Tuguldur’s multidisciplinary practice use investigational logic to create drawings, printmaking, videos that diagram imaginary and physical journeys. His exploration sources are originated from unknown herders to unknown species crossing different timelines, myths, and travel. His works questions how these factors are played out in physical and psychological space between tamed and untamed worlds.
Tuguldur Yondonjamts (b.1977, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) lives and works in Ulaanbaatar.
His solo exhibitions include Hibernating Tattoos Guarding the Sweat of the Sun, Richard Taittinger Gallery, NYC, (2017); Between two giants, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, (2015); An Artificial Nest Captures A King, Arts Catalyst, London (2018); featured in exhibitions Mystical Geographies and Landscapes of deep Time, Pinksummer Gallery, Genova (2019); Tavan Tolgoi, Greengrassi Gallery, London (2018); Is/Inland, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, (2018); Contemporary Art of Mongolia VI, 976 Art Space, Ulaanbaatar (2018); Open Sessions #7, The Drawing Center, NYC (2016 and 2017), In Practice: Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New, Sculpture Center, LIC (2016).
Yondonjamts is the recipient of grants from Fulbright Scholarship (2012-2014), Trust for Mutual Understanding (2016), Arts Council of Mongolia (2012). His residencies include Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program (2016); ResidencyUnlimited, Brooklyn, NY (2012 & 2016); Civitella Ranieri residency, Umbria, Italy (2015); LES Studio Program (2015); Vermont SC (2015); Tropical Lab 8, Singapore (2014); Djerassi Resident Artist program, CA (2012) and the Art Omi, Ghent (2010). Yondonjamts received a B.F.A. in Mongolian traditional painting (Thanka) from the Mongolian University of Arts and Culture in Ulaanbaatar (1997) and he graduated Fine Art from the University of the Arts, Berlin (UdK), Germany (2004). He received an M.F.A. from Columbia University, NYC (2014).
“My desire and focus in my works are to use facts and to create endless narrative or mystery. Time is also a very important element to me, and I try to have it feature somehow in my drawings or in my works.”More