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Main pageNewsMircea Nicolae won the “People’s Choice Prize” under the Future Generation Art Prize 2010

Mircea Nicolae won the “People’s Choice Prize” under the Future Generation Art Prize 2010

12 January 2011

According to the results of the Internet voting, taking place from 12 November 2010 to 9 January 2011 via the PinchukArtCentre website, a Romanian artist Mircea Nicolae won the “People’s Choice Prize” under the Future Generation Art Prize 2010. This Prize is not a cash award and serves as a symbol of recognition of the audience. The voting public had a chance to see on the website the works created by the shortlisted artists for Future Generation Art Prize, and watch their interviews.

Earlier according to the decision of the Jury Mircea Nicolae received the Special Prize. $20,000 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency program supporting the further development of the artist.

The winners of the Main and Special Prizes were selected and announced by the international jury consisting of Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden), Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria), Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Ivo Mesquita (Brazil), Eckhard Schneider (Germany), Robert Storr (USA) and Ai Weiwei (China) at the award ceremony in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Friday, December 10.

Robert Storr: “With disarming even deceptive simplicity Mircea Nicolae tells a complex multi-leveled tale of the coming together and coming apart of his family against the background of the coming together and coming apart of socialism in Romania after the second world war. Using documentary film footage, snapshots, architectural photos, his mother’s shoes and pictures and models of vernacular kiosks of modernist design, he gives us moving as well as critical images and symbols of the interweaving or private life and history, the personal and political”.

Cinthia Marcelle, a Brazilian artist who makes films, photographs and installations, became the winner of the first Future Generation Art Prize. Cinthia will receive $60,000 in cash and $40,000 to be invested in the production of new work.

The group show of the 21 nominees for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010 was open till January 9, 2011 in the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine). The shortlist included: Ziad Antar, Lebanon; Fikret Atay, Turkey; Fei Cao, China; Keren Cytter, Israel; Nathalie Djurberg, Sweden; Simon Fujiwara, United Kingdom; Nicholas Hlobo, South Africa; Clemens Hollerer, Austria; Runo Lagomarsino, Sweden; Cinthia Marcelle, Brazil; Gareth Moore, born in Canada; Mircea Nicolae, Romania; Ruben Ochoa, United States; Wilfredo Prieto Garcia, Cuba; Katerina Seda, Czech Republic; Guido van der Werve, Netherlands; Nico Vascellari, Italy, Jorinde Voigt, Germany; Artem Volokytin, Ukraine; Emily Wardill, United Kingdom; Hector Zamora, Mexico.

Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation this unique biannual artist-focused prize aims to discover and provide long-term support for a generation of emerging artists, wherever they may live and work as well as to make a major contribution toward the production of new work by young artists. It is an important contribution to the participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

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