PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announces the 7th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, with the launch of the application process on 16 January 2023. Entries can be submitted online from 16 January until 30 April. 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 from 18 to 35 working in any medium are invited to apply.
A highly respected selection committee appointed by a distinguished international jury reviews every application and nominates 20 artists for the shortlist. The winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022 – a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to the age of 35 – will be automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2023. These artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale.
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 140 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.
The Future Generation Art Prize is widely acknowledged as a springboard for emerging talent. Lynette Yiadom Boakye won the Prize in 2012, before going on to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize and a highly successful solo show at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2015. The winner of the first edition of the Prize, Cinthia Marcelle, represented Brazil at the 57th International Art Exhibition in 2017. Previous main prize winners also include Dineo Seshee Bopape, winning in 2017, who represented South Africa at the 58th International Art Exhibition in 2019.
Due to the Russian unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine supported by the Belarusian government and in part launched from the territory of Belarus, the Future Generation Art Prize, established in Ukraine and run by Ukrainian foundation, will not accept submitted Russian and Belarusian applicants. This refers to the citizenship as well as to the country of residence.
A distinguished international jury determines the main prize and special prizes winners at their meeting in Kyiv during the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre. They award the prizes at the Future Generation Art Prize 2023 Award Ceremony in December 2023.
Seven outstanding experts, each one appointed by one of the jury members, will review every application and will nominate 20 artists for the shortlist.