BNC21, Firstsite, Colchester


Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021, Firstsite. Photograph by Richard Ivey

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021, Firstsite, Colchester

25 September 2021 - 28 November 2021

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 launches at Firstsite 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

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 thematically with works included that investigate themes such as staging and identity; the domestic; horror and the macabre; and archaeology of the past and present.

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.

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.

The exhibition will travel to the South London Gallery from 10 December 2021 to 20 February 2022.

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