December 14, 2010 - Victor Pinchuk Foundation - Cinthia Marcelle receives the Future Generation Art Prize 2010
December 14, 2010

Cinthia Marcelle receives the Future Generation Art Prize 2010

Cinthia Marcelle receives the Future Generation Art Prize 2010

Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle received the Main Prize of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation

Mircea Nicolae (Romania) received the Special Prize

Cinthia Marcelle, a Brazilian artist who makes films, photographs and installations, is the winner of the first Future Generation Art Prize. Cinthia will receive 60,000 USD in cash and 40,000 USD to be invested in the production of new work.

The winner of the Main Prize was selected and announced by the international jury consisting of Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden), Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria), Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Ivo Mesquita (Brazil), Eckhard Schneider (Germany), Robert Storr (USA) and Ai Weiwei (China) at the award ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday, December 10.

Daniel Birnbaum, the Chairman of the Jury: “With a keen sense of scale and sculpture impact Cinthia Marcelle beautifully composed films captures the viewer immediately. Her visually powerful works in the exhibition impressed the jury through their visual economy and rigorous form. We congratulate her to her successful synthesis of choreography landscape and performance”.

Mircea Nicolae, the artist from Romania, received the Special Prize according to the decision of the Jury. $20,000 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency program supporting the further development of the artist.

The Mentor Artists of the Prize, including Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami, arrived to Kyiv especially to celebrate the Prize. For the very first time all these outstanding artists were on the stage together.

Jeff Koons: “You can see that the young artists are really making wonderful work and it’s always a universal vocabulary. And it’s tremendous that everybody now is here in Ukraine, in Kiev. And it can be a focal point for this activity. Art is absolutely universal and it can happen anywhere. It just wants to be involved and people to be communicating”.

Among others, the special guests of the Ceremony included members of the International Board of the Future Generation Art Prize Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum); Alfred Pacquement (Musée nationale d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou); Miuccia Prada (founder of Prada Foundation) and Sir Nicholas Serota (Tate, Great Britain).

Public has the chance to vote via the Internet for the “People’s Choice Prize” on the PinchukArtCentre website. This prize will be awarded at the end of the exhibition. It is not a cash award and serves as a symbol of recognition of the audience.

Photo gallery of the Award Ceremony is available at the PinchukArtCentre website: pinchukartcentre.org/en/photo_and_video/photo/13918

The official web-site: www.futuregenerationartprize.org

Press Inquiries:
Dennis Kazvan
Communications Director, Victor Pinchuk Foundation
press@pinchukartcentre.org
+380 44 4941148

PinchukArtCentre official website: www.pinchukartcentre.org

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