Cinthia Marcelle, a Brazilian artist who makes films, photographs and installations, is the winner of the first Future Generation Art Prize. Cinthia will receive $60,000 in cash and $40,000 to be invested in the production of new work. Mircea Nicolae, the artist from Romania, received the Special Prize.
Daniel Birnbaum, the Chairman of the Jury: “With a keen sense of scale and sculpture impact Cinthia Marcelle beautifully composed films captures the viewer immediately. Her visually powerful works in the exhibition impressed the jury through their visual economy and rigorous form. We congratulate her to her successful synthesis of choreography landscape and performance”.
Cinthia Marcelle: “I am really surprised to be here. It was a long trip to get to Kiev. I would like to thank the audience. It’s nice to know that people of all over the world have seen my works. It’s a really nice experience. And talking about what I am going to do with the money I received the main plan is to keep experimenting, researching and having time to develop new projects”.
The Mentor Artists of the Prize, including Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami, arrived to Kyiv especially to celebrate the Prize. For the very first time all these outstanding artists were on the stage together.
The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize will be a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.
The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.
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