Selectors for the 2004 New Contemporaries Open Call
Brian Griffiths (b. 1968) is an artist based in London. He produces three-dimensional collages using a range of sources, including old textbooks, fifties and sixties furniture, remnants of cut linoleum and polystyrene. From 1995-1996 Griffiths studied for his M.A. in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He received his BA from the University of Humberside in 1992.
Griffiths has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including ‘New Blood’ at the Saatchi Gallery in London, the 2001 Tirana Biennale, ‘Haemorrhaging States’ at Tent in Rotterdam and ‘Hey, You Never Know’ at Kenny Schachter in New York. Brian Grittiths is also a tutor at the Royal Academy of Arts and a part-time tutor at Camberwell College of Arts for BA sculpture.
Dinos Chapman (b. 1962) is a British visual artist, and part of the artist duo know as Chapman Brothers. Their subject matter tries to be deliberately shocking, including, in 2008, a series of works that appropriated original watercolours by Adolf Hitler.
Dinos studied at the Ravensbourne College of Art (1980–83), before both together enrolled at the Royal College of Art (1988–90), when they also worked as assistants to the artists Gilbert and George. In the mid-1990s, their sculptures were included in the YBA showcase exhibitions Brilliant! and Sensation. In 2003, the two were nominated for the annual Turner Prize.
Kate Bush is the Adjunct Curator of Photography at Tate Britain. Kate is a curator and critic specialising in contemporary art and photography.
She was most recently Head of Photography at the Science Museum Group – including the Science Museum in London and National Media Museum in Bradford which she joined in 2014 – and was previously Head of Art Galleries at the Barbican Centre in London.
Tacita Dean OBE RA (born 1965) is an English visual artist who works primarily in film. She is one of the Young British Artists, was a nominee for the Turner Prize in 1998 and was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2008.
Tacita Dean trained as a painter and now works in a variety of media. She is best known for her compelling 16mm films, in which the specific qualities associated with film-making are of central importance. Dean's films are haunted by architectural relics which seem to embody outmoded or bankrupt beliefs, but at their time of execution promised much. In their formal qualities, her films reference other art forms, painting especially. Dean also works with video, sound, drawings and objects.