BIOGRAPHY

UNEN ENKH, 1958

UNEN ENKH, 1958

Artist


Unen Enkh was born and raised in Mongolia. As the artist recollects, the foundation of his thinking through art was established in his early childhood. Both his parents had a critical impact in his development as they nurtured his taste for imaginative ideas and encouraged courageous free thinking, unusual during socialism. Showing a serious interest in art and drawing, in 1974 he went to the only public, state-run Institute of Fine Art. Unen Enkh studied graphic art. As part of an exchange between socialist countries, in 1981 Unen Enkh went to Eastern Europe to attend art colleges, first in Prague and then in Budapest, where he graduated with two degrees, a bachelor’s and master’s in art. His success in graphic art was quite obvious as several works received awards in 1985 and 1987 at the Graphic Biennale in Miskolc, Hungary. Although he continued to work in graphic art, his interest in other media and experimentation began in Budapest in the mid 1980s. Now he is based in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Education

1978 College of Fine Art. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

1982 University of Industrial and Fine Art. Prague, Czech Republic

1988 University of Fine Art. Budapest, Hungary

1988 Master Year of Graphic Arts. University of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary

Solo Shows

2009 Morat-Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft. Freiburg im Breisgau

2011 Galerien für Kunst und Technik. Schorndorf

Group Exhibitions

2011 Museum Biedermann. Donaueschingen

Awards

1985 Graphic Biennale Miskolc. Hungary

1987 Graphic Biennale Miskolc. Hungary

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Artworks

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
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