On February 24, 2018, PinchukArtCentre presented the new exhibition of works by 20 nominees of the 5th PinchukArtCentre Prize. This is a nation-wide prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists aged under 35 years. All works of the exposition were created specifically for that event.
The short-list of PinchukArtCentre Prize nominees was made by the selection board after considering more than 650 applications of young Ukrainian artists from all regions of Ukraine and other countries. Each of 20 works expresses inner world and individual ideas of an artist. The exposition covers wide range of topics. Some of the artists paid attention to social and political issues of Ukraine, studying the influence of an armed conflict on the country dwellers, while others took their inspiration from the process of self-discovery or dreams about the future and utopian ideas.
Read: Main Cultural Events 2018
Bjorn Geldhof, the art-director of PinchukArtCentre, said: “With this 5th contest, we celebrate 10th anniversary of PinchukArtCentre Prize, that supports and gives opportunities to the new generation of Ukrainian artists. After many years of work with different artists, I can just say that I feel proud to see the birth of the radically new generation of artists on the art scene. They all have different experience, language and topics. They proclaim the new way of thinking and show what Ukrainian art can look like in the future. ”
The Prize nominees short-list includes the following names: Mykhailo Alexeenko (27, Kyiv), Yuliana Golub (27, Kharkiv), Kateryna Yermolayeva (32, Donetsk/Kyiv), Anna Zvyagintseva (30, Dnipro/Kyiv), Taras Kamennoy (32, Kharkiv), Mykola Karabinovych (29, Odesa), Alina Kleitman (26, Kharkiv), Vitaliy Kokhan (30, Sumy/Kharkiv), Yulia Kryvych (29, Dnipro), Sasha Kurmaz (30, Ktiv), Larion Lozoviy (29, Kyiv), Roman Mykhailov (28, Kharkiv/Kyiv), Oleg Perkovsky (33, Kamianets-Podilskyi/Lviv), Sergiy Radkevych (30, Lutsk/Lviv), Yevgen Samborsky (33, Ivano-Frankivsk/Kyiv), Ivan Svitlychniy (28, Kharkiv/Kyiv), Dmytro Starusev (32, Makyyivka), Pavlo Khailo (29, Lugansk/Kyiv), and also groups: Yarema Malaschuk (24, Kolomyia/Kyiv) and Roman Khimey (25, Kolomyia/Kyiv), Revkovsky and Rachynsky (Daniil Revkovsky, 24, Kharkiv; Andriy Rachynsky, 27, Kharkiv).
Read: New Art and Cultural Spaces in Kyiv
The exhibition is supervised by Tetyana Kochubinska, the curator of PinchukArtCentre Research Platform. The winners of 2018 PinchukArtCentre Prize will be announced on awarding ceremony in Kyiv in April 2018. The winner of the main prize will get UAH 250 000; each of two awardees of the special prize will receive UAH 60 000. Besides, the winners will get a chance to have an internship in workshops of the worlds` leading artists. The winners of the main and special prizes will be chosen and announced by the international jury, while Public Choice winner will be chosen by votes of the exhibition`s visitors. The Public Choice winner will receive UAH 25 000. The winner of the main prize will be automatically included to the shortlist of Future Generation Art Prize 2019, the international prize for young artists, founded by Viktor Pinchuk Fund in 2009.
PinchukArtCentre Prize has been taking place every two years since 2008. This first private prize in Ukraine was established by Viktor Pinchuk Fund in order to support the new generation of young Ukrainian artists.
When: February 24 – May 13, 2018, 12 PM – 9 PM (Monday is a day off)
Where: PinchukArtCentre, 1/3-2 Velyka Vasylkivska/Baseyna street
Photo source: pinchukartcentre.org. All photos belong to their rightful owners.