Wendimagegn Belete and Bronwyn Katz among Shortlist for Future Generation Art Prize 2021

PinchukArtCentre, a private contemporary art centre based in Kyiv, Ukraine, has announced the shortlisted artists for the 6th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. Selected from over 11,700 entries by artists across almost 200 countries, finalists include 21 artists and artist collectives from five continents, including Wendimagegn Belete from Ethiopia and Bronwyn Katz from South Africa.

Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, the Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognise and give long-term support to a future generation of artists from around the world.

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Bronwyn Katz, Wees Gegroet, 2016, Video, 11 minutes, Edition of 5, via 1-54.com
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The winner stands to receive a US $100,000 prize, split between a $60,000 cash prize and a $40,000 investment in their practice. A further $20,000 will be awarded as a special prize/s between up to five artists at the discretion of the jury for supporting projects that develop their artistic practice.

The shortlisted artists, all aged between 18 and 35 years old include Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (Poland), Wendimagegn Belete (Ethiopia), Minia Biabiany (Guadeloupe), Aziz Hazara (Afghanistan), Ho Rui An (Singapore), Agata Ingarden (France), Rindon Johnson (United States), Bronwyn Katz (South Africa), Lap-See Lam (Sweden), Mire Lee (South Korea), Paul Maheke (United Kingdom), Lindsey Mendick (United Kingdom), Henrike Naumann (Germany), Pedro Neves Marques (Portugal), Frida Orupabo (Norway), Andres Pereira Paz (Bolivia), Teresa Solar (Spain), Trevor Yeung (Hong Kong), and artist collectives Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff (USA), Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Himey (Ukraine), and Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings (UK).

These artists will be commissioned to create new works which will be exhibited at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale. The jury will determine the winners of the main prize and special prizes during the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre. Prizes are awarded at a ceremony in December 2021.

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