PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announced the artists shortlist for the 6th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. Selected from over 11,700 entries by artists across almost 200 countries, the final list includes 21 artists and artist collectives, spanning five continents. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, the Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists all over the world.
Shortlisted artists are: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (33, UK), Wendimagegn Belete (34, Ethiopia), Minia Biabiany (32, Guadeloupe), Aziz Hazara (28, Afghanistan), Ho Rui An (29, Singapore), Agata Ingarden (26, Poland), Rindon Johnson (30, United States), Bronwyn Katz (26, South Africa), Lap-See Lam (30, Sweden), Mire Lee (32, South Korea), Paul Maheke (35, France), Lindsey Mendick (32, United Kingdom), Henrike Naumann (35, Germany), Pedro Neves Marques (35, Portugal), Frida Orupabo (34, Norway), Andres Pereira Paz (33, Bolivia), Teresa Solar (35, Spain), Trevor Yeung (32, China), and artist collectives Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff (USA), Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Himey (Ukraine), and Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings (UK).
The collective Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Himey is included as the winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2020 – a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to the age of 35. All other artists were chosen by an international selection committee, which includes: Justine Ludwig, curator at Creative Time in NY; Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga, researcher and curator; Daniel Muzyczuk, head of the Modern Art Department at Museum Sztuki in Lodz; Iheanyi Onwuegbucha, curator CCA Lagos; Jeppe Ugelvig, critic and curator; Zoe Whitley, director Chiesenhalе; June Yap, Director curatorial, programmes and publications Singapore Art Museum.
The selection committee was appointed by Future Generation Art Prize’s distinguished international jury which includes: Lauren Cornell, Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Curator of the 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo; Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of The Showroom, London; Bjorn Geldhof, Artistic Director, PinchukArtCentre; Shilpa Gupta, Artist; Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery and Artistic Director of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art; Eugene Tan, Director of the National Gallery Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum.
Shortlisted artists will be commissioned to create the new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale. The jury will determine the winners of the main prize and special prizes during the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv. Prizes are awarded at a ceremony in December 2021.
The main prize winner receives US $100,000 split between a $60,000 cash prize and a $40,000 investment in their practice. A further $20,000 is awarded as a special prize/s between up to five artists at the discretion of the jury for supporting projects that develop their artistic practice.
Board and artist patrons
- Victor Pinchuk (Chairman), businessman and philanthropist
- Richard Armstrong, director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, USA
- Eli Broad, founder, The Broad Foundations, USA
- Andreas Gursky, patron artist, Germany
- Damien Hirst, patron artist, UK
- Dakis Joannou, founder, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Greece
- Sir Elton John, founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation and Sir Elton John Photography Collection, UK
- Jeff Koons, patron artist, USA
- Glenn D. Lowry, director, The Museum of Modern Art New York, USA
- Takashi Murakami, patron artist, Japan
- Alfred Pacquement, former director of Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France
- Miuccia Prada, founder, Fondazione Prada, Italy
For more information, visit Future Generation Art Prize