About
The PinchukArtCentre was founded in September 2006 by businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk. It is one the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centres in Central and Eastern Europe. With over 3 million visitors, the PinchukArtCentre has become an international hub for contemporary art, developing the Ukrainian art scene while generating critical public discourse for society as a whole.

For more than a decade, the PinchukArtCentre has provided free access to new ideas, perceptions and emotions. Its exhibition program investigates national identity in the context of international challenges. It engages the public in a dynamic dialogue through a full range of educational and discursive events.

In 2016, the PinchukArtCentre launched Research Platform as a pioneering project that aims to generate a living archive of Ukrainian art from the early 1980s through the present. The research is constantly shared with the public through exhibitions, publications, and discussions.

Simultaneously, the PinchukArtCentre invests in the next generation though the Future Generation Art Prize and the PinchukArtCentre Prize, awards for young contemporary artists aged 35 or younger. These prizes have made the institution a leading centre for the best emerging artists worldwide while empowering a new generation in Ukraine.

The PinchukArtCentre is located in Kyiv's historic architectural complex in the Besarabka area, which underwent a major renovation in the beginning of the 21st century. The interior architecture for the centre was developed by the French architect Philippe Chiambaretta. Currently, the PinchukArtCentre occupies six floors with exhibition spaces on four floors, library, education room, book store, video-lounge and café. The total exhibition space amounts to more than 3000 sq. meters.
The Victor Pinchuk Foundation
The Victor Pinchuk Foundation, an international, private and non-partisan philanthropic foundation based in Ukraine, was established in 2006 by businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk. It empowers the young generation to change their country and the world. To this end it implements projects and builds partnerships in Ukraine and worldwide. Since 2006, the Foundation has invested over 125 million USD to transform Ukraine.

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation's projects include, among others: an all-Ukrainian network of neonatal center Cradles of Hope; the largest private scholarship program in Ukraine, Zavtra.UA; the WorldWideStudies scholarship programme for Ukrainian students studying abroad and the PinchukArtCentre, the most dynamic art centre in Ukraine and the region, which gives free-of-charge access to contemporary art to inspire new thinking. The Foundation supports the international network Yalta European Strategy (YES), a leading forum for discussing Ukraine's European future and global context.

The foundation supports a crowdfunding platform to foster giving in Ukrainian society, the Philanthropic Marketplace. The Foundation is a member of the European Foundation Centre and the Ukrainian Grantmakers Forum. It cooperates with the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the Council on Foreign Relations, Amicus Europae Foundation and other nongovernmental organizations.

Official website: pinchukfund.org
Victor Pinchuk
Victor Pinchuk is a Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist.

Born in Kyiv in 1960, he graduated with honors from the Dnipropetrovs'k Metallurgical Institute in 1983. He became a research engineer in pipe production and earned a PhD degree in 1987. In 1990, he founded Interpipe Company on the basis of his patented innovations in pipe design, engineering and production, which were successfully adopted by leading metallurgical factories in the former USSR. In 2007, he founded EastOne Ltd., an international investment advisory company whose portfolio comprises more than 20 businesses and large-scale projects, including Interpipe and assets in Ukraine and internationally in media, oil and gas, ferroalloys and others. In 2012, he opened an IT business incubator in Kyiv, Eastlabs, and the first newly built metallurgical plant in Ukraine for 45 years, a state of the art steel mill that also includes large scale installations of world renowned artist Olafur Eliasson.

Mr. Pinchuk served two terms as an elected Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, from 1998 to 2006. He retired from politics to focus on his business and philanthropic activities.

For over 12 years Mr. Pinchuk has developed philanthropic projects in Ukraine and internationally. In 2006, he consolidated these activities under the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which became the largest private Ukrainian philanthropic foundation. Its mission is "Empowering future generations to become the change makers of tomorrow." It focuses on education, healthcare, providing access to the inspiration of contemporary art, and fostering Ukraine's international integration.

The projects of the foundation include the largest private scholarship program in Ukraine Zavtra.UA, the international scholarship program for Ukrainian students WorldWideStudies, public lectures with international leaders for Ukrainian students and the creation of the Kyiv School of Economics; a network of modern neonatal centres throughout Ukraine; the largest and most dynamic contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe PinchukArtCentre – free of admission and with over 3 million visitors as of today – with the biannual global prize Future Generation Art Prize for artists up to the age of 35 and biannual PinchukArtCentre Prize for young Ukrainian artists; the Davos Philanthropic Roundtable and the Davos Ukrainian Lunch organized annually at the occasion of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos.

Mr. Pinchuk has long promoted closer ties between Ukraine and the EU. In 2004, he created the Yalta European Strategy - YES - an international independent organization that is promoting Ukraine's European and global integration. Its annual meeting has become the main high-level platform in the region to discuss strategies for Wider Europe.

Other projects of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation have included the free open air "Independence Concert" by Paul McCartney in Kyiv attended by 350.000 people and watched on TV by 13 million Ukrainians, the production of a film with Steven Spielberg on the Holocaust in Ukraine, human rights projects with George Soros and support of local Jewish communities.

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation supports the Clinton Global Initiative; the educational programs of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and of the Peres Center for Peace; it cooperates with the AntiAIDS Foundation of Mr. Pinchuk's wife Elena Pinchuk that implements projects to fight HIV/AIDS, among others in cooperation programs with the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Mr. Pinchuk serves on the Board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the International Advisory Council of Brookings Institution, the board of trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council.

Mr. Pinchuk was on the "2010 Time 100 - The World's Most Influential People" ("thinkers" section, along with Steve Jobs, Lee Kuan Yew, Zaha Hadid and others); he was honored along with Elena Pinchuk at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's «An Enduring Vision» ceremony in 2010 for contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS; he has been included for five consecutive years in the "ARTnews 200 Top Collectors" and the "ArtReview Power 100" (#38 in 2013) and was presented with the Trebbia European Award for support of the arts and culture (2011). He is an Honorary Citizen of Kiev (2009). In 2013 Victor Pinchuk has received from Aurélie Filippetti, French Minister of Culture and Communication, the insignia of Knight in the "Ordre des Arts et des Lettres". November 18, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk was presented with the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award – 2014 for his work in fostering Ukrainian-Jewish relations and advancing his homeland's European aspirations. July 13, 2015 in Florence, Italy, Victor Pinchuk, is honored with "Palazzo Strozzi Renaissance Man of the Year Award 2014."

On February 19, 2013 Mr Pinchuk committted to give half or more of his fortune during his lifetime and beyond to philanthropic causes, joining the Giving Pledge, a philanthropic initiative founded in 2010 by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
Team
Björn Geldhof
Artistic Director
Dmitry Logvin
Executive Director
Tatiana Kochubinska
Curator of the Research Platform
Oksana Pidvarko
Project manager
Ihor Stefanovych
Technical Director
Kostiantyn Scherbakov
Chief engineer
Nataliya Vovk
Communications Director
Nadya Vatulyova
Senior Communications Manager
Oleksandra Rashevska
PR manager
Nikita Derevianchenko
Head of Digital
Liudmyla Stelia
Chief accountant
Vira Panasyuk
Lawyer
Victoria Prokopenko
Accountant
Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 until 21:00
Closed Monday
Admission is Free

Opening hours

Location

1/3-2 Velyka Vasylkivska / Baseyna str., Kyiv, Ukraine
+380 44 590-08-58
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