Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the annual open competition for final-year and recent graduates, has announced its selection for the 2015 edition. Selectors Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood-Paddock and Simon Starling have chosen 37 artists from over 1600 submissions.
Now in its 66th year and with support from Bloomberg for the 15th consecutive year, the touring exhibition will launch in September in Nottingham, where it will take place in three artist-led spaces – One Thoresby Street, Backlit and Primary. It will then travel to London for a November opening at the ICA.
New Contemporaries director Kirsty Ogg said: “New Contemporaries continues to be the leading and longest-running open submission, showcasing some of the most dynamic and engaging work emerging from British art schools.
“This year is no exception, with a strong sculptural presence that deals with materiality and form; painting that tackles the medium’s rich history; moving image critiquing current societal attitudes to socio-economic and gender differences; as well as photography, printmaking and works on paper.”
The artists exhibiting in the 2015 edition are:
Sïan Astley, Kevin Boyd, Lydia Brockless, Kanad Chakrabarti, James William Collins, Andrei Costache, Julia Curtin, Abri de Swardt, Melanie Eckersley, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Justin Fitzpatrick, Hannah Ford, Sophie Giller, Richard Hards, Juntae TJ Hwang, Jasmine Johnson, Tomomi Koseki, Hilde Krohn Huse, Pandora Lavender, Jin Han Lee, Hugo Lopez Ayuso, Beatrice-Lily Lorigan, Scott Lyman, Scott Mason, Oliver McConnie, Mandy Niewohner, Hamish Pearch, Neal Rock, Conor Rogers, Katie Schwab, Tim Simmons, David Cyrus Smith, Francisco Sousa Lobo, Aaron Wells, Morgan Wills, Mona Yoo; and Andrea Zucchini.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 runs from 18 September to end of October at One Thoresby Street, Backlit and Primary, Nottingham, with additional activity supported by Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Castle; and from 24 November to end of January 2016 at ICA, London. www.newcontemporaries.org.uk
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