The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize for artists under 35 created to discover, recognise and give long-term support to the future generation of artists.
The winner of the 4th edition, announced by the international jury at the award ceremony in the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine on 16 March 2017, is the South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape while Phoebe Boswell (Kenya / United Kingdom) receives Special Prize.
The winning installation by Dineo Seshee Bopape consists in an earth sculpture made of rich black local soil acting as a platform for organic and geological objects that represent actions and symbols.
Works by the Special Prize winner Phoebe Boswell is a corridor of drawings with female figures in epic scale. They have stories too tell, activated by our presence and visitors too are invited to get involved contributing with thoughts and statements.
The shortlisted artists and winners will take part in the Future Generation Art Prize@Venice group exhibition organised by the PinchukArtCentre as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale and curated by Anna Smolak.
Nijdeka Akunyili Crosby, 33 (Born: Nigeria 1983, Country of residence, United States)
Iván Argote, 32 (Born: Colombia, 1983. Country of residence: France)
Firelei Báez, 35 (Born: Dominican Republic, 1980. Country of residence: United States)
Dineo Seshee Bopape, 35 (Born: South Africa, 1981. Country of residence South Africa)
Phoebe Boswell, 34 (Born: Kenya, 1982. Country of residence: United Kingdom)
Vivian Caccuri, 30 (Born: Brazil, 1986. Country of residence: Brazil)
Sol Calero, 34 (Born: Venezuela, 1982. Country of residence: Germany)
Asli Çavuşoğlu, 34 (Born: Turkey, 1982. Country of residence Turkey)
Vajiko Chachkhiani, 31 (Born: Georgia, 1985. Country of residence: Germany)
Carla Chaim, 33 (Born: Brazil, 1983. Country of residence: Brazil)
Christian Falsnaes, 35 (Born: Denmark, 1980. Country of residence: Germany)
EJ Hill, 31 (Born: United States, 1985. Country of residence: United States)
Andy Holden, 34 (Born: United Kingdom, 1982. Country of residence: UK)
Li Ran, 30 (Born: China, 1986. Country of residence: China)
Ibrahim Mahama, 29 (Born: Ghana, 1987. Country of residence Ghana)
Rebecca Moss, 25 (Born: United Kingdom, 1991. Country of residence UK)
Sasha Pirogova, 29 (Born: Russia, 1986. Country of residence Russia)
Kameelah Janan Rasheed, 31 (Born: United States, 1985. Country of residence United States)
Martine Syms, 28 (Born: United States, 1988. Country of residence United States)
Kemang Wa Lehulere, 32 (Born: South Africa, 1984. Country of residence South Africa)
Open Group (Yuri Bieliey, born 1988; Pavlo Kovach, born 1987; Stanislav Turina, born 1988; Anton Varga, born 1989, Ukraine)
Commissioned and promoted by: the Victor Pinchuk Foundation
Organized by the PinchukArtCentre
Curated by Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre and invited curator Anna Smolak.
Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Dorsoduro, 874