Born in 1988 in La Louvière, Belgium.
Based between London and Brussels.
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.
Toufan Hosseiny has launched her brand of accessories, Phénomène, in 2019.
Never Alone, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, 2017
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
L’onirisme organique de Toufan Hosseiny by Mélanie Huchet, 23 April 2018
The Peep Interview, 3 October 2019