Nomin Zezegmaa

Nomin Zezegmaa (DE/MN) is a multidisciplinary artist, researcher and writer working between The Netherlands, Mongolia and Germany.

Her theory and practice investigate and interweave histories and matter in relation to deep time and other-than-human realms drawing from Mongol cosmogony. She operates as a mediator between states of being by exploring the innate and inter-connected nature, reality and soul of matter through a shamanic gaze. This finds expression through sculpture, painting, drawing, calligraphy, land art and site-specific installations which invoke an intangible bodily cognition. Through the dynamics of tactility, form and movement, visual as well as conceptual spheres are created and layered.

The interrelation of the microcosm and macrocosm are inherent indicators of the investigative processes, wherein semiotics, alchemy, environmentalism, the Chthulucene, language and writing intersect and inform each other. The deep-seated undercurrent of her work is concerned with what other ways of worlding can be rendered possible for tellurian multispecies coexistence.

• Recent exhibitions at Galerie Bart: ᠴᠢᠨᠠᠳᠤ ᠰᠠᠯᠬ (The Wind on the Other Side) 2024 • Art Rotterdam 2024 • Art on paper Brussels 2023 • Art Rotterdam 2023 • Transformations, Transmutations 2022


Nomin Zezegmaa, born in 1992, currently lives and works in Amsterdam and Ulaanbaatar. She studied Fashion at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin between 2012 and 2014 and attained her Bachelor from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2020.

Since 2018, Nomin has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions. Her work was presented at Het Hem in Zaandam, het Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Rietveld Pavilion in Amsterdam and Prenzlauer Studio in Berlin. Nomins work has also been on display various times in Mongolia in places like Red Ger Creative Space in Ulaanbaatar, with the group exhibition ‘The Endless Knot’, a solo exhibition ‘Different Mountains, Different Encounters‘ at Lkham Gallery and ‘Spirit of Gobi: Consilience’, group exhibition at Union of Mongolian Artists gallery, Ulaanbaatar. The collaboration between Galerie Bart and Nomin Zezegmaa dates back to 2022.

She was one of the nominees for the Venice Bieniale in 2024 for Mongolia. She has been nominated for the Autonomous Arts Award at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2020 and shortlisted for the Losito Art Prize in 2021. Nomin self-published several books and essays, ‘108’ 2019 and ‘The Shamanic Gaze – An Investigation into Mongol Futurist Ways of Being’ in 2020.

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2021 •
15.12 Highsnobiety Here’s what these industry insiders think of Elesse Tailor’s upcycled collections by Ruhi Parmar Amin.
06.07 Fashion United Ellesse launches design programme for emerging designers by Daniëlle Wightman-Stone.

2020 •
30.08 Trendbeheer Graduation show 2020: Gerrit Rietveld Academie by Najiba Brakkee.
01.12 Km Magazine Lapis Lazuli—Nomin Zezegmaa over haar liefde voor lapis lazuli by Edith Rijnja.

2018 •
20.09 Yeoja Magazine #theWOCproject by Rae Tilly.

2015 •
24.11 i-D Magazine Nomin Zezegmaa by editor.

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