The winners of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022 have been announced
The winners of the 7th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022, a national award for Ukrainian artists under 35 years old, have been announced in Kyiv. They were selected from among 18 nominees. The jury consisted of Bjorn Geldhof, the art director of the PinchukArtCentre, Ukrainian artist, writer and photographer Yevgenia Belorusets, curator of the French Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale Marta Kuzma, and Bart de Baere, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp.
The winner of the main prize was Dana Kavelina for her 3D animation “There Cannot Be That Nothing Cannot Be Returned”. She received 370,000 hryvnias and automatically entered the list of nominees for the 2023 Future Generation Art Prize 2023. Kavelina works with animation, video, installation, painting, and graphics. She explores the theme of military violence from a gender perspective, as well as issues of collective trauma and memory.
“Her works are a long poetry that looks at the distorted reality with a holistic and utopian view of the future,” the jury commented. “She focuses on empathy and proposes ways of coexisting conflicting memories in a world where the dead come back to life and live in fundamental equality with all the elements around them.”
Special mentions and 60,000 hryvnias were awarded to Nikolai Karabinovich, Anton Saenko, and Katerina Lysovenko. The jury also recommended that the organizers of the prize include them in the list of nominees for the 2023 Future Generation Art Prize. The Public Choice Award went to Mykhailo Alekseenko – he was chosen by electronic voting of visitors to the “United” exhibition, which runs until April 30th.
The PinchukArtCentre Prize is awarded every two years, starting from 2009. Previous winners of the main prize include Artem Volokitin (2009), Nikita Kadan (2011), Zhanna Kadyrova (2013), Open Group (2015), Anna Zvyagintseva (2018), Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimey (2020).
The photographs are provided by PinchukArtCentre.