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Tuguldur Yondonjamts

Artist name: Tuguldur Yondonjamts
Dates of residency: March-May
Born: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Hometown: Ulaanbaatar
Lives and works: Ulaanbaatar and New York
Education: MFA, Columbia University, NYC, 2014; Fine Arts, University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin, Germany, 2004, BFA in Mongolian traditional painting (Thanka), Mongolian University of Arts and Culture in Ulaanbaatar, 1997

Originally trained in Mongolia as a traditional Mongolian Painting (Thanka), Tuguldur Yondonjamts expanded his practice to drawings, sculptural and video installations. He defines his work as research and information based. He uses investigational logic to create large scale works on paper that diagram imaginary journeys. These explorations deal with issues such as the origin of materials or resources, relocation and collision of crossing different timeline, myth and travel. In his practice, he questions how these factors are played out in physical and psychological space, and between tamed and untamed worlds.

Yondonjamts’s works has been exhibited in the U.S, Germany and Mongolia. He has participated in various residencies includng Art Omi, Djerassi Resident Artist program, CA, Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy; and Tropical Lab 8, Singapore. He is the recipient of awards including the Fulbright Scholarship (2013); the Arts Council of Mongolia/ Open Society Foundations (2012); Helen L. Bing Fellowship (2012) and the Karin-Abt-Straubinger Foundation (2009, 2011). His work was included in the “2nd LAND ART BIENNIAL – Mongolia 360°; at the Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City; NY, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York; Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York; The Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS); Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and in Germany at Haus der Kunst in Munich, Werkraum Godula Buchholz in Denklingen, and Kunstverein Gra. Yondonjamts will be part of the Drawing Center Open Sessions 2016-2017.

SUPPORT: Tuguldur Yondonjamts’s 3-month residency is made possible with support from Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU), NYC.


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