Shortlist for New Sensations Prize

Channel 4 and The Saatchi Gallery have announced the shortlist and finalists for this year’s New Sensations Prize. The work of 20 young artists will be exhibited in a show in London opening 12 October. Highly competitive, the final selection is comprised of 20 graduates from BA and MA courses at UK and the Republic of Ireland colleges and universities. The artists have been chosen by a judging panel made up of Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin; Nick Hackworth, founder of Paradise Row, London; Ossian Ward, formerly visual arts editor of Time Out and now at the Lisson Gallery, London; Tabitha Jackson, Commissioning Editor, Arts, Channel 4; and Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator, Saatchi Online and Director, Saatchi Gallery.

Four finalists have been specially selected to make a new commission for the exhibition. They are Michal BarOr (Royal College of Art, London), Glenn Kennedy (Glasgow School of Art), Rosie O’Grady (Glasgow School of Art) and Jack Stanton (Oxford University – The Ruskin College). Each of the four finalists will work with Channel 4 film to make a short film about their work which will be aired in October.

This year, for the first time, all of the entries will be exhibited on Saatchi Online, the largest online gallery for discovering emerging artists from all over the world. As in previous years there will also be a physical New Sensations exhibition in London, allowing visitors to experience the best in emerging art.

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1. Jack Stanton, The Personality Agreement, 2013, Video: two-screen, found footage, digital projection. 00:08:20 © Jack Stanton, 2012, Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London.