KYIV, Ukraine, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Application submission is closing on May 6, 2012
Application procedure for the second edition of the biannual Future Generation Art Prize, launched by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, is closing on May 6, 2012.
Applications available online at the competition's website: futuregenerationartprize.org
The Prize is open to all artists up to the age of 35 with the aim of acknowledging and giving long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is unique because of its global reach and highly democratic form of application via the Internet.
The artists may apply with their work without any restrictions concerning gender, nationality, race or artistic medium. Participants must fill in all fields of the Application Form and upload a photo or video of three to seven of their artworks.
The Main Prize winner will receive a total of $100,000: $60,000 as a cash award, and $40,000 towards the production of a new work. An additional $20,000 will be allocated to fund artist-in-residency programs for the Special Prize winner.
The winner will be announced on December 7, 2012, coinciding with an exhibition of the shortlisted artists at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv from October 27, 2012 to January 2013.
Since February 6, 2012, young artists from all continents, living in 106 countries, have applied for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize.
More than 50 international non-profit art organizations based in over than 38 countries support outreach to artists around the world as well as 100 correspondents engaging young artists under 35 from wherever they may live and work.
Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Andreas Gursky and Takashi Murakami are Mentor Artists for the Prize, providing advice and support for the winning artist.
Andreas Gursky will present an exhibition of his own works at the PinchukArtCentre parallel to the shortlisted artists' exhibition.
The International Jury for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 includes:
- 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).
The International Jury will come to Kyiv to award the Main and Special Prize. They will announce the Prize winners during the FGAP Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012.
Each member of the Jury appointed a member of the Selection Committee who will choose 20 shortlisted artists.
The final shortlist will be announced in June 2012. Ukrainian artist Nikita Kadan, the winner of the national PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011, will be added to 20 shortlisted artists, bringing the total number of artists nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 to 21.
A distinguished international Board oversees the Future Generation Art Prize. In addition to chairman Victor Pinchuk and the four Mentor Artists, the Board's membership includes 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).
The winner of the 2010 Main Prize was Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle, whose work encompasses films, photographs and installations. Her work was also presented in a solo exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre from 29October 2011 to 8 January 2012.
Partner Platforms in 2012: futuregenerationartprize.org/partner-platforms
Find out more about the Prize at: futuregenerationartprize.org
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/
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.
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 and others.
Victor Pinchuk Foundation
Artistic Manager, PinchukArtCentre