2015 selectors Simon Starling, Jessie Flood-Paddock and Hurvin Anderson; photo by Andy Keate.

Artists announced for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015

26 May 2015

2015 selectors Simon Starling, Jessie Flood-Paddock and Hurvin Anderson; photo by Andy Keate.


Artists announced for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries is pleased to announce this year's selected artists. With the selection taking place at Hackney Showroom on the 18 and 19 May'15, the panel comprising Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood-Paddock (New Contemporaries 2006) and Simon Starling (New Contemporaries 1994) have chosen 37 artists from over 1,600 submissions.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 are: Sïan Astley, Kevin Boyd, Lydia Brockless, U. 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, Hanqing Ma & Mona Yoo, 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 and Andrea Zucchini.

With Bloomberg's support of New Contemporaries now in its 15th year, the resulting touring exhibition will launch in Nottingham across artist-led spaces One Thoresby Street, Backlit and Primary from 18 September to end of October'15, supported by additional activity at Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Castle; before touring to ICA, London from 24 November'15 to end of January'16.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 brings together artists working across a range of media with materiality, form and the process of making key to this year's selected works. The resulting exhibition tackles an equally diverse range of subjects, from international gender perceptions to the legacy of conceptual art practices.

Kirsty Ogg, Director, New Contemporaries says 'New Contemporaries continues to be the leading and longest-running open submission, showcasing some of the most dynamic and engaging work emerging from UK 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. In addition to revealing a process of transformation in the production of the work, many of the works selected this year contain layers of narrative'.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014
The touring exhibition of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 continues in Cornwall, showing at The Exchange until 6 June’15 and at Newlyn Art Gallery until 13 June’15. Click here for more information about the exhibition and programme.

Stop Play Record
As part of a joint initiative between Arts Council England and Channel 4, Bloomberg New Contemporaries is partnering with ICA, Chisenhale Gallery, DAZED, Kingston University and SPACE, to offer a range of activities for young people aged 16-24 years across London.

24 London-based participants will be selected from open call to conceive and produce a new short film between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long, for potential inclusion in a new public broadcast series currently in development for Random Acts.

Click here for more information on the programme.

The Syllabus
Starting in June, New Contemporaries, Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire commence a new programme which will support 10 artists across 10 months.

Artists benefiting from the programme are Simon Bayliss, Noel Clueit, Susie Green (New Contemporaries 2009), Aileen Kelly, Mathew Parkin, Jessica Sarah Rinland (New Contemporaries 2011), Tom Salt, Lucy Steggals, Tom Varley and Rafal Zajko.

Based across the UK, including London, Cornwall, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and rural Surrey, The Syllabus will provide participants with a series of intensive seminars, encouraging enquiry into individual participants' work, offering practical guidance on surviving as an artist, as well as ongoing access to curatorial and other staff at the partner organisations. For details of the programme, visit our website.

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New Contemporaries is a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and Registered Charity.

New Contemporaries is also supported by members of its Supporters Club.