The shortlist for the fourth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize has been announced, with three UK-based artists among the 21 nominees chosen from 4,421 entries.
London-based artist Phoebe Boswell is a graduate of the Slade School of Art and has previously exhibited at Carroll / Fletcher, Kristin Hjellegjerde, and the Royal Academy. In 2012, she was shortlisted for the Art Foundation’s Animation Fellowship and was the first recipient of the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.
Also London-based, Rebecca Moss is currently studying MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. Earlier this year she received press coverage when, during a three-week residency, she became stranded onboard the Hanjin Geneva, a bankrupt cargo ship left adrift in the open Pacific.
Bedford-based artist and musician Andy Holden has previously exhibited at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and the Stanley Picker Gallery. His two-screen animated film, Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, was a hit at this year’s Glasgow International festival.
The Future Generation Art Prize is open to artists up to the age of 35, working in any medium and based anywhere in the world. The winner will receive US $100,000 split between $60,000 in cash and $40,000 for the production of a new work.
Five Special Prize winners will be awarded US $20,000, and there will also be a ‘Public Choice’ winner.
The full list of shortlisted artists is: Nijdeka Akunyili Crosby (Country of residence, United States); Iván Argote (France); Firelei Báez (United States); Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa); Phoebe Boswell (United Kingdom); Vivian Caccuri (Brazil); Sol Calero (Germany); Asli Çavuşoğlu (Turkey); Vajiko Chachkhiani (Germany); Carla Chaim (Brazil); Christian Falsnaes (Germany); EJ Hill (United States); Andy Holden (UK); Li Ran (China); Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana); Rebecca Moss (UK); Sasha Pirogova (Russia); Kameelah Janan Rasheed (United States); Martine Syms (United States); Kemang Wa Lehulere (South Africa); Open Group: Yuri Bieliey, Pavlo Kovach, Stanislav Turina, Anton Varga (Ukraine).
An international jury of six – which includes Whitechapel Art Gallery director Iwona Blazwick and Nicholas Baume, director of the Public Art Fund, New York – will select the winner, who will be announced in March 2017.
The prize was established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009. Previous winners include: Cinthia Marcelle (Brazil), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (UK), Nástio Mosquito (Angola) and Carlos Motta (Colombia).
An exhibition of the work of the 21 shortlisted artists will go on show at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, 25 February – 16 April 2017. The exhibition will also feature as a collateral exhibition at the Venice Biennial, opening 11 May 2017
1. Phoebe Boswell. Courtesy of the artist
2. Rebecca Moss. Courtesy of the artist
3. Andy Holden. Courtesy of the artist
4. Sol Calero. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Alex Coggin
5. Open Group members Yuri Bieliey, Pavlo Kovach, Stanislav Turina, and Anton Varga Courtesy of the artists