PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announces the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, it is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Prize.
The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognise and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. All artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world, working in any medium are invited to apply.
Awarded through a competition, a highly respected selection committee appointed by a distinguished international jury reviews every application and nominates 20 artists for the shortlist. These artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale, curated by Björn Geldhof (artistic director, PinchukArtCentre).
The main prize winner receives US $100,000 split between a $60,000 cash prize and a $40,000 investment in their practice. A further $20,000 is awarded as a special prize/s between up to five artists at the discretion of the jury for supporting projects that develop their artistic practice.
A major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition, the Prize has supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 84 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale. Alongside an open call, a global network of partner platforms and special correspondents work as ambassadors to encourage artists to apply for the prize.
Entries can be submitted online from 16 April 2018 at www.futuregenerationartprize.org
The Future Generation Art Prize is widely acknowledged as a springboard for emerging talent. Last year’s Winner were Dineo Seshee Bopape (main prize) and Phoebe Boswell (special prize). Among the previous recipients are Turner Prize winner Lynette Yiadom Boakye, Nástio Mosquito and Cinthia Marcelle. See all past winners of the prize here.
The International Jury of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 includes Pablo León de la Barra, curator at large, Latin America, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York; Björn Geldhof, artistic director, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv; Helen Molesworth, writer; Gabi Ngcobo, curator, 10th Berlin Biennale; Tim Marlow, artistic director, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Christine Macel, chief curator, Centre Pompidou, Paris and curator, Venice Biennale 2017; and Hoor Al Qasimi, president, Sharjah Art Foundation and International Biennial Association.
Seven outstanding experts, each one appointed by one of the jury members, will review every application and will nominate 20 artists for the short list.
Applications accepted: 16 April – 29 June 2018
Jury and selection committee announced: TBA
Shortlist announcement: 27 August 2018
Exhibition of shortlisted artists at PinchukArtCentre: 1 February – 14 April 2019
Future Generation Art Prize 2019 award ceremony: 6 March 2019
Future Generation Art Prize 2019 @ Venice: 9 May – September 2019