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

16 April 2018

Prize celebrates 10 year anniversary

PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announces the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, it is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Prize.

The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognise and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. All artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world, working in any medium are invited to apply.

Awarded through a competition, a highly respected selection committee appointed by a distinguished international jury reviews every application and nominates 20 artists for the shortlist. These artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale, curated by Björn Geldhof (artistic director, PinchukArtCentre).

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. 

A major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition, the Prize has supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 84 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale. Alongside an open call, a global network of partner platforms and special correspondents work as ambassadors to encourage artists to apply for the prize. 

Entries can be submitted online from 16 April 2018 at

The Future Generation Art Prize is widely acknowledged as a springboard for emerging talent. Lynette Yiadom Boakye won the Prize in 2012, before going on to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize and a highly successful solo show at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2015. The winner of the first edition of the Prize, Cinthia Marcelle, represented Brazil at the 57th International Art Exhibition in 2017. See past winners of the prize here.


A distinguished international jury determines the main prize and special prizes winners at their meeting in Kyiv during the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre. They award the prizes at a ceremony on the day of the meeting, 6 March 2019.

Selection Committee

Seven outstanding experts, each one appointed by one of the jury members, will review every application and will nominate 20 artists for the short list.


Applications accepted

16 April – 29 June 2018

Jury and selection committee announced


Shortlist announcement

27 August 2018

Exhibition of shortlisted artists at PinchukArtCentre

1 February – 14 April 2019

Future Generation Art Prize 2019 award ceremony

6 March 2019

Future Generation Art Prize 2019 @ Venice

9 May – September 2019

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Instagram: @futuregenerationartprize

Twitter: @FGAPrize

Facebook: @futuregenerationartprize

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Board and artist patrons

  • Victor Pinchuk (Chairman), businessman and philanthropist
  • Richard Armstrong, director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, USA 
  • Eli Broad, founder, The Broad Foundations, USA 
  • Andreas Gursky, patron artist, Germany
  • Damien Hirst, patron artist, UK 
  • Dakis Joannou, founder, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Greece 
  • Sir Elton John, founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation and Sir Elton John Photography Collection, UK 
  • Jeff Koons, patron artist, USA 
  • Glenn D. Lowry, director, The Museum of Modern Art New York, USA 
  • Takashi Murakami, patron artist, Japan 
  • Alfred Pacquement, former director of Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France 
  • Miuccia Prada, founder, Fondazione Prada, Italy