BNC19, Leeds Art Gallery


Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds Art Gallery, 14 September 2019 – 17 November 2019. Photo: Jules Lister.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019, Leeds Art Gallery

14 September 2019 - 17 November 2019

Opening Preview: 26th September

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 will launch from 14 September to 17 November 2019 at Leeds Art Gallery, coinciding with the final weekend of Yorkshire Sculpture International. Constantly evolving and developing along with the changing face of visual art in the UK, BNC 2019 marks New Contemporaries 70th anniversary.

The panel of guest selectors comprising Rana Begum, Sonia Boyce and Ben Rivers has chosen 45 artists for the annual open submission exhibition.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 are: Jan Agha, Eleonora Agostini, Justin Apperley, Ismay Bright, Roland Carline, Liam Ashley Clark, Becca May Collins, Rafael Pérez Evans, Katharina Fitz, Samuel Fordham, Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, Gabriela Giroletti, Roei Greenberg, Elena Helfrecht, Mary Herbert, Laura Hindmarsh, Cyrus Hung, Yulia Iosilzon, Umi Ishihara, Alexei Alexander Izmaylov, Paul Jex, Eliot Lord, Annie Mackinnon, Renie Masters, Simone Mudde, Isobel Napier, Louis Blue Newby, Louiza Ntourou, Ryan Orme, Marijn Ottenhof, Jonas Pequeno, Emma Prempeh, Zoe Radford, Taylor Jack Smith, George Stamenov, Emily Stollery, Wilma Stone, Jack Sutherland, Xiuching Tsay, Alaena Turner, Klara Vith, Ben Walker, Ben Yau, Camille Yvert and Stefania Zocco.

The show will then travel to the South London Gallery from 6 December 2019 to 23 February 2020.


Symposium: Identity, Making & Materials

30 October 2019, 2-6pm

This symposium will look at the relationship between identity, making and materials, as well as unpack some of the key challenges for artists over the past 40 years in a changing landscape of sculptural practice.

New Writing with New Contemporaries
9 November 2019, 12-4pm

A showcase of live performances by artists: Jude Browning, Lucy Rose Cunningham, Freya Dooley, Malachy Harvey, Leo Hermitt and Ruby Lewis, who each have writing as central to their practice.

Peer Mentoring
8 November 2019, 2-5 pm

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

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