US$100,000 award open to all artists around the world aged 35 or younger

About the prize

The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, the Prize supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 84 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and as official collateral events at the Venice Biennale in 2011, 2013, and 2017.
All artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world, working in any medium are invited to apply for the Prize. An outstanding selection committee, appointed by a distinguished international jury, reviews every application and nominates 20 artists for the short list. These artists will be commissioned to create new works that go on display at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv. Subsequently, all of them will present their works in the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Up to 5 special prizes are awarded at the discretion of the jury. A total amount of US$ 20,000 will be awarded to special prize winners for supporting projects that develop their artistic practice.
Main Prize
Special Prizes
The main prize winner receives US$ 100,000 split between a $60,000 cash prize and a $40,000 investment in their practice.


April 16 – July 1, 2018
April 16 – July 1, 2018
Applications Accepted
August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018
Shortlist Announcement
February 1 – April 14, 2019
February 1 – April 14, 2019
Exhibition of Shortlisted Artists at the PinchukArtCentre
March, 2019
March, 2019
Future Generation Art Prize 2019 Award Ceremony
May 9 – September 2019
May 9 – September 2019
Future Generation Art Prize 2019 @ Venice


A distinguished international jury determines the main prize and special prizes winners at their meeting in Kyiv during the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre. They award the prizes at a ceremony on the day of the meeting.
Pablo Leon de la Barra
Curator at Large, Latin America - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York
Helen Molesworth
Gabi Ngcobo
Curator of the 10th Berlin Biennale
Tim Marlow
Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts
Christine Macel
Chief Curator of the Centre Pompidou, Curator of Venice Biennale 2017
Hoor Al Qasimi
President of the Sharjah Art Foundation and International Biennial Association
Bjorn Geldhof
Artistic Director at the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv)


Seven outstanding experts, each one appointed by one of the jury members, will review every application and will nominate 20 artists for the short list.
To be announced

Find out more

Press kits in every language of the website are available here.