Dalkh-Ochir Yondonjunai

DALKH-OCHIR YONDONJUNAI is truly a pioneer of contemporary Mongolian art. He is an artist who has profoundly influenced the shape of the Mongolian art scene today. In the 1980s, his early works, which focused on the previously taboo elements of Mongolian history, such as the legend of “The He-Wolf and Beautiful Deer” (“Borte Chono and Goo Maral”), the mythical progenitors of Mongolian race, gained widespread attention. In the following years, he introduced many new media to the younger generation of artists by working with installations, performances, land art, etc. He graduated from the Sculpture department of the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture in 1979, and from the Oil painting department of the Ulaanbaatar Teacher’s College in 1988. Dalkh-Ochir’s work has been extensively exhibited both in Mongolia and abroad; most recently, he has participated in the Third Guangzhou Triennial. A founding member of the “Green horse” modern art association, Dalkh-Ochir has led the “Blue sun” contemporary art group, an arts collective with a contemporary art focus since 2002. He currently lives and works in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.