Rosa Johan Uddoh Awarded First Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool John Moores University Fellowship

Rosa Johan Uddoh, The Serve, 2017. Image courtesy the artist and New Contemporaries

Rosa Johan Uddoh, The Serve, 2017. Image courtesy the artist and New Contemporaries

Rosa Johan Uddoh is the first artist to receive the Liverpool Biennial Fellowship founded by Liverpool John Moores University. Celebrating 20 years of the Biennial, the Fellowship has been created to recognise and support the work of emerging artists, and this year is awarded to an artist exhibiting in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018.

The year-long Fellowship includes a £5,000 cash prize, as well as full access to the resources of the university: studios, workshops, exhibition spaces and teaching staff, curators, artists and scholars. In addition, the artist will have the opportunity to contribute to teaching in the university as a Visiting Lecturer.

Rosa Johan Uddoh (b. 1993, London) studied for her BA Architecture at Cambridge University and MA Fine Art Media at Slade School of Fine Art graduating in 2018. Her work has been included in group shows at Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge, The Royal Standard, Liverpool and The Cob Gallery, London. While at Slade, she organised the interdisciplinary conference Widening the Gaze. Since 2016, Rosa has been a Sarabande: Lee Alexander McQueen scholar and presented a solo exhibition at Sarabande Foundation earlier in 2018. Her work is included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 at Liverpool John Moores University as part of Liverpool Biennial 2018 and will tour to the South London Gallery in December 2018.

The Selection Panel comprised Rory Macbeth (Liverpool John Moores University and New Contemporaries alumnus), Professor Joasia Krysa (Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Biennial), Suki Seokyeong Kang (Liverpool Biennial 2018 artist and New Contemporaries alumnus), Kirsty Ogg (New Contemporaries) and Séamus McCormack (New Contemporaries).