lives and works in Berlin and Montreal
Alisi Telengut is a Canadian-Mongolian animation artist. She received her BFA and MFA in Studio Arts/Animation at Concordia University and is currently completing her PhD at Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Germany.
Using mixed media techniques including painting, drawing and collage, Telengut creates animation frame by frame under the camera to generate movement and explore hand-made and painterly visuals for her films. Hailing from a specifically cultural perspective, her practice engages in an unique interplay of materiality, tangibility and stop motion animation, while evoking a mesmerizing landscape universe.
Her work received multiple international awards and nominations, including the Best Short Film at Stockholm Film Festival (Sweden), Best Animated Film at Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (USA) and the Jury Award at the Aspen Shortsfest (USA). Telengut's work has been screened and exhibited internationally, such as at Sundance (USA), TIFF (Canada), the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (USA), the Canadian Cultural Centre at the Embassy of Canada in France, CICA Museum - Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (South Korea), Museum Berlin Lichtenberg (Germany), among others. Her work has not only been presented as animation and moving image artworks with the unique visual style, but have also contributed to ethnographic and ethnocultural research. Her recent work has been added to the permanent collection of Art Science Exhibits Berlin (Germany) that represents the leading-edge of art making with dedication to positive action for Earth's recovery.