PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announces the seventh edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, which will begin accepting applications on January 16, 2023.
The Future Generation Art Competition is a biannual global contemporary art prize that seeks to identify, recognize, and encourage a new generation of artists. All artists between the ages of 18 and 35 working in any medium are encouraged to apply.
A prominent international jury appoints a highly respected selection committee to assess all applications and choose 20 artists for the shortlist. The winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022, a national contemporary art prize for young Ukrainian artists under the age of 35, will be automatically put on the Future Generation Art Prize 2023 shortlist. These artists will be commissioned to create new works for exhibitions at Kyiv’s PinchukArtCentre and the Venice Biennale.
The primary prize winner receives $100,000 USD, which is divided into a cash prize of 60,000 USD and a 40,000 USD investment in their practice. A extra 20,000 USD is distributed as a special prize/s among up to five artists at the jury’s discretion for supporting initiatives that advance their artistic practice.
The Prize has supported the artistic development and production of new works by over 140 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale, making a significant contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition. In addition to an open call, a global network of partner outlets and special correspondents act as ambassadors, encouraging artists to submit for the prize.
The Future Generation Art Prize is widely regarded as a launching pad for new artists. Lynette Yiadom Boakye received the Prize in 2012 before being nominated for the Turner Prize and having an extremely successful solo show at London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2015. Cinthia Marcelle, the first Prize winner, represented Brazil at the 57th International Venice Biennale in 2017. Dineo Seshee Bopape, who won the top award in 2017, represented South Africa in the 58th International Art Exhibition in 2019. See previous prize winners here.
Due to Russia’s unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which is supported by the Belarusian government and launched in part from Belarusian territory, the Future Generation Art Prize, established in Ukraine and sponsored by a Ukrainian charity, will not accept Russian or Belarusian candidates. This relates to both citizenship and the nation of residency.
A prestigious international jury meets in Kyiv during the Future Generation Art Award exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre to choose the main prize and special prize winners. The rewards will be given out during the Future Generation Art Prize 2023 Award Ceremony in December 2023.
Seven outstanding experts, each one appointed by one of the jury members, will review every application and will nominate 20 artists for the shortlist.
Entries can be submitted online from January 16 until April 30 at futuregenerationartprize.org.