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16.12.2021

PinchukArtCentre Announces 20 Nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022

PinchukArtCentre announces the artists shortlist for the 7th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, a nationwide prize in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists aged 35 or younger. The shortlist has been formed by the selection committee based on the results of the selection from more than 1000 applications submitted by Ukrainian artists from all regions of Ukraine. 

Shortlist of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022 includes: Mykhailo Alekseenko (32, Kyiv), Yan Bachynsky (30, Lviv), Yuriy Biley (33, Uzhgorod/Wrocław), Katya Buchatska (34, Kyiv), Viktoriia Dovhadze (29, Lviv), Artem Humilevskyi (35, Mykolaiv), Nikolay Karabinovych (33, Kyiv/Brussels), Dana Kavelina (26, Lviv), Maksym Khodak (20, Bila Tserkva/Kyiv), Dariia Kuzmych (30, Kyiv/Berlin), Kateryna Lysovenko (32, Odesa/Kyiv), Kristina Melnik (28, Kyiv), Yevgen Nikiforov (35, Kyiv), Pavla Nikitina (24, Brno), Anton Saenko (32, Sumy/Kyiv), Oleksandr Sirous (25, Kharkiv/Kyiv), Yuri Yefanov (31, Kyiv) and groups: Daniil Revkovskiy (28, Kharkiv) and Andriy Rachinskiy (31, Kharkiv) Petro Vladimirov (28, Kyiv) and Oleksandra Maiboroda (25, Kyiv) and commercial public art (Kyiv/Odesa).

The selection committee members are:

  • Olha Balashova, Chairwoman of the Board of the NGO “Museum of Contemporary Art”;
  • Lesia Khomenko, Artist, curator, KAMA Artist course tutor and KAMA programme director of the 2YP Contemporary Art education programme. 
  • Gennadiy Kozub, Founder of the Biruchiy Contemporary art project;
  • Ksenia Malykh, Head of the Research Platform of the PinchukArtCentre;
  • Kateryna Rusetska, Co-founder, programme curator and project manager of the Kultura Medialna NGO and the Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture;

Lesia Khomenko, a chairwoman of the selection committee: “During the first online stage, we selected around 100 applications to the longlist. We worked with them during the whole day at our offline meeting, revisiting each and every one of them several times. We discussed the criteria against which we evaluated the applications and treated these criteria just as critically as the submissions for the contest. Working on this year's selection committee was an extraordinary experience for me because to get a cool shortlist, you have to build as much trust and empathy within the working group as possible, allow yourself to be unafraid to doubt and, in the end, turn into a five-headed organism. Colleagues wrote down each other's catch phrases that emerged as new artistic terms when they were building their cases. While reviewing the submissions, we discovered many new artists and self-organised initiatives, which I will now follow closely.”

Four nominees had been selected for the short list of the previous editions of the Prize, namely: Mykhailo Alekseenko, Katya Вuchatska, Nikolay Karabinovych, a group Daniil Revkovskiy and Andriy Rachinskiy.

Shortlisted artists will be commissioned to create the new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv in Autumn 2022. The show of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022 will be curated by Ksenia Malykh, Head of the Research Platform of the PinchukArtCentre, Oleksandra Pogrebnyak and Daria Shevtsova, junior curators of the PinchukArtCentre. 

The winners of the Prize will be announced at the award ceremony in December, 2022. 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 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 2023 – a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists all over the world. 

Statistic data on the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022 application results:

Overall number of applications 

  • Individual 1012
  • Group 38

Total: 1050

Age (here and below is data based on individual applications):

  • 16-20 – 115
  • 21-25  –  255
  • 26-30 –  306
  • 31-35 –  336

Regions (Oblasts):

  • Kyiv oblast - 455
  • Vinnytsia oblast - 13
  • Volyn oblast - 11
  • Dnipropetrovsk oblast - 64
  • Donetsk oblast - 7
  • Zhytomyr oblast - 14
  • Zakarpatska oblast - 4
  • Zaporizhzhia oblast - 22
  • Ivano-Frankivsk oblast - 12
  • Kirovohrad oblast - 2
  • Luhansk oblast - 3
  • Lviv oblast - 96
  • Mykolaiv oblast - 10
  • Odesa oblast - 64
  • Poltava oblast - 27
  • Rivne oblast - 8
  • Sumy oblast - 9
  • Ternopil oblast - 1
  • Kharkiv oblast - 70
  • Kherson oblast - 20
  • Khmelnytskyi oblast - 9
  • Cherkasy oblast - 13
  • Chernivtsi oblast - 9
  • Chernihiv oblast - 4
  • Crimea - 2

Countries: 

Ukraine – 949

Australia – 1

Austria – 4

Belarus – 1

Belgium – 2

Canada – 2

Croatia – 1

Czech Republic – 3

Denmark – 1

Egypt – 1

England – 1

France – 2

Georgia – 1

Germany – 6

Greece – 1

Hungary – 1

Israel – 1

Italy – 2

Lithuania – 2

Malta – 2

Norway – 1

Poland – 14

Russia – 2

Sweden – 1

Switzerland – 1

The Netherlands – 7

United States – 2

Partner Platforms representing different regions of Ukraine will support the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022:

  • “Artsvit” Gallery, Dnipro
  • Ivano-Frankivsk Center of Contemporary Art, Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Detector Gallery, Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Lviv Municipal Art Center, Lviv
  • “Jam Factory” Art Center, Lviv
  • Kyiv Academy of Media Arts, Kyiv
  • “Tse” Gallery, Lviv
  • “Detenpyla” Gallery, Lviv
  • “Art Jump” Gallery of Contemporary Art, Poltava
  • “Sorry, no rooms available” Art Residency, Uzhhorod
  • Kharkiv Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv
  • “Yermilov Center” Center of Contemporary Art, Kharkiv
  • Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv
  • PVS Platform of Visual Strategies, Lutsk
  • Odesa Museum of Contemporary Art, Odesa
  • “Art Forum”, Zaporizhzhia
  • Kherson Museum of Contemporary Art, Kherson
  • “The Laboratory of Current Creativity”, Vinnytsia
  • Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture (DCCC), Dnipro
  • “Vymiriuvach” innovation park, Zhytomyr
  • “TU!” Platform, Mariupol
  • “Garage 127” Art space, Kharkiv
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