2017 Our team

Gantuya Badamgarav

Project Director

Gantuya Badamgarav

First Commissioner of Mongolia in Venice Biennale, Gantuya Badamgarav (Gana) holds an MA in economics from Williams College in the United States and has a background in business and international project management, and economic policy. Following her passion, Gana decided to quit her successful career and established the 976 Art Gallery and the Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association in 2012 with the aim to support ...

Dalkh-Ochir Yondonjunai

Curator

Dalkh-Ochir Yondonjunai

Dalkh-Ochir is truly a pioneer of contemporary Mongolian art. He is an artist who has profoundly influenced the shape of the Mongolian art scene today. In the 1980s, his early works, which focused on the previously taboo elements of Mongolian history, such as the legend of “The He-Wolf and Beautiful Deer” (“Borte Chono and Goo Maral”), the mythical progenitors of Mongolian race, gained widespread attention. ...

Tessa Jackson OBE

Artistic Advisor

Tessa Jackson OBE

Tessa Jackson is an independent curator, writer and cultural advisor based in the UK. For the 57th Venice Biennale she has been appointed as the Mongolian Pavilion’s International Advisor. Tessa has over 25 years’ experience working in Britain and internationally and has held a series of significant roles as curator and gallery director. She curated the first programme for Tramway as Head of Visual Arts ...