Thursday 10 October, 5:30 pm
Ryan Gander (Englisch)
Atelier Building A 0.11
Ryan Gander (born in Chester, UK, lives and works in Suffolk and London) has established an international reputation through artworks that materialize in many different forms – from sculpture to film, writing, graphic design, installation, performance. Through associative thinking processes connecting the everyday and the esoteric, the overlooked and the commonplace, Gander’s work involves a questioning of language and knowledge, as well as a reinvention of both the modes of appearance and the creation of an artwork. His work can be reminiscent of a puzzle, or a network with multiple connections and the fragments of an embedded story.
Gander studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL and the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, NL. He has been a Professor of Visual Art at the University of Huddersfield and holds an honorary Doctor of the Arts at the Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Suffolk. In 2017 he was awarded an OBE for services to contemporary arts. In 2019 he was awarded the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University.
Some of his recent solo shows have been held at Esther Schipper, DE; TARO NASU, Tokyo; Lisson Gallery, London; National Museum of Art Osaka; Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Manchester Art Gallery. Major projects include Liverpool Biennale 2018, UK; Performa 15, New York, 2015; British Art Show 8, Leeds, 2015; Panorama, High Line, New York, 2015; Unlimited, Art Basel; Parcours, Art Basel; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, 2012; ILLUMInations at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, 2011.