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The PinchukArtCentre presents the exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010Source: . Author: October 22nd, 2010
The winner of the Main Prize of $100 000 will be selected and announced on December 10, 2010 by the decision of the respected international jury
The PinchukArtCentre has the honour to present the first exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010. The group show of the young artists up to 35 from 18 countries from all over the world features the works submitted for the competition, as well as brand new works specially made for the show giving an exciting view on a new generation of artists. The exhibition will be open from October 30 till January 9, 2011 in the PinchukArtCentre (Kiev, Ukraine).
Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation this unique biannual artist-focused prize aims to discover and provide long-term support for the generation of emerging artists, wherever they may live and work as well as to make a major contribution toward the production of new work by young artists. It is important contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.
Following by the open, free and democratic application procedure via Internet the seven members of the Selection Committee, competent and global art-professionals, selected 20 artists from more than 6 000 applications coming from 125 countries and divided over all continents. The 21th nominee is Artem Volokytin, the winner of the first PinchukArtCentre Prize 2009, a contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists under 35.
The shortlist of the FGAP 2010 includes: Ziad Antar, Lebanon; Fikret Atay, Turkey; Fei Cao, China; Keren Cytter, Israel; Nathalie Djurberg, Sweden; Simon Fujiwara, United Kingdom; Nicholas Hlobo, South Africa; Clemens Hollerer, Austria; Runo Lagomarsino, Sweden; Cinthia Marcelle, Brazil; Gareth Moore, born in Canada; Mircea Nicolae, Romania; Ruben Ochoa, United States; Wilfredo Prieto, Cuba; Katerina Seda, Czech Republic; Guido van der Werve, Netherlands; Nico Vascellari, Italy, Jorinde Voigt, Germany; Artem Volokytin, Ukraine; Emily Wardill, United Kingdom; Hector Zamora, Mexico.
Eckhard Schneider, the General Director of the PinchukArtCentre: “We are happy to present at this show the first nominees for the new global art prize which gives the public a complex view on the permanent changes of cultural context in a globalized world showing most individual and very contemporary artistic statement”.
The respected international jury including Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden), Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria), Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Ivo Mesquita (Brazil), Eckhard Schneider (Germany), Robert Storr (USA) and Ai Weiwei (China) will chose and announce the winner of the Main Prize who will receive a generous prize ($60,000 in cash and $40,000 toward production of new work) at the Award Ceremony on December 10, 2010 in Kiev.
An additional $20,000 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency programs for up to five other special prize winners. The prizes are not bound to a financial award but rather serve above all to support the further development of the artists in form of residencies in different art contexts.
Public will have the chance to vote via the Internet for the “People’s Choice Prize” on the PinchukArtCentre website. This prize be awarded at the end of the exhibition and it is not a cash award and serves as a symbol of recognition of the audience.