Selectors for the 2014 New Contemporaries Open Call
Enrico David was born in Ancona and is based in Berlin having studied at Central Saint Martins (1994). David’s work explores the idea of the human body in metamorphosis. While his practice is rooted in drawing, he also works in painting, sculpture, installation and performance, at times employing traditional craft techniques.
His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013) and New Museum, New York (2012). Other solo shows include Nerve Ending, Michael Werner Gallery, New York; Repertorio Ornamentale, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice and VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin (all 2012). Group exhibitions include The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale; Munch by Others, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tonsburg and Nur hier - Sammlung zeitgenönssischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Acquisitions from 2007 to 2011, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (all 2013).
Goshka Macuga was born in Warsaw and lives and works in London after completing her studies at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths College (1996). An interdisciplinary artist working across media including sculpture, installation, photography, architecture and design, Macuga explores how and why we remember both cultural and personal events, creating and recreating monuments to forgotten histories.
Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008, she has exhibited widely internationally. Recent solo shows include Goshka Macuga: Non-consensual act (in progress), Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm; Exhibit A, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; dOCUMENTA (13), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel and Queen's Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan (all 2012).
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd was born in London and lives and works in Glasgow. She completed a BA in Social Anthropology and History, UCL, London (1995), followed by a BA in Fine Art, Slade School of Art/UCL, London (2000) and an MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London (2004). Known for her anarchic performances that draw widely from both high and low cultural sources such as Giotto and Star Wars, Chetwynd was selected to participate in New Contemporaries 2004 at Coach Shed, Liverpool Biennial and Barbican Art Gallery, London.
Solo exhibitions and major performances include The Monteverdi Gallery, Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Monteverdi, Italy, 2013; Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, 2012; Home Made Tasers, New Museum, New York 2011-12 and Odd Man Out, Sadie Coles, London, 2011.