About

Born in 1988 in La Louvière, Belgium.
Based between London and Brussels.

 

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With a background in both fashion and graphic design, using mainly textile as a medium in her work, Toufan Hosseiny creates a universe inhabited by imaginary characters and narratives.

 

Inspired by Persian motifs and symbols, ancient tales and the realm of dreams, her work revolves around the anguish of being watched, the search for identity and the obsession to repeat the same gestures over and over. The characters and masks that she creates or creates for herself – monsters that haunt us, monster memories, monster places, monsters that we worship – are born of an interaction sometimes alarming, sometimes playful, with a world filled with beings and objects, that surround and observe her.

 

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Toufan Hosseiny has launched her brand of accessories, Phénomène, in 2019.

Solo Exhibitions

Never Alone, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, 2017

 

Group Exhibitions

Les Petites Editions, group exhibition at Félix Frachon gallery, Brussels, 2020

Nationa(a)l Artist Supermarket, Brussels, 2019

Heads, group exhibition at Félix Frachon gallery, Brussels, 2019

La Cambre et la construction d’une mémoire, 1927-2017,
La Cambre ENSAV, Brussels, 2017

Le Rayon vert – Triennale du prix des Amis de La Cambre,
Art Brussels fair, 2016

INTERSTICES #5, Interstices by Quadri, Brussels, 2016

La Cambre «OBJETS» – Parcours modo #13,
Collectors Gallery, Brussels, 2013

 

Texts

L’onirisme organique de Toufan Hosseiny by Mélanie Huchet, 23 April 2018

The Peep Interview, 3 October 2019

by Lisa Carletta