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7th September 2017

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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PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015

Winners

Awarding the Open Group, the Main Prize Winner, the jurors said:
"We want to express our appreciation for the way in which collectives take position within the Ukrainian art scene and therewith point out that art is not an individualistic business but an engagement for society at large. We feel that the project of open group, exclusively for internal use, enacts this on many different levels. It connects Lviv with Kiev, it connects the people they encounter on the trip with an artistic project and it allows the visitors now to become a part of this mental journey. We are aware that what we see is not the work because the work is essentially a performative process, and that the different forms, video, photograph, book and the theatricality of it all are relative. Yet we value the precise and attentive way in which each element is translated and offered in its own form to us today. This one work makes it clear to us that there is a mature practice at hand here. As an international jury we are truly sad this is only for Internal use!"

Awarding the first Special Prize to Anna Zvyagintseva, the jurors stated:
"For the first special prize we award Anna Zvyagintseva. With her work Order of Things, the artist finds a language to translate a beautiful attention to the simple basics of life in to images that are compelling and that at the same time leave a sense of fragility, openness, loss and gain and the possibility of delicacy in how we relate to life. She proves that art in its aesthetic dimension can be political in the deepest sense of the word. Her artistic language is universal and subjective at the same time and so are the messages it conveys. The sensitivity of her drawing is juxtaposed by her choice of the material and she overcomes that divide by the way she handles the curving and imperfect welding of the metal."

Awarding the second Special Prize to Alina Kleitman, the Jury said:
"For the second special prize we discussed a series of artists whom we all consider absolutely valid. We award this prize, for the freshness, the braveness and the integrity of her aesthetics, the visual intelligence, to Alina Kleitman. Hers is a radical and therewith erratic approach to life. With her film Super A Shave your Heart, she uses an honest language, avoiding any of the theatricality that is so often present in works that deal with human limits. She deals both with stereotypes and with urgent issues such as the position of women in the society of today and with the image that society projects on women. At the same time she is courageously making a personal statement involving among others her grandmother in a manner that is both tender and harsh."

Exhibition of the shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015

Vernissage of the shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015

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Nominees

  • 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),
  • 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).

Selection Committee

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Alisa Lozhkina - Deputy General Director of National art and culture museum complex Mystetskyi Arsenal, editor-in-chief of ART UKRAINE. Lives and works in Kyiv.

Studied at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (political science, cultural studies), Moscow Higher courses of Directors and Scriptwriters (fiction film). Work experience includes Marat Gelman Gallery (Art Manager), Kyiv city art gallery "Lavra" (Deputy Director and Chief Curator), TOP10 magazine (Art Editor). In 2010, together with Alexander Solovyov co-authored an art-project “POINT ZERO. Recent history of Ukrainian contemporary art”. Since 2010, Alisa has been leading ART UKRAINE magazine, and since 2013 works at Mystetskyi Arsenal.

Most recent projects include: “I am a Drop in the Ocean. Art of the Ukrainian Revolution”, Kunstlerhous, Vienna, Austria (2014), “Codex of Mezhyhiria”, National Art Museum of Ukraine (2014), «Jestem kroplą w morzu. Sztuka ukraińskiej rewolucji», MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland (2014), «Long Path to Freedom. Ukrainian Art Between Revolution and Hybrid War», Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, USA (2014-2015),”Kateryna Bilokur. I want to be an artist!”, Mystetskyi Arsenal, 2015.

Olesia Ostrovska-Liuta cultural specialist, curator, senior expert of analytical centre pro.mova.

From April 2014 to December 2014 worked as First Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine, First Deputy Chairman of the National Committee for UNESCO; was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Presidents of Ukraine and Poland. From March 2008 to April 2014 managed programs and projects on culture at "Development of Ukraine" Charity Foundation; from 2010 to April 2014 was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CSM, Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art.

In 2010, 2012 was a member of the board of adjudicators of Malevich Prize for Ukrainian artists, founded by the Polish Institute in Ukraine. Chairwoman of Jury panel at Molodist International Film Festival 2011 and Panorama of Ukrainian Cinema in 2010-2011. In 2010-2014 – member of expert council of the i3 programme (i3 - idea. impulse. innovations), the Dynamic Museum programme under "Development of Ukraine" Charity Foundation, i3 programme scholarship council member, and member of the museum council of the Ministry of Cultur of Ukraine in 2012-2014.

Curator of several art projects, in particular: “Great surprise” and “The changing world-narrated time” at the National Art Museum of Ukraine; “Tenderness” at the CSM, Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art; performance by Aleftina Kakhidze “I'm Late For A Plane That Cannot Be Missed” and etc.

Mykhailo Rashkovetskyi – art historian and critic, curator.

Born in 1954 in Odesa, where he lives and works. Graduate of the Faculty of Philology of Odesa State University (1978), and Department of Theory and History of Art Institute of Repin Academy of Arts of the USSR (1992, St. Petersburg).

Worked as  a researcher at Odesa Art Museum, head of exhibition and research-and-education department (1982 - 1996); chairman of the association “New Art” (Odesa, 1993 - 1996); Director of the Soros Contemporary Art Center (Odesa, 1996 - 2000). Since 2002 is a curator at Odesa Jewish Museum, and since 2013 co-curates Odesa Biennale of Contemporary Art.

Bjorn Geldhof - Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre. He curated various projects and exhibitions, among others the Future Generation Art Prize 2010, 2012, 2014, Future Generation Art [email protected] 2011, 2013 and a group exhibition entitled “Hope!”, presenting Ukraine at the 56th International Art Exposition la Biennale di Venezia. Organizer of solo exhibitions with Candice Breitz, Damian Ortega, Olafur Eliasson, Jeff Wall, Gary Hume, Anish Kapoor, Tony Oursler, Chapman brothers, etc.

Prior to that, he worked together with the Belgian artist Jan Fabre, curating, coordinating, and organizing exhibitions. From 2004 to 2006, Bjorn Geldhof managed the magazine Janus, devoted to contemporary art, philosophy, theatre, architecture, literature and science.

Tetiana Kochubinska junior curator of the PinchukArtCentre.

Tetiana was born in 1985 in Kyiv, where she lives and works. In 2007 graduated from the Faculty of Theory and History of Art of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture.

From 2006 to 2012 worked in the research and exhibition department of the Kyiv National Museum of Russian Art. In 2010 underwent internship at the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (scholarship program of Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen). 2012-2014 - participant of the Curatorial Platform at the PinchukArtCentre. Since 2014 she holds a position of a junior curator of the PinchukArtCentre.


International Jury

Anna Smolak

Anna is an art history graduate of the Jagiellonian University, she also completed a post-graduate course in cultural diplomacy at Collegium Civitas. Presently, she is chief curator of the BWA SOKÓŁ Gallery in Nowy Sącz; collaborates with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw on the development of projects linked to the Eastern Partnership countries, in particular the Caucasus. Anna has participated in a number of programmes. She lives in Krakow.

Bart De Baere

Bart De Baere is a Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (M HKA) since 2002. He served as chairman of the Flemish Council for Culture, which advises the government on cultural policy. From 1999 till 2001 Bart De Baere was advisor for cultural heritage and contemporary art to the Flemish Minister of Culture. He organized and curated events for several venues abroad including Documenta IX in Kassel; was involved in establishing a biennial in South Africa. Bart was a member of the International Advisory Council for the network of Soros Centres for contemporary art in Eastern Europe.

Bjorn Geldhof

Bjorn Geldhof - Artistic and strategic director of Yarat . He curated various projects and exhibitions, among others the Future Generation Art Prize 2010, 2012, 2014, Future Generation Art [email protected] 2011, 2013 and a group exhibition entitled “Hope!”, presenting Ukraine at the 56th International Art Exposition la Biennale di Venezia. Organizer of solo exhibitions with Candice Breitz, Damian Ortega, Olafur Eliasson, Jeff Wall, Gary Hume, Anish Kapoor, Tony Oursler, Chapman brothers, etc.
Prior to that, he worked together with the Belgian artist Jan Fabre, curating, coordinating, and organizing exhibitions. From 2004 to 2006, Bjorn Geldhof managed the magazine Janus, devoted to contemporary art, philosophy, theatre, architecture, literature and science.

Martin Kiefer

Martin Kiefer was born in 1974 in Basel. He is the head of contemporary art at the Louvre, Paris and performs several missions there. He is a member of the jury of Contemporary Art of the University Paris-Dauphine-IX from 2015; was engaged in the preparation of future projects of such artists: JR, Eva Jospin, Akram Zaatari and François Mitterrand’s photo exhibition. Martin is also the curator of «Entre eux et moi», «Face à Face», «Love does (nt) exist», «Profil (s) -Interface Photographique», «Les jardins de Gruel» exhibitions.

Yuri Leiderman

Yuri Leiderman, Ukrainian artist and writer, was born in 1963 in Odessa. Since 1982 took part in unofficial exhibitions in Odessa and Moscow. In the 80-90s he lived in Moscow, was a member of the so-called "Moscow conceptualism". Yuri is a member of numerous international exhibitions of contemporary art; author of several books of poetry, prose and essays; winner of Russian literary award named after Andrei Bely (2005). He lives in Berlin.


Partner Platforms

  • Ya Gallery Art Centre, Dnipropetrovsk
  • Ivano-Frankivsk Centre of Contemporary Art, Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Kharkiv City Gallery, Kharkiv
  • Totem Youth Initiative Centre, Kherson
  • CSM / Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv
  • OK Projects, Kyiv
  • Biruchiy Contemporary Art Project, Kyiv
  • Lviv Palace of Arts, Lviv
  • Dzyga Art Association, Lviv
  • Odessa Museum of Modern Art, Odessa
  • Ilko Galery, Uzhhorod

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