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Exhibition of 21 Artists Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2017
25 February 2017 - 16 April 2017

On February 25, 2017 the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) will present exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the fourth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, the first global art prize for artists up to 35, founded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009. The show focuses on the presentation of newly produced works giving a remarkable view on the most actual artistic positions of a next generation of artists.

The exhibition engages with the complexities of the contemporary world and investigates the possibilities of art within it. Balancing between personal and collective, imaginary and real, familiar and uncanny, the show invites the visitors to set off the captivating journey through wide range of ideas that absorb the artists today.

The show will encompass the diverse works developed in a variety of media and formats, such as site-specific interventions, sculptures, interactive installations, performative gestures, videos, text- and sound-based projects.

20 shortlisted artists have been selected from more than 4400 coming from 138 countries, divided over all continents. The shortlisted artists were chosen by an international Selection Committee. The Open Group from Ukraine were automatically nominated to the shortlist as winners of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015, a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to the age of 35.

The shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 includes: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, 33 (Nigeria/ United States), Iván Argote, 32 (Colombia/ France), Firelei Báez, 35 (Dominican Republic/ United States), Dineo Seshee Bopape, 35 (South Africa), Phoebe Boswell, 34 (Kenya/ United Kingdom), Vivian Caccuri, 30 (Brazil), Sol Calero, 34 (Venezuela/ Germany), Asli Çavuşoğlu, 34 (Turkey), Vajiko Chachkhiani, 31 (Georgia/ Germany), Carla Chaim, 33 (Brazil), Christian Falsnaes, 35 (Denmark/ Germany), EJ Hill, 31 (United States), Andy Holden, 34 (United Kingdom), Li Ran, 30 (China), Ibrahim Mahama, 29 (Ghana), Rebecca Moss, 25 (United Kingdom), Sasha Pirogova, 29 (Russia), Kameelah Janan Rasheed, 31 (United States), Martine Syms, 28 (United States), Kemang Wa Lehulere, 32 (South Africa), Open Group (Ukraine).

The exhibition of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 is curated by Anna Smolak.

The exhibition will be open from February 25, 2017 till April 16, 2017 in the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine.

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