PinchukArtCentre Announces the Winner of the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019
PinchukArtCentre Announces the Winner of the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019

Emilija Škarnulytė (Lithuania) is the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019, the fifth edition of the global art prize for artists under 35, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009. The winner was announced by the international jury at the award ceremony in the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine on 22 March. Emilija Škarnulytė received a total of $100,000: $60,000 as a cash prize, and $40,000 to fund their artistic practice.

Image: Emilija Škarnulytė, t 1 ⁄ 2 (2019). Video, 3D remote sensing scanning, 18’00”. Image courtesy of the artist and PinchukArtCentre © 2019. Photographed by Maksim Belousov

 

Emilija Škarnulytė (Lithuania) is the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019, the fifth edition of the global art prize for artists under 35, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009. The winner was announced by the international jury at the award ceremony in the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine on 22 March. Emilija Škarnulytė received a total of $100,000: $60,000 as a cash prize, and $40,000 to fund their artistic practice. 

An additional $20,000 was awarded between Special Prize winners Gabrielle Goliath (South Africa) and Cooking Sections (UK).

The winners were chosen by the prize’s distinguished international jury, consisting of: Pablo León de la Barra, curator at large, Latin America, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York; Björn Geldhof, artistic director, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv; Gabi Ngcobo, curator, 10th Berlin Biennale; Tim Marlow, artistic director, Royal Academy of Arts, London; and Hoor Al Qasimi, president, Sharjah Art Foundation and International Biennial Association.

 

Emilija Škarnulytė, t 1 ⁄ 2 (2019). Video, 3D remote sensing scanning, 18’00”. Image courtesy of the artist and PinchukArtCentre © 2019. Photographed by Maksim Belousov

 

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the prize, Björn Geldhof, artistic director, PinchukArtCentre comments:

"It is exciting to be part of a prize which champions current, dynamic and talented young artists. The truly global nature of the prize allows creative voices from all over the world to be represented. Aptly for this year’s edition of the Future Generation Art Prize, which is now in its 10th year, the work explores the ‘archaeology of the future’, questioning the possibilities of tomorrow. All the artists in this year’s exhibition have shown an undisputed quality of artistic acumen – deciding the ultimate winner was incredibly difficult."

Commenting on Emilija Škarnulytė as the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019, the Jury said: 

"Emilija Škarnulytė’s work “t 1 ⁄ 2” stems from deep and extensive research which has been translated in a coherent and confident way. The jury found its scale, rhythm and pace mesmerising alongside its capacity to deal with vast expanses of time in a precise manner. 

Her use of video expands into a multi-dimentional experience, confronting many of the major issues facing humanity which are often left unspoken. Without being overtly didactic, the work stays open-ended and poetic while raising fundamental questions about where we come from, who we are and where we might end-up."

 

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