Launching in Hull across both Humber Street Gallery and Ferens Art Gallery, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 exhibition features 47 of the UK’s most exciting artists emerging from art schools and alternative peer-to-peer learning programmes.
This year’s New Contemporaries cohort were selected by internationally renowned artists James Richards, Veronica Ryan and Zadie Xa. From an open call submission of over 1,500 entries, the two-stage selection process was chaired by independent curator and writer and Chair of New Contemporaries Board, Fato? Üstek. The resulting exhibition demonstrates a rich diversity of voices and approaches to making.
As well as taking part in the annual touring exhibition, artists will benefit from inclusion in the New Contemporaries online platform and will have access to a range of mentoring, talks, discussion groups and workshops through New Contemporaries bespoke Bridget Riley Artist Development Programme.
Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 are: Lou Baker, Ashton Blyth, Adam Boyd, Tom Bull, Velvet Butler Carroll/Rudi Blu, Danying Chen, Josh Clague, Eugenia Cuellar, bill daggs, Francesca Dobbe, Charlotte Edey, Paola Estrella, Winnie Hall, Hamish Halley, Deborah Hobson, Eva Hopper, Steph Huang, Kneed – Ishwari Bhalerao and Leonie Rousham, Gabriel Kidd, Yun Kim, Sarah Lang, Akinsola Lawanson, Lorena Levi, Rudy Loewe, Catarina Ludovico, Jemisha Maadhavji, Leily Moghtader Mojdehi, Mehmil Nadeem, Abi Ola, Beverley Onyangunga, Ciara Otuokere, Meitao Qu, Bishwadhan Rai, Divya Sharma, Nicole Sheppard, Sherie Sitauze, Katie Surridge, Yukako Tanaka, Kialy Tihngang, Emma Todd, Rosalie Wammes, Theresa Weber, Andre Williams, Dawn Wilson, Zearo and Zish.
Presented thematically across both venues, this year’s exhibition investigates ideas including the Domestic and Home; Portraiture of the Self and Others; Spirituality and Mysticism – reflecting the cultural framework which informs the artists’ practice.
After launching at Humber Street Gallery and Ferens Art Gallery, from 23rd September to 27th November 2022, the exhibition will travel to the South London Gallery for the fifth consecutive year, from 9th December 2022 to 12th March 2023.
As well as taking part in the annual touring exhibition, this year’s artists will benefit from inclusion in New Contemporaries online platform, platform.newcontemporaries.org.uk. They will also have access to a range of mentoring, talks, discussion groups including New Contemporaries bespoke Bridget Riley Artist Development Programme, all of which are intended to support the long-term sustainability of emerging practices.
New Contemporaries has held a vital role in the UK’s contemporary art scene since 1949, showcasing emerging artists some of whom have gone on to be the most internationally renowned artists of recent history including post-war figures Frank Auerbach, Bruce Lacey and Paula Rego; pop artists Frank Bowling, Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney; new media pioneers Stuart Brisley, Helen Chadwick and Derek Jarman; YBAs Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili and Gillian Wearing; alongside contemporary figures such as Tacita Dean, Sunil Gupta, Mark Leckey and Mona Hatoum. In the new millennium, we have supported exceptional artists including Monster Chetwynd, Rachel Maclean, Haroon Mirza, Laure Prouvost and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. More recently a new generation including Hardeep Pandhal, Joanna Piotrowska, Shen Xin and Imran Perretta have all been a part of the New Contemporaries story.
New Contemporaries is the UK’s leading organisation supporting emerging and early career artists from established and alternative art programmes. Since 1949, we have provided development opportunities for artists, helping them to successfully transition from education into more established pathways.
Receptive to diverse practices from a diverse demographic, participants for our annual, open exhibition are selected by a panel comprising influential artists and art world figures, often including artists who have previously been a part of New Contemporaries.
Remaining responsive to the radical movements of contemporary art, New Contemporaries also offers artists mentoring, residencies, bursaries, fellowships, commissioning and programming opportunities with our extensive network of partners. In addition to receiving NPO funding from Arts Council England over the period 2018-2022, Bloomberg Philanthropies has supported the New Contemporaries touring exhibition since 2000.