MUHi 2015 young Ukrainian artists competition winners announced
30 November 2015
An award ceremony for MUHi 2015, the fourth independent national competition for young Ukrainian artists, was held at Shcherbenko Art Centre on 28 November. Three winners were selected from ten competition finalists.
The MUHi 2015 Grand Prix, along with an award of UAH 40,000, was presented to Daria Koltsova for her ‘Theory of Defence’ project. The Supovoy Nabor group, consisting of Pyotr Vladimirov and Yevgeniy Koroletov, received a special Topical Theme award for their ‘Black Olymp’ project.
Anton Saienko received a special award for the Best Conceptual Design for his ‘Narrative Formula’ project. The winners in special nominations were awarded with UAH 15,000 prizes.
According to the competition rules, the winners received half of their respective awards in cash, while another half will go towards realisation of personal projects at the Shcherbenko Art Centre space or under its auspices in 2016.
The MUHi 2015 competition winners were determined by an international expert commission consisting of:
Tatiana Tumasyan – curator, gallery owner, Kharkiv Municipal Gallery director.
Oksana Barshynova – art historian, senior researcher at the research department for the XX – beginning of XXI century art at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, curator.
Kateryna Taylor – cultural project manager, co-founder of the Platform for Contemporary Art.
Nadim Samman – curator, co-founder of the Import-Projects, the Near East Magazine editor.
Janusz Baldyga – artist, performer, teacher, curator of the Days of performance art in Lviv.
The works of ten competition finalists will be displayed until 5 December at the Modern Art Research Institute.