TÃ³xico Â is happy to be one the the international Partner Platforms for “The Future Generation Art Prize“. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, its aim is to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. The Main Prize will be awarded to one artist who will receive the amount of US$ 100,000 from the international jury in the context of an exhibition. The Prize will be split in US$ 60,000 in cash and US$ 40,000 for the investment of new work production.
Besides, “to encourage this new generation of artists, a group of renowned Mentor Artists hasÂ committed its long-term participation in the Prize. These artists will provide in-person counselÂ and support to the prize winners, and one of the Mentor artists will have a parallel show at theÂ same time as each shortlist exhibition. The 2012 Mentor Artists are Andreas Gursky, DamienÂ Hirst, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami.”
The jury is composed by Ai Wei Wei, Daniel Birnbaum, Ivo Mesquita and Robert Storr, among others.
We have sent over a list with our recommendation of Â talented artists that will skip the preliminary rounds; and we hope many more will apply.
Do clickÂ hereÂ to find out more; the application process is now open.