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Consciousness is not an act, not an idea, not even a quality – it is the very basis of creation.

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Artist Ochirbold Ayurzana, born in 1976 in Sukhbaatar Province of eastern Mongolia, has been exploring societal and behavioural changes in the globalized world through his artistic concept of "Consciousness" since 2014. Questioning how consciousness evolves amid the deluge of information, he creates socially and critically reflective works exhibited internationally that allows individual interpretations by the viewers. The artist emphasizes the importance of interactivity in his work. His sculptures provide viewers with the opportunity to discover hidden beauty despite critical ideas. The larger-than-life, gender-neutral figures representing "Consciousness" are in a meditative posture facing the spiraled center, metaphorically symbolizing the mental realm and the intermediate world. Crafted from delicate, oxidized steel wire mesh, the artwork conveys transcendence through its permeable construction. In particular, his concept of "Consciousness" reflects the desire for expanded awareness and a connection to the spiritual dimension.


Here at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Ochirbold presents his new installation "Discovering the Present from the Future" reflecting the concept that individuals, while living in the present, often contemplate the past as a means to navigate towards the future. This notion suggests a cyclical process where individuals revisit the past to progress towards the future, emphasizing the reciprocity of time and human aspiration.


His works have been featured in numerous exhibitions across Germany, South Korea, China, Russia, the USA, and Mongolia. Additionally, his large-scale sculptures are prominently displayed in public spaces internationally, including the sculpture park at the UN headquarters in New York.

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