Dozens of acclaimed artists have come together for the charitable exhibit, Ride for Mongolia, in an effort to raise funds for the production of the first skate park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Three skateboards by Canadian artist, Sandra Chevrier
The exhibition and auction are presented by Learn and Skate, an organization that promotes skateboard culture and education in disadvantaged areas. It was founded in France in 2012 by Toulouse-based Jean Claude Geraud, with assistance from Richard Schenten, with a focus on building a skate park in the Ugandan countryside, raising funds from auctioning skateboard decks. Now, with that project, and others successfully completed, Learn and Skate has set their sights on Mongolia.
The exhibition, Ride for Mongolia, will take place from May 28 to June 2 at the MADE Hotel in Manhattan, with an Opening Reception on May 31st from 6pm to 1am ~ and an online auction beginning on May 29th, where you can view and bid right Here.
The auction will help support the production of the first skate park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for the young children of the Mongolian “Uukhai” Skateboarding Association this summer.
The artwork ~ 50 customized skate decks ~ were created and donated by 66 artists for the exhibition, and the online auction.
Participating artists include Bezt (Etam Crew), Zéphyr, Tkid, Blade, Daze, Cope2, Claw Money, Billi Kid, Nick Qalker, Miles Toland, Martin Whatson, Soone, Sfhir, Cranio, Hopare, El Xupe Negre, 2alas, Little Madi, Daim, Indie 184, Roid, Kan, Thirsty Bastard, Zenoy, Lenz, Siker, Superstop, Zeklo, Cf88, Malefic Heart, Skeme, Oak Oak, Jaune, Sliks, Phoebe Nyc, Ces, Ricardo Cavolo, Zurik, Lucy Lucy, Futura2000, Alex Senna, Carl Krull, Rosh333, Nuno Viegas, Aiko, Martha Cooper, Fenx, Bault, Eelco, Jay Kay, Pixel Pancho, Tober, Hien, Sidka, Smithe, Woizo, James Colomina, Pure Evil, Katrin Fridriks, Pure Evil, Inlander, Hoxxoh, Meggs, Sebo Walker, Theo Lopez, and Ma2j, Stickymonger.
Learn and Skate’s goal is to provide the opportunity for young people interested in skateboarding to develop their practice, and at the same time, encouraging them to pursue their dreams.
This is the fourth charity auction organized by the non-profit, Learn and Skate, with the previous auctions taking place in Toulouse, Zürich and Madrid.
The Ride for Mongolia exhibition will be on view through June 2nd at the MADE Hotel, 44 West 29th Street, NYC. Opening Reception will take place on May 31st, from 6pm to 1am, with a screening of “The Uukhai Documentary” on the rooftop bar. Bid on a board in this benefit auction for Learn and Skate at Paddle8.
You can also follow Ride for Mongolia, Custom Skate Deck Auction/Gallery on its Facebook Event Page.