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25.06.2012

PinchukArtCentre announced the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2012

Kyiv, Ukraine, 25 June 2012

PinchukArtCentre announced today the 21 artists nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012. The 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 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 about 4 200 applications coming from 134 countries and divided over all continents.

The 21st nominee for the Future Generation Art Prize is Mykyta Kadan, the winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011, a 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 Öğüt, 30 (Turkey), Amalia Pica, 33 (Argentina), Agnieszka Polska, 27 (Poland), Emily Roysdon, 34 (United States), Rayyane Tabet, 28 (Lebanon), Xing Yan, 26 (China), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 34 (United Kingdom), and two groups: Joao Maria Gusmao + Pedro Paiva, 33, 34 (Portugal), and R.E.P. (Ukraine) - Ksenia Gnylitska (28), Mykyta Kadan (29), Zhanna Kadyrova (30), Olesia Khomenko (31), Volodymyr Kuznetsov (35), and Lada Nakonechna (31).

The nominees for the Prize represent 16 different countries. In terms of the continents and world regions Europe is represented by 10 artists; Middle East – 3; South America – 3; North America – 2; Asia – 2; and Africa - 1. There are 12 male participants and 14 female in the shortlist.

The Selection Committee chosen by the Jurors of the Prize formed the long-list of 470 artists and then made the final selection meeting in Kiev at the PinchukArtCentre.

Suzanne Cotter, the FGAP Selection Committee chairwoman: “Working with a shortlist of over 450 artists, pared down from an initial 4000, the selection panel was deeply impressed by the number, quality and global reach of artists who applied or who were proposed for the Prize. The process of selecting the final 20 shortlisted artists was an intellectually rigorous and passionate one that took many hours of discussion and debate. We were delighted by what we learned through this process and by the carefully considered shortlist which emerged. The panel was unanimous in its enthusiasm for the Prize as a vital platform for bringing to the attention of a broader public the kinds of artists and art that will guide us into the future.”

Bjorn Geldhof, Artistic manager of the PinchukArtCentre: “The composed shortlist of 20 artists is a dynamic overview on new ideas which are developing within young art scene, offering from 16 different countries the most advanced artistic positions which represent a future generation of contemporary art.”

The exhibition of 21 shortlisted artists will open at the PinchukArtCentre on October 27, 2012.

The respected international jury will choose and announce the winner of the main prize who will receive a generous prize ($60,000 in cash and $40,000 toward production of a new work) at the Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012 in Kiev (Ukraine).

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

The members of the International Selection Committee in 2012 are:

  • Natalie Bell – Independent Curator and Critic (USA)
Proposed by: Massimiliano Gioni;
  • Suzanne Cotter – Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Curator for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project (USA)

Proposed by: Nancy Spector;

  • Jacopo Crivelli Visconti – Independent Curator and Writer (Brazil)

Proposed by: Agnaldo Farias;

  • Bjorn Geldhof – Artistic manager of the PinchukArtCentre (Ukraine)

Proposed by: Eckhard Schneider;

  • Sally Lai – Director of Chinese Arts Centre (UK)

Proposed by: Carol Yinghua Lu;

  • Eva Scharrer – Curatorial Researcher and writer for DOCUMENTA (13) (Germany)

Proposed by: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev;

  • Polly Staple – Director, Chisenhale Gallery (UK)

Proposed by: Hans Ulrich Obrist.

The shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2012:

  • 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 Öğüt, 30 (Turkey),
  • Amalia Pica, 33 (Argentina),
  • Agnieszka Polska, 27 (Poland),
  • Emily Roysdon, 34 (United States),
  • Rayyane Tabet, 28 (Lebanon),
  • Xing Yan, 26 (China),
  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 34 (United Kingdom),
  • Joao Maria Gusmao + Pedro Paiva, 33, 34 (Portugal),
  • R.E.P (Ukraine): Volodymyr Kuznetsov (35), Mykyta Kadan (29),
    Olesia Khomenko (31), Zhanna Kadyrova (30), Ksenia Gnylitska (28),
    Lada Nakonechna (31).

 

Represented countries

Countries of birth – 16

Countries of residence – 15

 

Represented world regions

Europe – 10

Middle East – 3

South America – 3

North America – 2

Asia – 2

Africa - 1

Asia – 2

 

Gender

Male –12

Female – 14

 

Statistics of the Future Generation Art Prize application procedure

Total applications made

  • Individual:                               4 083
  • Collective:                              87

         Total:                            4 170

Gender

  • Male:                                      52,49%
  • Female:                                  47,51%

Age

  • 18-20:                                                 1,89%
  • 21-25:                                                 16,09%
  • 26-30:                                                 36,47%
  • 31-35:                                                 45,55%

Total countries:                          134

Regions

  • Europe:                                  33,97%
  • Asia:                                       20,35%
  • Former CIS:                           16,29%
  • North America:                      15,80%
  • South America:                      8,13%
  • Africa:                                                3,26%
  • Australia and Oceania:          2,20%

Notes to editors:

Timeline of the Prize

Artists could submit applications at www.futuregenerationartprize.org from February 6 to May 20, 2012. The democratic application procedure has allowed more than 4 000 young artists from all continents, representing 134 countries, to apply. All art works were accepted strictly via website of the Prize.

Following the close of applications, the expert Selection Committee comprised of members chosen by the jury reviewed all applications and decided on a shortlist of as many as twenty artists. The winner of the national PinchukArtCentre Prize will also participate, bringing the maximum number of artists in the exhibition to 21.

The exhibition will be on view from 27 October 2012 to January 2013. The international jury will gather in Kyiv in December 7, 2012, to view and discuss the artists’ works. The jury will select one main Prize winner, who will receive a total of $100,000 ($60,000 as a cash award, and $40,000 toward the production of a new work). Additional $20,000 will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency program to the special prize winner. Images of works by all the shortlisted artists will be posted on the PinchukArtCentre’s website, and the public will be invited to vote via Internet for the People’s Choice Prize.

The members of the Jury in 2012 are:

  • 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). 

Partner Platforms in 2012: www.futuregenerationartprize.org/partner-platforms

50 Partner Platforms representing more than 38 countries support the application process and the Prize in 2012.

The international Board that oversees the Future Generation Art Prize includes the four Mentor Artists - Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami; chairman Victor Pinchuk; Eli Broad, Dakis Joannou, Elton John, Miuccia Prada, and art museum directors Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum), Glenn D. Lowry (The Museum of Modern Art), Alfred Pacquement (Musée nationale d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou) and Sir Nicholas Serota (Tate).

Official website of the Prize:

www.futuregenerationartprize.org

Victor Pinchuk, Founder of the Future Generation Art Prize

Victor Pinchuk is one of Ukraine’s most successful businessmen, whose role in civic, international affairs and philanthropic organizations has made him a leader in Ukraine’s growing interaction with Europe and the world.

For more than 12 years Mr. Pinchuk has been developing and supporting a number of philanthropic projects in Ukraine. In 2006, he consolidated these activities under the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, making it the largest private Ukrainian philanthropic foundation, known for implementing projects in important fields for social development.

In September 2006, Victor Pinchuk founded the PinchukArtCentre, one of the largest centers for contemporary art in the Eastern Europe. Mr. Pinchuk is a major collector of contemporary art.

A full biography is available here: pinchukfund.org/en/about_pinchuk/biography/  pinchukfund.org/en/about_pinchuk/biography/

Victor Pinchuk Foundation

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation was established in 2006 by Ukrainian businessman and public figure Victor Pinchuk. It is the largest international, private, non-partisan, philanthropic foundation based in Ukraine. Its goal is to empower future generations to become the change makers of tomorrow. To achieve this goal, the Foundation develops projects, builds partnerships in Ukraine and worldwide and invests in three directions:

  •        in people, to boost human capital;
  •     in society, to promote social responsibility;
  •     in the world, to foster a more integrated world.

www.pinchukfund.org

PinchukArtCentre

PinchukArtCentre is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Central and 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. Among recent were shown personal exhibitions by Jeff Wall, Gary Hume, Olafur Eliasson, Candice Breitz, Damian Ortega, Sergey Bratkov, Subodh Gupta, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor and others.

www.pinchukartcentre.org

Press Enquiries:

Dennis Kazvan
Communications Director,
Victor Pinchuk Foundation
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +380 44 4941148

General Enquiries:

Björn Geldhof
Artistic Manager, PinchukArtCentre
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +380 67 230 26 50
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