New Contemporaries is pleased to announce this year's selected artists with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The panel of guest selectors comprising Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw has chosen 47 artists for the annual open submission exhibition.
Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 are: Raen Barnsley, Calum Bowden, Eleanor Breeze, Christy Burdock, Robbie Campbell, Neil Carroll, Sofia Caselli, Adam Castle and Ed Twaddle, Tereza Červeňová, Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot, Declan Colquitt, José Rafael Cordeiro, Jake Elwes, Darek Fortas, Rufus Roma Genn, Matthew Gough, Thomas Greig, Tom Hatton, Caitlin Hazell, Gabriella Hirst, Jack Howell Evans, Hettie James, Jack Killick, Carla Lavin, James Laycock, Gal Leshem, Melissa Magnuson, Lucy Mayes, Amanda Moström, Rhona Mühlebach, Nathan Roy Newton, Robbie O'Keeffe, Irvin Pascal, Katarzyna Perlak, Seth Pimlott, Tom Platt, Glen Pudvine, Maïa Régis, Harriet Rickard, Martin Sekera, Devlin Shea, Felix Treadwell, David Walker Kennedy, Max K Weaver and Michaela Yearwood-Dan.
Showcasing new and recent fine art graduates since 1949, the roster of alumni encompasses significant post-war figures such as Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego; pop artists including Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney; decade-defining YBAs Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing; alongside other significant contemporary figures such as Tacita Dean, Mark Lecky, Mona Hatoum, Mike Nelson, Chris Ofili and Rebecca Warren. More recently Ed Atkins, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Rachel Maclean and Laure Prouvost have all been selected.
For the first time the national touring exhibition will launch at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne from 29 September to 26 November 2017. The exhibition will then travel to Block 336, London, from 27 January to 3 March 2018.
Through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ long term support, New Contemporaries continues to open up new initiatives for participants including access to a number of professional development opportunities aimed at making their practices more sustainable.
Kirsty Ogg, Director, New Contemporaries says, “New Contemporaries has championed emerging contemporary art practice for 68 years. This year is no exception, with a number of selected works directly reflecting the seismic shifts in global politics, the resulting exhibition represents the energy coming out of UK art schools today.”
As a National Portfolio Organisation, New Contemporaries is a registered charity supported using public funding by Arts Council England.