30th October 2013

The PinchukArtCentre presents the exhibition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, 20 Shortlisted Artists

The PinchukArtCentre presents the group exhibition of the 20 artists shortlisted of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, the third edition of the first private nationwide contemporary art prize in Ukraine for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. For the show all artists, with the support of the PinchukArtCentre, produced new works showing their most advanced artistic position.

The 20 nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 were shortlisted by an independent Selection Committee from about 1000 applicants and include Yevgenia Belorusets, Anatoly Belov, Daniil Galkin, Oleg Gryshchenko, Andriy Hir, Dobrinya Ivanov, Zhanna Kadyrova, Olesia Khomenko, Alina Kopitsya, Mariia Kulykivska, Oleksandr Kurmaz, Roman Minin, Lada Nakonechna, Mykola Ridnyi, Ivan Svitlychnyi, Volodymyr Vorotniov, Anna Zvyagintseva, and groups: Melnychuk-Burlaka Group, Open Group, and Synchrodogs.

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The exhibition is shown on the 3rd, 4th and partially on the 5th floor. With a special outside project by Oleksandr Kurmaz the PinchukArtCentre continues to bring contemporary art into the public space showing the works inside and around the historical Bessarabskiy market.

In 2013, with the third edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize it is apparent how important endowment of the prize has been, and how important it is to continue a long-term and sustainable investment in the younger generation.

Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre: “The best young artists in our country could apply for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, but at the same time, because it is an open competition, new discoveries have always being made. A new generation of Ukrainian artists is rapidly establishing itself, developing its own artistic language at the borders between national identity and international challenges. The PinchukArtCentre has meanwhile become the important partner for this young generation. We have developed a complex framework to provide them with support.”

The winners of the Main and the two Special prizes will be determined by the International Jury who will come to Kyiv. The winners will be announced during the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 Award Ceremony that will take place in December 2013 in Kyiv.

The International Jury of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013:

  • Ellen Blumenstein, chief curator at KunstWerke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany;
  • Ilya Chichkan, artist, Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • Leanne Sacramone, Curator, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art contemporarian, Paris, France;
  • Dimitri Ozerkov, Director of the Contemporary Art Department, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia;
  • Thierry Raspail, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art and Artistic Director of the Biennale de Lyon, France;
  • Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance, Tate Modern, London, UK.

The winners of the Main and two Special Prizes will receive cash awards of UAH 100 000 and UAH 25 000 respectively. Additionally, all of they will have one month residence in studios of internationally renowned artists. The winner of the Main Prize will also be automatically included in the short list of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 – the first global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists.

The winner of the Public Choice Prize shall be determined by the vote of the exhibition visitors. The voting will last from October 31 to December 1, 2013 at the PinchukArtCentre. The winner of the Public Choice Prize will be awarded UAH 10 000.

Voting procedure for the Public Choice Prize nomination:

One may get a voting form at the PinchukArtCentre reception. The filled in form should be put into the box installed next to the reception on the 2nd floor or on the 4th floor in the hall, next to the elevator. Only one vote per person and for one candidate is permitted. 

The short list of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 includes: 

Yevgenia Belorusets (Kyiv),
Anatoly Belov (Kyiv),
Daniil Galkin (Dnipropetrovsk),
Oleg Gryshchenko (Kyiv),
Andriy Hir (Lviv),
Dobrinya Ivanov (Kyiv),
Zhanna Kadyrova (Kyiv),
Olesia Khomenko (Kyiv),
Alina Kopitsya (Boyarka, Kyiv Oblast),
Mariia Kulykivska (Kyiv),
Oleksandr Kurmaz (Kyiv),
Roman Minin (Kharkiv),
Lada Nakonechna (Kyiv),
Mykola Ridnyi (Kharkiv),
Ivan Svitlychnyi (Kharkiv),
Volodymyr Vorotniov (Kyiv),
Anna Zvyagintseva (Kyiv),
Melnychuk-Burlaka Group: Ivan Melnychuk (Kyiv), Oleksandr Burlaka (Kyiv),
Open Group: Yuri Bieliey (Lviv), Stanislav Turyna (Kyiv), Pavlo Kovach (Lviv), Yevheniy Samborskyi (Kyiv), Anton Varga (Lviv),
Synchrodogs: Roman Noven (Lutsk), Tetiana Scheglova (Ivano-Frankivsk). 

Seven of the 20 PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 nominees had been selected for the short list of the Prize in 2009 and 2011: Daniil Galkin (2011), Dobrinya Ivanov (2011), Zhanna Kadyrova (2009 and 2011), Lada Nakonechna (2009 and 2011), Mykola Ridnyi (2011), Ivan Svitlychnyi (2011) and Olesia Khomenko (2009 and 2011). Additionally, Zanna Kadyrova became the winner of the first Special PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2011.

Open Group’s art project for the exhibition of 20 nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 was implemented with the technical support of Cosmonova.

The exhibition will be open from November 2, 2013 until January 5, 2014.
Opening hours from 12:00 till 21:00 from Tuesday through Sunday. Monday off.
Admission is free.

Statistic data on the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 application results:

Overall number of applications

  • Individual: 944
  • Group: 30

Total: 974

Sex (here and below is data based on individual applications):

  • Female: 52,86%
  • Male: 47,14 %


  • 16-20: 9,75%
  • 21-25: 31,21%
  • 26-30: 35,06%
  • 31-35: 23,94%

Regions (Oblasts):

  • Cherkasy Oblast - 10
  • Chernivtsi Oblast - 12
  • Chernihiv Oblast - 7
  • Dnipropetrovsk Oblast - 59
  • Donetsk Oblast - 27
  • Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast - 15
  • Kharkiv Oblast - 73
  • Kherson Oblast - 6
  • Khmelnytskyi Oblast - 9
  • Kirovohrad Oblast - 5
  • Kyiv Oblast - 392
  • Luhansk Oblast - 16
  • Lviv Oblast - 69
  • Mykolaiv Oblast - 7
  • Odesa Oblast - 42
  • Poltava Oblast -19
  • Rivne Oblast - 1
  • Sumy Oblast - 7
  • Ternopil Oblast - 15
  • Vinnytsia Oblast - 9
  • Volyn Oblast - 20
  • Zakarpatska Oblast - 15
  • Zaporizhzhia Oblast - 17
  • Zhytomyr Oblast - 7
  • AR Crimea - 37 


  • Australia – 1
  • Austria – 1
  • Azerbaidzhan – 1
  • England – 4
  • Belgium – 1
  • Italy – 1
  • Canada – 1
  • Costa-Rica – 1
  • China – 6
  • Lithuania – 1
  • Netherlands – 1
  • Germany – 8
  • Poland – 3
  • Russia – 8
  • Romania – 1
  • USA – 3
  • Ukraine – 898
  • France – 1
  • Croatia – 2
  • Japan – 1

Number of represented countries: 20


  • Painting – 1685 (38,64%)
  • Photography – 566 (12,98%)
  • Graphics – 565 (12,96%)
  • Mixed technique – 521 (11,95%)
  • Installation – 334 (7,66%)
  • Sculpture – 151 (3,46%)
  • Video – 116 (2,66%)
  • Other – 423 (9,70%) 

Notes to editors:

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 Prize is the first privately funded award in Ukraine, aimed at creating, supporting and developing a new generation of young Ukrainian artists.

Ukrainian citizens aged 16-35 working with any media of contemporary art may apply for the competition. Individual artists, as well as groups of artists 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.

The Main Prize, two Special Prizes and the "Public Choice Prize" shall be awarded by the International Jury of PinchukArtCentre Prize in December 2013:

  • The Main Prize includes UAH 100 000 and artist-in-residency program. The winner is automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014.
  • Two Special Prizes include UAH 25 000 each and artist-in-residency programs.
  • The Public Choice Prize is UAH 10 000. The winner of the Public Choice Prize shall be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists.

The Main Prize winners: Artem Volokitin (2009), Mykyta Kadan (2011).

The Special Prizes winners: Oleksii Salmanov and Masha Shubina (2009), Zhanna Kadyrova and Serhiy Radkevych (2011).

Public Choice Prize winner: BLUMOLOKO (2009), Mykyta Shalennyi (2011).

The PinchukArtCentre Main Prize winners Artem Volokitin and Mykyta Kadan were also automatically included in the shortlists of the Future Generation Art Prize in 2010 and 2012. They took part in the Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

Selection Committee of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013:

  • Oksana Barshynova, Head of the research Department of the 20th and early 21st Century Art in the National Art Museum of Ukraine (NAMU);
  • Kateryna Botanova, Director of CSM (Foundation Center for Contemporary Art), Chief-editor of the on-line art magazine Korydor;
  • Björn Geldhof, Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre;
  • Arsen Savadov, artist;
  • Kateryna Stukalova, Chief Editor of the ART UKRAINE magazine;
  • Tetiana Tumasian, Director of Kharkiv City Gallery;
  • Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre. 

Partner Platforms for PAC Prize 2013

  • CSM (Foundation Center for Contemporary Art), Kyiv
  • Cultural Initiative “Hitch & Klum”, Simferopol
  • Faculty of Lviv National Academy of Art, Sevastopol
  • Experimental Centre of Contemporary Art “Tea Factory”, Odessa      
  • Odessa Museum of Modern Art, Odessa
  • Centre of Youth Initiatives “Totem”, Kherson
  • Ya Gallery Art Centre, Dnipropetrovsk
  • Yermilov Centre, Kharkiv
  • Kharkiv City Art Gallery, Kharkiv
  • Dzyga Contemporary Art Gallery, Lviv
  • Artists Formation “Forums”, Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Gallery “Art on the Wall”, Bastion Fortress Gallery, Ivano-Frankivsk

PinchukArtCentre is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe.  As a project of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, it is dedicated to fostering artistic education, creation and appreciation in Ukraine. It provides a sustainable contribution to the cultural participation and emancipation of Ukrainian art and society. It also gives a significant contribution to the cultural dialogue between East and West, and between national identity and international challenge. Recent events have included personal exhibitions by Jeff Wall, Gary Hume, Olafur Eliasson, Candice Breitz, Damian Ortega, Sergey Bratkov, Subodh Gupta, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, and others. The art centre has founded Prizes to support national and international young artists up to 35. The PinchukArtCentre represented Ukraine in 2007 and 2009 at the Venice Biennaleorganizing the official Ukrainian Pavillion as well as with Future Generation Art [email protected] exhibitions in 2011 and 2013 as part of the Collateral events of the Venice Biennalle.

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