PinchukArtCentre is one of the largest centers of contemporary art in Central and Eastern Europe, and was founded in 2006 by Ukrainian entrepreneur and philanthropist Viktor Pinchuk. Currently PinchukArtCentre occupies six floors with a total exhibition space of more than 3,000 square meters. The exhibition halls are located on four of them. There is also a library, a education room, bookstore, video lounge and cafe. The center is situated in the historic district of the Bessarabian quarter. In the early 2000s, this was restored, and both the architectural and interior designs for the center were developed by French architect Philippe Kyambaretta.
Open to the public daily from 12:00 to 21:00, admission is free. To date, the Center has already received three million visitors. This forward-looking project is still dynamically developing and constantly expanding the sphere of its activity. Thus, awards for young artists under the age of 35 have been introduced. The Future Generation Art Prize and the PinchukArtCentre Prize, with a large cash reward, provides for an internship for the winner in the workshop of world famous artists. Since 2011, the Curatorial Platform educational program has been up and running, providing curators with professional, international training. In 2016, a pioneering research project was launched, with the goal of creating a living archive of contemporary Ukrainian art, beginning in the 1980s. The center constantly hosts exhibitions, lectures and public discussions.
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