Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2019

Palazzo Ca’ Tron, IUAV University, Venice, Italy
11 May 2019 - 18 Aug 2019

Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2019

The PinchukArtCentre and Victor Pinchuk Foundation present works by 21 young artists across 17 countries, shortlisted for the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize—the global art prize for artists aged 35 or younger. Established in 2009, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the prize’s founding.

An official Collateral Event of the 58th Venice Biennale, the show will be on view at the Palazzo Ca’ Tron from May 11 until August 18, 2019. The 21 exhibited artists, chosen from amongst 5,800 entries, include the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019, the Lithuanian artist Emilija Škarnulytė, and the winners of the Special Prize, Gabrielle Goliath (South Africa) and Cooking Sections (UK).

In addition there will be new work by the other shortlisted artists, inluding: Monira Al Qadiri (Kuwait), Yu Araki (Japan), Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thailand), Kasper Bosmans (Belgium), Madison Bycroft (Australia), Alia Farid (Kuwait), Rodrigo Hernández (Mexico), Laura Huertas Millán (Colombia), Marguerite Humeau (France), Eli Lundgaard (Norway), Taus Makhacheva (Russia), Toyin Ojih Odutola (Nigeria), Sondra Perry (United States), Gala Porras-Kim (Colombia), Jakob Steensen (Denmark), Daniel Turner (United States), Anna Zvyagintseva (Ukraine) and artist collectives Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme.

The exhibition showcases existing works as well as new site specific pieces by the shortlisted artists which engage with the Palazzo Ca’ Tron and its history. Many of the works question the interpretation of knowledge, leading us towards a suggested model of a future archaeology or an archaeology of the future. How will the present day be perceived 100 or 1000 years from now? What might humanity look like? How will the world be experienced?

Where many of those questions project concerns and proposals for tomorrow, other works engage with urgent unresolved dilemmas of today’s world. What place do local cultural traditions have in a globalized world? How do values survive in a technological age that sweeps away our sense of tradition? How does one identify in an age where nationalistic models seem to be at odds with globalised communities?

Those questions resonate louder in Palazzo Ca’Tron, situated on the Canal Grande, and owned by Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia since 1972. It is a hub for teaching and thinking mainly on the subject of urban planning. Dating back to the end of the sixteenth century, the palazzo carries the name of Tron, one of Venice’s most noble and powerful families. The collaboration between the university and the Future Generation Art Prize allows us to combine the mission of both intuitions: empowering future generations.

The Future Generation Art Prize is a renowned springboard for emerging talent, with past winners receiving international acclaim, including Turner Prize nominee Lynette Yiadom Boakye and 2017’s winner, Dineo Seshee Bopape, who will represent South Africa at the Venice Biennale 2019. The winner of the first edition of the Prize, Cinthia Marcelle, represented Brazil at the 57th Venice Biennale. Open Group, who was nominated for the Prize in 2017, represents Ukraine at the Venice Biennale 2019.

Promoted by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine.


Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2019
A Collateral Event of the 58th Venice Biennale

May 11–August 18, 2019

Opening hours: 10am–6pm daily (closed Mondays). Admission is free.
Preview Days: May 8-10, 10am–6pm

Palazzo Ca’ Tron, IUAV University
Santa Croce 1957
30135 Venice, Italy



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