Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award/2018
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The Pop-Mechanica Grand-Prix
Olga Komleva, Andrey Smirnov "Ural Lights"

Best Curatorial Project
Ludmila Belova "Quiet voices"

Best Visual Art Project
Sergey Kishchenko "Observation journal 2014-2017"

Best Media Object
Alena Tereshko "In studio by I.E. Repin"

Best Public Art Project
Svetlana Luchnikova "Common yard"

Best Contemporary Art Festival
State Russian Museum X International Festival "Imperial Gardens of Russia", "AVANGARDENS",
Galina Tebieva, Katya Bochavar, "Posess the Caucasus!"

Best Text on Contemporary Art
Iosif Bakshtein "Articles and dialogues"

Yellow Head


Special prize of the Institut Français in St. Petersburg
Semyon Motolyanets "Very artificial choice"


In 2017 the Award's organizing committee received more than a 1000 applications both from Russia and from abroad. Altogether 74 projects of various backgrounds, forms and locations were included in the final list of the Nominees.

"Best Visual Art Project" and "Best Curatorial Project"

turned out to be the most popular nominations, each consisting of 13 projects. Having received a considerable number of applications during the selection stage of the Award, the organizing committee decided to

establish the "Best Contemporary Art Festival" nomination. The new nomination became the third most popular, having gathered 12 projects from festivals in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Archangelsk, Vyksa, Nicola-Lenivets etc.

The long-list included works that represent an innovative approach in expressing the artist's intention, reflect the artistic development, define future directions and trends of contemporary art.

The winner of the Grand-Prix nomination receives 200,000 rubles. The winners in nominations "Best Curatorial Project", "Best Visual Art Project", "Best Media Object", "Best Public Art Project", "Best Text on Contemporary Art" receive 100,000 rubles each.

The winners in the nominations "Ethno-Mechanica" and "Electro-Mechanica" are awarded with special prizes from the sponsors.

The projects included in the long-list of the Award can be seen at the nominees' exhibition in Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Centre and are also published in the Award's catalogue.