PinchukArtCentre is one of the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centers in Central and Eastern Europe. It was created by Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk in September 2006 as the main cultural project of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
The PinchukArtCentre is located in an ancient architectural ensemble of the Kyiv Bessarabian quarter, which was restored at the beginning of the 21st century. The architectural design and interior design were developed by French architect Philippe Chiambaretta. Today, the art center occupies 6 floors, combining exhibition halls on 4 floors, a video lounge and a cafe on the 6th floor, as well as an administrative part. The total area of the art center is more than 3000 sq.m.
A rich and dynamic exhibition and educational program, convenient opening hours and free entry provide a unique opportunity for everyone to get acquainted with the best works of contemporary world and Ukrainian artists. The key audience of the art center is young people from 16 to 35 years old. As of September 2017, the PinchukArtCentre was visited by more than 3,000,000 people.
Education is the core of the PinchukArtCentre’s activities. The Art Center continually offers its visitors a dynamic program of master classes, lectures, excursions and discussions aimed at developing a deeper understanding of contemporary art. A separate area includes numerous activities for children and schoolchildren.
The educational program also includes events aimed at the professional community, namely discussions, round tables, meetings with art center specialists, training of guides, etc. In 2012, the art center founded the “Curator Platform” – a school for training world-class curators and art specialists. All events are free for participants.
At the end of 2008, the creation of the PinchukArtCentre Prize was announced – the first national prize for young artists under the age of 35. This is the first private prize in Ukraine, the purpose of which is to create, support and develop a new generation of young Ukrainian artists. The prize has been awarded every two years since 2009.
In December 2009, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation announced the creation of the Future Generation Art Prize – the first large-scale international Prize for artists under the age of 35, organized by the PinchukArtCentre. The Future Generation Art Prize aims to discover new names in the art world and provide long-term support to the next generation of artists from around the world. The global scale and democratic online application process make this competition unique. The prize has been awarded every two years since 2010.
Where is the Pinchukartcenter?
st. Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya/Basseinaya 1/3-2, block A, Bessarabsky quarter