• TUGULDUR YONDONJAMTS
  • 1977 born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Lives and works in New York and in Ulaanbaatar
  • tuguldur9@gmail.com


  • EDUCATION
  • 2014 MFA Visual Arts, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, USA
  • 2004 Graduated Fine Arts from the University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin, Germany
  • 1997 BA-Mongolian Painting (Thanka), The University of Arts & Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2018   An Artificial Nest Captures a King+ Darkest Dark, Arts Catalyst, London, UK
  • 2017   Hibernating Tattoos Guarding the Sweat of the Sun, Richard Taittinger gallery, NYC
  • 2015   Between Two Giants, Grand Gallery, American Museum of Natural History, NYC
  • 2014   Hunters to Skull Island, Pony Project gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011   Drawings, Werkraum Godula Buchholz, Denklingen, Germany
  • 2009   Drawings, Werkraum Godula Buchholz , Denklingen, Germany


  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
  • 2019   
  • Mystical geographies and landscapes of deep time: Mark Dion, Dana Sherwood, Tuguldur Yondonjamts, Pinksummer gallery, Genova, Italy
  •  A Tale of Apparitions, Plan B gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • A Beast a God and a Line, curated by Cosmin Costinas, Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway

  • 2018   
  • Tavan Tolgoi & Mongolian Futurism, Greengrassi gallery, London, UK
  • Media Festival Ulaanbaatar 2018, org. by Arts Council of Mongolia, Natural History Museum, Ulaanbaatar, MGL
  • Is/In-Land, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, TW
  • Speaking Lights and Shadowsin Contemporary Art of Mongolia VI, 976 Art Space, Ulaanbaatar, MGL
  • A Beast, A God, and A Line, Para-Site, Hong Kong, CN
  • A Beast, A God, and A Line (Traveling show), Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, BGD

  • 2017   
  • Where Do We Stand?, The Drawing Center, NYC
  • Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Para-Site, Hong Kong, CN

  • 2016   
  • In Practice: Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New, Sculpture Center, LIC, NY
  • Open Sessions 7: Hibernating Plan, The Drawing Center, NYC
  • Topografie und Mythos, Galerie der Stiftung K52, Berlin, Germany
  • Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines
  • Smart water project, Ice sculpture on Chingis Square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

  • 2015   
  • How the sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Spase, NYC
  • Joshua Treenial, Site-Responsive Art and Performance in the Hi Desert, Joshua Tree, CA

  • 2014   
  • UNITED AGAINST SPECULATION, organized by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu, 
  • LeRoy Neiman gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY
  • DRAW-Mapping Madness, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • SOMEWHERES & NOWHERES, IPCNY (International Print Center New York), New York, NY 
  • MUU, Museum of Street Art (Muzej ulične umjetnosti), Zagreb, Croatia
  • Port of Call, LASALLE College of the Arts/ The Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS), Singapore
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY

  • 2013   
  • Eccentric Exercise- International Contemporary Drawing, Les Gens Heureux, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Amalgamated- Mongolian Contemporary Art, Gallery MC, New York, NY
  • And after a pause, it continued, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Magical Thinking, Brooklyn, NY
  • Glow show, Storefront video screening, Catskill, NY

  • 2012   
  • 2nd Land Art Biennial Mongolia 360°,Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • RAPID/TRANSIT, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, UB, Mongolia
  • Magic stories, KunstvereinGRAZ e.V. Regensburg, Germany

  • 2011   
  • Walter Koschatzky Artistic Prize 2011/Exhibition of the nominated works, MuMok-Hofstallungen, Vienna

  • 2010   
  • Open Studio, Omi International Art Center, Ghent, USA
  • Im Haus, Haus der Kunst München/ Munich, Germany
  • 4th edition of Arte Laguna Prize 2009, Tese di San Cristoforo Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

  • 2009   
  • Walter Koschatzky Artistic Prize 2011/ Exhibition of the nominated works, MuMok-Hofstallungen, Vienna
  • Was uns antreibt, Haus der Kunst München, Munich, Germany

  • 2008  
  • Medium Drawing, Haus der Kunst München, Munich, Germany
  • Anonymous Drawings, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany  
  • Good Work, Trippen showroom, Berlin, Germany
  • Cologne Art Fair 21, Cologne, Germany

  • 2007   
  • Contemporary Art Ruhr KunstQudrate07, Zollverein, Essen, Germany
  • International Exibition Nord Art 2007, Rendsburg, Germany
  • Große Kunstausstellung 2007, Haus der Kunst München, Munich, Germany

  • 2003   Iim er huu/ That male boy (translated from Mongolian), Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar 
  • 2000   Holz-Legno-Xylo, The University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin, Germany
  • 1997 Thesis exhibition, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia  
  • 1995 Tugsultiin yzegselen, Union of Mongolian Artists Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


  • RESIDENCIES
  • 2018   Arts Catalyst, London, UK
  • 2017   Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016   Residency Unlimited residency with support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU), Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015  Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Umbria, Italy
  • 2015   Artist Alliance Inc, LES studio residency, NYC
  • 2015   VSC fellowship supported by Joan Mitchel Foundation, Johnson, VT 
  • 2014   Tropical Lab 8, LASALLE College of the Arts, ICAS, Singapore
  • 2013   The Fallen Tower/ Matthew Richie, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • 2012   Djerassi Resident Artist program, Woodside, California, USA
  • 2012   Residency Unlimited with Flux Factory, New York, USA
  • 2010   Omi International Art Center, Ghent, USA
  • 2010   Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
  • 2010   Residency organized by Melanie Mowinski, Ferrin Gallery and Storefront Artist Projects in Pittsfield/MA, USA
  • 2000 Holz-Legno-Xylo, (Universität der Künste Berlin), Gutshof Sauen, Germany


  • GRANTS/AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS
  • 2017   Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Award, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016   Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, NYC
  • 2016   Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) Grant, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015   Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Umbria, Italy
  • 2015    VSC fellowship supported by Joan Mitchel Foundation
  • 2012-14   Fulbright Scholarship, International Education Exchange Program, U.S. Department of State
  • 2014   Sustainable Arts Foundation’s Promise Award, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014   Morty Frank Traveling Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2012-14   LeRoy Neiman Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2013-14   Betty Lee and Aaron Stern Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2013-14   Marshall Glasier Fellowship, Fund for the study of Drawing, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2012    Helen L Bing Fellowship, CA, USA
  • 2012    Arts Council of Mongolia/ Open Society Foundation Grant, UB, Mongolia
  • 2010 & 11   Project grant from Karin-Abt-Straubinger Foundation, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2010   Finalist of 4 edition of Arte Laguna Prize 2009, Venice, Italy
  • 2009   Nominee of Walter Koschatzky Artistic Prize 2009, Vienna, Austria
  • 2008   Finalist of Gesellschafter Art Award 2008 / Cologne Art Fair, Germany


  • COLLECTIONS
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • AGI Verona Collection
  • Francis J. Greenburger Collection
  • Godula Buchholz Collection
  • Dr. Michael I. Jackobs Collection, NY
  • Private collections