Applications open for the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize
Prize celebrates 10 year anniversary
Application period: April 16–June 29, 2018
PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announces the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, it is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Prize.
The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognise and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. All artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world, working in any medium are invited to apply.
Awarded through a competition, a highly respected selection committee appointed by a distinguished international jury reviews every application and nominates 20 artists for the shortlist. These artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev and the Venice Biennale, curated by Björn Geldhof (artistic director, PinchukArtCentre).
The main prize winner receives USD 100,000 split between a USD 60,000 cash prize and a USD 40,000 investment in their practice. A further USD 20,000 is awarded as a special prize/s between up to five artists at the discretion of the jury for supporting projects that develop their artistic practice.
A major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition, the Prize has supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 84 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale. Alongside an open call, a global network of partner platforms and special correspondents work as ambassadors to encourage artists to apply for the prize.
Entries can be submitted online from 16 April 2018 at www.futuregenerationartprize.
The Future Generation Art Prize is widely acknowledged as a springboard for emerging talent. Lynette Yiadom Boakye won the Prize in 2012, before going on to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize and a highly successful solo show at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2015. The winner of the first edition of the Prize, Cinthia Marcelle, represented Brazil at the 57th International Art Exhibition in 2017. See past winners of the prize here.
Applications accepted: April 16–June 29, 2018
Jury and selection committee announced TBA
Shortlist announcement: August 27, 2018
Exhibition of shortlisted artists at PinchukArtCentre:February 1–April 14, 2019
Future Generation Art Prize 2019 award ceremony: March 6, 2019
Future Generation Art Prize 2019 @ Venice: May 9–September 2019
Board and artist patrons
Victor Pinchuk (Chairman), businessman and philanthropist
Richard Armstrong, director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, USA
Eli Broad, founder, The Broad Foundations, USA
Andreas Gursky, patron artist, Germany
Damien Hirst, patron artist, UK
Dakis Joannou, founder, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Greece
Sir Elton John, founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation and Sir Elton John Photography Collection, UK
Jeff Koons, patron artist, USA
Glenn D. Lowry, director, The Museum of Modern Art New York, USA
Takashi Murakami, patron artist, Japan
Alfred Pacquement, former director of Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France
Miuccia Prada, founder, Fondazione Prada, Italy