Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020

Submissions for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020 are now closed.



Selectors for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020 call for artists are:

Alexandre da Cunha

Grounded in a material aesthetic and ethic, Alexandre da Cunha makes sculptures and wall-mounted work using transformed everyday or found objects. Da Cunha has described his practice not as ‘making’ but as ‘pointing’. Pointing at existing objects in our everyday surroundings, and highlighting or revealing new and unexpected facets or meanings within them. ⁠

Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Pivo in São Paulo, Brazil, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Major outdoor sculptures by da Cunha are on permanent view at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri; outside the Monsoon Building in London and the at The Fenway in Boston. He is currently working on a major permanent commission for Transport for London to be revealed in 2021.⁠

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'Mix (Americana)', 2013, found cement mixer and wooden blocks, 246.4 x 454.7 x 243.8 cm⁠

Anthea Hamilton

Anthea Hamilton's practice comprises installation, sculpture and performance.

She was one of four shortlisted artists for the 2016 Turner Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Prude, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England (2019); The New Life, Secession, Vienna, Austria (2018) and The Squash, Tate Britain, London, England (2018). Her work has been presented as part of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, the British Art Show 8 and in numerous international venues including the Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin (with Nicholas Byrne), the 13th Lyon Biennale, and the 10th Gwangju Biennale.⁠

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'The New Life', 2018. Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery. Photo: Sophie Thun⁠

Linder

Linder is known for her photography, radical feminist photomontage, and confrontational performance art. Emerging from the Manchester punk and post-punk scenes in the 1970s, Linder focuses on questions of gender, commodity and display. Her highly recognisable photomontage practice combines everyday images from domestic or fashion magazines with images from pornography and other archival material.⁠

Linder was artist-in-residence for Art on the Underground, creating an 85-metre-long street-level billboard at Southwark station and a cover commission for the 29th edition of the pocket Tube map. Recent solo exhibitions include Nottingham Contemporary and Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Linder’s work has been included in group exhibitions at Tate Modern, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Britain, and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. In 2017, Linder was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award. In February 2020, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, will open Linder’s first UK retrospective which will travel on to Hatton Gallery, Newcastle.⁠

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'The Myth of the Birth of the Hero iv', 2012, photomontage⁠