The PinchukArtCentre today announced the 21 artists nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012. Following the open online application procedure the 7 members of the Selection Committee – including Massimiliano Gioni, Suzanne Cotter and Sally Lai – selected 20 artists from around 4, 200 applications.
The shortlist includes: Jonathas de Andrade, (Brazil), Marwa Arsanios, (Lebanon), Micol Assael, (Italy), Abigail DeVille, (United States),Aurelien Froment, (France), Mykyta Kadan, (Ukraine), Meiro Koizumi, (Japan), Andre Komatsu, (Brazil), Eva Kotatkova, (Czech Republic), Tala Madani, (Iran), Basim Magdy, (Egypt), Angioletti Meris, (Italy), Ahmet Ogut, (Turkey), Amalia Pica, (Argentina), Agnieszka Polska, (Poland), Emily Roysdon, (United States), Rayyane Tabet, (Lebanon), Xing Yan, (China), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, (United Kingdom), and two groups: Joao Maria Gusmao + Pedro Paiva,(Portugal), and R.E.P. (Ukraine) – Ksenia Gnylitska, Mykyta Kadan Zhanna Kadyrova, Olesia Khomenko, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, and Lada Nakonechna.
The exhibition of 21 shortlisted artists will open at the PinchukArtCentre on October 27, 2012. The winner of the main prize will then receive a generous prize ($60,000 in cash and $40,000 toward production of new work) at the Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012 inKiev (Ukraine). An additional $20,000 from the Foundation will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency programs to the special prize winner. Images of works by all the shortlisted artists will be posted on the website, and members of the public will be invited to vote via the Internet for People’s Choice Prize.