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Bloomberg New Contemporaries Announce Selection Panel

13 January 2014

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries Announce Selection Panel

Marking its 65th anniversary under the new directorship of Kirsty Ogg, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 launches this year’s open call by announcing Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David, and Goshka Macuga as selectors.

Emphasising the critical support and exposure Bloomberg New Contemporaries offers final year undergraduates, postgraduates and artists one year out of postgraduate study, the selection panel of leading practitioners includes previous New Contemporaries participant and Turner Prize nominee Marvin Gaye Chetwynd. She is joined by Turner Prize nominees Goshka Macuga and Enrico David.

With over 1,400 applications received in 2013, submissions for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 are being accepted from 13 January - 16 February 2014. Applications are welcome from final year students and graduates from UK art schools applying as individual artists or as collaborative groups. Following two rigorous selection rounds in March 2014 and in May 2014, participants will be announced in June 2014 with the resulting national touring exhibition offering a compelling picture of contemporary practice.

Kirsty Ogg, Director says ‘As the UK’s foremost annual arts initiative, New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform for early stage artists, playing a central role in providing many with their first high profile show, and a launch pad for their careers. We are delighted to work with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David, and Goshka Macuga, all of whom have shaped the cultural landscape since graduating from UK art schools.’

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

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Notes for Editors

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd was born in London and lives and works in Glasgow. She completed a BA in Social Anthropology and History, UCL, London (1995), followed by a BA in Fine Art, Slade School of Art/UCL, London (2000) and an MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London (2004). Known for her anarchic performances that draw widely from both high and low cultural sources such as Giotto and Star Wars, Chetwynd was selected to participate in New Contemporaries 2004 at Coach Shed, Liverpool Biennial and Barbican Art Gallery, London.

Solo exhibitions and major performances include The Monteverdi Gallery, Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Monteverdi, Italy, 2013; Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, 2012; Home Made Tasers, New Museum, New York 2011-12 and Odd Man Out, Sadie Coles, London, 2011.


Enrico David was born in Ancona and is based in Berlin having studied at Central Saint Martins (1994). David’s work explores the idea of the human body in metamorphosis. While his practice is rooted in drawing, he also works in painting, sculpture, installation and performance, at times employing traditional craft techniques.

His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013) and New Museum, New York (2012). Other solo shows include Nerve Ending, Michael Werner Gallery, New York; Repertorio Ornamentale, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice and VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin (all 2012). Group exhibitions include The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale; Munch by Others, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tonsburg and Nur hier - Sammlung zeitgenönssischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Acquisitions from 2007 to 2011, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (all 2013).

Goshka Macuga was born in Warsaw and lives and works in London after completing her studies at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths College (1996). An interdisciplinary artist working across media including sculpture, installation, photography, architecture and design, Macuga explores how and why we remember both cultural and personal events, creating and recreating monuments to forgotten histories.

Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008, she has exhibited widely internationally. Recent solo shows include Goshka Macuga: Non-consensual act (in progress), Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm; Exhibit A, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; dOCUMENTA (13), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel and Queen's Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan (all 2012).

Bloomberg New Contemporaries
is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British art schools. Since 1949 New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform for final year undergraduates, postgraduates and artists one year out of postgraduate study, primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition. Independent of place and democratic to the core, Bloomberg New Contemporaries is open to all. Participants are selected by a panel comprising influential artists and art figures, often including artists who have themselves previously been a part of New Contemporaries. This rigorous selection process considers the work within a broad cultural context.

Marking its 65th anniversary is an important milestone for the organisation. Throughout the year, this historic moment will be celebrated with a series of special events and the launch of new initiatives.

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


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