© Maria Mahfooz ‘30 Questions with Maria Mahfooz’ 2019, courtesy of the artist and New Contemporaries

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020

It was planned that New Contemporaries 2020 exhibition launched in Hull this September at Humber Street Gallery and Ferens Art Gallery. In the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the difficult decision was taken to postpone working together on the physical exhibition until 2022 when we can fully activate our partnership and have a greater impact on audiences and the artistic community in Hull.

In advance of our exciting partnership in 2022, we are delighted to be able to share the dynamic digital platform, created by New Contemporaries and Hato Press, which launches 30 September 2020. This new site hosts the 36 artists and their works selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020 by internationally renowned artists Alexandre da Cuhna, Anthea Hamilton and Linder, giving you an opportunity to see some of the UK’s most vibrant practices.

In addition to artists’ images, texts, sounds and moving image work, you will find on the platform a newly commissioned audio response by artist and curator Morgan Quaintance, alongside contributions by a new generation of curators and writers Chloe Austin, Sophie Bownes, Priyesh Mistry, Tendai Mutambu, Riet Timmerman, Lily Tonge & George Watson.

Please visit the platform regularly over the coming months as New Contemporaries will be adding new engaging content such as workshops, artist blogs and vlogs and other digital projects.

The artists selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020 are: Sangbum Ahn, Ned Armstrong, Paul Barlow, Alexandre Canonico, Chen Si-zuo, Nicole Coson, Gabriella Davies, Lúcás Dillon, Ufuoma Essi, Jake Grewal, Clara Hastrup, Nimmi Hutnik, Lily Kemp, Maria Mahfooz, Zethu Zizwe Ruby Maseko, Rene Matić, Cat and Éiméar McClay, Liam Mertens, Edwin Mingard, Kimie Minobe, Karabo Monareng, Pablo Paillole, Jung Min Park, Anne Carney Raines, Anika Roach, Jung Yun Roh, Shamica Ruddock, Sophie Ruigrok, Kirsty Sim, Anna-Rose Stefatou, Orfeo O’Leary Tagiuri, Giorgio van Meerwijk, Ahren Warner, Ashleigh Williams and Charlie Yetton.

The exhibition will open at South London Gallery in December.