Friday, 2 March 2012

Future Generation Art Prize

The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize will be a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

After the great success of the first edition, which culminated with an internationally acclaimed exhibition in Venice during the 2011 Venice Biennale, we are pleased to launch the second edition of the prize, which will conclude with an exhibition in Kiev at the end of 2012.

The Future Generation Art Prize 2010 received over 6,000 applications from over 135 countries, and this past summer its 21 shortlisted artists participated in a special exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale. The winner was Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle, who was awarded with a $100,000 prize. The exhibition included 21 finalists, among whom were Fikret Atay (Turkey), Cao Fei (China), Keren Cytter (Israel), Nicholas Hlobo (South Africa), and Hector Zamora (Mexico).

Since it was founded, the Future Generation Art Prize has successfully established an exciting platform for global contemporary art. Artists around the world under the age of 35 may enter the competition The 2012 application will be open for three months online: 6 February – 6 May 2012.

After the application period, the Selection Committee will shortlist twenty artists for an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, which will be judged by an International Jury. The Jury will then award one main prize of $100,000.

For more information and to apply:

VAN,Lagos and CCA,Lagos are Platform Partners for the Future Generation Art Prize

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