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PinchukArtCentre announce The Future Generation Art Prize@Venice 2013

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation and PinchukArtCentre are proud to present The Future Generation Art Prize@Venice 2013. The exhibition includes the 21 artists, from 16 different countries, who were shortlisted in the second edition of the first global art prize for artists up to 35.

untitledThe exhibition is an official collateral event of the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. It will be on view at the Palazzo Contarini Polignac (Venice, Italy) from June 1 until September 1, 2013 from 10am to 6pm, closed Mondays.

The artists in the exhibition are Jonathas de Andrade (Brazil, Special Prize Winner), Meris Angioletti (Italy), Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon, Special Prize Winner), Micol Assael (Italy, Special Prize Winner), Abigail DeVille (United States), Aurelien Froment (France), Mykyta Kadan (Ukraine), Meiro Koizumi (Japan), Andre Komatsu (Brazil), Eva Kotatkova (Czech Republic), Tala Madani (Iran), Basim Magdy (Egypt), Ahmet Ogut (Turkey, Special Prize Winner), Amalia Pica (Argentina), Agnieszka Polska (Poland), Emily Roysdon (United States), Rayyane Tabet (Lebanon, Special Prize Winner), Xing Yan (China), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (United Kingdom, Winner of the Main Prize), and two groups, Joao Maria Gusmao + Pedro Paiva (Portugal), and R.E.P. (Ukraine).

The Future Generation Art Prize@Venice is commissioned by Eckhard Schneider and curated by Björn Geldhof.

Organized in 2009 by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, the Future Generation Art Prize is the first global art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. It is an important contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

The Future Generation Art Prize is a major contribution of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the PinchukArtCentre to a young generation of artists for their development and the production of new works. A Main Prize of 100,000 USD is awarded by an international jury (60,000 USD cash / 40,000 USD investment in new production), which also may award up to 20,000 USD for special prizes.

The prize also emphasizes sustained fostering of emerging talent, in particular through the commitment of outstanding mentor artists Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami as members of a distinguished board.

The biannual prize invites worldwide participation through a democratic application procedure conducted via the Internet. All artists up to the age of 35 are eligible to compete, without any restrictions concerning gender, nationality, race, or artistic medium. The shortlisted artists are selected by an international selection committee.

In 2010, a Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle was the first person to win the Main Prize of the global art prize for young artists under 35. A Romanian artist, Mircea Nicolae, was the only artist to be awarded Special Prize according to the decision of the Jury.

The online Application Procedure for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 will begin at in January 2014.

PinchukArtCentre is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Eastern Europe. It is dedicated to fostering artistic education, creation and appreciation in Ukraine. The PinchukArtCentre is a leading international centre for contemporary 21st-century art. It provides a sustainable contribution to the cultural participation and emancipation of Ukrainian art and society. It also gives a significant contribution to the cultural dialogue between East and West, and between national identity and international challenge. Recent events have included personal exhibitions by Jeff Wall, Gary Hume, Olafur Eliasson, Candice Breitz, Damian Ortega, Sergey Bratkov, Subodh Gupta, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Tony Oursler, Chapman brothers and others.