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. His recent projects and exhibitions include Esther Shipper, Berlin, Germany (2019), Lisson Gallery, Shanghai, China (2019), Cambridge Biomedical campus, Cambridge, UK (2019), TARO NASU, Tokyo, Japan (2018), GB Agency, Paris, France (2018), The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (2017), Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (2017), Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2016), Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA (2016), Lisson Gallery, New York (2016), Scrapmetal, Toronto (2016), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2015), ACCA, Melbourne (2015), The National Art Trust, London (2014), Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2014), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012),Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2011), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2011), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Doris C. Freedman Plaza at the southeast corner of Central Park, New York (2010); MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona (2010); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, (2008); 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008) and many others.


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