BLOOMBERG NEW CONTEMPORARIES 2018
5 Dec 2018 – 24 Feb 2019

Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.

The annual showcase of talented young artists is back

Eddy Frankel, Time Out, 18 December

A sneak preview of the future

Rachel Campbell-Johnson, The Times, 8 December

It’s surprising how quickly you forget the artists are all students or recent graduates. But at the same time you can’t forget it – the issues confronting them are constantly present, if only in coded fragments.

Matthew Collings, Evening Standard, 5 December

Bloomberg New Contemporaries returns to the South London Gallery for the first time since 1999. Guest selectors Benedict Drew, Katy Moran (New Contemporaries alumni 2006) and Keith Piper (New Contemporaries alumni 1986) have chosen 57 artists for the annual open submission touring exhibition.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries offers an insight into today’s creative practices, showcasing some of the most dynamic work being made by emergent artists. The exhibition spans the SLG’s main site and the Fire Station, and features drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, performances and video. Migration, borders, cultural and gender identity, as well as the use of technology are strong thematic threads running through the works on show.

PERFORMANCES

Panicattack Duo present a durational performance in the Main Gallery every Wednesday, 1–9pm and Saturday, 10am–6pm. For more information on the programme of performances click here.

ARTISTS

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 are: Agil Abdullayev, Kobby Adi, Ayo Akingbade, Annie-Marie Akussah, Chris Alton, Louis Bennett, Jack Burton, Christian Noelle Charles, Kara Chin, Faye Claridge, Jack Fawdry Tatham, Emma Fineman, Rhona Foster, Deme Georghiou, William Glass, Carrie Grainger, Madelynn Mae Green, Habib Hajallie, Camilla Hanney, Rebecca Harper, Sam Henty, Mimi Hope, Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, FC Izaac, Osian Jenaer, Patrick H. Jones, Jessica Jordan-Wrench, Marianne Keating, Gareth Kemp, Yushi Li, Shao-Jie Lin, Heidi Maribut, Alexi Marshall, Jocelyn McGregor, Holly McLean, Paula Morison, Yuko Obe, Kamile Ofoeme, Panicattack Duo, Jack Pell, Ralph Pritchard, Anna Reading, Maïa Régis, Bella Riza, Francisco Rodriguez, Janet Sainsbury, Mohammed Sami, Antonia Showering, Shy Bairns, Wal Slzr, Tom Smith, Alcaeus Spyrou, George Stamenov, Viviana Troya, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Tom Waring and Yanghwa.

Exhibition view

Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.
Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.
Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.
Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.
Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.
Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.
Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.
Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.
Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.