New Contemporaries Writing Commissions

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New Contemporaries Writing Commissions

We are excited to announce the nine emerging and early career writers, curators and practitioners who are working with us on New Contemporaries
Writing Commissions are Abiba Coulibaly, Dan Guthrie, Alex Hull, Isaac Huxtable, Anjana Janardhan, Debbie Meniru, Sam Moore, Pelumi Odubanjo and Evelyn Wh-ell.

The writers have been in conversation with the 2022 artist cohort, for inclusion in our forthcoming online platform. Please check back for further content, as these writers will be invited to engage with our forthcoming programme.

Abiba Coulibaly
is a Sagittarian geographer and film programmer with an interest in the intersection between ethics and aesthetics. 

Dan Guthrie is an artist, a researcher, a writer and an Associate Programmer at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.

Alex Hull is a writer based in London.

Isaac Huxtable is a London-based writer, curator, and producer. He is interested in race, gender, class, and the body.

Anjana Janardhan is a designer and writer based in London and a member of the programming team at Open City Documentary Festival.

Debbie Meniru is a curator and writer exploring questions like ‘what if we interpreted art with fried yam?’ She works at the Hayward Gallery.

Sam Moore is a writer, artist, and editor. They have contributed to Frieze, Hyperallergic, and The Neotext Review, among other places. They are the author of ‘All my teachers died of AIDS’ (Pilot Press, 2020), and ‘Long live the new flesh’ (Polari Press, 2022).

Pelumi Odubanjo is a curator, writer, and researcher based in London. Pelumi works with artists, photographic archives, and cultural artefacts to create and explore dialogues across global Black diasporas.

Evelyn Wh-ell is a writer, researcher and artist interested in queer/trans aesthetics. They are a 2022-2024 CCA Derry~Londonderry Research Associate, where they are developing a theory of parody as a trans form of disguise.