Selectors for the 2005 New Contemporaries Open Call
Jane and Louise Wilson
Jane Wilson and Louise Wilson (b. 1967) are British artists who work together as a sibling duo. Jane and Louise Wilson's art work is based in video, film and photography. They are YBA artists who were nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999.
They studied together on the MA course at Goldsmiths College, London (1990-1992). Jane and Louise Wilson's work together includes multiscreen video installations and photo-pieces; their artworks often feature institutional spaces.
In 2013-14, Jane and Louise Wilson had a solo exhibition at Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, England which addressed the aftermath of atrocities. Their works Blind Landings (H-bomb Test Site, Orford Ness) #1-6 are in the collection and on display at Tate Britain.
Jeremy Akerman (b. 1966) is an artist and curator. He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London and at Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Curatorial projects include: Life is Driven by the Desire for Pleasure, Chad McCail, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland and tour to Luxembourg and Geneva (2003); Because a Fire was in My Head, South London Gallery (2000); John, I’m Only Dancing, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans (2000). He is a visiting tutor at The Royal Academy and Middlesex University as well as running short courses in curating at The University of the Arts, Central St Martins College.
Phil Collins (b. 1970) is an English artist, and Turner prize nominee. He works in video and video installation.
Selected solo shows include: they shoot horses, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2004); Present Futures, Artissima, Turin (2003); sinisa and sanja, The Wrong Gallery, New York and bad infinity 2, Locust Projects, Miami (2002); face value, Context Gallery, Derry (2001). Group shows include: Pass the Time of Day, Gasworks Gallery and tour, Recall, Modern Art Oxford and The Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists (2004); Yeah … You Baby, You, is at Milton Keynes Gallery (2005).
Since 2011 Collins is Professor of Video Art and Performance at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.