[artinfo] Call for applications: 7. edition of Future Generation Art Prize

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Applications open: seventh edition of Future Generation Art Prize


Application period: January 16-April 30, 2023


PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announces the 
seventh edition of the Future Generation Art 
Prize, with the launch of the application process 
on January 16, 2023.

Entries can be submitted online from January 16 
until April 30 at 

The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual 
global contemporary art prize to discover, 
recognise and give long-term support to a future 
generation of artists. All artists aged from 18 
to 35 working in any medium are invited to apply.

A highly respected selection committee appointed 
by a distinguished international jury reviews 
every application and nominates 20 artists for 
the shortlist. The winner of the PinchukArtCentre 
Prize 2022-a national contemporary art prize 
awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to the age 
of 35-will be automatically included in the 
shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 
2023. These artists will be commissioned to 
create new works on view in exhibitions at the 
PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale.

The main prize winner receives 100,000 USD split 
between a 60,000 USD cash prize and a 40,000 USD 
investment in their practice. A further 20,000 
USD is awarded as a special prize/s between up to 
five artists at the discretion of the jury for 
supporting projects that develop their artistic 

A major contribution to the open participation of 
younger artists in the dynamic cultural 
development of societies in global transition, 
the Prize has supported the artistic development 
and production of new works of over 140 artists 
in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv 
and the Venice Biennale. Alongside an open call, 
a global network of partner platforms and special 
correspondents work as ambassadors to encourage 
artists to apply for the prize.

The Future Generation Art Prize is widely 
acknowledged as a springboard for emerging 
talent. Lynette Yiadom Boakye won the Prize in 
2012, before going on to be shortlisted for the 
Turner Prize and a highly successful solo show at 
the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2015. The 
winner of the first edition of the Prize, Cinthia 
Marcelle, represented Brazil at the 57th 
International Venice Biennale in 2017. Previous 
main prize winners also include Dineo Seshee 
Bopape, winning in 2017, who represented South 
Africa at the 58th International Art Exhibition 
in 2019. See past winners of the prize 

Due to the Russian unprovoked full-scale invasion 
of Ukraine supported by the Belarusian government 
and in part launched from the territory of 
Belarus, the Future Generation Art Prize, 
established in Ukraine and run by Ukrainian 
foundation, will not accept submitted Russian and 
Belarusian applicants. This refers to the 
citizenship as well as to the country of 

A distinguished international jury determines the 
main prize and special prizes winners at their 
meeting in Kyiv during the Future Generation Art 
Prize exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre. They 
award the prizes at the Future Generation Art 
Prize 2023 Award Ceremony in December 2023.

Selection committee
Seven outstanding experts, each one appointed by 
one of the jury members, will review every 
application and will nominate 20 artists for the 

Applications accepted: January 16-30 April, 2023
Jury and selection committee: TBA
Shortlist announcement: early July 2023
Opening of the exhibition of shortlisted artists 
at the PinchukArtCentre: end of October, 2023

Board and artist patrons
Victor Pinchuk (Chairman), businessman and philanthropist
Richard Armstrong, director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, US
Andreas Gursky, patron artist, Germany
Damien Hirst, patron artist, UK
Dakis Joannou, founder, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Greece
Sir Elton John, founder, Elton John AIDS 
Foundation and Sir Elton John Photography 
Collection, UK
Jeff Koons, patron artist, US
Glenn D. Lowry, director, The Museum of Modern Art New York, US
Takashi Murakami, patron artist, Japan
Alfred Pacquement, former director of Musée 
National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, 
Miuccia Prada, founder, Fondazione Prada, Italy

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