Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 Artists Announced

The panel of guest selectors comprising Anya Gallaccio, Alan Kane and Haroon Mirza has chosen 46 artists for the annual open submission exhibition, New Contemporaries. has announce This year’s selected artists for the 2016 exhibition will open the show as part of the 2016 Liverpool Biennial. 

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 are: Victoria Adam, Katja Angeli, Diana Anghel, Saelia Aparicio Torinos, James Berrington, Jack Bodimeade, Anna Bunting-Branch, Leah Carless, Michael Cox, David Donald, Jemma Egan, Kate Fahey, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Harry Fletcher, Mary Furniss, Roxman Gatt, Christopher D.A. Gray, Jamie Green, Thomas Greig, Byzantia Harlow, Sebastian Jefford, Seungjo Jeong, Alfie Kungu, Janina Lange, Lana Locke, Georgia Lucas-Going, Sophie Mackfall, Richie Moment, Zarina Muhammad, Richard Nicholson, Mooni Perry, Leon Magnusson-Murray & Karolina Platt, Lisa Porter, Alicia Reyes McNamara, George Ridgway, Rodrigo Red Sandoval, Zsofia Schweger, Leonor Serrano-Rivas, Ruth Spencer Jolly, Oriele Steiner, Margreta Stolen, Reece Straw, Maryam Tafakory, Tenant of Culture and Jack West.

Showcasing new and recent fine art graduates since 1949, New Contemporaries is established both nationally and internationally as a reliable barometer of future trends in art.

With Bloomberg’s support of New Contemporaries now in its 17th year, the national touring exhibition will launch from 9 July to 16 October 2016 at Bluecoat, Liverpool, marking a return to that venue after 30 years. Forming part of Liverpool Biennial 2016, of which New Contemporaries has been an integral part since 1999, the exhibition will then tour to ICA, London, from 23 November 2016.

Kirsty Ogg, Director, New Contemporaries says “Counting Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, David Hockney and Mike Nelson as well as more recent emerging artists, Ed Atkins, Nathaniel Mellors, Haroon Mirza and Laure Prouvost amongst our alumni, many New Contemporaries have gone on to set the agenda for visual art practice worldwide. This year’s selectors were impressed by the breadth of work and critical sense demonstrated, with the resulting exhibition set to profile a cross-section of the most dynamic work to come out of British art schools.”

As a National Portfolio Organisation, New Contemporaries is a registered charity supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British art schools. Since 1949 it has consistently provided a critical platform for final year undergraduates, postgraduates and artists one year out of postgraduate study, primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition. Independent of place and democratic to the core, New Contemporaries is open to all. Participants are selected by a panel comprising influential artists and art figures, often including artists who themselves have previously been a part of New Contemporaries. This rigorous selection process considers the work within a broad cultural context.

Bluecoat is delighted to welcome New Contemporaries back to its galleries, 30 years after last hosting the exhibition in 1986. The exhibition’s recognition of emerging work from UK art schools is a natural fit with Bluecoat and its commitment to supporting artists’ development. Keith Piper, who exhibited in the New Contemporaries exhibition held at Bluecoat in 1986, will return to the gallery later in 2016 with a solo exhibition titled Unearthing the Bankers’ Bones, in collaboration with INIVA. The exhibition will also mark the launch of Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary celebrations, which will continue throughout 2017. The exhibition will then move to London’s ICA.

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