20 shortlisted artists will be chosen by the selection committee in December 2021. They will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv. The winners of the Prize will be announced at the award ceremony in December 2022. The Main Prize in the amount of UAH 250 000 and two Special Prizes equal to UAH 60 000 each will be awarded by international jury. The winners will also receive financial support for internships, further education, residences or new production. A Public Choice winner will be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists and will be awarded UAH 25 000.
The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2023 – an international art prize for young artists.
Björn Geldhof, artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre: “PinchukArtCentre Prize provides a unique insight into the emerging and dynamic Ukrainian art scene. New creative energy can finally reach its audience. We are certain that this year we will see many brand new names and unique artistic projects that will influence both the local and international art scene.”
The members of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022 selection committee are:
- Olha Balashova, Chairman of the Board of the NGO “Museum of Contemporary Art”;
- Ksenia Malykh, Manager of the Research Platform of the PinchukArtCentre;
- Gennadiy Kozub, Founder of the Biruchiy Contemporary art project;
- Kateryna Rusetska, Co-founder, programme curator and project manager of the Kultura Medialna NGO and the Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture;
- Lesia Khomenko, Artist, curator and author of the contemporary art education programme.
Supporting the application process, over 20 Partner Platforms all over Ukraine will be ambassadors for the Prize to encourage artists within their regions to apply.
The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a biannual prize awarded to the best Ukrainian artists aged 18-35, funded in 2008 by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. More than 10 years the Prize has been supporting the future generation of Ukrainian artists by discovering new names and introducing them to Ukrainian public and the international community. Empowering the young generation of artists, giving them a platform, and creating an international hub of contemporary art in Kyiv is at the core of PinchukArtCentre’s work.
Individual artists, as well as groups of artists with Ukrainian citizenship working with any media are allowed to participate in the competition. One artist (or a group of artists) may submit from 3 to 7 works. The applications should be submitted according to the PinchukArtCentre Prize Rules.
Calendar of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022:
September 01 – October 30, 2021 – Applications Accepted
December 2021 – Shortlist Announcement
September – October, 2022 – Exhibition of Shortlisted Artists at the PinchukArtCentre
December, 2022 – PinchukArtCentre Prize 2020 Award Ceremony
Partner Platforms representing different regions of Ukraine will support the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022:
“Artsvit” Gallery, Dnipro
Ivano-Frankivsk Center of Contemporary Art, Ivano-Frankivsk
Detector Gallery, Ivano-Frankivsk
Lviv Municipal Art Center, Lviv
“Jam Factory” Art Center, Lviv
Kyiv Academy of Media Arts, Kyiv
“Tse” Gallery, Lviv
“Detenpyla” Gallery, Lviv
“Art Jump” Gallery of Contemporary Art, Poltava
“Sorry, no rooms available” Art Residency, Uzhhorod
Kharkiv Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv
“Yermilov Center” Center of Contemporary Art, Kharkiv,
PVS Platform of Visual Strategies, Lutsk
Odesa Museum of Contemporary Art, Odesa
“Art Forum”, Zaporizhzhia
Kherson Museum of Contemporary Art, Kherson
“The Laboratory of Current Creativity”, Vinnytsia
Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture (DCCC), Dnipro
“Vymiriuvach” innovation park, Zhytomyr
“TU!” Platform, Mariupol
“Garage 127” Art space, Kharkiv