Student News: New Contemporaries Shortlist

Lotti V Closs (studio shots)
Lotti V Closs (studio shots)

Current MFA student, Lotti V Closs, was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Bloomberg New Contemporaries prize, a National award presented to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students. Successful shortlisted candidates are offered an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts which then tours various art spaces around the UK.

Lotti V Closs (studio shots)
Lotti V Closs (studio shots)

Marking its 65th anniversary under the new directorship of Kirsty Ogg, New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British Art Schools. Since 1949 it has consistently provided a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition. One of only two open exhibitions in the UK, participants are selected by a panel comprising influential art figures including curators, writers, and artists often who have themselves previously been a part of the New Contemporaries, and a rigorous process that considers the work within a broad cultural context. The selection panel for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 comprises Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David, and Goshka Macuga.

New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British Art Schools.Since 1949 New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition.Independent of place and democratic to the core, New Contemporaries is open to all.

One of only two open exhibitions in the UK, participants are selected by a panel comprising influential art figures including curators, writers, and artists often who have themselves previously been a part of the New Contemporaries, and a rigorous process that considers the work within a broad cultural context.

– See more at: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/about#sthash.Xqco80tc.dpuf

New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British Art Schools.Since 1949 New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition.Independent of place and democratic to the core, New Contemporaries is open to all.

One of only two open exhibitions in the UK, participants are selected by a panel comprising influential art figures including curators, writers, and artists often who have themselves previously been a part of the New Contemporaries, and a rigorous process that considers the work within a broad cultural context.

– See more at: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/about#sthash.Xqco80tc.dpuf

New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British Art Schools.Since 1949 New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition.Independent of place and democratic to the core, New Contemporaries is open to all.

One of only two open exhibitions in the UK, participants are selected by a panel comprising influential art figures including curators, writers, and artists often who have themselves previously been a part of the New Contemporaries, and a rigorous process that considers the work within a broad cultural context.

– See more at: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/about#sthash.Xqco80tc.dpuf

Lotti V Closs (studio shots)
Lotti V Closs (studio shots)

Congratulations to Lotti on the fantastic achievement of being shortlisted from some 1,400 submissions. The first Bloomberg New Contemporaries show due to be part of the Liverpool Biennial from 6 July to 26 October, before touring to the ICA in November.

http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/