Selectors for the 2013 New Contemporaries Open Call
Chantal Joffe (b. 1969, St. Albans, UK) currently lives and works in London, UK. Joffe completed a BA at Glasgow School of Art (1991) and an MA at the Royal College of Art in London (1994). A painter, Joffe produces figurative work with an astute sense of witt, humor and awkwardness.
Joffe was selected to participate in New Contemporaries 1996 at Tate Liverpool and Camden Arts Centre, London.
Solo shows include Monica de Cardenas, Milan (2009), Victoria Miro Gallery, London (2008), Cheim & Read New York (2009), Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2007), and Stilelibero, Cannaviello, Milan (2006).
Nathaniel Mellors (b.1974, Doncaster, UK) lives and works in Amsterdam and London. Mellors completed a BA at the Ruskin School, University of Oxford (1999) and an MA at the Royal College of Art, London (2001). Mellors has produced a distinctive body of work that combines video, sculpture and writing. The complex relationship between language and power is a recurring theme, typically manifesting itself in absurdist, humorous narratives which reveal a penchant for satire and the grotesque.
Solo exhibitions include Matt’s Gallery, London (2012), SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (2011), ICA, London (2011), Stedlikj Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (2009) and the South London Gallery, London (2009). Significant group shows include, Altermodern, Tate Britain (2009), Contour Biennial of Video Art, Mechelen, Belgium (2009) and the Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2005).
Ryan Gander (b. 1976, Chester, UK) lives and works in London. Gander completed a BA in Interactive Art at Manchester Metropolitan University (1999). He has established an international reputation through artworks that materialise in many different forms from sculpture to film, writing, graphic design, installation, performance and more besides.
Solo exhibitions include the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2008), South London Gallery (2008), Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (2003), and MUMOK, Vienna (2007). Gander participated in the Venice Biennial (2011), dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012), and received an Artangel commission in 2011.