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29 Sep 2017 - 3 Mar 2018

Martin Sekera at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017

Czech artist Martin Sekera was selected for prestigious Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017.New Contemporaries is the leading organisation supporting emergent art practice from UK 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.

For the first time the national touring exhibition will launch at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, and BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne from 29 September to 26 November 2017. The exhibition will then travel to Block 336, London, from 27 January to 3 March 2018.

47 selected artists will now join the roster of alumni which Turner Prize winners and significant post-war figures such as Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego; pop artists including Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney; decade-defining YBAs Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing; alongside other significant contemporary figures such as Tacita Dean, Mark Lecky, Mike Nelson, and Chris Ofili.


b. 1990, Prerov, Czech Republic
2014 – 2016     MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London
2011 – 2014     BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London

Recent Exhibitions
Solo: 2015 ‘E8005’, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2016 ‘Open 16’, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton
2016 ‘Paper. Publication. Performance.’, Lychee One, London
2015 ‘Untitled’, SVA, New York
2015 ‘Sensing Grounds’, Horse Hospital, London

Awards and Residencies:
2015 SVA Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York
2015 Cité des Arts Residency Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris


BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA
29 September to 26 November 2017
Open Daily 10.00-18.00
Except Tuesdays 10.30-18.00
Last entry 15 minutes before closing time

BALTIC 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne

31-39 High Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW
29 September to 26 November 2017
Open Daily 10.00-18.00

Block 336

336 Brixton Road
London  SW9 7AA
27 January to 3 March 2018
Thurs – Sat, 12.00-18.00


For more details, visit www.newcontemporaries.org.uk

Cover image: My favourite thing, 2016 Gelatin silver print 150 x 127 cm


Through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ long-term support, New Contemporaries continues to open up new initiatives for participants including access to a number of professional development opportunities aimed at making their practices more sustainable.

As a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), New Contemporaries is a registered charity supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries is also supported by the Art Fund, Culture Ireland, and wth additional support from The Irish Embassy and The Portuguese Embassy in the UK.









BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, BALTIC 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Block 336 London

From: 29 Sep 2017
To: 3 Mar 2018


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