New Contemporaries has selected 45 artists for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 exhibition. The show will launch at Leeds Art Gallery on 14 September to coincide with the final weekend of the inaugural Yorkshire Sculpture International.

The open submission exhibition will continue in Leeds until 17 November and then move to the South London Gallery from 6 December to 23 February 2020.

Since 1949 the New Contemporaries exhibition has showcased work by new and recent graduates from UK art schools. In 2018 it began accepting submissions from non-degree awarding alternative art education programmes.

The organisation is marking its landmark year with a programme of events and commissions.

These include: six short video interviews with New Contemporaries alumni including Bruce McLean, Mark Wallinger, Rachel Maclean, Hardeep Pandhal and Chantal Joffe; commissions by alumni Mark Leckey (digital) and James N Hutchinson (The Tetley, Leeds); and a two-day conference at the Courtauld Institute in October.

Director Kirsty Ogg said: “With a dazzling range of names in post-war and contemporary art, collectively our alumni have helped define contemporary visual culture. This milestone in our history presents an opportunity to reflect on our past, present and future.”

This year’s exhibiting artists were chosen by a panel of guest selectors consisting of Rana Begum, Sonia Boyce and Ben Rivers. The selected artists are:

Jan Agha, Eleonora Agostini, Justin Apperley, Ismay Bright, Roland Carline, Liam Ashley Clark, Becca May Collins, Rafael Pérez Evans, Katharina Fitz, Samuel Fordham, Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, Gabriela Giroletti, Roei Greenberg, Elena Helfrecht, Mary Herbert, Laura Hindmarsh, Cyrus Hung, Yulia Iosilzon, Umi Ishihara, Alexei Alexander Izmaylov, Paul Jex, Eliot Lord, Annie Mackinnon, Renie Masters, Simone Mudde, Isobel Napier, Louis Blue Newby, Louiza Ntourou, Ryan Orme, Marijn Ottenhof, Jonas Pequeno, Emma Prempeh, Zoe Radford, Taylor Jack Smith, George Stamenov, Emily Stollery, Wilma Stone, Jack Sutherland, Xiuching Tsay, Alaena Turner, Klara Vith, Ben Walker, Ben Yau, Camille Yvert and Stefania Zocco.

For more on New Contemporaries past and present visit

1. Xiuching Tsay, As his burden, 2018. Selected for New Contemporaries 2019. Courtesy: the artist and New Contemporaries
2. Eleanora Agostini, Family Portrait, 2018. Courtesy: the artist and New Contemporaries
3. Bloomberg New-Contemporaries 2019 selectors Ben Rivers, Sonia Boyce and Rana Begum. Courtesy: New Contemporaries

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