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 certificate.

Artist OtGO 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)

University of Heidelberg – master thesis topic:
Melanie Becker: 'Studien zu Otgonbayar Erschuu. Die Malerei Otgos zwischen mongolischer Tradition und westlicher Kunst' (2017)

OtGO 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.

More Info: www.mongolian-art.de/aboutme.htm

german, english, romanian, and mongolian

TEXT: german:
Andrea Gamp:
Eine Synthese aus den öffentlichen Führungen für das Archiv
OtGO Otgonbayar Ershuu: unendlich, Ausstellung im Kunstverein Konstanz
Konstanz, November 2020
TEXT: english and german:
Daniela von Damaros:
The suspension of space and time – Die Aufhebung von Raum und Zeit
Studio OtGO Berlin 2020

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"
Von 2020

TEXT: german:
Joachim Schwitzler, SÜDKURIER
Geballte malerische Kraft aus der Mongolei: Der Kunstverein Konstanz zeigt das eindrucksvolle Werk des Künstlers OtGO
Auf riesigen Leinwänden wird Winziges groß. Der Mensch spielt dabei nicht die erste Geige...
Von 27.09.2019
TEXT: german:
Dr. Dolores Claros-Salinas, Kunstverein Konstanz
Von 20.09.2019
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
MIAT inflight magazine: June to September 2019
TEXT: english
Oyundari Erdenebat, The UB Post
ART SPACE MONGOLIA features OtGO’s ‘Blue’

Aug 05, 2016 Ulaanbaatar
TEXT: english and german:
Es ist der Geist, der zeichnet

It is the spirit that is painting– It is the spirit that is painting
Von 05.10.2018 Berlin
TEXT: german:
Dr. Ulrike Lorenz, Direktorin der Kunshalle Mannheim
Ershuu Otgonbayar – WHITE
Von 12.06.2015
TEXT: german:
Masterarbeit von Ariane Sauer, Universität Heidelberg - Philosophische Fakultät. Von 2014
„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
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
TEXT: german:
Dr.Rolf Lauter, @ artlabmannheim, Mannheim, Germany 2013
Otgonbayar Ershuu
TEXT: german:
Martina Busch, Galerie ZURAG Berlin
Von 2010–2012
Otgonbayar Ershuu
TEXT: german:
Uwe Ahnert, Galerist, Collection Freudenberg AG, Freudenberg - Berlin, 2009
Otgonbayar Ershuu
TEXT: german:
Dr. Eva Gerhards, Adelhauser Museum- Museum für Völkerkunde Freiburg Von 14.02.2007
Otgonbayar Ershuu
TEXT: german:
Åsa Jonsén, Rezension in der Zeitung "Nerikes Allehanda"
Von 17.11.2007 (in Örebro, Schweden)
Eine der spannendsten Ausstellungen dieses Jahres

This is a Documentation about the creative process of a painting. A work in progress in thousends of frames
Music „FUSE“ by Valentin Boomes
Work "ZURAG -63“ by OtGO Otgonbayar Ershuu

More Info: www.mongolian-art.de

OTGO photo for Presse
OtGO photo for Presse

OTGO Facbook   OTGO instagram


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.

OtGO is Artist/Painter, Art Historian, Curator, Collector, Autor

OTGO photo for Presse
OtGO Photo for presse 2013 Mongolia

'Roaring Hoofs-30' by OTGO 2012-2013, acryl on canvas, 720 x 440 cm, Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel
Prime Minister Amar street 15, 976 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel.: +976 11 32 3162 Email: info@bestwesternmongolia.mn

OTGO photo for Presse
OtGO Photo for presse (Photo by Heinz Schuster) 2018 Berlin

Inside the Studio
Inside the Studio


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