New Contemporaries Alumni at Launch Pad LaB

unnamed (3).jpg

Hamish Pearch, Have you got a room with a better view?, 2019

New Contemporaries Alumni at Launch Pad LaB

New Contemporaries has worked with Launch Pad LaB to help identify artists-in-residence from its alumni artists. We are delighted to announce that Hamish Pearch (alumni 2016) and Georgi Stamenov (alumni 2018 & 2019) will be taking up this meaningful opportunity in the autumn 2020 and Marco Godoy (alumni 2014) in autumn 2021. They will benefit form the time and space to develop their practice in a supportive and collaborative environment in rural France.

Watch Hamish Pearch and Georgi Stamenov in conversation with Guest Curator Anna Colin, Director, Open School East.

Marco Godoy (b 1986, Madrid) lives and works in Madrid. Using film, sculpture and performance, Marco’s practice explores issues around authority, the notion of power and the construction of value. Recent solo exhibitions include In the service of vision, Max Estrella, Madrid (2021); Heterarchy, Patricia Ready, Santiago de Chile (2020); My we, your we, our we, Copperfield, London (2019); La distancia que nos separa, Sala de Arte Jóven, Madrid (2018).

Hamish Pearch’s (b. London, 1993) sculptural installations reflect on the relationships that humans build with their urban and natural environments. Combining scaled down industrial buildings with figurative monuments, for example, or stacks of burnt toast with anemic daisies and hypertrophic mushrooms, the artist presents an eerie vision of the last gasp of the Anthropocene. Pearch completed his BA in Fine Art Sculpture at Camberwell College of Art, London, in 2015 and the same year was selected for New Contemporaries touring exhibition. He received a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London, 2019. Selected exhibitions include: Mushrooms, Somerset House, London (2020); Nights, Soft Opening, London (2019); Schools Show, Royal Academy of Art, London (2019); On a day like this, Sans Titre 2016, Paris (2018); Ana Prata and Hamish Pearch curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli at Kupfer, London (2018). Pearch will open a solo presentation at Belsunce Projects, as part of Manifesta 13, Marseille. Pearch lives and works in London.

Bulgarian artist and director Georgi Stamenov (b. Sofia, 1988) examines the immersive possibilities of storytelling by challenging the dogmas of contemporary film making. His short films are distinctively Eastern European in aesthetic and character. Employing computer graphic imagery as his primary medium, he renders the uncanny side of a simple event or movement in a composition, exaggerating its insignificance. Stamenov completed undergraduate studies at Willem De Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, and postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Art, London. Recent exhibitions include New Contemporaries, South London gallery, London (2018, 2019); NOT A LIVE SHOW, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (2018); Working Projects - Inhabiting the Dome, Whiteleys Shopping Center, London (2018); Water Tower Festival Bulgaria (2012). Stamenov lives and works in London.