Victor Pinchuk Foundation presents Future Generation Art Prize 2012 exhibition

Victor Pinchuk Foundation presents Future Generation Art Prize 2012, an exhibition on view 3 November 2012–6 January 2013.

The PinchukArtCentre presents an exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, the first global art prize for artists up to 35, founded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in December 2009. The exhibition focuses on the presentation of newly produced works giving a chance for nominated artists to show off their most advanced position. It offers a remarkable view on the new tendencies and artistic practices of the next generation of artists.

The exhibition will be open from November 3, 2012 till January 6, 2013 in the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine). The Main Prize Winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012 by an international distinguished jury in Kyiv, Ukraine.

At the same time the PinchukArtCentre will present a solo exhibition by Damien Hirst, one of the Mentor Artists of the Future Generation Art Prize. For this show embedded into the context of the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, Damien Hirst will present a series of dynamic new paintings he has been working on since summer of 2010.

The 20 shortlisted artists represent 16 different countries. They have been selected from more than 4,000 applications received from 134 countries spread across all continents. The artists were nominated by the Selection Committee.

The 21st nominee for the Future Generation Art Prize is Mykyta Kadan, the winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011, the first national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists under 35.

The shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 includes: Jonathas de Andrade, 30 (Brazil), Meris Angioletti, 34 (Italy), Marwa Arsanios, 33 (Lebanon), Micol Assael, 33 (Italy), Abigail DeVille, 30 (United States), Aurelien Froment, 35 (France), Mykyta Kadan, 29 (Ukraine), Meiro Koizumi, 35 (Japan), Andre Komatsu, 33 (Brazil), Eva Kotatkova, 29 (Czech Republic), Tala Madani, 30 (Iran), Basim Magdy, 34 (Egypt), Ahmet Ogut, 30 (Turkey), Amalia Pica, 33 (Argentina), Agnieszka Polska, 27 (Poland), Emily Roysdon, 34 (United States), Rayyane Tabet, 28 (Lebanon), Yan Xing, 26 (China), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 34 (United Kingdom), and two groups: Joao Maria Gusmao + Pedro Paiva, 33, 34 (Portugal), and R.E.P. (Ukraine).

The International Jury of the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 includes:
• Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev – Artistic director, Documenta 13 (Germany);
• Agnaldo Farias – Independent Curator and Director of the 29th biennial of Sao Paulo (Brasil);
• Massimiliano Gioni – Associate Director of the New Museum and director of the 55th Venice Biennial in 2013 (USA);
• Carol Yinghua Lu – Art Critic and Independent Curator (China);
• Hans Ulrich Obrist – Co-director, Serpentine Gallery (United Kingdom);
• Eckhard Schneider – General Director, PinchukArtCentre (Ukraine);
• Nancy Spector – Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (USA).

Jurors will select and award the winner of the Main Prize who will receive a generous prize at the Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012 in Kyiv (Ukraine). The Ceremony will be streamed live.

Additionally up to 5 special prizes will be allotted to fund residency program.

Images of works by all shortlisted artists will be posted on the website of the PinchukArtCentre. Members of the public will be invited to vote online for the People’s Choice Prize from November 9, 2012 till January 6, 2013. This prize will be awarded at the end of the exhibition. It is not a cash award and serves as a symbol of audience recognition.

1/3-2, “А” Block
Velyka Vasylkivska / Baseyna vul.
Kyiv, Ukraine 01004
Hours: Tue–Sun, 12–21h
Admission is free