Announcing the selectors for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018

15 January 2018


Announcing the selectors for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018

Announcing the Selectors for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, Benedict Drew, Katy Moran and Keith Piper.

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Selectors' Biographies

Benedict Drew (b.1977) works across video, sculpture and music, creating large-scale installations. Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘The Trickle-Down Syndrome’, 2017, Whitechapel Gallery, London, accompanied by a performance during Art Night 2017; KAPUT, 2017, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; ‘The Saw Tooth Wave’, 2016-17, Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry~Londonderry; ‘Heads May Roll’, 2014, Matt’s Gallery, London. Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Shonky, The Aesthetics of Awkwardness’, Belfast, Dundee and Berry; Sump, 2017, Project/ Number, London; ‘Into boundless space I leap’, 2016, Kettles Yard, Cambridge; Stories in the Dark, 2016, The Beaney, Canterbury. In 2016-17 Benedict Drew showed work at the British Art Show 8 that toured in Leeds, Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton. In May 2017 he released the ‘LP Crawling Through Tory Slime’ with Mana Records. Drew is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London and a lecturer at Slade School of Fine Art, London.

Katy Moran (b. 1975) works in painting. She has had recent solo exhibitions at
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, 2017; 2015; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2015; Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, 2015; Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, 2013 and Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 2013. Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Theories of Modern Art’, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, 2016; ‘Intimacy in Discourse: Reasonable and Unreasonable Sized Paintings’, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City 2015; ‘One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People. A selection by Jennifer Higgie from The Arts Council Collection (England)’, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland; The Atkinson, Southport Towner, Eastbourne, 2015; and ‘Second Chances’, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, 2015. Moran is a New Contemporaries alumnus from 2006. Moran is represented by Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Keith Piper (b. 1960) is a Multi-Media Artist and Associate Professor in Fine Art and Digital Media at Middlesex University London. Recent exhibitions include: 'Jet Black Futures', 2017, Beaconsfield Gallery, London. 'Unearthing the Banker’s Bones', 2016-17 Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and New Art Exchange, Nottingham. 'The Wilderness Way', 2017 MIMA Middlesbrough. 'The Place is Here', 2017 Nottingham Contemporary and South London Gallery, 'Thinking Black', 2016 Van Abbermuseum, Eindhoven, NL. 'No Colour Bar', 2015-16, Guildhall Gallery, London.