Carlos Motta, Artist

Award Finalist | Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev 2014

June 20, 2014

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PinchukArtCentre announced 21 artists nominated for the 3rd edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. The art prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a major international competition for artists up to 35 with a Main Award of $100.000 to discover and provide long-term support for a generation of emerging artists, wherever they live and work.

Following the open, free and democratic online application procedure, the 7 members of the Selection Committee, competent and global art-professionals nominated by the Jurors of the Prize, have arrived to Kyiv, Ukraine, and selected 20 artists from more than 5 500 applications coming from 148 countries, divided over all continents.

The 21st nominee for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 is Zhanna Kadyrova, the winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to 35.

The shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 includes: Neïl Beloufa, 29 (France), Rossella Biscotti, 35 (Italy), James Bridle, 33 (UK), Kudzanai Chiurai 33 (Zimbabwe), Cécile Evans, 31 (USA), Aslan Gaisumov, 23 (Russia), Ximena Garrido-Lecca, 34 (Peru), He Xiangyu, 27 (China), Jia Aili, 34 (China), Nikita Kadan, 31 (Ukraine), Zhanna Kadyrova, 32 (Ukraine), Mauricio Limón, 34 (Mexico), Adrian Melis Sosa, 28 (Cuba), Nástio Mosquito, 32 (Angola), Carlos Motta, 36 (Colombia), Jon Rafman, 32 (Canada), Cally Spooner, 31 (UK), Pilar Quinteros, 26 (Chile), Allyson Vieira, 35 (USA), GCC (Arabian Gulf region) and Public Movement (Israel).  

The nominees for the Prize represent 17 different countries of birth. In terms of the continents 7 artists represent Europe; 5 – North America; 4 – Asia; 3 – South America; and 2 – Africa.

The exhibition of 21 shortlisted artists will open at the PinchukArtCentre on October 25, 2014.

Raphael Chikukwa, Chief curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Future Generation Art Prize 2014 Selection Committee chairman: “It was quite an experience looking at many images, videos and information of artists from around the world and to come out with 20 shortlisted artists in two days. As a result our process came out with the twenty finalists not based on geographical location but on merit. Future Generation Art Prize is a great opportunity for young artists to enter and be recognized for their outstanding works in the global art world.”

Bjorn Geldhof, Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre, Selection Committee member: “The third edition of the Future Generation Art Prize revealed not only a raise in a number but especially an amazing raise in the quality of the artists who applied. It showed the importance of the prize for a young generation of artists and emphasized the seriousness of our work, selecting only 20 positions. The final shortlist, after two days of intense discussions, represents a wide range of innovative and advanced artistic practices revealing a Future Generation.”

The respected international jury will choose and announce the winner of the main prize who will receive a generous prize ($60,000 in cash and $40,000 toward production of a new work) at the Award Ceremony in December 2014 in Kyiv (Ukraine). An additional $20,000 from the Foundation will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency programs to the special prize winner. 

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