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Upcoming - contemporary artists until 50

Here you will find contemporary artists worldwide who are until 40 years old and have taken over the past year the highest percentage gain in attention in the art scene.
A score of 100 points in the year before is one condition for the selection, as well as an overall score of at least 1000 in the years since 2004.



ranking name nation lives in born born in medium total AR-points gain 2015
1 Guan Xiao CN Beijing 1983 Chongqing sculpture 1554 345.4%
 
2 Katja Novitskova EE Amsterdam/Berlin 1984 Tallinn sculpture 2085 282%
 
3 Annika Kahrs DE Hamburg 1984 Achim video / film 1168 224.4%
 
4 Sammy Baloji CG Lubumbashi 1978 Lubumbashi photography 1332 214.7%
 
5 Magali Reus NL London 1981 Den Hague sculpture 2741 208.9%
 
6 He Xiangyu CN Beijing 1986 Liaoning Province mixed media 1525 208.9%
 
7 Emeka Ogboh NG Lagos 1977 Lagos video / film 1033 201.1%
 
8 Josh Kline US New York 1979 Philadelphia mixed media 1473 173.6%
 
9 Sam Falls US Los Angeles 1984 San Diego photography 1845 165%
 
10 Mykola Ridnyi UA Kharkiv 1985 Kharkiv mixed media 1280 158%
 
11 Yngve Holen NO Berlin 1982 Braunschweig sculpture 1731 157.2%
 
12 Julius von Bismarck DE Berlin 1983 Breisach video / film 1232 147.3%
 
13 John Skoog SE Frankfurt am Main 1985 Malmö video / film 1270 130.9%
 
14 Titus Kaphar US New York 1976 Kalamazoo, Michigan painting 1191 130.3%
 
15 Francesc Ruiz ES Barcelone 1971 Barcelone drawing/graphics 1425 123.7%
 
16 Jon Rafman CA Montreal 1981 Quebec video / film 2617 121.5%
 
17 Samson Kambalu Malawi 1975 Malawi mixed media 1275 121.1%
 
18 Loretta Fahrenholz DE Berlin 1981 Starnberg video / film 3301 120.8%
 
19 Lucas Blalock US New York 1978 Asheville, NC photography 1076 120%
 
20 Korakrit Arunanondchai TH New York 1986 Bangkok painting 1526 120%
 
21 Ian Cheng US New York 1984 Los Angeles New Media 1680 118.8%
 
22 Anne Imhof DE Frankfurt 1978 Gießen performance 2212 115.8%
 
23 Shelly Nadashi IL Brüssel/Paris 1981 Haifa New Media 1490 112.8%
 
24 Daniel Steegmann Mangrané ES Rio de Janeiro 1977 Barcelone sculpture 1601 108.7%
 
25 Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz CH Berlin 2007 video / film 2273 108.7%
 
26 Kapwani Kiwanga CA Paris 1970 Hamilton video / film 1189 108.2%
 
27 Christian Falsnaes DK Berlin 1980 Copenhagen installation 1768 105.1%
 
28 Lawrence Abu Hamdan TR London 1985 Nyampeta mixed media 2884 98.1%
 
29 Anicka Yi KR New York 1971 Seoul sculpture 2136 96.6%
 
30 Carla Zaccagnini AR Buenos Aires 1973 Buenos Aires video / film 2131 94.4%