V–A–C Foundation and M HKA engage in a longer-term collaboration by supporting the work of contemporary Russian artists in a variety of way. V–A–C wants to enhance the presence of leading Russian artists, of different generations, in selected European museum collections. M HKA exhibits and collects works by artists from Russia and other countries of the former USSR. The museum focuses on ‘Eurasia’, thereby contributing to the geographic diversity of collecting and programming.

2017

Experts: Alisa Bagdonaite, Sergey Bratkov, Antonio Geusa, Ekaterina Inozemtseva, Elena Ischenko, Alexey Maslyaev, Maria Kalinina, Boris Klyushnikov, Alisa Prudnikova, Katerina Chuchalina, Alexandra Shestakova, Olga Shishko
Short list: The Agency of Singular Investigations (Stanislav Shuripa, Anna Titova), Dimitri Venkov, Ivan Gorshkov, Where Dogs Run, Valia Fetisov
Invited jury member: Defne Ayas (Director of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Winner: Where Dogs Run (Evaporation of the Constitutions)
Special prize: Dimitri Venkov (Krisis)