New Contemporaries 2024 Selectors


From left: Liz Johnson Artur, Permindar Kaur and Amalia Pica (Image courtesy of the Cc Foundation). Images courtesy of the artists.

NC24 has been selected by internationally renowned artists Liz Johnson Artur, Permindar Kaur, and Amalia Pica.


Liz Johnson Artur

Liz Johnson Artur (b. 1964, Bulgaria) lives and works in London. Her practice includes photography, film and installation, placing the photograph as a starting point to develop work. She has shown internationally, with solo exhibitions of life of love of sex of movement of hope at FOAM Amsterdam (2021), Dusha at the Brooklyn Museum in New York and If you know the beginning, the end is no trouble at the South London Gallery in London (both 2019). Group exhibitions included A Time For New Dreams at the Serpentine Galleries, London (2019); the 10th Berlin Biennale (2018); Masculinities at Barbican, London (2020). ⁠She will show a new solo exhibition at Camera Austria in Graz in fall 2024. ⁠

Permindar Kaur

Permindar Kaur is a sculpture/ installation artist, whose approach to art is playful, using childlike objects to explore the territory of cultural identity, home and belonging. Kaur has exhibited internationally in both major solo and group exhibitions. Recent solo shows include: The Room, Niru Ratnam Gallery (2023); Outgrown, ArtHouse (2022) HOME, 5 Howick Place, London (2020-21); Hiding Out, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham (2014); Cold Comfort (1996) Ikon Gallery. Major group exhibitions include Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945, YSP & UK tour (2021-23); Ikon in the 90’s, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2021) Animals & Us, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2018): British Art Show (1995). ⁠

Amalia Pica

Amalia Pica explores systems of communication and civic participation in works that span from sculpture and drawing to performance, video, and installation. Pica was born in Neuquén in 1978, moved to Buenos Aires to complete her BA (2001) at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes P.P. She was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2004-05 and now lives and works in London. Her work poses questions about contemporary systems of communication, human connection, social participation, and state control. Pica examines the things and circumstances that bring people together by injecting collective celebration into subjects rife with conflict or tediousness. Using simple materials and found objects, she investigates human modes of interaction and the political potential of joy. Pica received the Zürich Art Prize (2020); Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award (2011); and participated in the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation’s Grants and Commissions Program (2011). ⁠


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