About the prize

About the Prize

The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a nationwide prize in contemporary art to young Ukrainian artists up to 35. It is awarded every two years starting from 2009. This is the first private art prize in Ukraine, aimed at discovering, supporting and fostering a new generation of young Ukrainian artists.

By setting up the Prize, the PinchukArtCentre strives to raise interest in contemporary art among the Ukrainians and to form, by providing support for creation of new art works, a critical mass of new generation artist who would be successful on both national and international art scenes. In addition, the PinchukArtCentre Prize is contributing to converting Kyiv into one of the world’s leading cultural hubs.


Twenty artists shortlisted by the Selection Committee become participants of the Prize nominees’ exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre. Winners of the Main Prize, two Special Prizes and Public Choice Prizes, selected from the nominees, receive the following awards:

  • Main Prize – UAH 250 000 and an artist-in-residency program. The winner is automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize, a major international competition for artists up to 35.
  • Two Special Prizes – UAH 60 000 each and artist-in-residency programs.
  • Public Choice Prize – UAH 25 000.

The winners of the Main and Special Prizes are decided upon by the International Jury. The winner of the Public Choice Prize is determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists.