New Contemporaries Studio Bursary with SPACE

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Kate Fahey, 'Feelers', 2017, copper, silico

New Contemporaries Studio Bursary with SPACE facilitates artists’ development and enables the production of a new body of work

Studio provision for early career artists is recognised by SPACE and New Contemporaries as a key mode of support, against a backdrop of increased costs of living especially noticeable in London boroughs. The New Contemporaries’ Studio Bursary with SPACE facilitates artists’ development and enables the production of a new body of work.

Kate Fahey (alumni 2016) is the recipient of the 2020 Studio Bursary in partnership with SPACE at Deborah House, Hackney.

"I am grateful to be awarded the New Contemporaries Studio Bursary with SPACE. I am looking forward to spending time in the studio experimenting with ideas and materials, and keen to begin a number of new projects. I am also looking forward to reflecting upon and consolidating the research I have been working on over the past couple of years as part of my practice-based PhD. There are many diversions and unexplored avenues to experiment with and the opportunity will allow me the time and space to wander down these paths."

- Kate Fahey

Kate Fahey (b. Kilkenny, Ireland) is an artist working with print, sculpture, moving image and installation. She received a BA in Fine Art Print from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and an MA in Fine Art Print at the Royal College of Art, London. Recent projects include Scaffold (group) at the Bomb Factory Art Foundation (2019), Fuzzy Logic (solo) at Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2018), Repetitive Strain (solo) at Lewisham Art House, London (2018) a Mead residency at the British School at Rome (2017), Going Dark (group) at Guest Projects, London (2017), and Reference Mollusk (group), at Gossamer Fog, London (2016).

Previous Recipients

We are delighted to announce Antonia Showering (alumni 2018) as the fifth recipient of the New Contemporaries' Studio Bursary with SPACE. From April 2019, Showering will benefit from a studio in Deborah House, Hackney, where she will continue to develop her practice. In addition, both organisations will provide tailored professional support to the artist.

Antonia (b. 1991, London) completed her MFA from the Slade School of Art and BA (Hons) from City and Guilds of London Art School. Selected exhibitions in London include Out of This World , Stephen Friedman Gallery; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery and LJMU; In The Company Of , TJ Boulting; The present is already gone, Chalton Gallery; Mark Shand's Adventures and Curiosities, Hauser and Wirth, and Great Women Artists, Mother. She has also shown abroad at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen and in a two person show with Baert Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Katie Schwab, Leftovers

Katie Schwab (alumnus 2015) was the fourth recipient of the New Contemporaries' Studio Bursary with SPACE. Katie completed her MFA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2015. Recent projects include 'Atrium Commissions', mima, Middlesbrough (2017); 'A Portable Mural', Serpentine Galleries, London (2017); 'Jerwood Solo Presentations', Jerwood Space, London (2016); 'Making the Bed, Laying the Table', Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (2016) and 'Together in a Room', Collective, Edinburgh (2016). Recent workshops include We Are Family, Arnolfini, Bristol (2017); Dear Friends, Serpentine Galleries, London (2016) and WorkHands, Tate Britain, London (2014).

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Andrea Zucchini
(alumnus 2015) was the third recipient of the New Contemporaries' Studio Bursary with SPACE. Zucchini completed an MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London in 2015 and has recently had solo exhibitions at Arco Madrid, 2017, Tenderpixel, London, 2016 and a two-person show with Sam Smith at Assembly Point, London, 2016.

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anita-delaney-a-rat-still002.jpgAnita Delaney, A Rat Biting Another Rat

Anita Delaney (alumnus 2012) was the second recipient of the New Contemporaries’ Studio Bursary with SPACE in 2016. Anita completed her MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London in 2011. She has recently exhibited work at the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2016, Rotterdam, Futures Anthology, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and the 2015 Selected V UK film programme touring various venues including CCA Glasgow and Whitechapel Gallery, London.

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Matt Copson, Reynard With A Vengeance

Matt Copson (alumnus 2015) was the first recipient of the New Contemporaries’ Studio Bursary with SPACE. Matt studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. Recent exhibitions include a solo show entitled ‘Reynard’s Fundament’ at Tramps, London and a show at the Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates, Bloomberg New Contemporaries at The ICA, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, The World Museum for the Liverpool Biennial (2014) and ’Escape Routes: Benedict Drew invites…’, LIMBO, Margate (2014). He is co-editor of expanded magazine Da Thirst.

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