PinchukArtCentre announced the opening of applications for the fifth edition of Future Generation Art Prize.
The bi-annual Future Generation Art Prize is a global contemporary art prize, which recognizes and gives long-term support to a future generation of artists. The application is open to artists upto 35 years of age residing anywhere in the world and working in any medium.
"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,” said PinchukArtCentre. "These artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale, curated by Bjorn Geldhof.”
A sum of US $100,000 split between a $60,000 cash prize and a $40,000 investment in their practice would be given to the main winner. They will also be awarded a further $20,000 as a special prize/s between up to five artists at the discretion of the jury for supporting projects that develop their artistic practice.
The idea of hosting this prize is that it encourages major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition. It has supported the artistic development and production of new works of more than 84 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale. Acknowledged widely, The Future Generation Art Prize serves as a springboard for emerging talent. It was won by Lynette Yiadom Boakye in 2012, before she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Yiadom also had a highly successful solo show at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2015. The first edition Prize winner Cinthia Marcelle, represented Brazil at the 57th International Art Exhibition in 2017.
"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,” stated the center.