Shortlisted for this year’s edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, two 2016 PIPA Prize nominees, Carla Chaim and Vivian Caccuri, participate in the award’s parallel exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia, on view since May at Palazzo Contarini. Curated by Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre, which runs the prize, and Anna Smolakhe, invited curator, the show can be visited through August 13th this year.
Chosen from amongst 4,500 entries, Chaim and Caccuri are featured along other 17 shortlisted artists and the two winners of this year’s edition of the Future Generation Arts Prize: South African Dineo Seshee Bopape, winner of the main US$100,000 award, and Kenyan-British Phoebe Boswell, who won the US$20,000 Special Prize.
A global art prize for artists up to 35, the Future Generation Art Prize is widely acknowledged as a springboard for emerging talent. Launched in 2009 by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, its aim was to discover, recognise and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. It is important contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.
La Biennale di Venezia’s Future Generation Art Prize Exhibition, featuring Dineo Seshee Bopape, Phoebe Boswell, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Iván Argote, Firelei Báez, Vivian Caccuri, Sol Calero, Asli Çavuşoğlu, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Carla Chaim, Christian Falsnaes, EJ Hill, Andy Holden, Li Ran, Ibrahim Mahama, Rebecca Moss, Sasha Pirogova, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Martine Syms, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Open Group
Curated by Björn Geldhof and Anna Smolakhe
On view from May 13th through August 13th, 2017