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Voting for the winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 Public Choice Award is open till December 1

8 November 2013

The PinchukArtCentre invites all the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 exhibition visitors to vote for the winner of the Public Choice Prize until December 1, 2013. The name of the laureate of the Public Choice Prize, winning UAH 10 000, as well as the names of the winners of the Main and Special Prizes  will be announced in December 2013 at the Award Ceremony in Kyiv.

The 20 nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 were shortlisted by an independent Selection Committee from about 1000 applicants and include Yevgenia Belorusets, Anatoly Belov, Daniil Galkin, Oleg Gryshchenko, Andriy Hir, Dobrinya Ivanov, Zhanna Kadyrova, Olesia Khomenko, Alina Kopitsya, Mariia Kulykivska, Oleksandr Kurmaz, Roman Minin, Lada Nakonechna, Mykola Ridnyi, Ivan Svitlychnyi, Volodymyr Vorotniov, Anna Zvyagintseva, and groups: Melnychuk-Burlaka Group, Open Group, and Synchrodogs.

The group exhibition of the 20 artists shortlisted of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, the third edition of the first private nationwide contemporary art prize in Ukraine for young Ukrainian artists up to 35, will last from November 2, 2013 till January 5, 2014. For the show all artists, with the support of the PinchukArtCentre, produced new works showing their most advanced artistic position.

The exhibition is shown on the 3rd, 4th and partially on the 5th floor. With a special outside project by Oleksandr Kurmaz the PinchukArtCentre continues to bring contemporary art into the public space showing the works inside and around the historical Bessarabskiy market.

Voting procedure:

  • Voting forms are available at the PinchukArtCentre reception on the 2nd floor.
  • Fill in your contact information fields and mark your candidate.
  • You may cast your vote only once.
  • You may cast your vote only for one candidate.
  • Put the filled in form into a box placed at the reception on the 2nd floor or in the lift hall on the 3rd floor.

The winners of the Main and the two Special prizes will be determined by the International Jury who will come to Kyiv.

The International Jury of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013:

  • Ellen Blumenstein, chief curator at KunstWerke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany;
  • Ilya Chichkan, artist, Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • Leanne Sacramone, Curator, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art contemporarian, Paris, France;
  • Dimitri Ozerkov, Director of the Contemporary Art Department, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia;
  • Thierry Raspail, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art and Artistic Director of the Biennale de Lyon, France;
  • Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance, Tate Modern, London, UK.

The winners of the Main and two Special Prizes will receive cash awards of UAH 100 000 and UAH 25 000 respectively. Additionally, all of they will have one month residence in studios of internationally renowned artists. The winner of the Main Prize will also be automatically included in the short list of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 – the first global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists.

Notes to editors:

The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a nationwide prize in contemporary art to young Ukrainian artists up to 35. It is awarded every two years starting from 2009. This Prize is the first privately funded award in Ukraine, aimed at creating, supporting and developing a new generation of young Ukrainian artists.

Ukrainian citizens aged 16-35 working with any media of contemporary art may apply for the competition. Individual artists, as well as groups of artists are allowed to participate in the competition.  One artist (or a group of artists) may submit from 3 to 7 works. The applications should be submitted according to the PinchukArtCentre Prize Rules. 

The Main Prize, two Special Prizes and the "Public Choice Prize" shall be awarded by the International Jury of PinchukArtCentre Prize in December 2013:

  • The Main Prize includes UAH 100 000 and artist-in-residency program. The winner is automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014.
  • Two Special Prizes include UAH 25 000 each and artist-in-residency programs.
  • The Public Choice Prize is UAH 10 000. The winner of the Public Choice Prize shall be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists.

The Main Prize winners: Artem Volokitin (2009), Mykyta Kadan (2011).

The Special Prizes winners: Oleksii Salmanov and Masha Shubina (2009),
Zhanna Kadyrova and Serhiy Radkevych (2011).

Public Choice Prize winner: BLUMOLOKO (2009), Mykyta Shalennyi (2011).

The PinchukArtCentre Main Prize winners Artem Volokitin and Mykyta Kadan were also automatically included in the shortlists of the Future Generation Art Prize in 2010 and 2012. They took part in the Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

Selection Committee of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013:

  • Oksana Barshynova, Head of the research Department of the 20th and early 21st Century Art in the National Art Museum of Ukraine (NAMU);
  • Kateryna Botanova, Director of CSM (Foundation Center for Contemporary Art), Chief-editor of the on-line art magazine Korydor;
  • Björn Geldhof, Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre;
  • Arsen Savadov, artist;
  • Kateryna Stukalova, Chief Editor of the ART UKRAINE magazine;
  • Tetiana Tumasian, Director of Kharkiv City Gallery;
  • Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre.

Partner Platforms for PAC Prize 2013

CSM (Foundation Center for Contemporary Art), Kyiv

Cultural Initiative “Hitch & Klum”, Simferopol

Faculty of Lviv National Academy of Art, Sevastopol

Experimental Centre of Contemporary Art “Tea Factory”, Odessa      

Odessa Museum of Modern Art, Odessa

Centre of Youth Initiatives “Totem”, Kherson

Ya Gallery Art Centre, Dnipropetrovsk

Yermilov Centre, Kharkiv

Kharkiv City Art Gallery, Kharkiv

Dzyga Contemporary Art Gallery, Lviv

Artists Formation “Forums”, Ivano-Frankivsk

Gallery “Art on the Wall”, Bastion Fortress Gallery, Ivano-Frankivsk

For more information, please visit the official web-site of the prize: