Tsendpurev Tsegmid (b.1980) is an artist, academic and curator based in Mongolia, who started her art practice in 2002. She holds BFA in Painting from the Institute of Fine Art (2002) in Ulaanbaatar, MFA (2005) and PhD (2012) in Contemporary Art Practice and Research from Leeds Beckett University in the UK. Her art practice encompasses photography, performance, installation, video art and photo essays. Her PhD thesis title: “Stranger’s Identity Explored Through Contemporary Art Practice: In-Between Mongolia and the UK” (2007-2012). Her works were shown at exhibitions in the UK, USA and Mongolia. Her fifth solo exhibition took place in May 2015 at the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery. Since her return to Mongolia in 2012, she has been teaching Masters level courses at the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture, running public lectures on Contemporary Art and Photographic Practices, writing critical pieces and curating exhibitions as a freelancer. In addition, she has been part of numerous art projects in Mongolia and Germany. Most notably, her public art video installation exhibition titled “Strangers-Becoming-Friends” was displayed as part of “Crossing Identities – Beginners, Experts, Hybrids”, a multidisciplinary cultural festival organised by Urban Nomads//Nomad Citizens (NGO) in June 2014, Berlin. In October 2017, her article “Early Contemporary Art in Post-Soviet Mongolia: Where is the Green Horse Galloping Now?” in “Afterall” journal (Autumn/Winter 2017), a peer reviewed academic publication of Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London was published. In November 2017, she was on a research trip in Germany and delivered lectures at Koln and Bonn universities.