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 Suffolk and in London and teaches at Goldsmiths and the Royal Academy in London, and at the University of Huddersfield. In 2013, Gander and creative consultant Simon Turnbull, proposed plans to open Fairfield International, a residency for young artists in Saxmundham in Suffolk. 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 and recent 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. Ryan Gander 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).

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