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PinchukArtCentre Announces the Members of the Selection Committee for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018

17 July 2017

The PinchukArtCentre has named the members of the selection committee who will choose 20 nominees for the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, the first privately funded nationwide award in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. 

The members of the selection committee in 2018 are:

  • Andrij Bojarov, artist and independent curator of media art and photography projects;
  • Tatiana Kochubinska, curator of the Research Platform at the PinchukArtCentre, art historian, researcher; 
  • Ksenia Malykh, art historian, member of the PinchukArtCentre’s Research Platform team, co-founder of OK Projects, curator of the visual program of the Closer art center, member of the expert council for contemporary art at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine; 
  • Tiberiy Szilvashi, artist, curator, lecturer, and essayist;
  • Yulia Vaganova, art manager, art historian, curator of programs and deputy director on museum and exhibition work of the Mystetskyi Arsenal.

The shortlisted artists will be selected and announced in the beginning of September 2017. An exhibition of the works of the twenty nominees will go on show at the PinchukArtCentre from February to May 2018. 

The winners of the Prize will be announced at the award ceremony in March 2018. A distinguished international jury will award the Main Prize of UAH 250 000 and two Special Prizes of UAH 60 000 each. In addition, the winners will each have an internship in studios of the world’s leading artists. A Public Choice winner will be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists and will be awarded UAH 25 000. 

The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the
Future Generation Art Prize 2019 – an international art prize for young artists. 

Application procedure for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018 is open until July 28. The competition is open to all artists up to the age of 35 of all backgrounds, working in any medium. To compete, please apply via official website of the Prize 

Partner Platforms representing different regions of Ukraine will support the PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2018:

  • Art-platform “TU!”, Mariupol
  • ArtSvit gallery, Dnipro
  • Bunkermuz, Ternopil
  • Center for Contemporary Art “Bunker”, Chernivtsi
  • Center for Contemporary Art “Yermilov Centre”, Kharkiv
  • CSM / Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv
  • Dzyga Art Association, Lviv
  • International land art symposium “MOGRITSA”, Sumy
  • Ivano-Frankivsk Centre for Contemporary Art, Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Jump Art Gallery, Poltava
  • Kharkiv City Gallery, Kharkiv
  • Kherson Museum of Modern Art, Kherson
  • Laboratory of Actual Creativity, Vinnytsia
  • Odessa Museum of Modern Art, Odessa
  • OK Projects, Kyiv
  • Residence “Sorry, we have no rooms available”, Uzhgorod 

Background information:

The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a biannual prize awarded to the best Ukrainian artists up to 35, launched in 2008. Funded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation it is aimed at fostering, supporting and developing a new generation of young Ukrainian artists. 

Winners of the previous editions of the PinchukArtCentre Prize: 

Main Prize winners: 

  • 2015: Open Group (Lviv),
  • 2013: Zhanna Kadyrova (Kyiv),
  • 2011: Mykyta Kadan (Kyiv),
  • 2009: Artem Volokitin (Kharkiv).

Special Prizes winners: 

  • 2015: Anna Zvyagintseva (Kyiv), Alina Kleitman (Kharkiv),
  • 2013: Open Group, Lada Nakonechna (Kyiv), Daniil Galkin (Dnipropetrovsk),
  • 2011: Zhanna Kadyrova (Kyiv), Serhiy Radkevych (Lutsk),
  • 2009: Oleksii Salmanov (Kyiv), Masha Shubina (Kyiv).

Public Choice Prize winner: 

  • 2015: Anna Zvyagintseva (Kyiv),
  • 2013: Anatoly Belov (Kyiv),  
  • 2011: Mykyta Shalennyi (Dnipropetrovsk), 
  • 2009: BLUMOLOKO.

The PinchukArtCentre, founded in September 2006 in Kyiv by the Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk, is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe. Over 2.7 million mostly young Ukrainians visited the PinchukArtCentre since 2006. 

For more than a decade, the PinchukArtCentre has brought works of over 150 international artists to Ukraine providing free access to new ideas, perceptions and emotions. Its programs negotiate between national identity and international challenges. 

At the same time the PinchukArtCentre invests in the next generation. In 2009, it established the PinchukArtCentre Prize for young Ukrainian contemporary artists up to the age of 35 and the Future Generation Art Prize, the first global art prize for young international artists. Through the biennial Prizes, the PinchukArtCentre has become a leading hub for the best emerging artists worldwide and in Ukraine. 

The PinchukArtCentre has also represented Ukraine at the Venice Biennale in 2007, 2009, 2015 and organized collateral events at the Biennale in 2011 and 2013.    

In 2016, the PinchukArtCentre launched Research platform – a pioneering project that aims to generate a living archive of Ukrainian Art from the early 1980s up to the present. 

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