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PinchukArtCentre Announces 20 Nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018

The shortlist has been formed by the Selection Committee based on the results of the selection from more than 650 applications submitted by young Ukrainian artist from all regions of Ukraine and foreign countries.

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6th December 2013

Zhanna Kadyrova wins the Main Award of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013

Zhanna Kadyrova, Ukrainian artist, is the Main Prize Winner of the third edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 according to the decision of the international jury. She has been awarded UAH 100 000 (12 500 USD) and one month residency at a studio of an internationally renowned artist. Additionally, Kadyrova is automatically included in the short list of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 - a worldwide contemporary art prize.

The winner of the Main Prize has been selected and announced by 7 international jury members consisting of Ellen Blumenstein, chief curator at KunstWerke Institute for Contemporary Art (Germany); Iliya Chichkan, artist (Ukraine); Dimitri Ozerkov, Director of the Contemporary Art Department, The State Hermitage Museum (Russia); Thierry Raspail, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art and Artistic Director of the Biennale de Lyon (France); Leanne Sacramone, curator, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art contemporarian (France); Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre (Ukraine); Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance, Tate Modern (UK), who gathered in Kyiv, Ukraine especially for this occasion.

For the exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 Kadyrova takes a new step in her artistic practice, resuming the lost tradition of mosaics, which can be found in public spaces all over the former Soviet Union. Her work “Monumental Propaganda” reflects critically on the changed use of images inside the public space and the decaying heritage of former soviet traditions.

Awarding Zhanna Kadyrova (32), the Main Prize Winner, the jurors said: “We were impressed by the sophisticated way in which her work displaces styles and languages of representation from one context to another. We appreciate the way in which she uses a variety of different materials and styles to disturb our habits of seeing objects and images in the urban environment. The work questions the role of the viewer and notions of “good taste”. Her use of scale, colour and materials is well considered and formally strong.”

Open Group consisting of five artists ((Yuri Bieliey (25, Lviv), Stanislav Turyna (25, Kyiv), Pavlo Kovach (26, Lviv), Yevheniy Samborskyi (29, Kyiv), Anton Varga (24, Lviv)) received the first Special Prize of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013. The second Special Prize was awarded to Lada Nakonechna (32). Besides the money part which is UAH 25 000 (3125 USD), the PinchukArtCentre will also offer one month international studio residence for each Winners.

Awarding the first Special Prize to Open Group, the jurors stated: “We thought this work was incredibly strong because of the way in which their strategies of constant creativity encompass various points of view and redefine the space for art. The boundaries of the group represent a flexible territory that can be expanded to engage with broader society. Their work is both intimate and expansive.”

Awarding the second Special Prize to Lada Nakonechna, the Jury said: “We were intrigued by her application of the practice of drawing as a starting point for a triangular conversation with architecture and photography. The play with scale and illusion through modest means was convincing.”

Due to the high standard of works, the Jury jointly decided to add the third Special Prize. They stated: “We would like to express as members of the Jury how impressed we were by the quality each work as well as by the multiplicity of positions and approaches of the artists presented. All of the works were intensely debated and whilst coming to an almost unanimous agreement regarding the prizes, the Jury also recognized the strength and the extraordinary potential of the nominated artists.”

The third Special Prize was awarded to Daniil Galkin (28) for his work “Tourniquet”. This Prize is not bound to a financial award but provides the artist with one month international studio residency programme. According to the Jury statement “We were impressed by the work’s combination of formal simplicity of structure and complexity of physical and emotional experience. The work was strong in its occupation of the space and deals in an interesting manner with the politics of social choreography.”

Summing up the Jurors said: “We have greatly enjoyed learning about the work of these artists and look forward to paying attention to how the work develops in the coming years.  We hope the calibre of the work in this prize will also encourage artists of the upcoming generation.”

The Public Choice Prize of UAH 10 000 (1250 USD) went to Anatoly Belov (36) for his musical film “Sex, Medicamentary, Rock'n'roll.” This winner of this nomination has been chosen based on the results of voting by the PinchukArtCentre visitors held during from October 31 to December 1, 2013.

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.

Exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 is open until January 5, 2014.

Winners of the 1st and 2nd editions of the PinchukArtCentre Prize:

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

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

Public Choice Prize winners: 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.

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RELATED IMAGES and VIDEO

Images of works of the Winners presented at the exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013:

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Images of the Winners of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013:

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Video profiles of the Winners: 

Zhanna Kadyrova /en/photo_and_video/video/24408/24416

Open Group /en/photo_and_video/video/24408/24428

Lada Nakonechna /en/photo_and_video/video/24408/24422

Daniil Galkin /en/photo_and_video/video/24408/24411 

Anatoly Belov /en/photo_and_video/video/24408/24409

Zhanna Kadyrova - Winner of the Main Prize of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013

Born 1981 in Brovary in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, where she currently lives and works. She graduated from Taras Shevchenko State Art School and received the Kazimir Malevich Artist Award, the Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Award for Public Art, the Grand Prix of the Kyiv Sculpture Project (all 2012) as well as a PinchukArtCentre Special Prize (2011). Her works have been extensively exhibited worldwide, recently at the 55th Venice Biennale, the Moscow Biennale and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (all 2013).

Zhanna Kadyrova has developed a distinctive sculptural language for mapping spaces (in the broadest sense of the word). The materials she works with emphasize the fractured nature of her objects, which are related to and reflect upon the social context of the everyday.

Recent exhibitions:

2012 – “Angry birds” Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2012 – “Crowd”, solo exhibition, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine

2012 – “Myth "Ukrainian Baroque"”,  National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

2012 – “Kyiv Sculpture Project”, Gryshko National Botanical Garden (grand-prix laureate)

2011 – “Implicit forms”, solo show, Small Gallery, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine.

For the exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 Kadyrova takes a new step in her artistic practice, resuming the lost tradition of mosaics, which can be found in public spaces all over the former Soviet Union. Those mosaics had an educational use, advocating morals and values. Adopting the same material and artistic language, Kadyrova transforms them by bringing them inside the gallery. Her work reflects critically on the changed use of images inside the public space and the decaying heritage of former soviet traditions.

Open Group - Winner the first Special Prize of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013

Was founded in Lviv in 2012 by five Ukrainian artists: Yuriy Biley (born 1988 in Uzhorod), Anton Varga (born 1989 in Uzhgorod), Pavlo Kovach (born 1987 in Uzhgorod), Yevgen Samborsky (born 1984 in Ivano-Frankivsk), Stanislav Turina (born 1988 in Makeevka in the Donetsk region). Over the past year, they have participated in several exhibitions including the Lviv Biennale and the Krendents festival in Vinogradiv.

In a process of building temporal, open “galleries” in public places, Open Group creates space, both physical and psychological, to engage artistic discourse and question the gallery as a curated and/or commercial space. Open Group consists of five founding members but continuously invites “anyone” to join the group and contribute to its artistic output.

For the exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, Open Group presents a special project continuing their practice of an open and continuous discourse, questioning the position and relation between the viewer, the artist and the work.

Lada Nakonechna - Winner the second Special Prize of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013

Born 1981 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. She lives and works in Kyiv. Nakonechna graduated from the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture in Kyiv and has exhibited extensively both in Ukraine and abroad. She is a member of the R.E.P. artist group and co-founder of S (Art Workers’ Self-Defence Initiative) and Hudrada groups. She was shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2009.

Lada Nakonechna’s carefully crafted graphite pencil drawings construct meticulous and sometimes abstract landscapes that through their production process reflect on the physical context of the social environment each drawing is made in.

Recent exhibitions:

2013 – “Ukrainan News”, CSW Zamek Ujazdowsky, Warsaw, Poland

2012 – “Entfremdungseffekt”, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin, Germany

2012 – “Weeldays”, CSW Zamek Ujazdowsky, Warsaw, Poland

2012 – “Landscape shielded by the picture”, Group exhibition, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

2011 – “Labour Exhibition”, Visual Culture Research Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine.

At the exhibition of the nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 Nakonechna builds a wall that touches neither the floor nor the ceiling. By the act of drawing on it she makes the wall visually disappear. In this work, Nakonechna points the attention of the viewer to the position of the artist as a manipulator of space and a regulator of perception. A photo of the manipulated space hangs inside adding complexity and confusion.

Daniil Galkin - Winner the third Special Prize of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013

Born 1985 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, where he currently lives and works. After receiving a degree from the Theatre-Arts College and Academy of Construction and Architecture, he has been working as part of the 2222 experimental art group, which was nominated for the Kandinsky Award in 2013. Galkin is a winner of the Grand Prix of MUXI-2011 and has been nominated for PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2011 and the Kuryokhin Award in 2012.

Daniil Galkin has founded the one-man collective 2222 to represent his general artistic practice. Each 2 is standing for a ministry (Ministry of Peace, Spirituality, Health and Love), which he translates into a series of installations, videos or interventions.

Recent exhibitions:

2013 – Group exhibition of Kuryokhin Modern Art Award 2012 nominees, KURYOKHIN CENTER, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2013 – “Ero's Error”, Ilko Gallery, Uzhhorod, Ukraine

2013 – “BDSM-2222”, Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukrain

2012 – “Artists draw”, curator Evhen Karas, Karas Gallery, Kyiv

At the exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 Galkin shows Touniquette, a new, site-specific work built from a multitude of turnstiles to force the public into a passage grid. Visitors are subjected to a regulated direction of traffic, with a defined speed limit, allowing one person at a time to pass through. In this way, Galkin creates a useless systematic carousel, related to Franz Kafka’s masterwork The Trial.

Anatoliy Belov - Winner of the Public Choice Prize

Born 1977 in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he currently lives and works. He received degrees from the Republican Taras Shevchenko Art School and the National Technical University of Ukraine. He has been a member of the artists groups R.E.P., Penoplast and Emblika Quali. Belov participated in residencies of the Centre for Contemporary Art founded by George Soros in Kyiv (2005) and the Rotor association for contemporary art in Graz (2009).

Through his drawings and paintings, Anatoliy Belov reveals an uncensored freedom of fictional and autobiographical narratives, developing a world of unbridled sexual exploration. Using the artistic medium as a weapon in the personal struggle of a homosexual within a closed homophobic society, Belov appears as a lost romantic dreaming of freedom and love.

Recent exhibitions:

2013 - “Ukrainan News”, CSW Zamek Ujazdowsky, Warsaw, Poland

2012 – “Ukrainian Body”,  Visual Culture Research Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine

2011 -  Anca Lazar and Monika Szewczyk project “Podróż na Wschód” (Journey to the East), Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland

2010 -  Participation in the “If”  project curated by Ekaterina Degot. Graphics installation, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia.

With a new work produced by the PinchukArtCentre, Belov makes a leap in his artistic oeuvre, combining for the first time his practices as a writer, musician and visual artist into a “short-film musical”. This film, a romantic story of love and failure, becomes the poetic expression of an existing underground subculture loaded with emotional and political awareness.

 

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