July 7, 2020

Jerwood Arts Alumni selected for British Art Show 9

They include: Simeon Barclay, Maeve Brennan, Mark Essen, Lawrence Lek, Hetain Patel, Florence Peake, Heather Phillipson, Joanna Piotrowska, Katie Schwab, Marianna Simnett, Hanna Tuulikki and Rehana Zaman.

British Art Show is the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK and it is widely acknowledged as one of the most important recurrent exhibitions of contemporary art produced in this country.

The curators, Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar, have made their artist selection after extensive research and travel across the UK. Many of the participating artists are developing new works for the exhibition, including significant new commissions supported by Art Fund that will be acquired by museum partners in each city, while others are presenting ambitious recent works which have not previously been seen in Britain.

The exhibition will open in Wolverhampton on 6 March 2021 before touring to Aberdeen, Plymouth and Manchester. The works will be presented across numerous galleries and exhibition spaces and will result in an ambitious and wide-ranging programme that explores new tendencies in artistic practice.

A complete list of the selected artists is available here.

Works by Joanna Piotrowska. Installation View. Commissioned for the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015, supported by Jerwood Arts and Photoworks. Image: Anna Arca