Announcing the final selected artist for hotel generation '18...

Karanjit Panesar

After a four month process, Karanjit is our final artist for hotel generation '18!

We asked our four shortlisted artists for a proposal on the theme of our 2018 programme: Islands 

Karanjit's proposal will be realised in an exhibition in November, with support from Diversity Art Forum

Huge thanks to our panel of judges for considering the four different and interesting proposals!
And well done to our shortlisted artists Cassia DodmanSulaïman Majali and Aaron McCarthy for their brilliant proposals. We've really enjoyed working with all four artists during their research and development stage of hotel generation '18 – hopefully we get to all work together again some time soon...

If you missed it, here's a recap of the 2018 shortlisted artists...

This year the second edition of hotel generation is taking shape as an artist development programme aimed at artists up to the age of 26 and specifically from outside of London, within the UK. In February we put out an open call for exhibition proposals based on our 2018 programme theme: Islands.

From the open call we shortlisted four artists: Cassia Dodman (Orkney), Sulaïman Majali (Glasgow), Aaron McCarthy (Glasgow), Karanjit Panesar (Bristol). They have each received a stipend for the research and development stage of their proposal. Working closely with the arebyte team, the shortlisted four are being provided with professional guidance, studio visits, critical feedback, and general mentoring and assistance.

Meet the artists:

The winning participant was selected by a judging panel. This year, we invited new media specialist Steve Fletcher (Director and Founder of The Artists' Development Agency and Director and Founder of Carroll/Fletcher, London); curator Mariana Orlotti (Cripta747, Turin, Italy); British artist Ed Fornieles; curator Jonathan Watkins (Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham); art collector and philanthropist Candida Gertler OBE (Director and Founder of Outset Contemporary Art Fund); and Pauline de Souza, founder and director of Diversity Art Forum,  to be on the panel of judges.

What next?

arebyte is providing the perfect opportunity to get a sense for the London art scene, without the risk of navigating it alone.
— Kitmapper

The artist selected for a solo exhibition will then receive further funds as well as continued support from the gallery team to produce work. The exhibition will run for three weeks in November, with support from Diversity Art Forum, and will be accompanied by a publication documenting the exhibition and the proposal from the three other participants, with commissioned texts from guest writers.