Ryan Gander

(Chester, UK, 1976)

Ryan Gander (Chester, UK, 1976) is an artist living and working in London and Suffolk. He has established an international reputation through artworks that materialise in many different forms from sculpture to film, writing, graphic design, installation, performance and more besides. Through associative thought processes that connect the everyday and the esoteric, the overlooked and the commonplace, Gander’s work involves a questioning of language and knowledge, a reinvention of the modes of appearance and creation of an artwork. His work can be reminiscent of a puzzle, a network with multiple connections, the fragments of an embedded story, a huge set of hidden clues to be deciphered, encouraging viewers to make their own connections and invent their own narrative in order to solve the charade with its many solutions, staged by the artist. Gander studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL and the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, NL. 

Recent solo shows have been held at Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK; TARO NASU, Tokyo, JP; gb agency, Paris, FR; Frac Ile-de- France / Le Plateau, Paris, FR; Daiwa Press Viewing Room, Hiroshima, JP; Lisson Gallery, London, UK; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, MX; Maison Hermès, Tokyo, JP; Jörg Johnen Galerie, Berlin, DE.

Recent projects include Art Park Odrupgaard, Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen, DK; Incredibly shiny stuff that doesn't mean anything, Okayama Kyokuto Hospital, Okayama, JP; The artists have the keys, 2 Willow Road, London, UK; The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, CH; Parcours, Art Basel, Basel, CH; Esperluette, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, G; Locked Room Scenario, commissioned by Artangel, London, UK; ILLUMInations at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale; Intervals at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, US and The Happy Prince, Public Art Fund, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, NYC, US.

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