Returning to the South London Gallery for the fifth year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries is a group show of emerging and early career artists. The 2022 exhibition features 47 of the UK’s most exciting artists from art schools and alternative peer-to-peer learning programmes.
The artists were selected through an open submission by internationally renowned artists James Richards, Veronica Ryan and Zadie Xa. The artists draw from personal and collective experiences. In particular, the work explores memory, identity and spirituality.
New Contemporaries was established in 1949 to give visibility and recognition to an incredible breadth and depth of emerging talent. It also provides other vital development opportunities that enable artists’ practices to become more sustainable long-term.
BLOOMBERG NEW CONTEMPORARIES 2022 ARTISTS
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.
“There’s a continued interest in New Contemporaries for younger and emerging artists leaving art programmes because it really gives a chance for many to show at an institutional level for the first time; to work directly with curators and to have their work seen by a wide public. It can really act as a consolidating moment.”
– James Richards, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 selector
Alongside the exhibition, New Contemporaries will present a series of events developed in response to the exhibiting artists’ interests.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022. Installation photo by Andy Stagg.