Future Generation Art Prize 2019 announces winners of the fifth edition of the global art prize for artists under 35, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009. The winners were announced by an international jury at the award ceremony in the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine on 22 March. Emilija Škarnulytė from Lithuania is the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019. The Special Prize winners are Gabrielle Goliath from South Africa and Cooking Sections from United Kingdom.
The winners were chosen by the prize’s distinguished international jury, consisting of: Pablo León de la Barra, curator at large, Latin America, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York; Björn Geldhof, artistic director, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv; Gabi Ngcobo, curator, 10th Berlin Biennale; Tim Marlow, artistic director, Royal Academy of Arts, London; and Hoor Al Qasimi, president, Sharjah Art Foundation and International Biennial Association.
Commenting on Gabrielle Goliath as the winner of the Special Prize, the Jury said:
We admired her handling of such difficult and important subject matter in a touching yet sharp manner in the work “This song is for…”. It speaks directly and emotionally to the viewer while generating a powerful sense of discomfort. The work leaves room for personal reflection and maintains respect for the six individual testimonies.
All the shortlisted artists will take part in the Future Generation Art Prize 2019 @ Venice group exhibition organised by the PinchukArtCentre as an official Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition at Palazzo Ca’ Tron.
The exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the fifth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize is on show at the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine until 7 April 2019, curated by Björn Geldhof and Tatiana Kochubinska, curator, Research Platform at the PinchukArtCentre.
The show presents works by the following shortlisted artists and groups:
Alia Farid (Kuwait), Monira Al Qadiri (Senegal), Yu Araki (Japan), Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thailand), Kasper Bosmans (Belgium), Madison Bycroft (Australia), Gabrielle Goliath (South Africa), Rodrigo Hernández (Mexico), Laura Huertas Millán (Colombia), Marguerite Humeau (France) Eli Lundgaard (Sweden), Taus Makhacheva (Russia), Toyin Ojih Odutola (Nigeria), Sondra Perry (United States), Gala Porras-Kim (Colombia), Emilija Škarnulytė (Lithuania), Jakob Steensen (Denmark), Daniel Turner (United States), Anna Zvyagintseva (Ukraine) and artist collectives Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Cooking Sections.