Graduate Emely's work on show at London’s renowned ICA gallery

Roehampton drama graduate Emely Neu has joined a prestigious group of artists including Damien Hirst and David Hockney, after being selected to join the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition.

Posted: 4 December 2014

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Roehampton's Emely Neu is presenting her work at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in The Mall

Miss Neu’s work, entitled ‘With Choir’, is currently showing at the world-renowned Institute of Contemporary Arts in the Mall, near Buckingham Palace, London, where it will be on view until January. Described as a ‘performative interview’ Miss Neu, also a qualified journalist, will present the skill of interviewing as an art form, through a three-way conversation.

Miss Neu, 26, completed a Master’s in Performance and Creative Research in 2013 and now works as an artist, writer and lecturer. She is one of only 55 people selected by judges for the exhibition out of 1,400 who applied. Previous artists at the exhibition have included both Mr Hirst and Mr Hockney.

She said: “I’m honoured I’ve been chosen and grateful for the platform and support network. Especially just after finishing my MRes, it is great to see how my work resonates with people.

“I enjoyed a sense of freedom about studying at Roehampton, to be able to fit the course to my needs and projects was very helpful. The mixture of artists and lecturers was very diverse and interesting, and opened my eyes and mind in a lot of different ways. It was challenging but very rewarding.”

Deputy Provost Professor Ann MacLarnon, who is responsible for the University’s Graduate School, said: “Emely’s early success is prime proof of what a Roehampton degree can help achieve. Her work has shown the results of understanding and adapting different styles of performance to meet the judges’ expectations and I’m sure she will make the most of this high profile start to her career.”

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