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The 4th Edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize Application Procedure is Open from February 9, 2015

9 February 2015

The PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine, opened the application procedure for the fourth edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, the first nationwide award in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. The applications should be submitted via the competition’s website from February 9 until May 17, 2015.

20 shortlisted artists will be chosen and announced by the Selection Committee in June 2015. They will receive an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv, Ukraine from October 2015 to January 2016. The winners of the Prize will be announced by the International Jury at the Award Ceremony in December 2015.

The Main Prize, two Special Prizes and the Public Choice Prize will be awarded within the framework of the PinchukArtCentre Prize:

  • The Main Prize is UAH 100 000 and includes internship in the studios of the world leading artists;
  • Two Special Prizes is UAH 25 000 each and include internship in the studios of the world leading artists;
  • The Public Choice Prize is UAH 10 000. The winner of the Public Choice Prize will be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists.

The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2016 – an International Art Prize for young artists.

Bjorn Geldhof, Deputy artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre: “The continuous support for young emerging artistic talents in Ukraine is an essential pillar in the work of the PinchukArtCentre. In three previous editions of the Prize we have seen an exponential growth of the quality of the artistic practice that, we are certain, will continue in the next years. We are looking forward to receive applications from all over Ukraine.”

The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a biannual prize awarded to the best Ukrainian artists up to 35, starting from 2009. Funded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation it is aimed at fostering, supporting and developing a new generation of young Ukrainian artists.

Individual artists, as well as groups of artists with Ukrainian citizenship working with any genre of contemporary art 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 primary selection shall be performed by the Selection Committee consisting of art centre curators and contemporary art experts.

Starting from the first edition the PinchukArtCentre Prize attracted more than 3000 applicants from all regions of Ukraine.

Calendar of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015:

  • 9 February 2015 — opening of the application procedure
  • March 2015 — Selection Committee announcement
  • April 2015 — International Jury announcement
  • 17 May 2015 — closing of the application procedure
  • June 2015 — shortlist announcement
  • 31 October 2015 — opening of the exhibition of shortlisted artists at the PinchukArtCentre
  • December 2015 — PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015 Award Ceremony
  • January 2016 — closing of the exhibition of the shortlisted artists for the Prize

Winners of the previous editions of the PinchukArtCentre Prize:

Main Prize winners:

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

Special Prizes winners:

  • 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:

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

Partner Platforms representing different regions of Ukraine will support the PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2015:

  • Ya Gallery Art Centre, Dnipropetrovsk
  • Ivano-Frankivsk Centre of Contemporary Art, Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Kharkiv City Gallery, Kharkiv
  • Totem Youth Initiative Centre, Kherson
  • CSM / Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv
  • OK Projects, Kyiv
  • Biruchiy Contemporary Art Project, Kyiv
  • Lviv Palace of Arts, Lviv
  • Dzyga Art Association, Lviv
  • Odessa Museum of Modern Art, Odessa
  • Ilko Galery, Uzhhorod

Media Partners of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015:

  • Radio Aristocrats

Information on Media-partners:

Radio Aristocrats (A) - is the most popular digital radio station in Ukraine, reaching monthly audience of 230 000+ smart listeners. And it's growing constantly. Radio (A) broadcasts from the studio in a historical part of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Best independent Ukrainian journalists, popular radio hosts and more than 30 unique shows with music, analytics and comedy. This is an air programming policy, attracting the best Ukrainian celebrities “to take part in a race” and provide their personal show to web audience. The secret of Radio (A) is clear – freedom to creative ideas, to media challenge. The web radio has implemented a brand new standard of broadcasting. All the best musicians of a New wave of Ukraine trust their priers to the Aristocrats and perform some specific material in the air live. The UK and US-based indie-bands have also cooperated with this Kyiv’s based radio. Aristocrats.FM has also been a constant partner of British Council and Institute Francais and the only radio station FRANCODIFF-Network associate in Ukraine. Radio (A) provides the advanced and modern multi-platform services for Russian and Ukrainian speaking audience in 140 countries. Languages of broadcasting: Ukrainian, Russian, English, French.

ART UKRAINE – a leading Ukrainian media about art founded in 2007. It’s the one of the few media in the country focusing on Ukrainian and global visual art. The magazine publishes interviews, critical reviews, columns and thematic headings from leading experts, artists and curators. It also contains information about important events in the art world, exhibitions, biennials and fairs, as well as the different schools and areas of classical and modern art.  ART UKRAINE exists in two formats: on-line version that includes daily news updates and a printed edition. The audience includes collectors, experts, artists, gallery owners, critics, and a wide range of readers - connoisseurs of art. Chief editor – Alisa Lozhkina. – it is a new media for people who want to develop themselves and change the world around them. Our goal is quite ambitious: we want to reinvent Ukraine. We give our readers useful information about cultural events and educational opportunities in Ukraine and abroad. We also cover and follow innovative entrepreneurship, art, science and technology. We write about what society lives with and tell about what is worth to follow and know: promising Ukrainian projects, best international practices in various areas from the economy to the art, and how it can be applied in Ukraine.