The PinchukArtCentre has the honour to present an exhibition of the 21 artists shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010. The group show features works submitted for the competition as well as brand new works specially made for the show. It will open on October 30 and will last till January 9, 2011.
Following an open, free and democratic application procedure via Internet a Selection Committee of seven competent and global art-professionals selected a shortlist. Out of more than 6 000 applications from 125 countries on all continents, 20 artists were chosen. The 21th nominee is Artem Volokytin, the winner of the first PinchukArtCentre Prize 2009, a contemporary art prize awarded to Ukrainian artists younger than 35 years.
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, Canada; Mircea Nicolae, Romania; Ruben Ochoa, United States; Wilfredo Prieto Garcia, 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.
An international jury will chose and announce the winner of the main prize on December 10, 2010 in Kiev. The jury includes Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden), Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria), Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Ivo Mesquita (Brazil), Eckhard Schneider (Germany), Robert Storr (USA) and Ai Weiwei (China). The winner will receive a generous prize of $60,000 in cash and $40,000 to be invested in the production of new work.
An additional $20,000 will be allotted by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation to fund artist-in-residency programs for up to five other special prize winners. Votes for the People’s Choice Prize can be casted on the PinchukArtCentre’s website.