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.
The New Contemporaries 2022 Online Platform includes new writing about the artists’ work. The writers are selected through the New Contemporaries Writing Commissions opportunity.
Experimentation is key to the wonder of the exhibition, offering a snapshot of the next chapter of British art. If these are the new contemporaries, they make the future look bright.
– Fanny Wendt Höjer on Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 for Aesthetica
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.
Alongside the exhibition, New Contemporaries will present a series of events developed in response to the exhibiting artists’ interests. To be the first to find out about upcoming events at the South London Gallery, sign up to our mailing list.
It acts as a sort of state-of-play for young art in this country, a way to take the pulse of creativity in the UK. And this year’s showing is as good as ever. There’s a bunch of painting, loads of installation, plenty of cleverness and oodles of ideas.
– Eddy Frankel on Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 for Time Out
- All spaces are well lit with low noise
- A large print exhibition guide is available
- A Sensory Map is available
- All moving image work has subtitles
- The total watch length of all the films is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
- Seating is available in front of all films longer than 10 minutes
- Ear plugs, ear defenders, magnifying glasses and wheelchairs are all available
- See our access page for more information
Please note one film in the Main Gallery and some drawings in Gallery 2 contain nudity. One film in the Main Gallery depicts animal slaughter.
Please note there are two sculptures in the main gallery which have low, repetitive mechanical sounds.
Please do not touch any artworks in this exhibition.