BNC21, South London Gallery


BNC21, South London Gallery

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021, South London Gallery

10 December 2021 - 20 February 2022

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 returns to the South London Gallery, for the fourth consecutive year, with 75 new and exciting artists. The exhibition presents the work of emerging and early career artists from UK art schools and alternative peer-to-peer learning programmes. Three internationally renowned artists Hew Locke, Tai Shani and Michelle Williams Gamaker have selected a new generation of artists.

To complement the exhibition, New Contemporaries has produced an exciting online platform to enable audiences to further engage with the artists’ work. The 2021 artists will also have access to development opportunities including mentoring, residencies, bursaries, fellowships, commissioning and other projects that enable artists’ practices to become more sustainable long-term.

Founded in 1949, New Contemporaries is a longstanding and vital organisation that gives visibility and recognition to an incredible diversity and depth of emerging talent. Each year the cohort is surrounded by a specific cultural framework that informs their practices. This year, more than ever, issues of equality, diversity and social justice are present throughout the exhibition.

The exhibition is presented across both the main space and Fire Station Galleries at SLG, and travels from Firstsite in Colchester.

Associated Events


Panel Discussion: Thu 10 Feb 2022, 6–7pm, Online, Free

Workshops: Sat 12 Feb 2022, 3–5.15pm, SLG and Camberwell College of Arts, £5 / £3 Concessions

This programme of workshops, artist’s responses and a panel discussion investigates the relationships between craft and technology. Many contemporary artists utilise various craft practices, often in a reappraisal of traditional methods, imbuing them with technological, industrial and digital processes in experimental and innovative ways.

NC Live

Wed 16 Feb 2022, 6.30–8.30pm, SLG, £5 / £3 Concessions

In this live event, New Contemporaries 2021 artists working with performance will respond to and animate their exhibited works.

New Writing with New Contemporaries

Sat 19 Feb 2022, 3–5pm, SLG, £5 / £3 Concessions

This live public event comprises performances and readings by New Contemporaries 2021 artists who, through various approaches, work with writing as part of or central to their practice.

Peer Mentoring with Chloe Cooper & ArtQuest

Wed 2 Feb 2022, 6.30–8.30pm, SLG, £5 / £3 Concessions

This talk and participatory session, led by artist and peer mentor Chloe Cooper and ArtQuest, introduces the practice of peer mentoring and its benefits, suggesting ways to establish groups and models of feedback.

All of these events are part of New Contemporaries Bridget Riley Artists’ Professional Development Programme.

2021 Artists

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 are: Susan Atwill, Mataio Austin Dean, Christopher Bond, Shannon Bono, Alice Bucknell, Richard Burton, Thomas Cameron, Maya Gurung-Russell Campbell, Anna Choutova, Bo Choy, Kedisha Coakley, Noemi Conan, Lauren Craig, Angelina May Davis, Femi Dawkins, Charles de Agustin, Darya Diamond, Pete G. Donaldson, Freya Douglas Ferguson, Karolina Dworska, Max Göran, Janina Frye, Enorê, Aoibheann Greenan, Benjamin Hall, Tom Harker, Christopher Hartmann, Serena Huang, INCURSIONS, Asuf Ishaq, Elsa James, Nisa Khan, Sarah Khan, David Leal, Jinjoon Lee, Hannah Lim, Laila Majid, Seren Metcalfe, Haeji Min, Karabo Monareng, Willy Nabi, Christof Nüssli, Sora Park, Rebecca Parkin, Krystle Patel, Hanne Peeraer, Lydia Pettit, Sandra Poulson, Leon Pozniakow, Anne Carney Raines, Katarina Ranković, Aaron Ratajczyk, Davinia-Ann Robinson, Bryan GIUSEPPI Rodriguez Cambana, Rebeca Romero, Benjamin Rostance, Temitayo Shonibare, James Sibley, Billy Smith-Morris, Sid Smith, Sean Synnuck, Agnieszka Szczotka, Jukan Tateisi, Liorah Tchiprout, Beth Waite, Jaime Welsh, Adrianna Whittingham, Tom Connell Wilson, Nana Wolke, Zhuanxu Xu, Rafał Zajko, Orsola Zane, Adam Zoltowski and Žaneta Zukalová.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 is generously supported by:

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South London Gallery, Main Gallery

65–67 Peckham Road



020 7703 6120

South London Gallery, Fire Station Galleries

82 Peckham Road

SE15 5LQ


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