Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021
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Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021
Saturday 25 September - Sunday 28 November 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shannon Bono, WATA, 2020. New Contemporaries artist 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.
Tom Harker, Spectral Perennials, 2020. New Contemporaries artist 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.
Elsa James, Black Girl Essex; Here We Come, Look We Here, 2019. New Contemporaries artist 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.
Bryan GIUSEPPI Rodriguez Cambana, The Sexy Smell of Growth Hormones, 2018. New Contemporaries artist 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.
Aaron Ratajczyk, A Hole in Space ATH-BER, 2020. New Contemporaries artist 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.
Agnieszka Szczotka, Władysław's Teeth, 2019. New Contemporaries artist 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.
Jaime Welsh, The Ambassador's Suite (Rob and Adam), 2020. New Contemporaries artist 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.
Firstsite is delighted be working in partnership with New Contemporaries to be the first gallery to exhibit Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021, as part of the celebrations for our building’s 10th anniversary year.
New Contemporaries annual exhibition showcases the work of emerging and early career artists. It holds a vital role in giving visibility and recognition to an incredible array of emerging talent, whilst also providing access to development opportunities that enable artists’ practices to become more sustainable long-term. Many of the artists exhibited in past years have become some of the most internationally renowned in recent history.
This year’s selection has been chosen by artists Hew Locke, Tai Shani and Michelle Williams Gamaker, and includes installations, sculptures, films, moving image and video games by 75 new and exciting artists.
From Lydia Pettit’s ‘Trouble in the House’ (2020), a two-metre embroidered fabric glove which explores the experiences of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to Noemi Conan’s drawing, ‘Boruta’ (2021), in which a mundane scene from a roadside collides with Polish mythology – explore a diverse selection of creative reflections and responses to living in current times.
Following the exhibition at Firstsite, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 will travel to the South London Gallery, 10 December 2021 – 20 February 2022.
Experience art online
To complement the exhibition, New Contemporaries has produced an exciting online platform to enable audiences to further engage with the artists’ work. Find out more at newcontemporaries.org.uk.
Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 are:
Susan Atwill, Mataio Austin Dean, Christopher Bond, Shannon Bono, Alice Bucknell, Richard Burton, Thomas Cameron, Maya Gurung-Russell Campbell, Anna Choutova, Bo Choy, Kedisha Coakley, Noemi Conan, Lauren Craig, Angelina May Davis, Femi Dawkins, Charles de Agustin, Darya Diamond, Pete G. Donaldson, Freya Douglas Ferguson, Karolina Dworska, Max Göran, Janina Frye, Enorê, Aoibheann Greenan, Benjamin Hall, Tom Harker, Christopher Hartmann, Serena Huang, INCURSIONS, Asuf Ishaq, Elsa James, Nisa Khan, Sarah Khan, David Leal, Jinjoon Lee, Hannah Lim, Laila Majid, Seren Metcalfe, Haeji Min, Karabo Monareng, Willy Nabi, Christof Nüssli, Sora Park, Rebecca Parkin, Krystle Patel, Hanne Peeraer, Lydia Pettit, Sandra Poulson, Leon Pozniakow, Anne Carney Raines, Katarina Ranković, Aaron Ratajczyk, Davinia-Ann Robinson, Bryan GIUSEPPI Rodriguez Cambana, Rebeca Romero, Benjamin Rostance, Temitayo Shonibare, James Sibley, Billy Smith-Morris, Sid Smith, Sean Synnuck, Agnieszka Szczotka, Jukan Tateisi, Liorah Tchiprout, Beth Waite, Jaime Welsh, Adrianna Whittingham, Tom Connell Wilson, Nana Wolke, Zhuanxu Xu, Rafał Zajko, Orsola Zane, Adam Zoltowski and Žaneta Zukalová.