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06.03.2019

The 6th Edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize Application Procedure is Open from March 6

The PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine, launches the application procedure for the 6th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, the first nationwide award in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists aged 35 or younger. The applications are admitted on prize.pinchukartcentre.org from March 6 until May 20, 2019.

20 shortlisted artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv. The Main Prize in the amount of UAH 250 000 and two Special Prizes equal to UAH 60 000 each will be awarded by a distinguished international jury. In addition, the winners will receive internship in studios of world 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 winners of the Prize will be announced at the Award Ceremony in March 2020.

The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2021 – an international art prize for young artists.

Björn Geldhof, artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre: “The launch of the PinchukArtCentre Prize is always the most exciting moment for us in the year as it gives us a view on who is coming up next into Ukrainian art scene. With the changing country we also see the art scene changing dramatically in the most positive sense. I am convinced that this year will be a year full of surprises and amazing artists will be shown to Ukraine and to the world.”

More than 10 years the PinchukArtCentre Prize has been supporting the future generation of Ukrainian artists by discovering new names and introducing them to Ukrainian public and the international community. Empowering the young generation of artists, giving them a platform, and creating an international hub of contemporary art in Kyiv is at the core of PinchukArtCentre’s work.

20 shortlisted artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee in June 2019. The members of the selection committee in 2020 are: Kostiantyn Doroshenko, art critic, curator, historian, publicist; Serhii Kantsedal, manager of the Barriera exhibition space, curator of OGR YOU (Young Adults) CLUB & TALKS, OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin, Italy; Tatiana Kochubinska, Curator of the Research Platform at the PinchukArtCentre; Lada Nakonechna, artist, participant of the R.Е.P. group, co-founder of the Method Foundation and co-editor of PROSTORY; Oleh Suslenko, artist, teacher of the department of graphic design of the Lviv National Academy of Arts, curator of the cathedral experimental platform of contemporary art “Gallery TSE.”

The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a biannual prize awarded to the best Ukrainian artists up to 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.

Individual artists, as well as groups of artists with Ukrainian citizenship working with any genre of contemporary art are allowed to participate in the competition. One artist (or a group of artists) may submit from 3 to 7 works. The applications should be submitted according to the PinchukArtCentre Prize Rules. 

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