Gantuya Badamgarav

Gantuya is an ardent contemporary art supporter and a curator from Mongolia. With a macroeconomic policy background, Gantuya established 976 Art Gallery and Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association in 2012. She organized over 100 exhibitions in her home country and abroad, including all four editions of Mongolia participation in Venice Art Biennale since 2015, curating latter two. In 2020, Gantuya initiated Nomadic Red Corner International Artist Residency based in Ulaanbaatar. She was a speaker at the Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2018, and 8th World Summit for Arts and Culture in Malta 2016. She is one of the contributing authors of Daybook, published by Documenta 14.

I accumulated all my experiences of managing and curating art exhibitions, events, and programs through 11 years of my independent practice, by working in my organization, learning-by-doing. During my stay at HICP Residency, I would like to explore non-profit arts organizations that managed to design the most effective and unique way of running their operations. From my curatorial perspective, Iā€™m interested in meeting artists and curators whose artistic practice lies at the intersection of different cultures, traditions, and technology. And I will look for opportunities of collaborating with Finnish artists and art practitioners in the future.

Gantuya Badamgarav’s residency is realised in the context of HICP ā€“ Helsinki International Curatorial Programme, a collaboration between Frame Contemporary Art Finland and HIAP.