The PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents an exhibition of the 18 artists shortlisted for the 7th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, a nationwide prize in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists aged 35 or younger. Featuring new and recent works, the show brings together a representative selection of artists and artist collectives from all over Ukraine including artists living currently abroad.
During the exhibition preparation, the shared feelings among the participants embodied in the title of the exhibition – UNITED. This unity is present in the Art centre's halls, and will remain in new relationships, overcoming distances and challenges. Making art during the war is not only an opportunity to reflect on a traumatic historical experience but also a powerful form of resistance.
The 18 nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022 were shortlisted by an independent selection committee from more than 1000 applicants. The shortlist includes: Mykhailo Alekseenko (32, Kyiv), Yana Bachynska (31, Lviv), Yuriy Biley (34, Uzhhorod/Wroclaw/Berlin), Artem Humilevskyi (36, Mykolaiv), Viktoriia Dovhadze (30, Lviv), Yuri Yefanov (32, Kyiv), Dana Kavelina (27, Melitopol/Lviv/Berlin), Nikolay Karabinovych (34, Kyiv/Antwerp), Dariia Kuzmych (31, Kyiv), Kateryna Lysovenko (33, Odesa/Kyiv), Krystyna Melnyk (29, Kyiv), Pavla Nikitina (25, Brno), Anton Saenko (33, Sumy/Kyiv), Oleksandr Sirous (26, Kharkiv/Kyiv), Maksym Khodak (21, Bila Tserkva/Kyiv), Petro Vladimirov (29, Luhansk/Warsaw) and Oleksandra Maiboroda (26, Kyiv/Warsaw), Daniil Revkovskiy (29, Kharkiv) and Andriy Rachinskiy (32, Kharkiv), commercial public art (30, Kyiv/36, Odesa).
The winners of the Prize will be announced at an award ceremony in April 2023. A distinguished international jury will award the Main Prize of UAH 370 000 and two Special Prizes of UAH 90 000 each. A Public Choice winner will be chosen online by the visitors attending the exhibition of the shortlisted artists and awarded UAH 37 000.
The winner of the Main Prize will be automatically included in the shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2023 – an international art prize for young artists, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009. Also his/her artwork will be presented in PinchukArtCentre and as a part of "The Future Generation Art Prize 2023 @ Venice" exhibition at the 60th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.
This exhibition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022 is curated by Ksenia Malykh, Head of the Research Platform of the PinchukArtCentre and Oleksandra Pogrebnyak, Junior Curator.