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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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1st July 2015

16 artists shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015 have been announced

PinchukArtCentre has announced 16 artists nominated for the fourth edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015, a nationwide prize in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. The shortlist has been formed by the Selection Committee based on the results of the selection from more than 800 applications submitted by young Ukrainian artist from all regions of Ukraine and foreign countries.

The shortlist of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015 includes: 
Yevgenia Belorusets (34, Kyiv), Daniil Galkin (29, Dnipropetrovsk),Mykola Karabinovych (26, Odesa), Alina Kleitman (24, Kharkiv), Daria Koltsova (27, Kyiv), Kinder Album (32, Lviv), Sergii Melnychenko (23, China, Chengdu), Roman Mykhailov (25, Kyiv), Sergiy Petlyuk (34, Lviv),Mykola Ridnyi (30, Kharkiv), Ivan Svitlychnyi (26, Kharkiv), Sergiy Yakimenko (27, Kharkiv), Ekaterina Yermolaeva (30, Kyiv), Anna Zvyagintseva (28, Kyiv) and groups: Melnychuk-Burlaka Group (Ivan Melnychuk (33, Kyiv), Oleksandr Burlaka (33, Kyiv), Open Group (Yuri Bieliey (27, Lviv), Pavlo Kovach (27, Lviv), Anton Varga (25, Lviv).

Bjorn Geldhof, Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre: “The shortlist of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015 represents a unanimous view of the Selection Committee, being chosen for young voices who have grown intensely in the last two years and have a proven relevance to the artistic discourse. I am confident that these 16 artists will embrace the challenge of the Prize, presenting new works and using this opportunity to move yet again forwards with their practice.”

In 2015 the Selection Committee of the PinchukArtCentre Prize was formed byAlisa Lozhkina, chief editor of the ART UKRAINE magazine; Olesya Ostrovska-Lyuta, culture expert, curator, senior expert of pro.mova analytical center; Michael Rashkovetsky, art critic and curator; Bjorn Geldhof, Deputy artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre, and Tatiana Kochubinska, junior curator of the PinchukArtCentre.

Seven nominees represent new names of the Ukrainian contemporary art stage whose works have never been on show in the PinchukArtCentre before. Nine shortlisted artists have been nominated for the PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2009, 2011 and 2013, namely: Yevgenia Belorusets (2013), Daniil Galkin (2011, 2013), Alina Kleitman (2011), Sergiy Petlyuk (2011), Mykola Ridnyi (2011, 2013), Ivan Svitlychnyi (2011, 2013), Anna Zvyagintseva (2013), Melnychuk-Burlaka Group (2013), and Open Group (2013). Additionally, Open Group and Daniil Galkin were awarded Special Prizes in the edition of PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2013.

The group exhibition lasting from October 31, 2015 to mid-January 2016 will present their new works of the shortlisted artists in the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The winners of the Prize will be announced by the International Jury at the Award Ceremony in December 2015 in Kyiv. The winner of the “Public Choice Prize” shall be determined by majority of votes from the PinchukArtCentre visitors.

The winners of the Main and two Special Prizes, besides cash awards of UAH 100 000 and UAH 25 000 respectively, will have one month residence in studios of internationally renowned artists. Additionally, the winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the short list of the Future Generation Art Prize - international prize for young artists. Winner in the category “Public Choice Prize” will be awarded UAH 10 000.

Starting from the first edition in 2009 the PinchukArtCentre Prize attracted about 4000 applicants from all regions of Ukraine.

Statistic data on the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015 application results:

Overall number of applications:

  • Individual         769
  • Group              48 
    Total:               817

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

  • Female            56,7%
  • Male                43,3 %

Age:

  • 16-20               6,39%
  • 21-25               24,32%
  • 26-30               41,89%
  • 31-35               27,40%

Regions (Oblasts):

  • Kyiv Oblast - 349
  • Lviv Oblast - 63
  • Kharkiv Oblast - 50
  • Dnipropetrovsk Oblast - 49
  • Odesa Oblast - 41
  • Poltava Oblast - 21
  • Zaporizhzhia Oblast - 16
  • Sumy Oblast - 13
  • Volyn Oblast - 13
  • Zakarpatska Oblast - 13
  • Cherkasy Oblast - 11
  • Kherson Oblast - 11
  • AR Crimea - 10
  • Ternopil Oblast - 10
  • Vinnytsia Oblast - 10
  • Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast - 9
  • Zhytomyr Oblast - 8
  • Khmelnytskyi Oblast - 7
  • Rivne Oblast - 6
  • Donetsk Oblast - 5
  • Kirovohrad Oblast - 4
  • Mykolaiv Oblast – 4
  • Chernihiv Oblast - 3
  • Chernivtsi Oblast - 2
  • Luhansk Oblast - 2

Countries:

  • Ukraine – 730
  • Poland – 5
  • Germany – 4
  • Russia – 3
  • The Netherlands – 3
  • United States – 3
  • Belgium – 2
  • China – 2
  • Switzerland – 2
  • UK – 2
  • Albania – 1
  • Azerbaijan – 1
  • Canada – 1
  • Costa Rica – 1
  • Czech Republic – 1
  • France – 1
  • India – 1
  • Israel – 1
  • Japan – 1
  • Lithuania – 1
  • Portugal – 1
  • Spain – 1
  • Turkey – 1

Number of represented countries: 23

Media:

  • Painting – 1222 (35,54%)
  • Graphics – 437 (12,71%)
  • Mixed technique – 416 (12,10%)
  • Installation – 388 (11,29%)
  • Photography – 350 (10,18%)
  • Other – 338 (9,83%)
  • Sculpture – 137 (3,98%)
  • Video – 104 (3,03%)
  • Performance – 46 (1,34%)

Notes to editors:

The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a biannual prize awarded to the best Ukrainian artists up to 35, starting from 2009. It is the first privately funded award in Ukraine, aimed at fostering, supporting and developing a new generation of young Ukrainian artists.

Individual artists, as well as groups of artists with Ukrainian citizenship working with any genre of contemporary art 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 primary selection shall be performed by the Selection Committee consisting of art centre curators and contemporary art experts.

Starting from the first edition the PinchukArtCentre Prize attracted about 4000 applicants from all regions of Ukraine.

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.

Winners of the previous editions of the PinchukArtCentre Prize:

Main Prize winners:

2013: Zhanna Kadyrova (Kyiv), 
2011: Mykyta Kadan (Kyiv), 
2009: Artem Volokitin (Kharkiv).

Special Prizes winners:

2013: Open Group, Lada Nakonechna (Kyiv), Daniil Galkin (Dnipropetrovsk), 
2011: Zhanna Kadyrova (Kyiv), Serhiy Radkevych (Lutsk), 
2009: Oleksii Salmanov (Kyiv), Masha Shubina (Kyiv).

Public Choice Prize winner:

2013: Anatoly Belov (Kyiv), 
2011: Mykyta Shalennyi (Dnipropetrovsk), 
2009: BLUMOLOKO.

Partner Platforms for PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015:

Ya Galery (Dnipropetrovsk) 
Ivano-Frankivsk Centre for Contemporary Art (Ivano-Frankivsk) 
CSM / Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art (Kyiv) 
OK Projects (Kyiv) 
Biruchiy Contemporary Art Project (Kyiv) 
Lviv Art Palace (Lviv) 
Art Association Dzyga (Lviv) 
Museum of Modern Art (Odessa) 
Ilko Galery (Uzhhorod) 
Kharkiv City art Galery (Kharkiv) 
Centre for Youth Initiatives Totem (Kherson)

Media partners of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015:

Радио Аристократы 
ART UKRAINE 
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