BIOGRAPHY

Carsten-Nicolai

Carsten-Nicolai

Guest Artist and Co-Curator

Carsten Nicolai, born 1965 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, is a German artist and musician based in Berlin. He is part of an artist generation who works intensively in the transitional area between music, art and science. In his work he seeks to overcome the separation of the sensory perceptions of man by making scientific phenomenons like sound and light frequencies perceivable for both eyes and ears. Influenced by scientific reference systems, Nicolai often engages mathematic patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, random and self-organizing structures. His installations have a minimalistic aesthetic that by its elegance and consistency is highly intriguing. After his participation in important international exhibitions like Documenta X and the 49th and 50th Venice Biennale, Nicolai’s works were shown worldwide in extensive solo and group exhibitions.

His artistic ouvre echoes in his work as a musician. For his musical outputs he uses the pseudonym Alva Noto. With a strong adherence to reductionism he leads his sound experiments into the field of electronic music creating his own code of signs, acoustics and visual symbols. Together with Olaf Bender and Frank Bretschneider he is co-founder of the label ‘raster-noton. archivfür ton und nichtton’. diverse musical projects include remarkable collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ryoji Ikeda (Cyclo.), Blixa Bargeld or Mika Vainio. Nicolai toured extensively as Alva Noto through Europe, Asia, South America and the US. Among others, he performed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Tate Modern in London. Most recently Nicolai scored the music for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s newest film, ‘The Revenant’ which has been nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Critics Choice Award.

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Artworks

Bekhbaatar Enkhtur
Bekhbaatar Enkhtur
Dulguun Buyanjargal
Dulguun Buyanjargal
Justin Kennedy
Justin Kennedy
Sara Orfali
Sara Orfali
Gabrieli Traini
Gabrieli Traini
Reato Oscar
Reato Oscar
Gantuya Badamgarav (Gana)
Gantuya Badamgarav (Gana)
Bilguun Tuvshinbold
Bilguun Tuvshinbold
Mongolia Pavilion 2019 - Venice Biennale - Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Mongolia Pavilion 2019 - Venice Biennale - Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Mongolia Pavilion 2019 - Venice Biennale - Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Mongolia Pavilion 2019 - Venice Biennale - Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Mongolia Pavilion 2019 - Venice Biennale - Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Mongolia Pavilion 2019 - Venice Biennale - Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Mongolia Pavilion 2019 - Venice Biennale - Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Mongolia Pavilion 2019 - Venice Biennale - Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Mongolia Pavilion 2019 - Venice Biennale - Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Mongolia Pavilion 2019 - Venice Biennale - Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Egshiglen Bayarsaikhan
Egshiglen Bayarsaikhan
A Temporality
A Temporality
Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar and sound performance by Mongolian Throat Singers and Carsten Nicolai AKA Alva Noto
A Temporality
A Temporality
Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar and performance by Mongolian Throat Singers and Carsten Nicolai AKA Alva Not
A Temporality
A Temporality
Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar and performance by Mongolian Throat Singers and Carsten Nicolai AKA Alva Not
A Temporality
A Temporality
Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar and performance by Mongolian Throat Singers and Carsten Nicolai AKA Alva Not
A Temporality
A Temporality
Performance by Mongolian Throat Singers and Carsten Nicolai AKA Alva Noto
A Temporality
A Temporality
Artist Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar and performance by Mongolian Throat Singers and Carsten Nicolai AKA Alva Noto
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dashdulam Budsuren
Dashdulam Budsuren
Anudari Javzmaa
Anudari Javzmaa
Ganzug Sedbazar
Ganzug Sedbazar
Badamsambuu Gendenjamts
Badamsambuu Gendenjamts
Khoroldorj Choijoovanchig
Khoroldorj Choijoovanchig
Namuun Batbileg
Namuun Batbileg
Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar
Carsten-Nicolai
Carsten-Nicolai
Ashit Nergui
Ashit Nergui
Davaasuren Damdin
Davaasuren Damdin
Undarmaa Altangerel
Undarmaa Altangerel
Damdin Khadkhuu
Damdin Khadkhuu
Gunsen Khurelchuluun
Gunsen Khurelchuluun
Daghiimaa Khurtsbaatar
Daghiimaa Khurtsbaatar
Tsevelmaa Nadmidjanlav
Tsevelmaa Nadmidjanlav
Tungalag Galmandakh
Tungalag Galmandakh
Stellenbosch Visio: Africa in Venice
Stellenbosch Visio: Africa in Venice
Hestetika: La Biennale di Venezia – Padiglione della Mongolia
Hestetika: La Biennale di Venezia – Padiglione della Mongolia
Berlin Amateurs: Bienal de Venecia 2019. La Dolce Vita del arte a hora y media de Berlín
Berlin Amateurs: Bienal de Venecia 2019. La Dolce Vita del arte a hora y media de Berlín
a-n: Venice Biennale 2019: From Iceland to Singapore, Our Pick of the National Pavilions
a-n: Venice Biennale 2019: From Iceland to Singapore, Our Pick of the National Pavilions
The National: At the Biennale, the New Merchants of Venice Trade in Soft Power rather than Spices
The National: At the Biennale, the New Merchants of Venice Trade in Soft Power rather than Spices
Hyperallergic: Four Spots in the Venice Biennale to Stop You in Your Tracks
Hyperallergic: Four Spots in the Venice Biennale to Stop You in Your Tracks
 Leila Houston: Mongolian Pavilion 2019 Venice Biennale
Leila Houston: Mongolian Pavilion 2019 Venice Biennale
Designboom: The Venice Art Biennale’s 15 Best National Pavilions
Designboom: The Venice Art Biennale’s 15 Best National Pavilions
The Vinyl Factory: Venice Biennale 2019: The A/V Works with Sound and Music At Their Core
The Vinyl Factory: Venice Biennale 2019: The A/V Works with Sound and Music At Their Core
Midas PR: Top Must See Pavilions at the 58th Venice Biennale
Midas PR: Top Must See Pavilions at the 58th Venice Biennale
Artificials: Biennale di Venezia: Concealed, Vanished and Reappeared
Artificials: Biennale di Venezia: Concealed, Vanished and Reappeared
Montsame: Project by Mongolian Artists Highly Appraised at Venice Biennale
Montsame: Project by Mongolian Artists Highly Appraised at Venice Biennale
Elle Decor: The Best of the Venice Biennale - 10 Pavilions Not To Miss - Ranks Mongolia #1
Elle Decor: The Best of the Venice Biennale - 10 Pavilions Not To Miss - Ranks Mongolia #1
Art Review: The Venice Questionnaire: E. Jantsankhorol
Art Review: The Venice Questionnaire: E. Jantsankhorol
The Art Newspaper: Venice Biennale 2019: The Must See Pavilions Around the City
The Art Newspaper: Venice Biennale 2019: The Must See Pavilions Around the City
ZERO Venezia: Alva Noto | A Temporality
ZERO Venezia: Alva Noto | A Temporality
Rolling Stone Italy: La Playlist di Alva Noto - Il musicista elettronico tedesco si è preso una sbandata per i cantanti di gola della Mongolia, tanto da farne uno spettacolo al Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi il 10 maggio
Rolling Stone Italy: La Playlist di Alva Noto - Il musicista elettronico tedesco si è preso una sbandata per i cantanti di gola della Mongolia, tanto da farne uno spettacolo al Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi il 10 maggio
Monopol: Tipps für die Biennale 10 Dinge, die man in Venedig nicht verpassen sollte
Monopol: Tipps für die Biennale 10 Dinge, die man in Venedig nicht verpassen sollte
ALVA NOTO AND MONGOLIAN THROAT SINGERS WILL PERFORM AT PALAZZO GRASSI
ALVA NOTO AND MONGOLIAN THROAT SINGERS WILL PERFORM AT PALAZZO GRASSI
Art511 Mag: Venice Biennale 2019: Artists’ Diary – Claire Zakiewicz
Art511 Mag: Venice Biennale 2019: Artists’ Diary – Claire Zakiewicz
Exhibitionary: Beneath the Paving Stones Lies the Beach. Venice Biennale Highlights
Exhibitionary: Beneath the Paving Stones Lies the Beach. Venice Biennale Highlights
Target Point: VENICE BIENNALE 2019
Target Point: VENICE BIENNALE 2019
Christie's: 2019 Venice Biennale - The Pick of the Pavilions
Christie's: 2019 Venice Biennale - The Pick of the Pavilions
Art Spectacle Asia: Asia-Pacific at the 58th Venice Biennale National pavilions and collateral events representing Asia-Pacific countries at the Venice Biennale in 2019.
Art Spectacle Asia: Asia-Pacific at the 58th Venice Biennale National pavilions and collateral events representing Asia-Pacific countries at the Venice Biennale in 2019.
MONGOLIAN PAVILION TO PRESENT E.JANTSANKHOROL AND INTERACTIVE SOUND PERFORMANCE BY MONGOLIAN THROAT SINGERS AND CARSTEN NICOLAI AT 2019 VENICE BIENNALE
MONGOLIAN PAVILION TO PRESENT E.JANTSANKHOROL AND INTERACTIVE SOUND PERFORMANCE BY MONGOLIAN THROAT SINGERS AND CARSTEN NICOLAI AT 2019 VENICE BIENNALE
Art News: Mongolian Pavilion at 2019 Venice Biennale to Feature Throat Singing and Electronic Sound by Carsten Nicolai
Art News: Mongolian Pavilion at 2019 Venice Biennale to Feature Throat Singing and Electronic Sound by Carsten Nicolai
A TEMPORALITY RECEIVES A GRANT FROM GOETHE INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION FUND
A TEMPORALITY RECEIVES A GRANT FROM GOETHE INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION FUND
Report from the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on Venice Biennale
Report from the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on Venice Biennale
Asian Art: The Venice Biennale
Asian Art: The Venice Biennale
The Oxford Student - 8 Fast Facts About The 2017 Venice Biennale
The Oxford Student - 8 Fast Facts About The 2017 Venice Biennale
Bilguun Tuvshinbold
Bilguun Tuvshinbold
Egshiglen Bayarsaikhan
Egshiglen Bayarsaikhan
Ariuntuya Jambaldorj
Ariuntuya Jambaldorj
Dagiimaa Khurtsbaatar
Dagiimaa Khurtsbaatar
Enkhtur Bekhbaatar
Enkhtur Bekhbaatar
Saruulbileg Ganbaatar
Saruulbileg Ganbaatar
Ganzug Sedbazar
Ganzug Sedbazar
Munkhjargal Batkhuu
Munkhjargal Batkhuu
Batzorig Mart
Batzorig Mart
Tserendulam Jargalsaikhan
Tserendulam Jargalsaikhan
One Art Nation: The 57th Venice Biennale 2017 - Getting to the Art of the Matter
One Art Nation: The 57th Venice Biennale 2017 - Getting to the Art of the Matter
Blasting news: 5 artisti cooperano insieme per rappresentare al meglio l'affascinante Mongolia
Blasting news: 5 artisti cooperano insieme per rappresentare al meglio l'affascinante Mongolia
Flash Art: National Pavilions / 57th Venice Biennale
Flash Art: National Pavilions / 57th Venice Biennale
Chimeddorj Shagdarjav
Chimeddorj Shagdarjav
ENKHTAIVAN OCHIRBAT
ENKHTAIVAN OCHIRBAT
MUNKKH - MUNKHBOLOR GANBOLD
MUNKKH - MUNKHBOLOR GANBOLD
BOTU - BOLORTUVSHIN JARGALSAIKHAN
BOTU - BOLORTUVSHIN JARGALSAIKHAN
DAVAAJARGAL TSASCHIKHER
DAVAAJARGAL TSASCHIKHER
Karma 2013, artist Enkhtaivan Ochirbat (b.1977), mixed media
Karma 2013, artist Enkhtaivan Ochirbat (b.1977), mixed media
Enkhtaivan Ochirbat
Karma of Eating 2016, artist Munkkh - Munkhbolor Ganbold (b.1983) 1
Karma of Eating 2016, artist Munkkh - Munkhbolor Ganbold (b.1983) 1
Munkkh - Munkhbolor Ganbold
Karma of Eating 2016, artist Munkkh - Munkhbolor Ganbold (b.1983)
Karma of Eating 2016, artist Munkkh - Munkhbolor Ganbold (b.1983)
Munkkh - Munkhbolor Ganbold
Karma of Eating 2016, artist Munkkh - Munkhbolor Ganbold (b.1983) at Mongolia Pavilion
Karma of Eating 2016, artist Munkkh - Munkhbolor Ganbold (b.1983) at Mongolia Pavilion
Munkkh - Munkhbolor Ganbold
I'm Bird 2016, artist Chimeddorj Shagdarjav (b.1954), bronze sculptures installation outside of Mongolia Pavilion
I'm Bird 2016, artist Chimeddorj Shagdarjav (b.1954), bronze sculptures installation outside of Mongolia Pavilion
Chimeddorj Shagdarjav
I'm Bird 2016, artist Chimeddorj Shagdarjav (b.1954), bronze sculptures at Mongolia Pavilion
I'm Bird 2016, artist Chimeddorj Shagdarjav (b.1954), bronze sculptures at Mongolia Pavilion
Chimeddorj Shagdarjav
Prince Claus Fund supports Mongolia participation in Venice Art Beinnale
Prince Claus Fund supports Mongolia participation in Venice Art Beinnale
Brooklyn Rail: Venice Biennial: At a Glance, 2017
Brooklyn Rail: Venice Biennial: At a Glance, 2017
Artist Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan at the opening of Lost in Tngri, Mongolia Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2017
Artist Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan at the opening of Lost in Tngri, Mongolia Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2017
Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982)
Artist Chimeddorj Shagdarjav Mongolia Pavilion La Biennale di Venezia 2017
Artist Chimeddorj Shagdarjav Mongolia Pavilion La Biennale di Venezia 2017
Artist Enkhtaivan Ochirbat Mongolia Pavilion La Biennale di Venezia 2017
Artist Enkhtaivan Ochirbat Mongolia Pavilion La Biennale di Venezia 2017
Gantuya Badamgarav
Gantuya Badamgarav
Main Sponsor - MIAT
Main Sponsor - MIAT
I'm Bird 2016, artist Chimeddorj Shagdarjav (b.1954), bronze sculptures
I'm Bird 2016, artist Chimeddorj Shagdarjav (b.1954), bronze sculptures
Chimeddorj Shagdarjav
Dalkh-Ochir Yondonjunai
Dalkh-Ochir Yondonjunai
Tessa Jackson OBE
Tessa Jackson OBE
TNT World Showcase: Mongolia pavilion at Venice Biennale
TNT World Showcase: Mongolia pavilion at Venice Biennale
Il Giornale Dell Arte Italy highlights Mongolia Pavilion
Il Giornale Dell Arte Italy highlights Mongolia Pavilion
Art Radar gives you a selection of must-see national presentations at the 57th Venice Biennale
Art Radar gives you a selection of must-see national presentations at the 57th Venice Biennale
Raped 2017, artist Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982), digital video at Mongolia Pavilion-3
Raped 2017, artist Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982), digital video at Mongolia Pavilion-3
Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982)
Raped 2017, artist Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982), digital video at Mongolia Pavilion_4
Raped 2017, artist Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982), digital video at Mongolia Pavilion_4
Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982)
Raped 2017, artist Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982), digital video at Mongolia Pavilion_2
Raped 2017, artist Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982), digital video at Mongolia Pavilion_2
Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan
Raped 2017, artist Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982), digital video at Mongolia Pavilion
Raped 2017, artist Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan (b.1982), digital video at Mongolia Pavilion
Bolotuvshin Jargalsaikhan
PERFORMANCE WITH DAVID MEDALA
PERFORMANCE WITH DAVID MEDALA
The Awards Ceremony took place at Ca’ Giustinian on 13th May 2017
The Awards Ceremony took place at Ca’ Giustinian on 13th May 2017
VIVA ARTE VIVA OPENED TO THE PUBLIC ON SATURDAY 13TH MAY 2017
VIVA ARTE VIVA OPENED TO THE PUBLIC ON SATURDAY 13TH MAY 2017
MONGOLIA TEAM JOINS RECEPTION AT CA' GIUSTINIAN
MONGOLIA TEAM JOINS RECEPTION AT CA' GIUSTINIAN
LOST IN TNGRI OPENS AT LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
LOST IN TNGRI OPENS AT LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
Special thanks to:
Special thanks to:
Catalog of Mongolia Pavilion - La Biennale di Venezia 2015
Catalog of Mongolia Pavilion - La Biennale di Venezia 2015
ART RADAR listed Mongolia in Top 10 Must See Pavilions in La Biennale di Venezia 2015
ART RADAR listed Mongolia in Top 10 Must See Pavilions in La Biennale di Venezia 2015
Mongolia is listed as one of the best national participation in La Biennale di Venezia 2015
Mongolia is listed as one of the best national participation in La Biennale di Venezia 2015
Mongolian artist T.Enkhbold will be performing in public areas of Venice from 5 to 26 May, 2015
Mongolian artist T.Enkhbold will be performing in public areas of Venice from 5 to 26 May, 2015
Venice Biennale united Mongolia opposition parties leaders for art
Venice Biennale united Mongolia opposition parties leaders for art
MODEMONLINE ITALY / The 56th Venice Biennale Welcomes Fives New National Participations
MODEMONLINE ITALY / The 56th Venice Biennale Welcomes Fives New National Participations
ARTSY: Five Countries Crowdfund Their Way to a Venice Debut
ARTSY: Five Countries Crowdfund Their Way to a Venice Debut
Mongolia opens its first historical pavilion in 56th International Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2015
Mongolia opens its first historical pavilion in 56th International Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2015
CULTURE 360 Highlights Mongolia Pavilion
CULTURE 360 Highlights Mongolia Pavilion
ARTREVIEW ASIA previews ten Venice National Pavilions
ARTREVIEW ASIA previews ten Venice National Pavilions
Huren Del 2015 - Artist Enlkhbold Togmidshiirev
Huren Del 2015 - Artist Enlkhbold Togmidshiirev
Material: Horse Dung, Cotton, Wax end, Sack on Canvas. 200 x 200 (1 of 2 series). Photo by Gan-Erdene Shagdar
Huren Del, 2014 - Enlkhbold Togmidshiirev
Huren Del, 2014 - Enlkhbold Togmidshiirev
Material: Horse Dung, Cotton, Wax end, Sack on Canvas. 200 x 200 cm (1 of 2 series). Photo by Gan-Erdene Shagdar
NAIGUUN, 2009 - Artist Unen Enkh
NAIGUUN, 2009 - Artist Unen Enkh
Material: felt, iron-wire, hempcords. Size: 175 x 121 x 60 cm. Photo by Unen Enkh
IH UTUG, 2014 - Artist T.Enkhboold
IH UTUG, 2014 - Artist T.Enkhboold
Enkhbold Togmidshiirev
MCS Group
MCS Group
Untitled, 2015, Detail - Artist Unen Enkh
Untitled, 2015, Detail - Artist Unen Enkh
Material: felt, horsehair, iron-wire, leadsheet. Size: 278 x 29 x 22 cm. Photo by Unen Enkh
UNTITLED-2, 2015 - Artist Unen Enkh
UNTITLED-2, 2015 - Artist Unen Enkh
Material: felt, horsehair, iron-wire, hemp cords. Size: 100 x 108 x 108 cm. Photo by Unen Enkh
OTHER HOME - Mongolia Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2015 Artist Unen Enkh
OTHER HOME - Mongolia Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2015 Artist Unen Enkh
VOICE OF MONGOLIA: Mongolia to participate in Venice Art Biennale
VOICE OF MONGOLIA: Mongolia to participate in Venice Art Biennale
Interconsulting Group
Interconsulting Group
Terrazzo Lounge
Terrazzo Lounge
Ulaanbaatar City Government
Ulaanbaatar City Government
Gantuya Badamgarav
Gantuya Badamgarav
Uranchimeg Tsultem
Uranchimeg Tsultem
 Performance at Time and Space Festival - Artist Enkhbold Togmidshiirev
Performance at Time and Space Festival - Artist Enkhbold Togmidshiirev
South-Korea, 2010
David A Ross
David A Ross
UNEN ENKH, 1958
UNEN ENKH, 1958
Toim
Toim
Goodali
Goodali
ENKHBOLD TOGMIDSHIIREV, 1978
ENKHBOLD TOGMIDSHIIREV, 1978
Boldbaatar Chultem
Boldbaatar Chultem
OTHER HOME - Mongolia Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2015 Artist Enkhbold
OTHER HOME - Mongolia Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2015 Artist Enkhbold
MONGOLIA CROWD SOURCE FUNDING CAMPAIGN - ​FROM ZERO TO THE ULTIMATE SUCCESS
MONGOLIA CROWD SOURCE FUNDING CAMPAIGN - ​FROM ZERO TO THE ULTIMATE SUCCESS
UBS TV
UBS TV
Монгол уран бүтээлчдийг Ази номхон далайн 8-р триеннальд оролцуулах төсөл
Монгол уран бүтээлчдийг Ази номхон далайн 8-р триеннальд оролцуулах төсөл
Монгол улсыг Венецийн Биеннальд оролцуулах төсөл
Монгол улсыг Венецийн Биеннальд оролцуулах төсөл
ART ASIA PACIFIC - ALMANAC is looking ahead of Mongolia step into international art platform
ART ASIA PACIFIC - ALMANAC is looking ahead of Mongolia step into international art platform
BLOOMBERG interviews David A Ross, Adviser to Mongolia Pavilion in Venice Biennale
BLOOMBERG interviews David A Ross, Adviser to Mongolia Pavilion in Venice Biennale