New York’s New Museum Announces the Lineup of Young Artists for Its 2018 Triennial

Curators look far afield in an effort to present a truly global roster of emerging artists.

Janiva Ellis's The Okiest Doke (2017). Courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal, New York. Photo by Joerg Lohse.
Janiva Ellis's The Okiest Doke (2017). Courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal, New York. Photo by Joerg Lohse.

If the list of emerging artists included in the New Museum’s fourth triennial includes names you’ve mostly never heard before, the show’s co-curators, Gary Carrion-Murayari and Alex Gartenfeld, will be pleased.

“Art centers like New York can be the most insular places of all,” Gartenfeld, who is deputy director and chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami, told artnet News. “With this exhibition, we sought to critically revise what it means to be global by introducing leading young artists from emerging art centers and networks around the world.”

The show, which opens February 13 and continues through May 27, bears the title “Songs for Sabotage,” and will fill four floors of the museum’s building in downtown Manhattan. The 30 or so artists chosen by Gartenfeld and Carrion-Murayari, the New Museum’s Kraus family curator, span 19 countries and range in age from 25 to 38.

According to a statement from the New Museum, the exhibition explores interventions into cities, infrastructures, and the networks of everyday life, bringing together objects that could potentially create shared, or common, experiences.

“We felt it was important and particularly timely to raise the question of how individuals and collectives around the world might effectively address the connection of images and culture to forces that structure our society,” Carrion-Murayari said.

Here is the complete list of artists in alphabetical order:

ARTIST LIST

Cian Dayrit (b. 1989, Manila, Philippines; lives and works in Rizal, Philippines)

Violet Dennison (b. 1989, Bridgeport, Connecticut; lives and works in New York)

Tomm El-Saieh (b. 1984, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; lives and works in Miami)

Janiva Ellis (b. 1987, Oakland, California; lives and works in Los Angeles)

Claudia Martínez Garay (b. 1983, Ayacucho, Peru; lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Haroon Gunn-Salie (b. 1989, Cape Town, South Africa; lives and works between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Matthew Angelo Harrison (b. 1989, Detroit, MI; lives and works in Detroit)

Tiril Hasselknippe (b. 1984, Arendal, Norway; lives and works in Oslo, Norway)

Inhabitants (founded in 2015, New York, by Pedro Neves Marques [b. 1984] and Mariana Silva)

KERNEL (founded in 2009, Athens, Greece by Petros Moris [b. 1986], Pegy Zali [b. 1983] and Theodoros Giannakis [b. 1979])

Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, <i>Dusk and Dawn look just the same (riot tourism)</i> (still), (2017). <br>Courtesy of the artist and CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens.

Manolis D. Lemos, dusk and dawn look just the same (riot tourism) (still), (2017).
Courtesy of the artist and CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens.

Manolis D. Lemos (b. 1989, Athens, Greece; lives and works in Athens, Greece)

Zhenya Machneva (b. 1988, Leningrad, Russia; lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia)

Chemu Ng’ok (b. 1989, Nairobi, Kenya; lives and works in Grahamstown, South Africa)

Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude, Mazino (The Standard Bearer), (2017). Courtesy of the artist and First Floor Gallery Harare.

Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude’s Mazino (The Standard Bearer), (2017). Courtesy of the artist and First Floor Gallery Harare.

Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude (b. 1988, Harare, Zimbabwe; lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe)

Daniela Ortiz (b. 1985, Cusco, Peru; lives and works in Barcelona, Spain)

Lydia Ourahmane,The Third Choir, (2014). Courtesy of the artist.

Lydia Ourahmane’s The Third Choir, (2014). Courtesy of the artist.

Lydia Ourahmane (b. 1992, Saïda, Algeria; lives and works between Oran, Algeria, and London)

Hardeep Pandhal (b. 1985, Birmingham, UK; lives and works in Glasgow, UK)

Hardeep Pandhal, Career Suicide (still), (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

Hardeep Pandhal’s Career Suicide (still), (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

Dalton Paula (b. 1982, Brasília, Brazil; lives and works in Goiânia, Brazil)

Julia Phillips (b. 1985, Hamburg, Germany; lives and works in New York)

Wong Ping (b. 1984, Hong Kong; lives and works in Hong Kong)

Anupam Roy (b. 1985, West Bengal, India; lives and works in New Delhi, India)

Manuel Solano, Antonin, le beau (Antonin, the beautiful), (2014). Courtesy of the artist.

Manuel Solano’s Antonin, le beau (Antonin, the beautiful), (2014). Courtesy of the artist.

Manuel Solano (b. 1987, Mexico City, Mexico; lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico)

Diamond Stingily (b. 1990, Chicago; lives and works in Brooklyn)

Song Ta (b. 1988, Leizhou, China; lives and works in Guangzhou, China)

Wilmer Wilson IV <i>GIRLS NIGHT OUT</i>, (2016). Courtesy the artist and CONNERSMITH, Washington DC.

Wilmer Wilson IV GIRLS NIGHT OUT, (2016). Courtesy the artist and CONNERSMITH, Washington DC.

Wilmer Wilson IV (b. 1989, Richmond, Virginia; lives and works in Philadelphia)

Shen Xin (b. 1990, Chengdu, China; lives and works between London, UK,and Amsterdam, the Netherlands)


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