November 30, 2016 - PinchukArtCentre - Shortlist announced for Future Generation Art Prize
November 30, 2016


Shortlist announced for Future Generation Art Prize

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PinchukArtCentre today announced 21 artists shortlisted for the 4th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kiev, Ukraine in 2009.

Selected from 4,421 entries by artists from 138 countries, they are:

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 33 (Born: Nigeria 1983. Country of residence: United States)
Iván Argote, 32 (Born: Colombia, 1983. Country of residence: France)
Firelei Báez, 35 (Born: Dominican Republic, 1980. Country of residence: United States)
Dineo Seshee Bopape, 35 (Born: South Africa, 1981. Country of residence: South Africa)
Phoebe Boswell, 34 (Born: Kenya, 1982. Country of residence: United Kingdom)
Vivian Caccuri, 30 (Born: Brazil, 1986. Country of residence: Brazil)
Sol Calero, 34 (Born: Venezuela, 1982. Country of residence: Germany)
Asli Çavuşoğlu, 34 (Born: Turkey, 1982. Country of residence: Turkey)
Vajiko Chachkhiani, 31 (Born: Georgia, 1985. Country of residence: Germany)
Carla Chaim, 33 (Born: Brazil, 1983. Country of residence: Brazil)
Christian Falsnaes, 35 (Born: Denmark, 1980. Country of residence: Germany)
EJ Hill, 31 (Born: United States, 1985. Country of residence: United States)
Andy Holden, 34 (Born: UK, 1982. Country of residence: UK)
Li Ran, 30 (Born: China, 1986. Country of residence: China)
Ibrahim Mahama, 29 (Born: Ghana, 1987. Country of residence: Ghana)
Rebecca Moss, 25 (Born: UK, 1991. Country of residence: UK)
Sasha Pirogova, 29 (Born: Russia, 1986. Country of residence: Russia)
Kameelah Janan Rasheed, 31 (Born: United States, 1985. Country of residence: United States)
Martine Syms, 28 (Born: United States, 1988. Country of residence: United States)
Kemang Wa Lehulere, 32 (Born: South Africa, 1984. Country of residence: South Africa)
Open Group (Yuri Bieliey, born 1988; Pavlo Kovach, born 1987; Stanislav Turina, born 1988; Anton Varga, born 1989, Ukraine)

The shortlisted artists were chosen by an international Selection Committee. The Open Group from Ukraine were nominated for the shortlist as winners of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015, a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to the age of 35.

The Shortlist Selection Committee members are: Elise Atangana, Independent curator & producer Paris; Daniela Castro, independent curator and writer based in São Paulo (Chairwomen of the selection committee); Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director, PinchukArtCentre (Kiev) and YARAT (Baku); Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore; Diana Nawi, Associate Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami; Anna Smolak, Curator, Future Generation Art Prize 2017; Gaia Tedone, Independent Curator, PhD Candidate, Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University

The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize created to discover, recognise and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. Judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize with a cash value of 100,000 USD, aims to make a major contribution to the careers of younger artists involved in the dynamic cultural development of societies in transition, many of whom have found it difficult to get their voices heard. The competition is open to all artists up to the age of 35 of all backgrounds, working in any medium, anywhere in the world. 

An exhibition of the work of the 20 one shortlisted artists will go on show at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev on February 25–April 16, 2017. The winner will be announced at an Award Ceremony in Kiev in March. The exhibition will be presented as an official collateral event at the Palazzo Contarini Polignac Venice Biennale opening on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

High resolution press images here.


Media enquiries:
Nadya Vatulyova, Victor Pinchuk Foundation
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