was born in 1981
in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. His artist name is OTGO. His talent was
discovered and by the age of 15 years he had his own solo exhibitions.
He studied traditional Mongolian painting in Ulaanbaatar (1996 – 1998).
After studying, he became a painter and restorer on several research
trips to historical sites in Mongolia. In the Buddhist-Lamaist
monasteries, he studied various techniques and the iconography of
miniature painting as well as their spiritual background (1998 – 2004).
Beside his free artistic creations, his work includes about six hundred
„research miniaturen“. From 2007 – 2010 he studied at the Institute of
Art in Context of the University of the Arts Berlin, which he completed
with the Master of Arts. After studying, OTGO opened the first Mongolia
Cultural Center in Berlin (2010 – 2013) and founded Gallery ZURAG
Berlin (2010 – 2014) It is the first gallery founded and operated by a
Mongol outside of Mongolia. In 2015 OTGO was awarded the „GRAND PRIX“
of the International Biennial of Painting, Chisinau, Moldova. Since
2018, he has been working on a voluntary basis as "Chief Curator and
External Affairs of The National Art Gallery of Mongolia" parallel to his
artistic work. In 2019, he participated in the "Curating" project of
the Berlin Universität der Künste and received the university
deserves international success and admiration. More and more collectors
and enthusiasts are enjoying his paintings. It is also remarkable that
there are already many international scientific studies on his work.
Such an interest in the creations of an artist usually only develops
with older or already deceased artists.
University of Heidelberg – magister thesis topic: Ariane Sauer: 'Der heutige Dschingis Khan-Kult der Mongolei im Spiegel des Comics von OTGO' (2015) www.uni-heidelberg.de University of Heidelberg – master thesis topic: Melanie Becker: 'Studien zu Otgonbayar Erschuu. Die Malerei Otgos zwischen mongolischer Tradition und westlicher Kunst' (2017) www.uni-heidelberg.de
exhibited his artworks in Japan, Sweden, France, the Netherlands,
India, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Moldova, Poland, Romania,
Russia, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Georgia, Germany and Mongolia.
His works are in various museums, institutions and private collections, among others:
– Mongolian National Art Gallery, Museum Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
– National Art Museum, Moldova
– Mongolia Museum of Art in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
– HSBC (Honkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation)
– Seeheim Castle, Constance, Germany
– Old Castle Baruth, Germany
– Mongolian Embassy in Germany
– MRK Gruppe, Dresden – München, Germany
and a very big artwork (720 x 420 cm) in the lobby of the Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
He lives with his wife and two children between Berlin and Ulaanbaatar.
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TEXT: english, polski and german: Mongolian & Tibetan studies at Oriental Studies Department, University of Warsaw, Poland
– Interview: between Aleksandra Gospodarczyk and OTGO Otgonbayar Ershuu "Description of the origin and development
of modern Mongolian painting based on the analysis of artistic creation
of selected Mongolian painters"
TEXT: german: Dr. Dolores Claros-Salinas, Kunstverein Konstanz – UNENDLICH: OTGO
TEXT: english and mongolian:
MIAT Mongolian Airlines Inflight Magazine includes interview with OTGO Otgonbayar E
– Otgonbayar E.: Someday, I will sail for Antarctica... – Э.Отгонбаяр: Нэг л өдөр Антарктидийг зорино доо
inflight magazine: June
to September 2019
TEXT: german: Masterarbeit vonAriane Sauer, Universität Heidelberg - Philosophische Fakultät. Von 2014
Masterarbeitsthema: – „Der heutige Dschingis Khan-Kult der Mongolei im Spiegel des Comics von OTGO, des mongolischen Künstlers Otgonbayar Ershuu“
TEXT: german, english and mongolian: Dr. Mathias Richter, Märkische Allgemeine - Zeitung am Montag, den 21.07. 2014 – FARBENTEPPICHE AUS MENSCHEN
Das Museum Baruther Glashütte zeigt Arbeiten des mongolischen Künstlers Otgonbayar Ershuu
TEXT: german: Dr. Georg Goes, Museumsleiter, Museum Baruther Glashütte
Von 19.07.2014 – Museum und Glasstudio Baruther Glashütte "HUN = Menschen" – Gemälde des mongolischen Künstlers Otgonbayar Ershuu
TEXT: german: Dr.Martin Stather, Leiter des Mannheimer Kunstvereins
Von 23.03.2014 – Otgonbayar Ershuu – TSENHER ULAAN