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PinchukArtCentre announces the jury for the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize

1 June 2018

PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announces the jury for the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, which includes: Pablo León de la Barra, curator at large, Latin America, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York; Björn Geldhof, artistic director, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv; Helen Molesworth, writer ; Gabi Ngcobo, curator, 10th Berlin Biennale; Tim Marlow, artistic director, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Christine Macel, chief curator, Centre Pompidou, Paris and curator, Venice Biennale 2017; and Hoor Al Qasimi, president, Sharjah Art Foundation and International Biennial Association. . 

Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, it is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Prize. The distinguished international jury each appoint a member of the selection committee to review every application and nominate 20 artists for the shortlist. From the shortlisted artists, the jury determine the winners of the main prize and special prizes during the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv. Prizes are awarded at a ceremony in March 2019.  

The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize open to all artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world, working in any medium. Shortlisted artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale.

The main prize winner receives US $100,000 split between a $60,000 cash prize and a $40,000 investment in their practice. A further $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.  

Jury members

Pablo León de la Barra, curator at large, Latin America, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York

Pablo León de la Barra was selected as the second curator for the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative in 2013 – a programme that creates direct global access to contemporary art and education. He is also the founder of the curatorial project, Novo Museo Tropical, and was the curator of the first Gran Bienal Tropical, San Juan in 2011. 

Björn Geldhof, artistic director, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv

Since 2009, Bjorn Geldhof has been responsible for the Future Generation Art Prize. Prior to this, he was artistic and strategic director of YARAT, Baku. Geldhof has curated numerous projects internationally, including the Ukrainian National Pavilion at the 56th Venice Art Biennale in 2015 and the Future Generation Art Prize exhibitions in Venice in 2011, 2013 and 2017.  

Helen Molesworth, writer

Formerly the chief curator of the The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, Helen Molesworth was also was the chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston from 2010 to 2014.  

Gabi Ngcobo, curator, 10th Berlin Biennale

Gabi Ngcobo is engaged in artistic, curatorial, and educational projects in South Africa and internationally, and is a founding member of the Johannesburg-based collaborative platforms NGO and Center for Historical Reenactments. Her writings have been published in various catalogues, books, and journals. 

Tim Marlow, artistic director, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Prior to Tim Marlow’s appointment as artistic director of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2014, he was director of exhibitions at White Cube, London from 2003 to 2014. Marlow was the founding editor of Tate magazine and is the author of numerous books and catalogues.

Christine Macel, chief curator, Centre Pompidou, Paris and curator, Venice Biennale 2017

Christine Macel is an art critic and art historian, who has been the chief curator at the Centre Pompidou since 2000. Macel was the artistic director of Viva Arte Viva, the 57th Venice Art Biennale in 2017.  Marcel has written numerous catalogues and also contributes to publications such as Artforum and Flash Art. 

Hoor Al Qasimi, president, Sharjah Art Foundation and International Biennial Association

Hoor Al Qasimi is a curator and practicing artist who was appointed the curator of Sharjah Biennial 6 in 2003 and has since continued as the Biennial Director. Al Qasimi serves on the board of directors for MoMA PS1, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Ashkal Alwan, Beirut and Darat Al Funun, Amman.