Selectors for the 2010 New Contemporaries Open Call

Dawn Mellor

Dawn Mellor (b. 1970) is a painter living and working in London. Her themes of work are misrepresentation, satirising hypocrisy of contemporary moral values, and the examination of notions of failure and success using contemporary celebrity culture.

She has had numerous solo exhibitions in London, New York, Venice and Brussels. Mellor also recently has a solo show in Zurich’s Migros Museum fur Gegenwarstkunst. Current projects include a book entitled The Conspirators with a text by Sibylle Berg and published by Patrick Frey. Exhibitions in Zurich and at Studio Coltaire, Clapham.

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Gabriel Kuri

Gabriel Kuri (b. 1970) studied at Esculea Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Mexico City, and Goldsmiths College of Art, London. In 2010 he also had solo shows at Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Museion, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, and Houston University Museum, Houston (TX), USA. . He has contributed to numerous international group shows, including the 5th Berlin Biennial in 2008; Brave New Worlds, Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico, 2008, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2007; and Unmonumental, New Museum, New York, 2007. He lives and works in Mexico City and Brussels, Belgium.

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Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey (b. 1964) graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic in 1990. Notably he won the Turner Prize in 2008. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally and has recently had solo exhibitions at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 207; Le Consortium, Dijon, 2007; Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, 2007; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, new York, 2006; and Cabinet, London, 2005. Leckey has contributed to numerous group shows including Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2007; Music is a Better Noise, PS1 Centre for Contemporary Art, New York, 2006; Tate Triennial for Contemporary Art, Tate Britain, 2006 and British Art Show 6, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2005. He is currently professor of film studies at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main and was a founding member of the musical collectives Donateller and Jack too Jack.

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