18. Feb 2023
10. Apr 2023

6 ½ Weeks – Odonchimeg Davaadorj


Creatures that are half-man half-bird – heads of sleeping people, with plants sprouting from their eyes and mouths – houses growing roots: in Odonchimeg Davaadorj’s artistic world, there are no boundaries between humans, plants and animals. Everything is interconnected, symbioses take shape or give rise to new organisms that defy all manner of classification. “With my works, I wish to show the many connections that exist between the different forms of life.” (Odonchimeg Davaadorj) In addition, she also addresses aspects of social interaction and gender difference in her works.

Odonchimeg Davaadorj has worked in various artistic genres right from the beginning, although she regards drawing as her artistic starting point. Most frequently, she puts her dream-like figurations on paper using watercolours and ink. But she also works with textiles, which she paints or embroiders. Beyond that she paints with acrylic and oil paint on canvas and also makes short videos. Recently, she has created an extensive group of ceramic figures that transpose the theme of the merging of man and animal into the three-dimensional realm.

Odonchimeg Davaadorj was born in Mongolia in 1990, where she grew up in a remote community surrounded by nature. She left her native country at the age of 17 and initially lived in the Czech Republic for a while before settling permanently in France in 2009. From 2011 to 2016, she studied art at the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy. She lives and works in Paris. The exhibition WENATURE is the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition outside France.

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Odonchimeg Davaadorj, How to grow, 2022

Odonchimeg Davaadorj
How to grow, 2022
Courtesy of Odonchimeg Davaadorj and Backslash, Paris

Odonchimeg Davaadorj, Germinal VI, 2021

Odonchimeg Davaadorj
Germinal VI, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
33 x 41 cm

Odonchimeg Davvadorj, Wenature, Ausstellungsansicht MF

6 1/2 Wochen – Odonchimeg Davaadorj
Museum Folkwang 2023