UNEN ENKH was born and raised in Mongolia. As the artist recollects, the foundation of his thinking through art was established in his early childhood. Both of his parents had a critical impact on his development as they nurtured his taste for imaginative ideas and encouraged fearless free-thinking, unusual during socialism. Showing a serious interest in art and drawing, in 1974 he went to the only public, state-run Institute of Fine Art. Unen Enkh studied graphic art. As part of an exchange between socialist countries, in 1981 Unen Enkh went to Eastern Europe to attend art colleges, first in Prague and then in Budapest, where he graduated with two degrees, a bachelor’s and master’s in art. His success in graph/c art was quite obvious as several works received awards in 1985 and 1987 at the Graphic Biennale in Miskolc, Hungary. Although he continued to work in graphic art, his interest in other media and experimentation began in Budapest in the mid 1980s. Now he is based in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Born in 1958


1978 College of Fine Art. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

1982 University of Industrial and Fine Art. Prague, Czech Republic

1988 University of Fine Art. Budapest, Hungary

1988 Master Year of Graphic Arts. University of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary

Solo Shows

2009 Morat-Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft. Freiburg im Breisgau

2011 Galerien für Kunst und Technik. Schorndorf

Group Exhibitions

2011 Museum Biedermann. Donaueschingen


1985 Graphic Biennale Miskolc. Hungary 1987 Graphic Biennale Miskolc. Hungary