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London New Futures Shortlist March 2022

As part of The Other Art Fair’s continued mission to break down traditional barriers of the contemporary art world, New Futures is designed to launch the careers of talented emerging artists through prizing that includes free exhibition space and mentorship. Today we announce the shortlist for the Spring edition of The Other Art Fair London, as selected by our Selection Committee – Leyla Reynolds (Guest Judge), Ryan Stanier (Founder of The Other Art Fair) and Anouka Pedley (London Fair Director).

We are delighted to be working with Leyla Reynolds on selecting this edition’s impressive roster of artists. Leyla herself is an artist & curator living and working in London. Her practice concerns the intersection between visual representations and socio-political change – particularly in the case of the British black arts movement. Formerly she was art director and founding member at the award-winning online magazine gal-dem (run voluntarily by women and non-binary people of colour) working with clients such as Adidas, Greater London Assembly and V&A.

From the following shortlisted candidates, two will be announced as the artists that join our New Futures Class of 2022. The artists will be awarded a stand at our Fair in March 2022 and will exhibit amongst a curated collection of 150 contemporary emerging artists. So, without further ado… the shortlist.

Bryan Giuseppi Rodriguez Cambana

Young Parents Series #2 – 16 x 20 cm – 35mm Photography

Diana Zrnic

Realities Are, After All, Inhabitable – 70 x 80 cm – Oil on canvas

Fungai Marima

Untitled I, 2020 – 58cm x 58cm – Digital print on Somerset velvet 300gsm – Projected video onto fabric hung on washing line

Josh Scurville

Untitled – A1 – Ink on Paper

Koshiro Akiyama

Bathroom – 30.5 x 40.2cm – Linocut and Acrylic on paper

MH Sarkis

“EXIT” – 120 x 170 cm – Jacquard Tapestry

Ning Zhou

Questions I Ask Myself during Lockdown 2021 – 120 x 60 cm – Film photography on Paper

Penelope Kupfer

Two Button Shirt 2021 – 190 x 200 cm – Oil on canvas

Rin Coppola

Glew! – 63 x 76 cm – Duotone Lithograph mounted on wood

Sara David

Lunch at the Chhath (Self Published Cookbook) – B5 – Book

Terence Senford

OBJECT#3 – 42cm x 48.5 x 4cm – Recycled Wool, Acrylic and PVA

Tyler Lurks

Untitled 1 – 15 x 21cm – Oil on reclaimed wood from an Amish barn

Charlotte Yao

Now Let Us Celebrate, the Incredulity of Charlotte – 47.5  x 42.5 x 16cm – Aluminum Can, Laser Print, Silver Frame, Helium Balloon


The Other Art Fair will announce the winners of New Futures in the weeks approaching the Fair (March 17-20, Old Truman Brewery). We would like to thank all applicants and Leyla Reynolds for their contribution.