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The PinchukArtCentre presents the exhibition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011, 20 shortlisted artists

27 October 2011

Combined with the first solo exhibition by Cinthia Marcelle, a new PAC-UA project by Oleksandr Roytburd in the context of the completely renewed «Collection Platform 2: Circulation»

The PinchukArtCentre presents a group show of the 20 artists shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011, first private nationwide contemporary art prize in Ukraine for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. The exhibition features 20 new artists’ statements which were specially produced with the support of the PinchukArtCentre. The exhibition will be open from October 29, 2011 until January 8, 2012.

The 20 nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011 were shortlisted by an Expert Committee from more than 1100 applicants. Among them: Daniil Galkin, Andriy Halashyn, Dobrynia Ivanov, Mykyta Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Taras Kamennoy, Olesia Khomenko, Alina Kleitman, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Lada Nakonechna, Serhiy Petlyuk, Serhiy Radkevych, Stepan Riabchenko, Mykola Ridnyi, Mykyta Shalennyi, Masha Shubina, Natasha Shulte, Ivan Svitlychnyi, Hamlet Zinkovskyi, Salmanov-Kornienko group (Oleksiy Salmanov; Dmytro Kornienko).

The project includes more than 60 works and will be on display on the 3rd and 4th floor, including a special installation in front of the PinchukArtCentre by Zhanna Kadyrova and a monumental mural inside of the historical Bessarabskiy market by Serhiy Radkevych. PinchukArtCentre continues with these two works to bring contemporary art into the public space embedding it into daily life.

Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre: “The fact that almost half of the shortlisted artists in 2011 participated in the first PAC Prize exhibition in 2009, and that a half are newcomers - is a wonderful combination which shows that we are going in the very right direction, proving firstly that the experienced ones have the artistic capacity still to advance, and secondly that Ukraine has a growing reservoir of young talents. This show is an important step on a long march of commitment of the PinchukArtCentre for a future generation of a growing audience and a growing artists’ community in Ukraine.”

The PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011 Award Ceremony will take place on December 9, 2011 in Kyiv.

The winners of the Main and the two Special prizes will be determined by the international jury who will come to Kyiv:

  • Kate Bush, Head of Art Galleries Barbican (United Kingdom);
  • Ekaterina Degot, professor at Moscow Alexander Rodchenko school of photography and new media (Russia);
  • Olafur Eliasson, artist (Denmark);
  • Pavel Makov, artist (Ukraine);
  • Hans-Ulrich Obrist, co-director Serpentine Gallery (United Kingdom);
  • Eckhard Schneider, General Director PinchukArtCentre (Ukraine);
  • Marc-Olivier Wahler, director of Palais de Tokyo (France).

The winner of the Public Choice Prize shall be determined by the vote of the Prize exhibition visitors. The voting will last from October 27 to December 4, 2011 at the PinchukArtCentre.

The winners of the Main and two Special Prizes, besides cash awards of
UAH 100 000 and UAH 25 000 respectively, will have one month residence in studios of internationally renowned artists. Additionally, the winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the short list of the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 - international prize for young artists. The winner in the "Public Choice Prize” nomination will be awarded UAH 10 000.

Voting procedure for the Public Choice Prize nomination:

One may get a voting form at the PinchukArtCentre reception. The filled in form should be put into the box installed next to the reception on the 2nd floor or on the 4th floor in the hall, next to the elevator. Only one vote per person and for one candidate is permitted.

Samsung SmartTV– Technical Partner of the exhibition of the 20 artists shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011.

The short list of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011 includes:

Daniil Galkin (26, Dnipropetrovsk),
Andriy Halashyn (31, Ternopil),
Dobrynia Ivanov (23, Kyiv),
Mykyta Kadan (28, Kyiv),
Zhanna Kadyrova (30, Kyiv),
Taras Kamennoy (26, village of Vysoky, Kharkiv Region),
Olesia Khomenko (30, Kyiv),
Alina Kleytman (20, Kharkiv),
Volodymyr Kuznetsov (35, Kyiv),
Lada Nakonechna (30, Kyiv),
Serhiy Petlyuk (30, Lviv),
Serhiy Radkevych(23, Lutsk),
Mykola Ridnyi (26, Kharkiv),
Stepan Riabchenko (24, Odesa),
Mykyta Shalennyi(29, Dnipropetrovsk),
Masha Shubina(31, Kyiv),
Natasha Shulte (36, Odesa),
Ivan Svitlychnyi (22, Kharkiv),
Hamlet Zinkovskyi (25, Kharkiv),
Salmanov-Kornienko group (Oleksiy Salmanov, 35, Kyiv; Dmytro Kornienko, 28, Kyiv).

The exhibition will be open from October 29, 2011 until January 8, 2011.
Opening hours from 12:00 till 21:00 from Tuesday through Sunday. Monday off. 
Admission is free.

Statistic data on the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011 application results:

Overall number of applications

  • Individual 1044
  • Group 48

Total: 1092

Sex (here and below is data based on individual applications):

  • Male – 46,55%
  • Female – 53,45%


  • 16-20 – 15,42%
  • 21-25 – 40,33%
  • 26-30 – 27,59%
  • 31-35 – 16,67%

Regions (Oblasts):

  • AR Crimea – 31
  • Cherkasy Oblast - 10
  • Chernivtsi Oblast - 11
  • Chernihiv Oblast - 14
  • Dnipropetrovsk Oblast - 57
  • Donetsk Oblast - 27
  • Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast – 20
  • Kharkiv Oblast - 70
  • Kherson Oblast - 17
  • Khmelnytsk Oblast - 14
  • Kirovohrad Oblast -16
  • Kyiv Oblast - 440
  • Luhansk Oblast - 20
  • Lviv Oblast - 81
  • Mykolaiv Oblast - 11
  • Odesa Oblast - 43
  • Poltava Oblast -19
  • Rivne Oblast - 5
  • Sumy Oblast - 10
  • Ternopil Oblast - 15
  • Vinnytsia Oblast - 12
  • Volynska Oblast – 11
  • Zakarpatska Oblast - 18
  • Zaporizhzhia Oblast - 22
  • Zhytomyrska Oblast - 7


  • Austria - 2
  • Belgium - 1
  • Belarus – 1
  • Canada - 1
  • Denmark - 1
  • England - 1
  • Germany – 6
  • France - 1
  • Israel - 3
  • India - 3
  • Italy – 4
  • Japan – 1
  • Kazakhstan - 1
  • Macedonia - 1
  • Netherlands - 2
  • Northern Ireland - 1
  • Poland - 2
  • Romania – 1
  • Russia - 4
  • Ukraine -1001
  • USA - 6

Number of represented countries: 21


  • Painting - 1714
  • Photography - 873
  • Graphics - 716
  • Mixed technique – 606
  • Installation - 225
  • Sculpture - 188
  • Video - 94
  • Other -512

The total number of works submitted for consideration exceeded 5 000.

PinchukArtCentre Prize is the first private nationwide art prize in Ukraine, which objective is to support and develop a new generation of young Ukrainian artists working in contemporary art.

The PinchukArtCentre Prize encompasses the Main Prize, two Special Prizes and the People's Choice Prize:

  • Main Prize of the PinchukArtCentre is UAH 100 thousand and a residence in studios of internationally renowned artists. Additionally, the winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the short list of the Future Generation Art Prize - international prize for young artists;
  • two Special Prizes of PinchukArtCentre are UAH 25 thousand each and internship in the workshops of the leading artists of the world;
  • Public Choice Prize is UAH 10 thousand. People's Choice Prize winner is selected by voting of the visitors of the Prize exhibition project.

According to the Prize regulations, Ukrainian citizens aged 16-35 may apply for the competition. Within a set period of time, an artist or a group of artists may submit 3 to 7 works, suggesting the one that, in their opinion, might be shortlisted for the exhibition. The PinchukArtCentre Prize is to be awarded to the best Ukrainian artists every odd year starting from 2009.

Winners of the first edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize were selected in December 2009. Artem Volokitin won the Main PinchukArtCentre Prize and Oleksii Salmanov and Masha Shubina became the winners of two Special Prizes. In addition to the cash prizes, the finalists took part in studio residences of the internationally renowned artists: Artem Volokitin and Masha Shubina trained in the studio of Antony Gormley in London and Oleksii Salmanov in the studio of Olafur Eliasson in Berlin.

Also, the works by Artem Volokitin were presented at the exhibition of 21 artists shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010. Artem Volokitin was included in the shortlists of this international art prize for young artists as a winner of the Main PinchukArtCentre Prize 2009 and the Future Generation Art [email protected] project at the 54th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia.

The official web site of the PinchukArtCentre Prize:

PinchukArtCentre is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe. It is dedicated to fostering artistic education, creation and appreciation in Ukraine. The PinchukArtCentre is a leading international centre for contemporary 21st-century art. It provides a sustainable contribution to the cultural participation and emancipation of Ukrainian art and society. And it gives a significant contribution to the cultural dialogue between East and West, and between national identity and international challenge.

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