RedHero is a long-term local and international collaboration project constructed around Mongolian arts and culture with a particular focus on the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, whose name translates to “red hero”. The project’s main aims are to increase opportunities for citizens of Ulaanbaatar to experience and participate in arts and culture, to provide vibrant, diverse public spaces to showcase and exhibit contemporary culture, and to create a dialogue between Mongolian and international artists via the creation of a long-term research program for artists.
The goal of the project is not just to enhance the potential artistic value of Ulaanbaatar but also to render it a fertile breeding ground for artistic ideas on both a local and a global scale. The research processes and activities in Ulaanbaatar are documented and communicated through an online atlas, connecting the narratives with each other as well as with different audiences. The project, born in October 2015, started with a series of interviews involving various members of Mongolian society and videos of the most significant landmarks and cultural places in and around the city.