWSKY/ CEEH (Sofia – Vienna – St. Petersburg).

The collective has set themselves the goal of sending out a message of peace to the world and has invited a number of international artists to create a slogan – among them Lawrence Weiner, Olaf Nicolai, Parastou Forouhar and Kendell Geers.

The messages are written on protective vests coated with a special black military-infrared colour. They are worn by soldiers standing in line like a guard of honor and can only be seen with a night-vision device. Using the night-vision telescope, one becomes part of the installation and the hidden artist statements can clearly be read in white writing on the black protective vests.

One woman and nine men take part in the Performance. They come from Germany, Austria, Switzerland as well as refugees from Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan. All performers live in Austria.


This performative artwork, made of people, was to be seen in public spaces in the city of Vienna in 2016 (Stephansdom, Karlsplatz, Main Railway Station, MuseumsQuartier) and confronts it’s audience – passers-by, tourists and art-fans, unexpectedly in the middle of the city. A new, non-material art space is formed. The messages of peace leave the rigid form of an exhibition area and take up positions right at the cutting edge – they pulse on the human bodies of the performers – the body as a blackboard, projection screen and placard, all at once.




MOTA – Museum On Tour Austria and XXXXi̶s̶m̶TMC are taking the best-known art exhibition in the world – La Biennale di Venezia – „VIVA ARTE VIVA“ as an opportunity for the anti-war performance “МИР МИРУ FRIEDE“, an artistic message of peace to the world!

Since 2012 we have been acting internationally by means of guerilla performances liberated from the conventional practices of art and exhibitions.

When avant-garde is integrated into the official program of conventional galleries and museums, it is transformed into a spectacle.

For this reason our performance on 10-12 May 2017 is deliberately unorthodox, both in the grounds of the Biennale and also in the city itself, for all of us.



Museum On Tour Austria (MOTA) и XXXXi̶s̶m̶TMC используют самую известную арт-выставку в мире — Венецианскую биеннале, (тема которой будет VIVA ARTE VIVA — “Да здравствует живое искусство!”) как повод проведения своего антивоенного перформанса “МИР МИРУ FRIEDE“.

С 2012 арт-лейбл XXXXi̶s̶m̶TMC осознанно агирует по миру в формате партизанских акций — по ту сторону обыденных арт- и выставочных форматов.

Авандгард, взятый в официальные программы музеев, становится театральным представлением, теряeт свой смысл и силу действия. С 10 по 12 мая перформанс “МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE” будет проходить как и на территории Биеннале, так и в центре города для всех!


Ai Weiwei looking through the IR Device, Piazza San Marco (10.05.2017)


MOTA – Museum On Tour Austria und XXXXi̶s̶m̶TMC nehmen die bekannteste Kunstausstellung der Welt – La Biennale di Venezia – „VIVA ARTE VIVA“ zum Anlass für die anti-war Performance “МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE“, eine künstlerische Friedensbotschaft an die Welt!

Seit 2012 agieren wir international mittels Guerilla – Aktionen losgelöst von gängiger Kunst-  und Ausstellungspraxis.

Avantgarde, im offiziellen Programm herkömmlicher Galerien und Museen aufgenommen verwandelt sich in ein Spektakel.

In diesem Sinne performen wir von 10.-12. Mai 2017 bewusst unorthodox, sowohl auf dem Areal der Biennale, als auch mitten in der Stadt, für uns Alle.

Slogan by Olaf Nicolai(DE)



Supported by Santo Krappmann and the performance team.

Dedicated to Kasimir Malevich.


Performances: May 10 – 12, 2017 Giardini, Arsenale, Piazza San Marco


Artist statements by:

Burak Delier (Turkey): “FREEDOM HAS NO SCRIPT”

Kendell Geers (South Africa/ Belgium): „STEELING FIRE FROM HEAVEN“

Parastou Forouhar (Iran):” HE KILLS ME, HE KILLS ME NOT”

Olaf Nicolai (Germany): “KEINE HEIMAT”s

Matthias Makowsky (Austria): “BANG“

Slava Mogutin (Russia/ U.S.): “LOST BOYS”

Ammanullah Mojadidi (Afghanistan): “GO BOMB YOURSELF!”

Iv Toshain (Bulgaria): „WE ARE THE KNIFE”

Lawrence Weiner (U.S.): „HERE TODAY HERE TOMORROW”

Anna Ceeh (Austria/Russia): „WOMAN IN LOVE – ARTIST IN WAR“



Performers List:

Santo Krappmann (DEU)
Esmail Hassani (AFG/IRN)
Gabriel Kraußhaar (DEU)
Hussein Waham (IRQ)
Fabian Janicek (AUT)
Sayed Labib (EGY)
Nis Brender (DEU)
André Harm (DEU)
Nikita Pichler (AUT)
Till Krappmann (DEU)

MOTA Founders: Iv Toshain and Matthias Makowsky
The project is funded by the MehrWERT founding program of the Erste Bank




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04/26/2017 12:08 PM
Siargao Tribune

A N N A   C E E H
’S I A R G A O   T R I B U N E’ ( 2 0 1 7 )
Enviromental Art Transmitting Station at Tawin Tawin, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Philippines

(2 speakers, Laton radio, amplifire, moving sensor, light, solar panel, metal barns etc.)
Hosted by Laton Radio and Laton Record Label (Austria/Russia)

night view from the house

roberta_drawingSiargao Tribune scetch by Roberta Lima

photos © Anna Ceeh

documentation video:


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03/09/2017 11:25 PM
FUCKi̶s̶m̶ Toshain/ Ceeh @ TRANSPARENT BORDERS, Centre “Red”, Moscow/ RU

Opening: 7.03.2017, 7pm

Mats Adelman, Ylva Westerlund, Vitaliy Barabanov,

Aliona Baranova, Ilmira Bolotyan, Ivan Novikov,

FUCKi̶s̶m̶ Toshain/ Ceeh

Curator Oxana Polyakova

The project “Transparent Borders” includes the works by eight artists from different countries with different cultural and social background, united by one important feature – the ability to make the borders that we usually deliberately overlook visible and tangible. Seemingly invisible due to the modern technologies, the increasing speed of communication, social networks and the constant flow of images, these barriers and constraints have a significant influence over the daily life of a society, an individual and his interaction with the surrounding physical reality.

(…) The radical representation of this conflict is enhanced in the “FUCKi̶s̶m̶” manifesto by Anna Ceeh and Iv Toshain – a sincere call to reject all the different brands, tags, and autonyms and to initiate independent artistic activities outside the existing institutional rules and procedures.

Despite the apparent differences in individual artistic practices, the participants of this project are united by the desire to study the limits of the chosen formats and media. To make up for the constraints of the format of an exhibition itself, which no longer corresponds to a specific spatial experience, a temporary website will be launched to make the exhibition available to a wider audience.

Oxana Polyakova


7 – 11.03.2017, Centre “Red” (Bersenevsky lane 5, bld. 3, 3rd floor)



photos by Ksenia Beloutskaya


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11/02/2016 06:11 PM
Отрывайся по-черному, ариец! – Filet Magazine


Проникнуть в мир Mykki Blanco — сродни небезопасному сексу в сумрачном клубе с редкими разрядами яркого света. Он/а босиком в одной узкой черной юбке, с крупинками пота по всему тренированному красивому телу, прямо перед тобой.

После посещения нашей венской редакцией концерта non-binary gender-queer post-homo-hop артиста Mykki Blanco в клубе Grelle Forelle, страсти накалились настолько, что словесная перепалка едва не переросла в полноценное мочилово с явным гендерным уклоном. Женская составляющая нашего коллективного разума хотя и признавала ее/его ограниченность в музыкальном плане, но активно настаивала на актуальности и эффективности ее/его построенного на прямом контакте со слушателями перформанса, смелости в признании своего ВИЧ-положительного статуса и привнесенном в консервативный в целом хип-хоп панковского духа и сексуального разнообразия.

Мужское начало не увидев ничего нового в выступлении, назвало это явление откровенно вторичным и паразитирующим на приемах, характерных для 80-х годов прошлого века. В конце концов обе стороны сошлись на том, что во времена, когда из-за повального увлечения музыкантов и диджеев новыми девайсами живое общение между публикой и артистом сведено к нулю, любая попытка сломать эту стену отчуждения должна восприниматься позитивно. И вообще, негоже нам, белым гетеросексуальным арийцам, по-черному браниться, лучше уж будем по-черному отрываться. Тем более, что пришедшим в клуб людям по барабану все гендерные дискурсы и новаторские ходы — они просто хочут танцовать.

И хорошая новость в конце — мы взяли у Микки интервью и в ближайшее время оно будет опубликовано на нашем сайте.

Anna Ceeh

Filet Magazine



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11/02/2016 06:09 PM
Artwork in progress by Anna Ceeh signed by Mykki Blanco

Artwork in progress by Anna Ceeh signed by Mykki Blancoartworkbyannaceehsigniertby-mykkiblanco



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11/02/2016 06:08 PM
Nomadic Art Camp exhibition at the Gapar Aitiev Fine Arts Museum, Bishkek, Kirgistan

Nomadic Art Camp exhibition at the Gapar Aitiev Fine Arts Museum, 2016 August 5. – October 7.

(photos © Anna Ceeh / Franz Pomassl)

„CLUB RUS“ 2004-2016
Кыргызский Национальный Музей Изобразительных Искусств имени Гапара Айтиева


Anna Ceeh: „Bishkek 360°“ – video, drone art, 2016 at  Кыргызский Национальный Музей Изобразительных Искусств имени Гапара Айтиева
the opening speech – Filet десант в Бишкеке, Кыргызский Национальный Музей Изобразительных Искусств имени Гапара Айтиева


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Anna Ceeh

"Ontologische Realitäten"

o.T. 005, 2004-2007

DIY Print Technik
26 x 19,3 cm

o. T. 009, 2004 - 2007
DIY Print Technik
26 x 19,3 cm

o. T. 015, 2004 - 2007
DIY Print Technik
26 x 19,3 cm

o. T. 017, 2004 - 2006
Giclée Print
Auflage: 3 2 AP
62,5 x 83,5 cm

o. T. 018, 2004 - 2006
Giclée Print
Auflage: 3 2 AP
62,5 x 83,5 cm

o. T. 020, 2004 - 2006
Giclée Print
Auflage: 3 2 AP
62,5 x 83,5 cm

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