Nomin Zezegmaa is a Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist, designer, researcher and writer. In her work, theory and practice deviate along a spectrum of elusive matter and non-matter by employing and exploring immaterial entities, digging into non-linear histories, embodied and experienced memory. The often sculptural and tactile works find fluid expression in an amorphous multiplicity of medium and material, where applied and unapplied arts meet on equal ground – with the urgency to blur and diffuse the rigid borders and boundaries between art, design, crafts, and histories.
Thus the question of objecthood makes transmutation, ambiguity and shape-shifting inherent signifiers in the mythopoeic story-telling of her practice through which she operates as a mediator and connector between realms of an ancient past, diasporic non-localities and Mongol cosmology—to imagine, fiction and speculate other potentialities, futures & world(beings).
Jana Francke and Nomin Zezegmaa together show works that investigate the ancient device of the vessel. The human critter might be the weakest in nature: a naked, weird and beautiful thing of flesh and awkward patches of hair. Draped in textiles, living in concrete boxes, the vessels of material that keep us safe and nourished, and the vessels of culture that carry thoughts of long-dead figures, stories, and histories, all contribute to the making of our ‘humanity.’ There is a pronounced tension between their artistic practice and the Idea of containment, being contained in the sense of restriction. They blur borders, mix languages, amalgamate schools of thought and cultures. Their work is defined by experimental approaches and the questioning of boundaries, and extremely meticulous minds and hands.nominzezegmaa.com