Artists Announced for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018


Chris Alton, After the Revolution They Built an Art School Over the Golf Course, 2017

Benedict Drew, Katy Moran and Keith Piper have chosen 57 artists for the annual open call exhibition


2 May 2018

New Contemporaries is pleased to announce this year's selected artists with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The panel of guest selectors comprising Benedict Drew, Katy Moran (New Contemporaries alumnus 2006) and Keith Piper (New Contemporaries alumnus 1986) has chosen 57 artists for the annual open submission exhibition. The resulting exhibition will offer an insight into today’s creative practices, showcasing some of the most dynamic work being made by emerging artists.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 are: Agil Abdullayev, Kobby Adi, Ayo Akingbade, Annie-Marie Akussah, Chris Alton, Louis Bennett, Jack Burton, Christian Noelle Charles, Kara Chin, Faye Claridge, Jack Fawdry Tatham, Emma Fineman, Rhona Foster, Deme Georghiou, William Glass, Carrie Grainger, Madelynn Mae Green, Habib Hajallie, Camilla Hanney, Rebecca Harper, Sam Henty, Mimi Hope, Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, FC Izaac, Osian Jenaer, Patrick H Jones, Jessica Jordan-Wrench, Marianne Keating, Gareth Kemp, Yushi Li, Shao-Jie Lin, Heidi Maribut, Alexi Marshall, Jocelyn McGregor, Holly McLean, Paula Morison, Yuko Obe, Kamile Ofoeme, Panicattack Duo, Jack Pell, Ralph Pritchard, Anna Reading, Maïa Régis, Bella Riza, Francisco Rodriguez, Janet Sainsbury, Mohammed Sami, Antonia Showering, Shy Bairns, Wal Slzr, Tom Smith, Alcaeus Spyrou, George Stamenov, Viviana Troya, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Tom Waring and Yanghwa.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 will launch from 14 July 2018 – 9 September 2018 as part of this year’s Liverpool Biennial, of which New Contemporaries has been an integral part since 1999. Hosted for the first time at Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University, the show will then travel to London in December 2018 where the South London Gallery will also open its doors to New Contemporaries for the first time since 1999.

Since 1949, throughout the exhibition's history a wealth of established artists have participated in New Contemporaries exhibitions including post-war figures Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego; pop artists Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney; YBAs Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing; alongside contemporary figures such as Tacita Dean, Mark Lecky, Mona Hatoum, Mike Nelson and Chris Ofili; whilst more recent emerging artists including Ed Atkins, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Rachel Maclean and Laure Prouvost have also taken part.

Kirsty Ogg, Director, New Contemporaries says, “As access to arts education and the art world is constantly evolving, it is important that we find new ways to support emergent art practice. For this reason it has been crucial that our opportunities are offered to artists developing practice on alternative as well as formal learning programmes. For the first time New Contemporaries includes artists from non-degree awarding courses with this year’s exhibition promising to be playful and thought-provoking, yet underpinned by theoretical and critical debate.”

As a National Portfolio Organisation, New Contemporaries is a registered charity supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

For more information about the selected artists and selectors see here.