Selectors for the 2002 New Contemporaries Open Call
Graham Gussin (b. 1960) studied at Middlesex Polytechnic between 1981 and 1985 and completed an MA at Chelsea School of Art in 1990. Since his first solo exhibitions at the Chisenhale Gallery, London and Primo Piano, Rome in 1993, he has shown extensively in Britain and abroad. He has curated exhibitions for the Showroom and Interim Art in London.
Using a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, film, video and sound installation Gussin produces works that engage with the human experience of the infinite. He is conscious of the ways in which at the end of the twentieth century our experience of the world is manipulated and transformed by a complex layering of mass communications and consumerism.
Patrick Keiller (b. 1950) studied and practised architecture between 1967-79 before studying Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in the Department of the Environmental Media.
Keiller has been making films since 1981, which have been widely screened, internationally and in the UK. Commissions include the Arts Council, The British Film Institute, the BBC and Channel 4. He is an AHRB Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts at the Royal College of Art, undertaking a research project entitled 'The City of the Future.
Sarah Lucas (b. 1962) is an artist who came to prominence as one of the Young British Artists (YBAs) in the 1990s. Her work is known for its sly wit – addressing the low level misogynist sexual stereotyping that is a feature of British tabloid newspapers and the use of readymade elements.
She studied at the London College of Printing before switching to fine art at Goldsmiths College from 1984-1987, where she had a relationship with Damien Hirst, before forming one with Gary Hume. In 2000 Lucas was commissioned to install a series of works at the Freud Museum; this was accompanied by an exhibition at Sadie Coles' Gallery.