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Main pageNewsMain Prize Winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 to be announced at the Award Ceremony on December 7 in Kyiv

Main Prize Winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 to be announced at the Award Ceremony on December 7 in Kyiv

3 December 2012

Live streaming of the Ceremony will be Available at The Art Newspaper and the PinchukArtCentre websites

On December 7, 2012, at 20:00 (EET), in Kyiv Planetarium, the PinchukArtCentre will host the second Award Ceremony of 21 shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize – a major international competition for artists up to 35 established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in December 2009.

The Award Ceremony and press conference featuring the Prize winners and jurors will be streamed live at and

In the evening of December 7, the respected international jury consisting of Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Germany), Agnaldo Farias (Brasil), Massimiliano Gioni  (USA), Carol Yinghua Lu  (China), Hans Ulrich Obrist (United Kingdom), Eckhard Schneider (Ukraine), and Nancy Spector (USA)  will choose and announce the winner of the main prize who will receive a generous $100, 000 prize ($60,000 in cash and $40,000 toward production of a new work).

Following the decision by the jury members, additional $20,000 will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency program to the special prize winners (up to 5 artists).

Exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize is currently on show at the PinchukArtCentre and will be open until January 6, 2013. The exhibition presents newly produced works by the following artists and groups: Jonathas de Andrade, 30 (Brazil), Meris Angioletti, 34 (Italy), Marwa Arsanios, 33 (Lebanon), Micol Assael, 33 (Italy), Abigail DeVille, 30 (United States), Aurelien Froment, 35 (France), Mykyta Kadan, 29 (Ukraine), Meiro Koizumi, 35 (Japan), Andre Komatsu, 33 (Brazil), Eva Kotatkova, 29 (Czech Republic), Tala Madani, 30 (Iran), Basim Magdy, 34 (Egypt), Ahmet Öğüt, 30 (Turkey), Amalia Pica, 33 (Argentina), Agnieszka Polska, 27 (Poland), Emily Roysdon, 34 (United States), Rayyane Tabet, 28 (Lebanon), Yan Xing, 26 (China), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 34 (United Kingdom), and two groups: Joao Maria Gusmao + Pedro Paiva, 33, 34 (Portugal), and R.E.P. (Ukraine).

The 20 shortlisted artists represent 16 different countries. They have been selected from more than 4,000 applications received from 134 countries spread across all continents. The 21st nominee for the Future Generation Art Prize is Mykyta Kadan, the winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011, the first national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists under 35.

Images of works by all shortlisted artists are available on the website of the PinchukArtCentre Members of the public may vote online for the winner of the People’s Choice Prize until January 6, 2013. This prize will be awarded at the end of the exhibition. It is not a cash award but a symbol of audience’s recognition.

In 2010, a Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle was the first person to win the Main Prize of the global art prize for young artists under 35. Mircea Nicolae from Romania was the only artist to be awarded Special Prize according to the decision of the Jury.