Future Generation

Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle received the Main Prize of the Future Generation Art Prize 2010 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation

Cinthia Marcelle, a Brazilian artist who makes films, photographs and installations, is the winner of the first Future Generation Art Prize.  The winner of the Main Prize was selected and announced by the international jury consisting of Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden), Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria), Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Ivo Mesquita (Brazil), Eckhard Schneider (Germany), Robert Storr (USA) and Ai Weiwei (China) at the award ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday, December 10.

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, artist (Brazil), the Winner of the Main Prize: “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”.

Following by the open, free and democratic application procedure via Internet the seven members of the Selection Committee, competent and global art-professionals, selected 20 artists from more than 6 000 applications coming from 125 countries and divided over all continents. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation this unique biannual artist-focused prize aims to discover and provide long-term support for a generation of emerging artists, wherever they may live and work as well as to make a major contribution toward the production of new work by young artists.

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