Competition of young artists UNTITLED PRIZE and Omelchenko Gallery present exhibition of the winners of Untitled Prize - 2018 contest - “Territory”, dedicated to the theme of identity, but not as a theoretical problem, but as an experience of understanding and living in context of modernity. The authors - Valentin Shunkov, Roman Soyd and Anna Vishnevskaya - suggest the viewer compare maps of the internal landscape with the territory of real life.
The exhibition is based on storytelling. The Gallery successfully zones artists' narratives. There you can find graphic works of Roma Soyda, which demonstrate the plots of internal battles and victories over himself, and canvases of Anna Vishnevskaya, which are about to break the fourth wall and seem to fall upon the viewer with the question “Where are we?”. In the final spacious hall Valentin Shunkov talks about nature of human identity.
UNTITLED PRIZE is an all-Russian competition of young artists presenting to the public once every two years a wide section of contemporary artistic environment, the work of artists of different media and directions. Authors from 18 to 35 years old can take part in the competition to make themselves known in the professional art arena, get into the attention of curators, journalists, art dealers and collectors, become part of a large-scale group exhibition and even receive a worthy grant. Applications for the competition are submitted through the media platform
The ending of the Untitled Prize 2018 contest was an exhibition of 30 artists from all over Russia at the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art. And the following awards awaited the three finalists-winners: Roma Soyda won two-year training at the British High School of Art and Design, Anna Vishnevskaya got a certificate for residence at the VYKSA Art Residence, and grant of 250,000 rubles for the implementation of an art project went to Valentin Shunkov.