GANDER, Ryan James

1976 - ?

Ryan Gander

Ryan James Gander was born at Chester in May 1976, son of Ian Gander and his wife Frances née Dunn, who married at Chester in 1970. Ryan trained in Interactive Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, receiving a First Class Degree in 1999, and after art school, went to work in a carpet shop in Chester. In 2000, he spent a year as a Fine Art Research Participant at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands and 2001-2002 participated in the artists residency programme of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He lives and works in Saxmundham in Suffolk and in London and teaches at Goldsmiths College and at the Royal Academy in London. Many of Gander's works celebrate the wonders of the imagination, and he has created a mock government advertising campaign urging people to harness their imaginations. Ryan Gander 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 and elected a Royal Academician in 2021. He has been awarded numerous prestigious prizes, among others the Zürich Art Prize (2009), the ABN Amro Art Price (2006), the Baloise Art Statements of the Art Basel (2006) and the Dutch Prix de Rome for sculpture (2003) and in 2017 was awarded an OBE for services to contemporary arts and in 2019 awarded the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. Solo exhibitions include FRAC Île-de-France-Le Plateau; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam; MUMOK, Vienna and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco. He has also shown in group exhibitions such as the Shanghai Biennale; Documenta 13, Kassel; ILLUMInations, 54th Biennale di Venezia, Venice; 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh and the Sydney Biennial.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from courtesy of Lisson Gallery
2018 800 Overturned Rietveld Chair after a flurry of Snow - ash and marble resin
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Works by This Artist