Seven outstanding experts of selection committee, each one appointed by one of the international jury members, will review every application and will nominate 20 artists for the shortlist. These artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale.
The main prize winner receives US $100,000 split between a $60,000 cash prize and a $40,000 investment in their practice. A further $20,000 is awarded as a special prize/s between up to five artists at the discretion of the jury for supporting projects that develop their artistic practice.
The international jury of the Future Generation Art Prize 2021 includes:
- Lauren Cornell, Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
- Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Curator of the 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo
- Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of The Showroom, London
- Bjorn Geldhof, Artistic Director PinchukArtCentre
- Shilpa Gupta, Artist
- Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery and Artistic Director of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art
- Eugene Tan, Director of the Director of the National Gallery Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum
A major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition, the Prize has supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 100 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale. Alongside an open call, a global network of partner platforms and special correspondents work as ambassadors to encourage artists to apply for the prize.
The Future Generation Art Prize is widely acknowledged as a springboard for emerging talent. Lynette Yiadom Boakye won the Prize in 2012, before going on to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize and a highly successful solo show at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2015. The winner of the first edition of the Prize, Cinthia Marcelle, represented Brazil at the 57th International Art Exhibition in 2017. Previous main prize winners also include Dineo Seshee Bopape, winning in 2017, who represented South Africa at the 58th International Art Exhibition in 2019. See past winners of the prize here.
Applications accepted – till June 3, 2020
Selection committee announced – TBA
Shortlist announcement – August 2020
Exhibition of shortlisted artists at PinchukArtCentre – February-April 2021
Future Generation Art Prize 2021 award ceremony – March 2021
Future Generation Art Prize 2021 @ Venice May – August 2021