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48 artists selected for New Contemporaries 2022

This year’s selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 have been announced by New Contemporaries. This year’s exhibition showcases a diverse array of voices and methods to production by drawing on personal and universal narratives—from complex identities to notions of memory and storytelling.

A jury of three internationally famous artists, James Richards, Veronica Ryan, and Zadie Xa, led the rigorous two-part selection process.

The 48 artists this year comprise final-year students and recent graduates from UK arts institutions, as well as practitioners from alternative peer-to-peer learning programs such as Open School East, Intoart, The Royal Drawing School, Into the Wild, and Conditions Studio Programme.

In addition to participating in the yearly touring show, artists will be featured on the New Contemporaries web platform and will have access to New Contemporaries’ bespoke Bridget Riley Artist Development Programme, which includes mentoring, seminars, discussion groups, and workshops.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 are: Sarah Al-Sarraj, 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.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 will be held in Hull from September 23 to November 27, 2022, in collaboration with Ferens Art Gallery and Humber Street Gallery. From 9 December 2022 to 19 March 2023, the exhibition will travel to the South London Gallery for the fifth year in a row. New Contemporaries will create an online platform and a variety of digital activities to accompany both shows, allowing audiences to connect more deeply with the artists’ work.

New Contemporaries has played an important role in the UK’s contemporary art scene, showcasing emerging artists who have gone on to become some of the most internationally renowned artists in recent history, such as postwar 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; and YBAs Damien Hirst, Chris Ofil We have funded extraordinary artists such as Monster Chetwynd, Rachel Maclean, Haroon Mirza, Laure Prouvost, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in the new millennium, and more recently, a new generation of artists such as Hardeep Pandhal, Joanna Piotrowska, Shen Xin, and Imran Perretta.
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