Selectors for the 2007 New Contemporaries Open Call

Linda Norden

Linda Norden is an American curator, writer and art historian. From 1998 to 2006 she was the first Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA. Prior to this appointment she was Assistant Professor in Art History (1994-1998) and Marieluise Black Research Fellow (1992-1994) at the Center for Curatorial Studies and Contemporary Culture at Bard College, and Visiting Professor in Art History (1994-1995) at Bard Graduate Center, New York. She has also held posts at Columbia University School of the Arts, International Associates for Contemporary Art, Columbia University, Timken Publishers, Inc. Fine Arts Press, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Columbia University Teachers College, Department of Art and Education, New York.

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Michael Landy

Michael Landy (b. 1963) studied at Loughton College of Art (1979-1981), Loughborough College of Art (1981-1983) and Goldsmiths College, London (1985-1988). In 2006 he was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Artists.

Through the 1990s, Landy's work included major projects such as Market, Closing Down Sale and Scrapheap Services, which explored contemporary consumerism. He is best known for the installation, Break Down, in which he made an inventory of all of his possessions, which were then systematically destroyed.

His work is in the public collections of the British Council, London, the Arts Council, London, the Government Art Collection, London, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Nigel Cooke

Nigel Cooke (b. 1973) studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University (1991-1994), the Royal College of Art, London (1995-1997) and completed a PhD in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2004. He was selected for New Contemporaries in 1998. Nigel Cooke’s paintings are epic in scale, creating fantasy hyperrealist landscape scenes of decay and disconcerting urban environments.

Selected solo exhibitions include Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2007); A Portrait of Everything, South London Gallery, London, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (2006); Modern Art, London (2005); Art Now, Tate Britain, London, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (2004); Modern Art, London (2002); Nigel Cooke, Chapman Fine Arts, London (2000).

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