Dr. Tsultem received her Ph.D. in East Asian and Himalayan art history from University of California, Berkeley, where she also taught and served as co-chair of the Mongolia Initiative Program at the Institute of East Asian Studies. She also taught at National University of Mongolia, Yonsei University in South Korea, and University of Iceland. Her recent publications include international books, such as Primary Documents of Mongolian Contemporary Art Associations (Ulaanbaatar: BCI Press, 2018) and peer-reviewed articles which appeared in Third Text, Artibus Asiae, Journal of South Asian Studies, and Cross-Currents.
Dr. Tsultem has curated Mongolian art exhibitions internationally: Tsukuba, Japan (1997), NYC (2000, 2019), Bonn, Germany (2001), Hong Kong (2011), 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012), 56th Venice Biennale (2015), and Ulaanbaatar (2018). Her monograph A Monastery on the Move: Art and Politics in Later Buddhist Mongolia is coming out with Hawaii University Press in fall 2020.