July 6, 2010 - PinchukArtCentre - Announces the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010
July 6, 2010

Announces the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010

Announces the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010

PinchukArtCentre announced 21 young artists nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010. The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation is a major new international competition for artists up to 35 to discover and provide long-term support for a generation of emerging artists, wherever they may live and work.

Following by the open, free and democratic application procedure via Internet the 7 members of the Selection Committee, competent and global art-professionals, selected 20 artists from more than 6 000 applications coming from 125 countries and divided over all continents.

The 21th nominee for the Future Generation Art Prize is Artem Volokytin, the winner of the first PinchukArtCentre Prize 2009, a contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists under 35.

The shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010 includes:

Ziad Antar, 32 (Lebanon); Fikret Atay, 34 (Turkey); Fei Cao, 32 (China); Keren Cytter, 32 (Israel); Nathalie Djurberg, 32 (Sweden); Simon Fujiwara, 27 (United Kingdom); Nicholas Hlobo, 34 (South Africa); Clemens Hollerer, 34 (Austria); Runo Lagomarsino, 32 (Sweden); Cinthia Marcelle, 35 (Brazil); Gareth Moore, 35 (born in Canada); Mircea Nicolae, 30 (Romania); Ruben Ochoa, 35 (United States); Wilfredo Prieto Garcia, 32 (Cuba); Katerina Seda, 32 (Czech Republic); Guido van der Werve, 33 (Netherlands); Nico Vascellari, 33 (Italy), Jorinde Voigt, 33 (Germany); Artem Volokytin, 29 (Ukraine); Emily Wardill, 32 (United Kingdom); Hector Zamora, 35 (Mexico).

The nominees for the Prize represent 18 different countries. In terms of the continents and world regions 10 artists represent Europe; South America – 3; Middle East – 2; Africa – 1 and Asia – 1. There are 13 male participants and 8 female in the shortlist.

The exhibition of shortlisted artists will open at the PinchukArtCentre in October 29, 2010. The respected international jury will chose 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 new work) at the Award Ceremony on December 10, 2010 in Kiev (Ukraine).

An additional 20,000 USD from the Foundation will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency programs for up to five other special prize winners. Images of works by all the shortlisted artists will be posted on the website, and members of the public will be invited to vote via the Internet for People’s Choice Prize.

The official web-site: www.futuregenerationartprize.org

Press Inquiries
For more information and images, please contact:
Dennis Kazvan
Communications Director, Victor Pinchuk Foundation
press@pinchukartcentre.org / +380 44 494 11 48

General Inquiries
Björn Geldhof

Artistic Manager, PinchukArtCentre
bjorn.geldhof@gmail.com / +380 44 490 48 26


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