INTERNATIONAL JURY ANNOUNCED FOR FUTURE GENERATION ART PRIZE 2017Source: . Author: September 24th, 2016

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER

The members of the international jury, who will select the shortlist and winner of the fourth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize worldwide competition established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Ukraine, were announced today.

They are:

  • Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York 
  • Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 
  • Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev and YARAT, Baku 
  • Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Curator, 21st Biennale of Sydney 2018
  • Koyo Kouoh, Founding Artistic Director, Raw Material Company, Dakar
  • Jochen Volz, curator of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial
  • Jérôme Sans, Co-Founder, Palais de Tokyo Paris and Artistic Director, Perfect Crossovers, Paris-Beijing

Björn Geldhof, speaking on behalf of the PinchukArtCentre, said: “I am delighted to be joined by such a distinguished group of curators and directors, to help us to make the decision about the shortlist and winner of the Future Generation Art Prize. Their insights and experience will be of immense importance in helping us to identify the exciting new talent that is emerging in every continent today.”

The Future Generation Art Prize competition is open to all artists up to the age of 35 of all backgrounds, working in any medium, anywhere in the world. The main prize will be awarded in the amount of US$ 100,000, split between $60,000 in cash and $40,000 investment in the production of a new work. In addition US$ 20,000 will be awarded to up to five Special Prize winners, nominated by the Jury. A Public Choice winner will be selected through online voting and announced at the Award Ceremony.

Supporting the application process, more than 600 correspondents all over the world are nominating artists for the prize and over 50 Partner Platforms worldwide are ambassadors for the Future Generation Art Prize to encourage artists within their regions to apply.

The closing date for applications is: midnight, Sunday 2 October 2016.

Applications should be made online at: www.futuregenerationartprize.org

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