PinchukArtCentre announced 21 artists nominated for the third edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. The art prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a major international competition for artists up to 35 with a Main Award of 100,000 USD to discover and provide long-term support for a generation of emerging artists, wherever they live and work.
Following the open, free and democratic online application procedure, the seven members of the Selection Committee, competent and global art professionals nominated by the Jurors of the Prize, have arrived to Kyiv, Ukraine, and selected 20 artists from more than 5,500 applications coming from 148 countries, divided over all continents.
The 21st nominee for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 is Zhanna Kadyrova, the winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to 35.
The shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 includes:
Neïl Beloufa, 29 (France/Algeria), Rossella Biscotti, 35 (Italy), James Bridle, 33 (UK), Kudzanai Chiurai, 33 (Zimbabwe), Cécile Evans, 31 (USA/Belgium), Aslan Gaisumov, 23 (Russia), Ximena Garrido-Lecca, 34 (Peru), He Xiangyu, 27 (China), Jia Aili, 34 (China), Nikita Kadan, 31 (Ukraine), Zhanna Kadyrova, 32 (Ukraine), Mauricio Limón, 34 (Mexico), Adrian Melis Sosa, 28 (Cuba), Nástio Mosquito, 32 (Angola), Carlos Motta, 36 (Colombia), Jon Rafman, 32 (Canada), Cally Spooner, 31 (UK), Pilar Quinteros, 26 (Chile), Allyson Vieira, 35 (USA), GCC (Arabian Gulf region) and Public Movement (Israel)
The nominees for the Prize represent 17 different countries of birth. In terms of the continents, seven artists represent Europe; five—North America; four—Asia; three—South America; and two—Africa.
The exhibition of 21 shortlisted artists will open at the PinchukArtCentre on October 25, 2014.
Raphael Chikukwa, the Future Generation Art Prize Selection Committee chairman: “It was quite an experience looking at many images, videos and information of artists from around the world and to come out with 20 shortlisted artists in two days. As a result our process came out with the twenty finalists not based on geographical location but on merit. Future Generation Art Prize is a great opportunity for young artists to enter and be recognized for their outstanding works in the global art world.”
The Selection Committee of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014:
Raphael Chikukwa – Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
Proposed by Bisi Silva
Sun Dongdong – independent curator (China)
Proposed by Philip Tinari;
Björn Geldhof – Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre (Ukraine)
Proposed by Eckhard Schneider
Simon Castets – Director of Swiss Institute (USA)
Proposed by Fransesco Bonami
Giacinto di Pietrantonio – Director of the GAMeC (Italy)
Proposed by Jan Fabre
Taiyana Pimentel Paradoa – Director of Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros-La Tallera (Mexico)
Proposed by Doris Salcedo
David Riff – independent artist, writer and curator (Germany)
Proposed by Adam Szymczyk
The respected international jury will choose and announce the winner of the main prize who will receive a generous prize (60,000 USD in cash and 40,000 USD toward production of a new work) at the Award Ceremony in December in Kyiv (Ukraine). An additional 20,000 USD from the Foundation will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency programs to the special prize winner.
The International Jury of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014:
Francesco Bonami – Curator, Director of the 50th Biennale di Venezia (Italy);
Jan Fabre – artist (Belgium);
Doris Salcedo – artist (Colombia);
Eckhard Schneider – General Director of the PinchukArtCentre (Ukraine);
Bisi Silva – independent curator, Director for the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (Nigeria);
Adam Szymczyk – Artistic Director of documenta 14 (Poland);
Philip Tinari – Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (China)
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