Mongolian Sculptors Win Second Place at the International Ice Festival

Art & Culture
2023-02-09 15:15:25

Ulaanbaatar, February 9, 2023 /MONTSAME/.  Tsagaan Munkh-Erdene, the Mongolian engraver and ice sculptor, is a craftsman who can inscribe designs by carving or etching and create stunning works using ice, snow, wood, and sand as raw material. This young artist participates in international festivals and promotes Mongolia and our national culture to the world. 

He successfully completed the project to build ice hotels in Sweden in 2022 with his wife. His wife's name is Enkhtaivan Uugantsetseg. She graduated Institute of Fine Arts as an artist in 2004. They have been participating in international competitions together in recent years. 

In 2022, Ts. Munkh-Erdene and E. Uugantsetseg took second place with their sculpture “From Hun Empire” inspired by the Xiongnu Empire at an International Ice Sculpture Contest held on Olkhon island of Lake Baikal. 

This year, they won second place with their work “Ancient shaman” in the team category at the 24th International Ice Sculpture Festival held in Jelgava, Latvia from February 3 to 5. Under the theme "Ancient Deities," over 65 ice objects were created by 32 world-renowned artists from 12 countries, including Mongolia, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia.  

The biggest work of the sculptor T. Munkh-Erdeni is the "Dinosaur Park" built in Bayankhongor aimag. The dinosaur sculpture is seven meters tall and 15 meters long. He created it together with the sculptor B. Delgersaikhan.