Selectors for the 2020 New Contemporaries Open Call
Alexandre da Cunha
Grounded in a material aesthetic and ethic, Alexandre da Cunha makes sculptures and wall-mounted work using transformed everyday or found objects. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Pivo in São Paulo, Brazil, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Major outdoor sculptures by da Cunha are on permanent view at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri; outside the Monsoon Building in London and the at The Fenway in Boston. He is currently working on a major permanent commission for Transport for London to be revealed in 2021.
Anthea Hamilton's practice comprises installation, sculpture and performance. She was one of four shortlisted artists for the 2016 Turner Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Prude, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England (2019); The New Life, Secession, Vienna, Austria (2018) and The Squash, Tate Britain, London, England (2018). Her work has been presented as part of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, the British Art Show 8 and in numerous international venues including the Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin (with Nicholas Byrne), the 13th Lyon Biennale, and the 10th Gwangju Biennale.
Linder is known for her photography, radical feminist photomontage, and confrontational performance art. Linder was artist-in-residence for Art on the Underground, creating an 85-metre-long street-level billboard at Southwark station and a cover commission for the 29th edition of the pocket Tube map. Recent solo exhibitions include Nottingham Contemporary and Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Linder’s work has been included in group exhibitions at Tate Modern, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Britain, and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. In 2017, Linder was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award. In February 2020, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, will open Linder’s first UK retrospective which will travel on to Hatton Gallery, Newcastle.