2nd May 2019

PinchukArtCentre Prize Shortlisted Artists From Various Years Have Made Videos on Artistic Scene of Ukraine’s Cities

Young Ukrainian artists shortlisted in various years for the PinchukArtCentre Prize have made videos on the artistic scenes of their home cities. Seven short videos are the authors’ view on cultural processes developing in Ukraine, showing the variety of artists’ approaches to their manifestation.  

Artist Kinder Album examines the cultural background of Lviv in order to realize whether environment does shape consciousness. Mykola Karabinovych has told about his perception of Odesa, the “sunny city at the Black Sea shore”. Yarema Malaschuk and Roman Khimey have made a guided video tour around the Kolomya Art Museum. Artistic group Revkovsky and Rachynsky has shown how they see cultural manifestations of Kharkiv. From the video by Yevhen Samborsky, we will learn about the artistic life of Ivano-Frankivsk. Sasha Kurmaz introduces the work of Kyiv’s artists, and Serhiy Melnychenko does so for Mykolaiv. 

The videos are available to view on the PinchukArtCentre Facebook page. 

The applications are admitted on until May 20, 2019.

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. 

20 shortlisted artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee in June 2019. The members of the selection committee in 2020 are: Kostiantyn Doroshenko, art critic, curator, historian, publicist; Serhii Kantsedal, manager of the Barriera exhibition space, curator of OGR YOU (Young Adults) CLUB & TALKS, OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin, Italy; Tatiana Kochubinska, Curator of the Research Platform at the PinchukArtCentre; Lada Nakonechna, artist, participant of the R.Е.P. group, co-founder of the Method Foundation and co-editor of PROSTORY; Oleh Suslenko, artist, teacher of the department of graphic design of the Lviv National Academy of Arts, curator of the cathedral experimental platform of contemporary art “Gallery TSE.”

20 shortlisted artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv. The Main Prize in the amount of UAH 250 000 and two Special Prizes equal to UAH 60 000 each will be awarded by a distinguished international jury. In addition, the winners will receive internship in studios of world leading artists. A Public Choice winner will be determined by votes of the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists and will be awarded UAH 25 000. The winners of the Prize will be announced at the Award Ceremony in March 2020. 

The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the
Future Generation Art Prize 2021 – an international art prize for young artists.

The PinchukArtCentre Prize is a biannual prize awarded to the best Ukrainian artists up to 35, launched in 2008. Funded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation it is aimed at fostering, supporting and developing a new generation of young Ukrainian artists.