Shortlisted artists are: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (33, UK), Wendimagegn Belete (34, Ethiopia), Minia Biabiany (32, Guadeloupe), Aziz Hazara (28, Afghanistan), Ho Rui An (29, Singapore), Agata Ingarden (26, Poland), Rindon Johnson (30, United States), Bronwyn Katz (26, South Africa), Lap-See Lam (30, Sweden), Mire Lee (32, South Korea), Paul Maheke (35, France), Lindsey Mendick (32, United Kingdom), Henrike Naumann (35, Germany), Pedro Neves Marques (35, Portugal), Frida Orupabo (34, Norway), Andres Pereira Paz (33, Bolivia), Teresa Solar (35, Spain), Trevor Yeung (32, China), and artist collectives Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff (USA), Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Himey (Ukraine), and Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings (UK).
The collective Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Himey is included as the winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2020 – a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to the age of 35. All other artists were chosen by an international selection committee, which includes: Justine Ludwig, curator at Creative Time in NY; Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga, researcher and curator; Daniel Muzyczuk, head of the Modern Art Department at Museum Sztuki in Lodz; Iheanyi Onwuegbucha, curator CCA Lagos; Jeppe Ugelvig, critic and curator; Zoe Whitley, director Chiesenhalе; June Yap, Director curatorial, programmes and publications Singapore Art Museum.
The selection committee was appointed by Future Generation Art Prize's distinguished international jury which 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 National Gallery Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum.
Shortlisted artists will be commissioned to create the new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale. The jury will determine the winners of the main prize and special prizes during the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv. Prizes are awarded at a ceremony in December 2021.
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.