Winner of the 'Nogoonbaatar Eco Art Festival' logo design competition receives award

Art & Culture
2020-09-10 13:47:34

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Funded by EUNIC, ‘Nogoonbaatar Eco Art Festival’ is a common endeavor of the Delegation of the European Union to Mongolia, the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Alliance Française d’Oulan Bator, the Goethe-Institut Mongolei, and as partners, Art Gallery 976, the Arts Council of Mongolia, and the Mongolia State University of Arts and Culture.

By the end of the last year, organizers of the festival announced a logo design competition among graduating students of The School of Design at The University of Arts and Culture of Mongolia. Subsequently, the team of the selection committee has selected M.Bilguudei as a winner of the competition. Recently Marco Ferri, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Mongolia and organizers of the festival have welcomed the winner of the competition and presented him Wacom tablet, as a conditional prize.

“The competition was a real challenge for me. I tried best to win this tablet, which is a very useful professional tool for designers. II wanted to depict eco-friendly urban place in my logo” said M. Bilguudei during the reception. This 25-year old man, born in Mandalgovi, just graduated from the University of Culture and Arts in summer 2020. He is now working as a book illustrator on a project called ‘The secret history of Mongolia’. He also has the aim to write a comics book and maybe turn it to an animation movie, with all his graduated fellows.

Within the framework of this international eco-art festival, which will be held for the first time in Mongolia, Mongolian, German, French and Czech artists will work together with ger area residents of Ulaanbaatar city to raise awareness on the impacts of the air pollution and prevention methods. The festival aims to change mindsets of people through art, make their lifestyles more environmentally friendly. 

The festival was scheduled to take place in the spring of 2020, but due to the pandemic, international artists were unable to attend, and have now been postponed to the spring of 2021.

EUNIC - Europe Union National Institutes for Culture is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes, with 36 members from all 27 EU Member States and offices in over 150 countries. EUNIC members work in the arts, languages, youth, education, science, society, intercultural dialogue and development. At a local level, EUNIC members join together in over 100 clusters - in cities, regions, and countries - to collaborate on common projects and programs and to promote the role of culture in the EU’s internal and external relations. The EUNIC Global Office in Brussels supports the work of EUNIC clusters around the world.

Source: Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association