New Contemporaries 2023 Selectors

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From left: Helen Cammock (Photo: Alun Callender), Sunil Gupta, Heather Phillipson (Photo: Holly Falconer). Images courtesy of the artists.

NC23 has been selected by internationally renowned artists Helen Cammock, Sunil Gupta, and Heather Phillipson.


Helen Cammock

Helen Cammock uses film, photography, print, text, song and performance to examine mainstream historical and contemporary narratives about Blackness, womanhood, oppression and resistance, wealth and power, poverty and vulnerability. Her works often cut across time and geography, layering multiple voices as she investigates the cyclical nature of histories in her visual and aural assemblages. In 2017, Cammock won the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, and in 2019 was the joint recipient of The Turner Prize. She has exhibited and performed worldwide including recent solo shows at the Whitechapel Gallery, The Photographer's Gallery and Serpentine Galleries (London, UK), STUK Art Centre (Leuven, Belgium), Collezione Maramotti (Reggio Emilia, Italy), VOID (Derry, Northern Ireland), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin, Ireland), Kestner Gesellshaft (Hannover, Germany), and Hamburger Kunstalle (Hamburg, Germany). She has three upcoming solo shows: Art + Practice (Los Angeles, USA), Amant (New York, USA) and Oakville Galleries (Toronto, Canada).

Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta is a British/Canadian citizen, (b. New Delhi 1953) MA (RCA) PhD (Westminster) who lives in London and has been involved with independent photography as a critical practice for many years focusing on race, migration and queer issues. A retrospective was shown at The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2020/21) and has moved to The Image Center, Toronto. He is a Professorial Fellow at UCA, Farnham. His latest book is “We Were Here: Sexuality, Photography, and Cultural Difference, Selected Writings by Sunil Gupta”, Aperture New York 2022 and his current exhibitions include; “Sunil Gupta: Songs of Deliverance, Part I and Part II” at the Hammersmith Hospital, London. His work is in many private and public collections, including; Tokyo Museum of Photography, Victoria & Albert Museum, Metropolitan, Museum of Art, New York, Royal Ontario Museum, Tate and the Museum of Modern Art. His work is represented by Hales Gallery (New York, London), Materià Gallery (Rome), Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto) and Vadehra Art Gallery (New Delhi). Sunil Gupta was included in New Contemporaries 1983.

Heather Phillipson

Heather Phillipson’s recent solo exhibitions include Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries commission, London (2021-22), the Fourth Plinth commission, Trafalgar Square (2020-22), Almost Gone, an audio collage for BBC Radio 3 (2020), and major commissions for BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2018) and Art on the Underground’s flagship site at Gloucester Road underground station (2018). Recent group exhibitions include British Art Show 9 (UK, touring), Shanghai Biennale, China (2021), Garden of Earthly Delights, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2019) and Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2019). Phillipson received the Film London Jarman Award in 2016 and the European Short Film Festival selection from the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2018. She is also an award-winning poet. In 2023 she will produce a new commission for the Imperial War Museum in partnership with Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea. Phillipson has been nominated for the Turner Prize 2022. Heather Phillipson was included in New Contemporaries 2008.