The PinchukArtCentre presents the exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010

The winner of the Main Prize of $100 000 will be selected and announced on December 10, 2010 by the decision of the respected international jury

The PinchukArtCentre has the honour to present the first exhibition of the 21 shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010. The group show of the young artists up to 35 from 18 countries from all over the world features the works submitted for the competition, as well as brand new workgroups specially made for the show giving an exciting view on a new generation of artists. The exhibition will be open from October 30 till January 9, 2011 in the PinchukArtCentre (Kiev, Ukraine).

Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation this unique biannual artist-focused prize aims to discover and provide long-term support for the generation of emerging artists, wherever they may live and work as well as to make a major contribution toward the production of new work by young artists. It is important contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

Following by the open, free and democratic application procedure via Internet the seven members of the Selection Committee, competent and global art-professionals, selected 20 artists from more than 6 000 applications coming from 125 countries and divided over all continents. The 21th nominee is Artem Volokytin, the winner of the first PinchukArtCentre Prize 2009, a contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists under 35.

The shortlist of the FGAP 2010 includes: Ziad Antar, Lebanon; Fikret Atay, Turkey;
Fei Cao, China; Keren Cytter, Israel; Nathalie Djurberg, Sweden; Simon Fujiwara, United Kingdom; Nicholas Hlobo, South Africa; Clemens Hollerer, Austria;
Runo Lagomarsino, Sweden; Cinthia Marcelle, Brazil; Gareth Moore, born in Canada;
Mircea Nicolae, Romania; Ruben Ochoa, United States; Wilfredo Prieto Garcia, Cuba; Katerina Seda, Czech Republic; Guido van der Werve, Netherlands; Nico Vascellari, Italy, Jorinde Voigt, Germany; Artem Volokytin, Ukraine; Emily Wardill, United Kingdom;
Hector Zamora, Mexico.

Eckhard Schneider, the General Director of the PinchukArtCentre: “We are happy to present at this show the first nominees for the new global art prize which gives the public a complex view on the permanent changes of cultural context in a globalized world showing most individual and very contemporary artistic statement”.

The respected international jury including Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden), Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria), Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Ivo Mesquita (Brazil), Eckhard Schneider (Germany), Robert Storr (USA) and Ai Weiwei (China) will chose and announce the winner of the Main Prize who will receive a generous prize ($60,000 in cash and $40,000 toward production of new work) at the Award Ceremony on December 10, 2010 in Kiev.

An additional $20,000 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will be allotted to fund artist-in-residency programs for up to five other special prize winners. The prizes are not bound to a financial award but rather serve above all to support the further development of the artists in form of residencies in different art contexts.

Public will have the chance to vote via the Internet for the “People’s Choice Prize” on the PinchukArtCentre website. This prize will be awarded at the end of the exhibition. It is not a cash award and serves as a symbol of recognition of the audience.

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The shortlist of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010:

  • Ziad Antar, 32 (Beirut, Lebanon);
  • Fikret Atay, 34 (Batman, Turkey);
  • Fei Cao, 32 (Beijing, China);
  • Keren Cytter, 32 (born in Israel, living in Berlin, Germany);
  • Nathalie Djurberg, 32 (born in Sweden, living in Berlin, Germany);
  • Simon Fujiwara, 27 (born in United Kingdom, living in Berlin, Germany);
  • Nicholas Hlobo, 34 (Johannesburg, South Africa);
  • Clemens Hollerer, 34 (Graz, Austria);
  • Runo Lagomarsino, 32 (born in Sweden, living in Sao Paolo, Brazil);
  • Cinthia Marcelle, 35 (Brazil);
  • Gareth Moore, 35 (born in Canada, living in Germany);
  • Mircea Nicolae, 30 (Bucharest, Romania);
  • Ruben Ochoa, 35 (Los Angeles, United States);
  • Wilfredo Prieto Garcia, 32 (born in Cuba, living in Barcelona, Spain);
  • Katerina Seda, 32 (Brno, Czech Republic);
  • Guido van der Werve, 33 (Amsterdam, Netherlands);
  • Nico Vascellari, 33 (Vittorio Veneto, Italy);
  • Jorinde Voigt, 33 (Berlin, Germany);
  • Artem Volokytin, 29 (Kharkov, Ukraine);
  • Emily Wardill, 32 (London, United Kingdom);
  • Hector Zamora, 35 (born in Mexico, living in Sao Paolo, Brazil).

Represented countries

Countries of birth – 18

Countries of residence – 15

Represented world regions

Europe – 10

South America – 3

Middle East – 3

North America – 2

Africa – 1

Asia – 1


Male – 13

Female – 8

Statistics of the Future Generation Art Prize application procedure

Total applications made

  • Individual:                               5919
  • Collective:                                  162
  • Total:                                      6081


  • Male:                                         53,08%
  • Female:                                     46,92%


  • 18-20:                                       2,37%
  • 21-25:                                       17,07%
  • 26-30:                                      38,94%
  • 31-35:                                       41,62%

Total countries: 125


  • Europe:                                      38,02%
  • North America:                      30,30%
  • Asia:                                            13,19%
  • Former CIS:                               9,22%
  • South America:                        5,93%
  • Australia and Oceania:          1,89%
  • Africa:                                           1,45%

The jurors of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010:

  • Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden) – Director of the Städelschule Art Academy, Frankfurt am Main; Director of the Venice Biennale 2009;
  • Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria) – Director of Documenta XI; Former Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at San Francisco Art Institute;
  • Yuko Hasegawa (Japan) – Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT); former Chief Curator of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa;
  • Ivo Mesquita (Brazil) – Chief Curator at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; Curator of the 2008 São Paolo Biennial;
  • Eckhard Schneider (Germany) General Director of the PinchukArtCentre;
  • Robert Storr (USA) – Dean of the Yale University School of Art; Director of the Venice Biennale 2007;
  • Ai Weiwei (China) – artist.

The board of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010:

  • Chairman: Victor Pinchuk, the founder of the Prize;
  • Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, USA;
  • Eli Broad, Founder of The Broad Foundations, USA;
  • Andreas Gursky, Mentor Artist, Germany;
  • Damien Hirst, Mentor Artist, UK;
  • Dakis Joannou Founder, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Greece;
  • Sir Elton John Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation and Sir Elton John Photography Collection, UK;
  • Jeff Koons, Mentor Artist, USA;
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, USA;
  • Takashi Murakami, Mentor Artist, Japan);
  • Alfred Pacquement, Director of Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France;
  • Miuccia Prada, Founder, Fondazione Prada, Italy;
  • Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate, UK.

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The Victor Pinchuk Foundation

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation was established in 2006 by Ukrainian businessman and public figure Victor Pinchuk. It is the largest international, private, non-partisan, philanthropic foundation based in Ukraine. Its goal is to empower future generations to become the change makers of tomorrow. To achieve this goal, the Foundation develops projects, builds partnerships in Ukraine and worldwide and invests in three directions:

–       Investing in people, to boost human capital;

–       Investing in society, to promote social responsibility;

–       Investing in the world, to foster a more integrated world.


Located in the historic architectural complex of Kiev’s Besarabka quarter, which has undergone a major renovation in the past decade, the six-story, 43,000-square-foot PAC opened in September 2006 as one of the largest contemporary art institutions in Europe. Dedicated to presenting exhibitions by leading Ukrainian and international artists, PAC to date has presented solo exhibitions of artists including Damien Hirst and Sam Taylor-Wood and group exhibitions such as 21 Russia (works created by 21 Russian artists during the first years of the 21st century), Reflection (a group exhibition with a selection of international artists), and Red Forest (works by seminal Ukrainian artists of the 1990s, shown in an exhibition named after a wooded area adjacent to the Chernobyl nuclear station), Ukraine (a retrospective solo exhibition by Serhey Bratkov), Faith Matters (a solo show by Subodh Gupta), Sexuality and Transcendence, a major international group exhibition with 19 leading artists of our time is on display.

The PinchukArtCentre presented the Ukrainian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and 2009 and in 2005 exhibited the first acquisitions of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation at the Venice Biennale.

On December 8, 2009, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation announced the establishment of the
Future Generation Art Prize, a new large-scale international competition for artists up to 35 years old, with the PinchukArtCentre acting as the organizer.

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Shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize

Ziad Antar

Ziad Antar was born 1978 in Saida, Lebanon. He currently lives and works in Paris and Beirut. After receiving a degree in agricultural engineering in 2001, he began working with photography and video. In 2002 Antar directed his first documentary on the French photographer Jean-Luc Moulene and he has since filmed several documentaries for the Arabic news station al-Arabiya. Without becoming overtly political, Antar often investigates a world marked by war and violence.

Through film and photography Antar depicts Lebanon today. The cultural, political and economical shifts are the central theme in his work, showing the void, which has remained after the recent war. In Terres de pomme de terre, Antar reflects on the globalized economical movements that define regional identities through an investigation of the potato industry in Lebanon in comparison to the European situation. He uses a visual language closely linked to the documentary genre, where the focus is not on individuals and their stories but on general subjects that allow the viewer to reflect on the subject in a more abstract way.

At PAC, Antar presents the work Terres de pomme de terre together with a new version of the film shown in its original 16mm format for the first time.

Fikret Atay

Fikret Atay was born 1976 in Batman, Turkey. He graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty of Dicle University, Turkey. His videos offer short vignettes of life in his hometown Batman, a Kurdish city near the border between Turkey and Iraq. Atay’s work has been included in the Biennale of Sydney (2006), the Istanbul Biennial (2007), the Alexandria Biennale (2009) and the Biennale de Lyon (2009).

The films of Fikret Atay are made with a handheld camera, showing in a simple and honest way, using only natural light, scenes closely linked to the life in Batman, a Kurdish city in Turkey close to the Iraq border. A central theme in Atay’s video and photography work is the idea of a void – the emptiness of existence in the periphery of the Turkish state, the complete lack of future, ideals and of identity for the young Kurdish population. His work deals both with a metaphysical void and a political, economical void which is linked to the structural problem of the Kurdish minority.

At PAC, Fikret Atay combines a new photograph with three films depicting the cultural shifts between two generations living in Batman.

Cao Fei

Cao Fei was born 1978 in Guangzhou, China. She graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2001 and has since become known for her multimedia installations and videos. Cao Fei is acknowledged as one of the key artists of a new generation emerging from mainland China. She lives and works in Beijing. Her work has been shown at the Biennale di Venezia (2003, 2007), the Shanghai Biennale (2004), the Istanbul Biennial (2007) and the Biennale de Lyon (2007). Her recent project RMB City (2008–) has been exhibited at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2010). Cao Fei won the 2006 Best Young Artist Award by CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Award) and is a finalist of the Hugo Boss Prize 2010.

The matrix of Cao Fei’s work is found in Second Life, a digital reality where users/players create their virtual alter egos. Fei has built her own world on that and called it RMB City, a metropolis in constant construction, based on a contemporary Chinese city. Cao’s world reflects on ideology and the volatile social structures of a rapidly changing China. She investigates reality (as a social situation), which is no longer found in the real (the physical world), but in its virtual counterpart. RMB City is a manifesto of the challenges of a new generation, both in a communal and artistic sense. Cao has made a platform for creative exchange and discovery, inviting the art community to play an active part in the development and interpretation of online art and culture.

Cao Fei creates a special multilayered installation for PAC, bringing all different dimensions of her work together for the first time. It presents a real physical space with video documentation, sculpture, lights, furniture and everyday objects, to let the audience experience their connection to an online existence.

Keren Cytter

Keren Cytter was born 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 1997–1999 she studied at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv and in 2002–2004 at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She received the Baloise Art Prize Basel in 2006, and in 2008 the Ars Viva Preis für Bildende Kunst des Kulturkreises der deutschen Wirtschaft, Berlin. In 2009 she was awarded the Absolut Art Award and shortlisted for the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst Berlin. Her work has been exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia (2009).

In recent years, Keren Cytter has developed a large body of films where the use of a (nonlinear) narrative is central. She continuously plays with the notion of the real and the fictitious, using nonprofessional actors and often handheld cameras. Her films are deconstructing the modern principles of cinema, balancing between performance, theatre and film. The use of language has a central place in her work and mostly follows a nonrealistic poetical style. The subjects are related to existential questions of love, hate and the human condition in general; they are a dark and sometimes comical reflection on today’s society.

At PAC, Keren Cytter presents her new film Bad Poet as a premiere. By bringing the film together with a display of objects related to the project, she realizes a new dimension in her work.

Nathalie Djurberg

Nathalie Djurberg was born 1978 in Lysekil, Sweden, and received her master’s degree from Malmö Art Academy. Today Djurberg and her partner, Hans Berg, live and work in Berlin, Germany. Her work was featured in the 2009 Biennale di Venezia and she has had exhibitions at Tate Modern, London, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. In 2010 and 2011, her work will be the focus of exhibitions at Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Camden Arts Centre, London, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. She was awarded the Carnegie Art Award, Scholarship for a Young Artist in 2008 and the Silver Lion for a Promising Young Artist at the Biennale di Venezia in 2009.

Using plasticine to design her landscapes, buildings and figures, Nathalie Djurberg creates sculptural installations and stop-motion films. The films follow a narrative, which always starts out from an idyllic innocence turning into dark destruction. Djurberg investigates human nature in her “fairy tales” about madness, fear, obsession, lust and violence. All her filmworks are accompanied by music composed by Hans Berg.

For PAC, Djurberg develops a fresh statement on her own work by a very individual combination of three different movies.

Simon Fujiwara

Simon Fujiwara was born 1982 in the United Kingdom. He studied architecture at Cambridge University and fine art at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He currently lives and works in Berlin. His selected recent exhibitions include the Biennale di Venezia (2009), Bienal de São Paulo (2010) and Manifesta 8 (2010). He is this year’s recipient of the Cartier Award and the Baloise Art Prize.

Simon Fuijwara collects physical remainders through a pseudo-scientific process of archaeology, anthropology and historical research. These traces form a pattern which opens a flow of narrative possibilities intertwined in a process of personal identification, resulting in a narrative story, performed by Fujiwara himself. The stories, which form the core of his later sculptural work, are formed by a strategy of falsification, creating heroes and anti-heroes, referring to his own sexual identity. In the end, Fujiwara’s work is a narrative – and performative – sculptural installation that functions itself as a memory and a trace of a complex research into identity and cultural heritage.

At PAC, Fujiwara shows an enhanced version of his most recent work, Welcome to the Hotel Munber, developing a new layer of complexity. He will perform twice during the exhibition, on the day of the opening and on 10 December.

Nicholas Hlobo

Nicholas Hlobo was born 1975 in Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated from the Witswatersand Technikon with a Bachelor of Technology degree in 2002. In 2008, Hlobo had solo exhibitions at the Level 2 Gallery at Tate Modern, London, and the ICA in Boston as part of the Momentum series. As the winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art 2009, he had a solo exhibition touring South Africa’s major cities until August 2010. He is included in the 2010 Liverpool Biennial.

Hlobo creates large-scale sculptures using rubber as his main material, depicting phalli, internal organs or scenes deeply connected to a gay underground scene. His main themes include industrialization, gender and sexuality. Colourful ribbons, which are stitched and woven through the rubber, refer to the balance between male and female. By appropriating his native heritage, the Xhosa culture, and combining it with the journey of his own homosexuality, Hlobo finds his way through a rapidly changing society in which the traditional and the modern often are uncombinable. Hlobo’s work balances between the hidden and the public in his sculptural language and through the titles, which remain a secret to us as they are in Xhosa.

Showing five new paintings and a monumental sculpture in PAC, Hlobo creates his own universe, introducing the audience to the complex narratives and the exceptional visual language of his work.

Clemens Hollerer

Clemens Hollerer was born 1975 in Bruck an der Mur, Austria. After studying photography at the Euregio College of Fine Art Photography in Kefermarkt, he enrolled in the postgraduate programme of the HISK, the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Antwerp, from 2006 to 2008. At the HISK he got involved with painting, installation and sculpture. He lives and works in Graz, Austria. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and numerous locations in Europe.

The installations of Clemens Hollerer are based on “found situations” that have become dysfunctional, elements that are disturbing the functional urban space and form the basis for Hollerer’s strategy of site-specific reflection on the found situation in the gallery. He deconstructs the outside to bring it inside, disrupting the gallery space, making the space itself part of his quasi-architectural installation. By always reacting on the exhibition space and using a clear colour scheme, Hollerer maps the spaces, constructing them through de-construction.

Hollerer creates a special in-situ installation for PAC, deconstructing the situation he has found there as his main strategy to fully reconstruct the space in the art centre.

Runo Lagomarsino

Runo Lagomarsino was born 1977 in Lund, Sweden, and is currently based in Malmö. After studying art at the Academy of Fine Art Valand, Gothenburg, and the Malmö Art Academy, he received his MFA in 2003. In 2006 Lagomarsino held the IASPIS residency at Platform Garanti, Istanbul, and in 2007–2008 he participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York.

Runo Lagomarsino’s oeuvre consists of documentary elements that develop thought around our historical, political and geographical context, which he himself continuously recontextualizes. His interest in the New and Old is driven by a certain relativism, creating a conceptual narrative that allows him artistic and philosophical reflection on historical facts. In his installation for PAC, Lagomarsino combines different elements which all relate to the same central theme, the Horizon: “To return to the Horizon is to remind ourselves of the fact that we cannot make worlds, we cannot imagine a better future, we cannot create a ‘new image of the human’, until we have come to terms with the irrepressible demands of the world we have already created.”

At PAC, Lagomarsino presents a new work group exploring the theme of the Horizon, developing his own artistic position through a complex philosophical and historical background.

Cinthia Marcelle

Cinthia Marcelle was born 1974 in Brazil. She graduated in fine arts from the Uni- versidade Federal de Minas Gerais and lives and works in Belo Horizonte. Her work has been commissioned for significant group exhibitions including the Biennal de la Habana, Cuba (2006), Biennale de Lyon (2007), Panorama da Arte Brasileira in São Paulo (2007) and Madrid (2008). She was awarded the International Prize for Performance in Trento, Italy (2006), and the annual TrAIN artist in residency award at Gasworks, London (2009).

Cinthia Marcelle makes films, photographs and installations. Her work is strongly performance-related and uses repetition as an artistic strategy. The endlessly repeated actions in her work are absurd and futile until they end up in geometrical forms, like abstract manifestos. Marcelle’s manifestos are as political as they are economical, reflecting subversively on social behaviour and social structures.

For the exhibition, Marcelle brings together the three films of a trilogy she has just finished. The newest of these films has its premiere at PAC.

Nicolae Mircea

Nicolae Mircea was born 1980 in Romania. He studied at the University of Bucharest, where he earned a degree in European Cultural Studies from the Department of Literature, with a final thesis on the House of the People. Afterwards, he enrolled into an MA on the Anthropology of Space within the Ion Mincu Institute for Architecture, Bucharest. Nicolae currently lives and works in Bucharest.

Nicolae Mircea has developed a distinctive body of work researching the economical and socio-political structure of Bucharest through anonymous interventions in public space. He reflects on the social consequences of consumption, urban legislation and architectural production. In his latest work, Mircea continues this strategy, but investigates the urban identity of a city in constant cultural and economical shift by bringing the outside public space inside the museum institution.

At PAC, Mircea will create a reflection on the political and social history of the city Bucharest by reproducing four kiosks originally built between 1986 and 2000 and combining them with a new film.

Gareth Moore

Gareth Moore was born 1975 in Matsqui, Canada. He studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto (1999–2000), and the Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver (2001–2004). He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Moore’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and was chosen for the Tate Modern collection in 2009.

Throughout his journeys, Gareth Moore collects traces of his physical path, his thinking and his actions. These traces, which form the core of the mythology inside Moore’s oeuvre, each carry a hidden story. The objects he assembles seem subversive by nature as they refuse to be objects by themselves, instead becoming a crucial part of the open narrative Moore creates.

For his statement at PAC, Moore is bringing together some older pieces with completely new works that continuously develop the open narrative of his art.

Ruben Ochoa

Ruben Ochoa was born 1974 in Oceanside, California. He studied at the Parsons School of Art and Design, New York, the Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles (BFA, 1997), and the University of California, Irvine (MFA, 2003). He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Ochoa was included in the 2004 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In 2005 he was awarded a Creative Capital Grant for his Fwy Wall Extraction project and in 2008 he was recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

Ruben Ochoa’s monumental sculptural interventions inside the gallery thematize the disruption of space. They entangle the viewer, dealing with the social, political and ecological dimensions of construction and urban development, through the use of rough construction materials such as metal, concrete and wood. Ochoa recontextualizes and deconstructs “ready-made materials” to invent a sculptural language with strong architectural awareness. His work continuously shows an involvement in the tension between natural landscape and built environment.

Combining new drawings with two new monumental sculptural works, Ochoa creates a special work group, radically disrupting the spaces of PAC.

Wilfredo Prieto Garcia

Wilfredo Prieto Garcia was born 1978 in Zaza del Medio, in the province of Santi Spiritu, Cuba. He graduated from the Higher Institute of Visual Art in La Habana in 2002. During the 8th Biennal de la Habana, he was awarded the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts as part of Galería DUPP, a group of 14 artists. He has exhibited in international events such as the Biennal de La Habana in its four last editions, the Singapore Biennale and the Biennale di Venezia (2007). He lives and works in Spain. Prieto Garcia was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 2006 in New York. He recently was awarded the Premio F in Buenos Aires and the Cartier Foundation Award, with a residency at Gasworks, London, in 2008.

Using absurdity as a strategy to entangle his viewer, Wilfredo Prieto Garcia disrupts the public space or gallery through objects and interventions, which combine humor with a critical reflection on the sociopolitical reality. He estranges the objects from their initial function or natural form by introducing them into a different context or transforming the object itself with a poetically minimalistic outlook. In all that, Prieto Garcia investigates humor as an artistic strategy, creating images that are light as they are funny or absurd and loaded with meaning as a subversive reflection on contemporary politics.

At PAC, Pietro Garcia is inviting the audience to a journey of discovery throughout the space, exhibiting four small poetical works with a strongly subversive and humoristic character.

Kateřina Šedá

Kateřina Šedá was born 1977 in Brno, Czech Republic. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and the School of Applied Arts in Brno. Her projects are mostly carried out in the area where she lives (in the countryside or the city outskirts). Šedá has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Berlin Biennale (2008), the Biennale de Lyon (2009) and others.

The changing society which loses its initial identity, or a new architecture which alienates its own inhabitants, these things engage Kateřina Šedá in creating “social games” which are artistic projects that investigate a micro-society by involving its individuals. This means her commitment is not limited to an artistic process, but that she seeks to engage in society itself by actively including social models, individuals or communities. Once the game is finalized, reimagining the documentation of the “social game” becomes the work, through which Šedá creates a dynamic installation.

At PAC, Šedá presents her new project Mirror Hill, for which she has involved the community of Tüköhegy, a new quarter in the town of Törökbálint, 15 km from Budapest. Her project explores the new urban structure and how it defines its inhabitants, their perception and experience.

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve was born 1977 in Papendrecht, the Netherlands. He was raised playing classical piano, but finally, after studying music, industrial design, classical archaeology and Russian, he joined the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, to study audiovisual arts. Van der Werve lives and works in Hassi, Finland, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was a resident at International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York. In 2005 he was nominated for the Prix de Rome, in 2008 he received a grant from the F.C.A., New York, and in 2010 he received the Prix International d’Art Contemporain of the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco.

Guido van der Werve is an artist-filmmaker, musician and composer drawn to the major themes of life. In his films he uses a visual language, which is steeped in a sense of the sublime, and his music accompanying the image is melancholic. The whole setting reminds us of the romantic period in art with its fascination with the infinite discovered when facing nature. The second theme in van der Werve’s work is found in direct confrontation with thought. The immeasurable possibilities of mathematics (and thus music and chess) are so vast that the idea itself renders time mute and shows the nothingness of man. Van der Werve’s work becomes a contemplative experience, in which ideas of solitude and utopian discoveries are always central.

At PAC, van der Werve is combining three films, including his most recent nummer 12, a complex work assembling different leading themes in his oeuvre.

Nico Vascellari

Nico Vascellari was born 1976 in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. He is working with different media including performance, sculpture, video, sound and collage. Vascellari’s work has been included in prestigious exhibitions such as the Biennale di Venezia (2007), where he was awarded the Prize for Italian Art, the Manifesta (2008) and the Quadriennale di Roma (2008). He also presented a performance at Marina Abramovic Institute in 2010.

Being both musician and artist, Nico Vascellari combines his sculptural installations with sound performances. Through his performances he investigates the relation between the viewer, the space and the action. He is drawn to cult figures connected to the music scene with whom he collaborates or to which he reacts in his work. Inspired by his fascination with rituals, spiritualism and cult, he reflects on the thought of destruction as a driving energy to the construction of things. This leads him into the idea of mapping spaces, energies, sounds and nature, all of which are central themes in his work. For PAC Vascellari will create a new work and a new performance on the day of the opening.

For PAC, Vascellari will create two new works including a new performance on the day of the opening. He combines this with Hymn, an elaborate installation bringing together the complex diversity of themes in his work.

Jorinde Voigt

Jorinde Voigt was born 1977 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She graduated after Multimedia Studies with Prof. Moebus at UdK Berlin (1999–2000), Visual Art Studies at the Royal College of Art, London (2001), Visual Culture Studies with Prof. Sieverding at UdK Berlin (2003) and Visual Culture Studies, Photography, with Prof. Sieverding at UdK Berlin (2001–2004). She has received the Bosch Rexroth Prize, the Otto Dix Prize, Gera, and the Residency Program of the B. H. Watermill Foundation, New York. She currently lives and works in Berlin.

Jorinde Voigt has developed a scientific system of dogmatic limitations that forms the grid of her drawings. Each drawing series follows the same limitations. Her conceptual works are closely linked to the grammatical structure of languages and the notation of music. Using a scientific approach and precision, Voigt investigates drawing. Her work unveils dynamical structures that can be found all around, in our body, in social, political and architectural structures, in our own physical experiences. For her botanical garden work, she uses a strategy of objectifying her subjective experience, recreating it through a fixed system of registration and evaluation.

Voigt creates a daring new group of drawings for PAC, including a specially created Botanic Code of Kiev.

Artem Volokytin

Artem Volokytin was born 1981 in Chuguiv, in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. He graduated from Kharkiv State Academy for Design and Arts. In 2009, he won the main prize in the competition for the PinchukArtCentre Prize. He currently lives and works in Kharkiv.

Artem Volokytin is a full-blooded painter who researches the body as a physical presence on canvas. His painting technique looks to create light through the paint. His work becomes an investigation of the human body as a monumental and spiritual hero. Volokytin disconnects his figures from the real by figurating them in a void. The emptiness of the background emphasizes the absence of context and increases the tension between a void and physicality, introducing a sense of sublime into the flesh.

At PAC, Volokytin presents a new series of paintings exploring the central themes in his work, the body and the void.

Emily Wardill

Emily Wardill was born 1977 in Rugby, UK, and today lives and works in London. Wardill has exhibited extensively both in Britain and abroad. She is a Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art. In 2006 Wardill featured in the Art Now Lightbox programme at Tate Britain. Her films have also been screened at film festivals internationally, including Oberhausen, the New York Film Festival, and the London Film Festival. The most extensive exhibition of Wardill’s work to date, windows broken, break, broke together, opened at de Appel, Amsterdam, in 2010.

Emily Wardill has a strong interest in historical sources, philosophical texts and the history of theatre. These elements influence her film work, which uses a visual language that is always reflecting on cinematographic systems, giving added meaning to her narrative. Wardill thinks about the image as inseparable from its soundscape, using sound as an antipode to the image. She investigates her characters in specific social models analyzing the social games and interactions. Her films uncover language systems interwoven with political systems as well as the systematic defence each individual puts up in interaction with another. Wardill leads a psychological investigation on how human nature in a “risk society” creates illusions that come to be regarded as reality.

Wardill has made the radical choice to show sketches of an unfinished film project at PAC, opening a work in process to the public for the first time. She combines this with her most recent work, Game Keepers without Game.

Hector Zamora

Hector Zamora was born 1974 in Mexico City, where he graduated in graphic design from the UAM-X. He currently lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. His work has been exhibited at the Bienal de São Paulo (2006), the Busan Biennale, South Korea (2006), the Encuentro Internacional Medellín, Colombia (2007), the Bienal de la Habana, Cuba (2007) and the Biennale di Venezia (2009).

To bring an ideological system to its absolutely emancipated form is rarely a successful experiment, as the system itself adapts to the reality of its surroundings, loses its purity or stops its growth. The reflection on these ideological structures, which have a historical, social, political or cultural origin, is the central theme of Hector Zamora’s sculptural installations. In PAC, Zamora introduces a boat that could not be finished since the physical space where the construction started proved too small. He reflects on the former political model of socialism and the marks it left on society. But the work reaches beyond that, as the boat itself has a complex symbolical and iconographical tradition, which transcends different cultural identities.

Zamora shows his special project of constructing a large boat inside PAC, reflecting on ideological structures and society.

PinchukArtCentre presents the solo exhibition of Takashi Murakami, the Mentor Artist of the Future Generation Art Prize

The PinchukArtCentre has the honour to present the solo exhibition of Takashi Murakami, one of the Mentor artists of the Future Generation Art Prize. The show will be on display from
October 30, 2010 till January 9, 2011.

For this show embedded to the context of the Future Generation Art Prize Takashi Murakami made 2 new works, the wall paper and the new painting, combining them with 3 other iconic works: Funky flowers, Mr. DOB in a strange forest and Emperor with new clothes. The exhibition demonstrates his deep rooted foundation in the Japanese culture tradition and his strong connection to the contemporary Japanese pop-culture.

Murakami was searching for a more broad-based cultural appraisal, however, and returned to a more congenial figure he had devised shortly before leaving Japan: a large-headed creature with round ears, ‘o’-shaped mouth and diminutive body he christened Mr. DOB, who was to form one of the cast of characters that have populated Murakami’s oeuvre throughout the subsequent fifteen years. Together with the white-suited Kaikai, the three-eyed Kiki, and the horn-crowned Mr. Pointy, Mr. DOB provided the basis for an ever-metamorphosing fantasy world, accompanied by wreaths of smiley-faced flowers, comical mushrooms and graphically rendered daisy-eyed skulls.

Adapting the meticulous painting techniques learned from his traditional education, Murakami set about creating a hybrid contemporary art form that was derived from, but also continued to compound and explore, aspects of historical and contemporary Japanese culture, not only for native audiences, but also as a valuable export capable of articulating the sensibility of post-war Japanese culture to non-Japanese audiences.

The jurors of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010:

  • Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden) – Director of the Städelschule Art Academy, Frankfurt am Main; Director of the Venice Biennale 2009;
  • Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria) – Director of Documenta XI; Former Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at San Francisco Art Institute;
  • Yuko Hasegawa (Japan) – Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT); former Chief Curator of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa;
  • Ivo Mesquita (Brazil) – Chief Curator at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; Curator of the 2008 São Paolo Biennial;
  • Eckhard Schneider (Germany) General Director of the PinchukArtCentre;
  • Robert Storr (USA) – Dean of the Yale University School of Art; Director of the Venice Biennale 2007;
  • Ai Weiwei (China) – artist.

The board of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010:

  • Chairman: Victor Pinchuk;
  • Richard Armstrong (Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, USA);
  • Eli Broad (Founder, The Broad Foundations, USA);
  • Andreas Gursky (artist, Germany);
  • Damien Hirst (artist, UK);
  • Dakis Joannou (Founder, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Greece);
  • Sir Elton John (Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation and Sir Elton John Photography Collection, UK);
  • Jeff Koons (artist, USA);
  • Glenn D. Lowry (Director, The Museum of Modern Art, USA);
  • Takashi Murakami (artist, Japan);
  • Alfred Pacquement (Director of Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France);
  • Miuccia Prada (Founder, Fondazione Prada, Italy);
  • Sir Nicholas Serota (Director, Tate, UK).

Eckhard Schneider, the General Director of the PinchukArtCentre: “Inspired by Takashi Murakami’s Geisai prize, the Future Generation Art Prize expresses the vision of Victor Pinchuk, its founder, to create a global artprize for a future generation of artists. For this reason Takashi was invited to be the first Patron artist to present his works in a solo exhibition along with works of the young artists shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010”.

To encourage the assistance of one generation of artists to the next, a group of renowned Mentor artists including Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami, committed its long-term participation in the Future Generation Art Prize. They will be providing in-person counsel and support to the Prize winners. According to the concept of the Prize one of the Mentor artists will have a parallel show at the same time as each biannual exhibition of the shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize will be taking place.

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Future Generation Art Prize

Future Generation Art Prize established in 2009 by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation is the unique biannual artist-focused prize aims to discover and provide long-term support for the generation of emerging artists, wherever they may live and work as well as to make a major contribution toward the production of new work by young artists. It is important contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

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