19 September 2019


New Contemporaries Mark 70 Years Promoting The UK’s Best Emerging Art

Bloomberg New Contemporaries which has recently opened their 2019 edition at Leeds Art Gallery is a must-see exhibition for those trying to keep their finger on the pulse of the emerging art emanating from the UK’s top art colleges.

15 December 2018

Bloomberg New Contemporaries South London Gallery – Review – Jude Cowan Montague

I confess straight away that I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to spend on this exhibition. It has a split location, the new building of the South London gallery being located across the main road.

3 May 2018


 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Artists Announced

New Contemporaries has announced this year’s selected artists with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

2 March 2018

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Block 336 – Patrick Hamilton Courtney

Bloomberg New Contemporaries flies its Georgian nest for Block 336, an edgier artist-run space in Brixton.

23 November 2017


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Leaves ICA Home For Block 336 In Brixton

Bloomberg New Contemporaries is to leave its home at the ICA London for Block 336 in Brixton.

7 December 2016


Quiz – Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Test your knowledge of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British art schools.

2 September 2016


London’s ICA Welcomes Back Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016

London’s ICA welcomes back Bloomberg New Contemporaries to its galleries showcasing new and recent fine art graduates. The panel of guest selectors comprising Anya Gallaccio, Alan Kane, and Haroon Mirza has chosen 46 artists who now join an illustrious roster of New Contemporaries alumni that includes Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Mike Nelson and Laure Prouvost amongst many others. […]

12 July 2016

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Unveiled For 2016 Liverpool Biennial

After a 30 year hiatus, the 2016 Bloomberg New Contemporaries has returned to the Bluecoat, Liverpool. The space works well with the installation heavy selection of art which has come mainly from the UK’s leading art schools. This year’s exhibition is again forming part of Liverpool’s Biennial 2016, of which New Contemporaries has been a […]

30 November 2015


Photo Feature: Bloomberg New Contemporaries At The ICA London

Artlyst attended London’s ICA which is currently presenting Bloomberg New Contemporaries in its Mall galleries for the 6th year running. Selectors Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood- Paddock and Simon Starling have chosen works by 37 of the most outstanding artists emerging from UK art schools from a record number of applicants. Previous New Contemporaries include Tacita […]

12 November 2015


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Returns To The ICA For Its Sixth Year

London’s ICA will welcome back Bloomberg New Contemporaries to its Mall galleries for the 6th year running. Selectors Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood- Paddock and Simon Starling have chosen works by 37 of the most outstanding artists emerging from UK art schools from a record number of applicants. Previous New Contemporaries include Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike […]

26 May 2015


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Announces Artists For 2015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, one of the most important exhibitions for spotting new and emerging talent in Britain has announced this year’s selected artists. The panel comprising Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood-Paddock (New Contemporaries 2006) and Simon Starling (New Contemporaries 1994) have chosen 37 artists from over 1,600 submissions.  Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 are: Sïan Astley, Kevin Boyd, Lydia Brockless, Kanad […]

28 November 2014

Bloomberg New Contemporaries – A kaleidoscope Of Style At The ICA

The alumni of New Contemporaries, the annual emerging graduate-artist prize, are an esteemed group – Tacita Dean, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Ed Atkins, and Laure Prouvost to name a handful – and it’s almost certain that a number of 2014’s vintage of 55 selected graduates will go on to great things. But this year, one […]

24 November 2014


Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 Opens At ICA London

From today the ICA will be presenting the ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ – welcoming back the exhibition of fresh talent to its galleries for the fifth year running. Marking its 65th anniversary, selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga have chosen works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools; […]

19 September 2014


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Opens At Liverpool Biennial

The Bloomberg New Contemporaries has been an integral part of Liverpool Biennial since 1999. This year 55 artists join the event which includes previous exhibitors; Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, and Mike Nelson. This year’s New Contemporaries launches at World Museum, Liverpool before touring to ICA, London. This annual national […]

22 May 2014


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Announces Artists For 2014 Liverpool Biennial Exhibition

Fifty five artists have been chosen for Bloomberg New Contemporaries this year. The annual exhibition will open in Liverpool during the Biennial in September.  Previous exhibitors for the event have included Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson. 2014 marks the 65th anniversary of New Contemporaries which […]

9 December 2013

Bloomberg New Contemporaries: A Duchampian Nod With A Dash Of Infantile Rebellion

The Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the ICA, London, is the oldest of the graduate survey exhibitions having been originally founded in 1949, and is considered an authoritative view of emerging talent, with a wealth of established artists having participated; from Hockney to Kapoor. The ICA is showcasing 46 artists in the exhibition for the fourth […]

15 October 2013


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Announces Kirsty Ogg As New Director

Bloomberg New Contemporaries have announced Kirsty Ogg as the new Director. She will take up her appointment on 16 December 2013. Bloomberg New Contemporaries is the UK’s foremost annual arts initiative, offering critical support and exposure to recent graduates and final year students from British Art Schools at a crucial stage in their development, through its […]

29 November 2012

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Inescapable Sense Of Sameness ICA – Review

For many aspiring artists who are lucky enough to crack the proverbial nod, the Bloomberg New Contemporaries represents their first step up the ladder of the art world.  With funding from the Arts Council England and the National Lottery, the organisation assists new art school graduates at the beginning of their careers by introducing them […]

15 December 2011

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Find Its Legs At ICA

The ICA is overflowing with young hopefuls eager to make waves; ArtLyst tests the water As Virginia Woolf claimed of books, perhaps so with works of art; ‘If they need shoring up by a preface here, an introduction there, they have no more right to exist than a table that needs a wad of paper […]

18 November 2011

She Calls Herself Michele Howarth Rashman

Promising 1982 Young Contemporary emerges from the wilderness Since she first exhibited in the ICA’s 1982 Young Contemporaries show alongside Grayson Perry, Michele Howarth Rashman has been the shrinking violet of contemporary art. Having been kept afloat through the 1990s by the patronage of The Who’s John Entwhistle – ‘my only fan’ –, it was […]