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22.02.2018

PinchukArtCentre Presents the Exhibition of 20 Artists Shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018

The PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents the exhibition of 20 shortlisted artists for the fifth edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, a nationwide prize for Ukrainian artists younger than 35. The show focuses on the presentation of new works, produced with the support of the PinchukArtCentre.

The exhibition brings together a group of artists from an unprecedented variety of regions, coming from all over Ukraine including artists living abroad. The range of subjects in the exhibition is wide. Some artists deal with socio-political narratives of Ukraine as a country in conflict and the impact on its people. Others draw from self-exploration through the use of material, form and media. A third common subject in some of the shortlisted positions is the search towards future and the constructions of utopias.

Bjorn Geldhof, artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre: “With the 5th edition, we celebrate 10 years of the PinchukArtCentre Prize supporting and enabling a new generation of Ukrainian artists. After so many years, having welcomed so many artists, I can only be proud to observe a radically new generation of artists coming to the art scene. Their concerns, language, and subjects are different; they announce a new way of thinking and a new way of showing what Ukrainian art could be for the future.”

The 20 nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018 were shortlisted by an independent Selection Committee from more than 650 applicants and include: Mykhailo Alekseienko (27, Kyiv), Iuliana Golub (27, Kharkiv), Taras Kamennoi (32, Kharkiv), Mykola Karabinovych (29, Odessa), Pavlo Khailo (29, Lugansk/Kyiv), Alina Kleitman (26, Kharkiv), Vitalii Kokhan (30, Sumy/Kharkiv), Yulia Krivich (29, Dnipro), Sasha Kurmaz (30, Kyiv), Larion Lozovyi (29, Kyiv), Roman Mikhaylov (28, Kharkiv/Kyiv), Oleg Perkowsky (33, Kamianets-Podilskyi/Lviv), Sergii Radkevych (30, Lutsk/Lviv), Yevgen Samborsky (33, Ivano-Frankivsk/Kyiv), Dmytro Starusiev (32, Makiivka), Ivan Svitlychnyi (28, Kharkiv/Kyiv), Kateryna Yermolaeva (32, Donetsk/Kyiv), Anna Zvyagintseva (30, Dnipro/Kyiv) and groups: Yarema Malashchuk (24, Kolomiya/Kyiv) and Roman Himey (25, Kolomiya/Kyiv), Revkovskiy and Rachinskiy (Daniil Revkovskiy,24, Kharkiv; Andrij Novikov, 27, Kharkiv).

The exhibition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018 is curated by Tatiana Kochubinska, PinchukArtCentre’s Research Platform curator.

The winners of the Prize will be announced at the award ceremony in April, 2018. A distinguished international jury will award the Main Prize of UAH 250 000 and two Special Prizes of UAH 60 000 each. In addition, the winners will each have an internship in studios of the world’s leading artists. A Public Choice winner will be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists and will be awarded UAH 25 000.

The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019 – an international art prize for young artists, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009.

The exhibition will be open from February 24 until May 13, 2018 in the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine. Opening hours: from Tuesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 9 pm. Admission is free.

The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a biannual prize awarded to the best Ukrainian artists younger than 35, launched in 2008. Funded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, it is aimed at fostering, supporting and developing a new generation of young Ukrainian artists.

Winners of the previous editions of the PinchukArtCentre Prize:

Main Prize winners:

  • 2015: Open Group (Lviv),
  • 2013: Zhanna Kadyrova (Kyiv),
  • 2011: Mykyta Kadan (Kyiv),
  • 2009: Artem Volokitin (Kharkiv).

Special Prizes winners:

  • 2015: Anna Zvyagintseva (Kyiv), Alina Kleitman (Kharkiv),
  • 2013: Open Group, Lada Nakonechna (Kyiv), Daniil Galkin (Dnipro),
  • 2011: Zhanna Kadyrova (Kyiv), Serhiy Radkevych (Lutsk),
  • 2009: Oleksii Salmanov (Kyiv), Masha Shubina (Kyiv).

Public Choice Prize winner:

  • 2015: Anna Zvyagintseva (Kyiv),
  • 2013: Anatoly Belov (Kyiv),
  • 2011: Mykyta Shalennyi (Dnipro),
  • 2009: BLUMOLOKO.
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