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Mike Nelson, 'Amnezi Skalk Kask (2012)', helmet, wood and bones
Manchester Art Gallery

Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson is based in London, UK. Recent solo exhibitions include Eighty Circles through Canada, Tramway, Glasgow (2014); Studio apparatus for Kunsthalle Münster, Kunsthalle Münster, Germany (2014); Amnesiac Hide, The Power Plant, Toronto (2014); 408 tons…

Ed Atkins, The Trick Brain, 2013, Single channel HD projection with 5.1 Surround Sound, 16 minutes 15 seconds, Edition of 6 + 2AP © the artist, image courtesy the artist and Cabinet, London
2012/13 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Ed Atkins

Purchased through the Contemporary Art Society Acquisition Scheme for The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. The gallery is home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art. It…

Catherine Opie, The Gang (1990) c-print, 20.3 x 20.3 cm, edition 2/8 © Catherine Opie. Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery and Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool.
2013/14 Walker Art Gallery

Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie (b.1961, Sandusky, Ohio, United States) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She is an internationally renowned photographer whose work in the areas of portraiture and landscape has been…

Haroon Mirza, A Sleek Dry Yell (2008), mixed media, 3'30
2010/11 Grundy Art Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery

Haroon Mirza

The Sculpture Fund supported by one of the Contemporary Art Society’s Patrons Cathy Wills, will provide five museums in the North West with the opportunity to work together over a…

Simon Fujiwara, Rebekkah (2012), Five terracotta dyed, life size, cast plaster female figures and video, dimensions variable. Installation photograph at the Contemporary Art Society, 2014. Courtesy Joe Plommer.
2012/13 Leeds Art Gallery

Simon Fujiwara

Simon Fujiwara (b. 1982, London, UK) lives and works in Berlin. Using a combination of performance, video, installation and short stories, Fujiwara’s work is rooted in dense dramas about personal relationships, family relations, politics, architecture…

Helen Marten, Exfoliating curve lines (total cushioning), 2014 Glazed ceramic; cast rubber; yoghurt pot; cross stitch; fabric; swim caps; fimo; copper wire; sugar shaker; sawdust; saw blade; zip pull; welded steel; sponges; red balloon; black sand; tap measure ribbon. Copyright: The Artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: Annik Wetter, Zurich
2013/14 Grundy Art Gallery, Manchester City Galleries, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery

Helen Marten

Helen Marten (b. 1985, Macclesfield, UK) lives and works in London having studied at The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Recent…

The Short and the Long of It (2010-12), Installation view, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, 2012. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Scott Massey
2012/13 Towner Eastbourne

Uriel Orlow

Uriel Orlow (b. 1973, Zurich, Switzerland) is based in London. Recent exhibitions include Manifesta 9 (2012), the 54th Venice Bienniale (2011) and 8th Mercosul Biennial in Brazil (2011). His work has been presented in solo…

Untitled (Miss Iceland) (2010), Watercolour on paper, 50 x 70cm, From the series 1968 and Other Myths (2010-12), Image courtesy Magnus Quaife and WORKS|PROJECTS
2013/14 Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Magnus Quaife

Magnus Quaife (b. 1975, Nottingham, UK) lives and works in Manchester. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions as part of the Liverpool Biennial (2010) and at The International 3, Manchester (2004 and…

Elizabeth McAlpine, Ends (Sprayed Sound) (2013), C- Type print, 85 x 120 cm. Courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
2013/14 Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Elizabeth McAlpine

Elizabeth McAlpine (b. 1973, London, UK) works in photography, sculpture and moving image, exploring and experimenting with analogue and digital photographic techniques. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland (2012),…

Laura Lancaster, Untitled (2013), Oil on Linen, 40 x 50cm © the artist
2012/13 The New Art Gallery Walsall

Laura Lancaster

Laura Lancaster (b. 1979, Hartlepool, UK) lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her paintings have been shown in solo exhibitions in the UK including at the DLI Museum, Durham (2011) and the Laing…

Teresa Margolles, Papeles de la morgue [#9] (2003), water drawing on fabriano paper with water that has been used to wash dead bodies after autopsy, 50 x 70 cm (19 5/8 x 27 1/2 ins.) Unframed. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
2013/14 mima

Teresa Margolles

Teresa Margolles (b. 1963, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico) lives and works in Mexico City. Her work has been shown in numerous international museums and biennials. Recent solo exhibitions include Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (2014), Glasgow Sculpture Studios…

Becky Beasley, Figure (Part 3)  (2008), selenium toned silver print, brown acrylic glass, wooden artist’s frame, 320 x 107 cm. Courtesy Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
2012/13 Leeds Art Gallery

Becky Beasley

Becky Beasley (b. 1975, Portsmouth, UK) is based in St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. She has had recent solo exhibitions at the South London Gallery (2014), Leeds City Art Gallery (2013) and Spike…

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