Selectors for the 2018 New Contemporaries Open Call

Benedict Drew

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

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Katy Moran

Katy Moran (b. 1975) works in painting and is a New Contemporaries alumnus from 2006. Solo exhibitions have been held at Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (2017 and 2015); Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, and Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London (both 2015). 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 and The Atkinson, Southport Towner, Eastbourne, 2015 and Second Chances, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, 2015.

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Keith Piper

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 and Unearthing the Banker’s Bones, 2016-17, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and New Art Exchange, Nottingham. Groups exhibitions include The Wilderness Way, 2017 MIMA Middlesbrough; The Place is Here, 2017, Nottingham Contemporary and South London Gallery; Thinking Black, 2016, Van Abbermuseum, Eindhoven and No Colour Bar, 2015-16, Guildhall Gallery, London. Keith Piper is a New Contemporaries alumnus from 1986.

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