Painting, Drawing.

Tuguldur Yondonjamts/ Tuguldur Yondonjamts

Mongolia 1977

Painting, Drawing

www.tugulduryondonjamts.com

Tuguldur Yondonjamts
Tuguldur Yondonjamts
Male
Mongolia
1977

Yondonjamts’s practice focuses on works on paper mainly. He tackles issues surrounding the changes affecting Mongolia’s society and economic development. The nomadic culture and its symbiotic relation to nature is disappearing as the mining of natural ressources (gold, coal) are being exploited without effective control. The artist is currently developing a body of drawings that critiques the exportation of falcons in Mongola to Saudi Arabia (currently 240 per year). Taking an ironic perspective, his work questions how these factors are played out in the physical and psychological space between tamed and untamed worlds.

Tuguldur Yondonjamts was born in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) in 1977. He completed a BA (Hons) in Thanka Painting (traditional Mongolian Painting) from the Mongolian University of Arts and Culture, in the class of Professor Narmandakh Tsultem in 1997. In 2004, he graduated Fine Art from the University of the Arts, Berlin (UdK), Germany, in the class of Professor Lothar Baumgarten.

His work is research and information based. He uses investigational logic to create large scale drawings 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. Tuguldur’s work questions how these factors are played out in physical and psychological space, and between tamed and untamed worlds.
His background is a traditional Mongolian Painting (Thanka) which calls upon rigorous skills and passion to go through the time consuming meditative process of creating. After he studied in Mongolia, he advanced his education in Berlin and in New York to incorporate conceptual western art practices in his work.

He is the recipient of various awards including Djerassi Resident Artist Award 2012 (CA, USA),a grant from Karin-Abt-Straubinger Foundation 2009 & 2011(Stuttgart, Germany) and the ART OMI International Artists Residency 2010 (Ghent, USA). In 2010, he was a visiting artist in the residence program at the Cité International des Arts in Paris (France).

Tuguldur Yondonjamts currently lives and works in New York, NY.



YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014 DRAW-Mapping Madness Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2014Hunters to Skull Island Pony Project Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014 SOMEWHERES & NOWHERES IPCNY (International Print Center New York), New York, NYGroup
2014Untitled MUU, Museum of Street Art (Muzej ulične umjetnosti), Zagreb, CroatiaGroup
2014 Port of Call LASALLE College of the Arts, The Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS), SingaporeGroup
2014 MFA Thesis exhibition Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NYGroup
2014 UNITED AGAINST SPECULATION, organized by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NYGroup
2013Eccentric Exercise International Contemporary Drawing Les Gens Heureux, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2013 Amalgamated- Mongolian Contemporary Art Gallery MC, New York, NYGroup
2013 And after a pause it continued Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NYGroup
2013Magical Thinking Brooklyn, NYGroup
2013 Glow showStorefront video screening, Catskill, NYGroup
2012 2nd Land Art Biennial Mongolia 360° Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaGroup
2012 RAPID,TRANSIT Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, UB, MongoliaGroup
2012Magic stories KunstvereinGRAZ e.V. Regensburg, GermanyGroup
2011DrawingsWerkraum Godula Buchholz, Denklingen, GermanyGroup
2011 Walter Koschatzky Artistic Prize 2011 Exhibition of the nominated works, MuMok-Hofstallungen, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2010 Open Studio Omi International Art Center, Ghent, USAGroup
2010Im Haus Haus der Kunst München, Munich, GermanyGroup
2010 4th edition of Arte Laguna Prize 2009 Tese di San Cristoforo Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, ItalyGroup
2009 Drawings Werkraum Godula Buchholz , Denklingen, GermanyGroup
2009Walter Koschatzky Artistic Prize 2011 Exhibition of the nominated works MuMok-Hofstallungen, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2009Was uns antreibt Haus der Kunst München, Munich, GermanyGroup
2008 Good Work Trippen showroom, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008 Medium Drawing Haus der Kunst München, Munich, GermanyGroup
2008Cologne Art Fair 21 Cologne, GermanyGroup
2008 Anonymous Drawings, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2007 Contemporary Art Ruhr KunstQudrate07 Zollverein, Essen, GermanyGroup
2007 International Exibition Nord Art 2007 Rendsburg, GermanyGroup
2007 Große Kunstausstellung 2007 Haus der Kunst München, Munich, GermanyGroup
2003 Iim er huu That male boy (translated from Mongolian) Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaGroup
2000 Holz-Legno-Xylo The University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin, GermanyGroup
1997 Thesis exhibition Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaGroup
1995Tugsultiin yzegselen Union of Mongolian Artists Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaGroup