Enkhbold Togmidshiirev

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Enkhbold Togmidshiirev
StylePerformance art, conceptual art

Enkhbold Togmidshiirev (Mongolian: Тогмидшийрэвын Энхболд) is a Mongolian contemporary artist known for his use of "organic materials such as horse dung, ash, rust, leather and wood"[citation needed] in his conceptual performances.

Life and career[edit]

Enkhbold was born in 1978 in Övörkhangai Province (Mongolian: Өвөрхангай аймаг),[1] Mongolia and grew up in a nomadic family. His interest in the arts started from an early age when he began wood carving with the encouragement of his parents. In 1998, he moved to the capital city[1] and enrolled at Setgemj College of Design and Technology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Soon after, Enkhbold transferred to the Institute of Fine Art, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia graduating in 2005. He studied under Enkhbat Lantuu, an abstract painter, who advocated for Enkbold's inclination to step outside the traditional medium of painting and to experiment with other artistic forms such as installation art, which was the first in his cirriculum.[2] Enkhbold Togmidshiirev is "a member of the Blue Sun Group. Founded in 2002 the Blue Sun Group is an artists group that aims to support emerging artists and alternative art practices".[1] In 2016, he won the "Best Artwork of the Year" from Mongolian National Gallery of Modern Art.[3]

Notable exhibitions[edit]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

2016 Mining, at Art Space 976+, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia[4]

Group exhibitions[edit]

2018 2nd Yinchuan Biennale, at Yinchuan Contemporary Art Museum, China[5]

2016 Land Art Mongolia - 4th Biennial, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia[6]

2015 Lost Children of Heaven, at Art Space 976+, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia[7]

2015 Asia Triennial Manchester, at Manchester Museum, UK[8]

2015 Other Home, at Mongolia Pavilion in La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy[9]

2012 Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Enkhbold Togmidshiirev / Asia Triennial Manchester 11 | The International 3". international3.com. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  2. ^ "ENKHBOLD TOGMIDSHIIREV, 1978". Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  3. ^ "Enkhbold Togmidshiirev – ART SPACE 976+". Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  4. ^ "Enkhbold Togmidshiirev | Mining | May 6 – May 19, 2016 – ART SPACE 976+". Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  5. ^ "The Second Yinchuan Biennale: Starting from the Desert. Ecologies on the Edge - Announcements - e-flux". www.e-flux.com. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  6. ^ "Catching the Axis: Between the Sky and the Earth" (PDF). Land Art Mongolia. Retrieved 2019-11-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Lost Children of Heaven II | Dec 17 – Jan 15, 2015 – ART SPACE 976+". Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  8. ^ "Public Art Online Training and events - Asia Triennial Manchester 11". www.publicartonline.org.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  9. ^ "Mongolia Pavilion". Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  10. ^ "Shanghai Biennale". www.shanghaibiennale.org. Retrieved 2019-11-14.

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