Bloomberg New Contemporaries has announced the full list of artists shortlisted for the annual open submission exhibition.
A panel of guest selectors including Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price, Turner Prize nominee George Shaw, and British Art Show 8 artist Caroline Achaintre, have chosen 47 artists for the exhibition that, since 1949, has showcased new and recent fine art graduates.
In addition to exhibiting, participating artists will also have access to a number of professional development opportunities aimed at making their practices more sustainable.
New Contemporaries director Kirsty Ogg said: “New Contemporaries has championed emerging contemporary art practice for 68 years. This year is no exception, with a number of selected works directly reflecting the seismic shifts in global politics. The resulting exhibition represents the energy coming out of UK art schools today.”
The full list of artists selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 is:
Raen Barnsley, Calum Bowden, Eleanor Breeze, Christy Burdock, Robbie Campbell, Neil Carroll, Sofia Caselli, Adam Castle and Ed Twaddle, Tereza Červeňová, Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot, Declan Colquitt, José Rafael Cordeiro, Jake Elwes, Darek Fortas, Rufus Roma Genn, Matthew Gough, Thomas Greig, Tom Hatton, Caitlin Hazell, Gabriella Hirst, Jack Howell Evans, Hettie James, Jack Killick, Carla Lavin, James Laycock, Gal Leshem, Melissa Magnuson, Lucy Mayes, Amanda Moström, Rhona Mühlebach, Nathan Roy Newton, Robbie O’Keeffe, Irvin Pascal, Katarzyna Perlak, Seth Pimlott, Tom Platt, Glen Pudvine, Maïa Régis, Harriet Rickard, Martin Sekera, Devlin Shea, Felix Treadwell, David Walker Kennedy, Max K Weaver and Michaela Yearwood-Dan.
Previous exhibitors in the show include significant post-war artists such as Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego, pop artists including Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney, and YBAs such as Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing. More recently, Ed Atkins, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, and Rachel Maclean – who is currently representing Scotland at Venice Biennale – have all been selected.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 is at Baltic, Gateshead and Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne from 29 September to 26 November 2017.
1. Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 selectors George Shaw, Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price. Courtesy: New Contemporaries