Ryan Gander  (1976)

Geboren in Chester, UK.


Post-Graduate Fine Art Participant - Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL

Post-Graduate Fine Art Research Participant - Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, NL

First Class Degree, BA (Hons) Interactive Art - Manchester Metropolitan, University, Manchester, UK

Awards and Prizes

Nominee for The Times, South Bank Breakthrough Award, UK
Winner of the Zurich Art Prize, Haus Konstruktiv, CH

Paul Hamlyn Award, UK

DENA Foundation Art Award, F*

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ABN AMRO Art Price, ABN AMRO head office Amsterdam, NL*
Baloise Art Statements Prize, Art Basel, CH

Beck’s Futures Shortlist, ICA, London, UK*

Cocheme Fellowship, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK

Prix De Rome for Sculpture, NL*

Arts Council of England International Fellowship, UK*

Solo Exhibitions

The die is cast, Villa Arson, Nice, F
It’s a right Heath Robinson affair, gb agency, Paris, F
It’s a right Heath Robinson affair, Kadist, Paris, F
Eleanor Antin, Marcel Broodthaers, Peter Friedl, Ryan Gander, Erna Hecey Gallery Temporary Space, Cologne, DE
I let somebody get under my skin, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Heralded as the new black, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL*
As it presents itself, Picture This, Bristol, UK

Somebody’s playing me 1998 – 2008, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, JP
And it came to life, Marz Galleria, Lisbon, PT
Championed by Rigour, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
Heralded as the new black / Forward, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK*
Heralded as the new black / Forward, South London Gallery, London, UK*
Something Vague, Sankt Gallen Kunstverein, Sankt Gallen, CH
Something Vague, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE
Basquiat, Store Gallery, London, UK

Ghostwriter Subtext, Taro Nasu Galley, Tokyo, JP
More than the weight of your shadow, Diawa Factory, Hiroshima, JP
Passengers, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Phantom of Appropriation, In the stream of life Betonsalon, Paris, FR
Short Cut through the trees, MUMOK, Vienna, AU
The Last Work, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Gallery Cover, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Of Any Actual Person, Living or Dead, STORE, London, UK

Gostwriter Subtext, Premier container, Art Basel Premier with STORE, Miami Basel, USA
Didactease, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, USA
ABN AMRO Kunstprijs, ABN AMRO head quarter, Amsterdam, NL
Templates for… Massimo de Carlo, Milan, IT
Is this guilt in you too - (Cinema Verso), Whitechapel, London, UK
Spencer, Forget About Good Art Basel Unlimited with Annet Gelink Gallery, Basel, CH
The title taken from reading that book (with George Henry Longly), Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, CH
Is this guilt in you too – (The study of a car in a field), MUMOK, Vienna, AU
Your clumsiness is the next man’s stealth, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Nine Projects for the Pavilion de l’Esprit Nouveau, GAM, Bologna, IT

But it was all green, Artists Space, New York, USA
Of Any Actual Person, Living or Dead, with Aurélien Froment, Les Laboratoires d´Aubervilliers, Paris, F*
Art Basel Statements with Annet Gelink Gallery, Basel, CH
Is This Guilt in You Too– (The Study of a Car in a Field), Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Somewhere between 1886 and 2030 (2005), Store, London, UK*

An Incomplete History of Ideas, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK*
But it was all green, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
La Galerie dans ma Poche, Leeds and London, UK

But it was all green, Store, London, UK
The Death of Abbé Faria, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, NL*

Marie Aurore Sorry, The International 3, Manchester, UK*
In Return, with Shahryar Nashat, Centre Pasquart, Bienne, CH

Group Exhibitions

Forms of Enquiry, Architects Association, London, UK
The Space of Words, MUDAM, Luxembourg, LU
Talk Show, ICA, London, UK
The Happy Interval, Tulips & Roses, Vilnius, LI
Fax, The Drawing Center, New York, US
Natural Wonders, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, RU
Lisson presents 4, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Contested Ground, 176 Gallery, London UK
Trying to cope with things that aren’t human, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, US
The Malady of Writing, MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
Younger than Jesus, New Museum, New York, US
Mirrors, MARCO, Vigo, ES
Several Silences, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, US
British Subjects, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, US
Trying to cope with things that aren’t human, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke on Trent, UK
Forms of Enquiry, Architects Association, London, UK
Natural Wonders, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, RU
Places To Be. New York – Shanghai – Tel Aviv – Texas – Zagreb, video program The Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Desiring Necessities, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
The Story Teller, ICI, New York, USA
The Space of Words, MUDAM Grand Duc Jean, LU
Desire Acquire, Galerie Bob van Orsouw gmbh, Zürich, CH
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, DE

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Future Landscape, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Panoramica ciclo de video, Bailando sin salir de casa, Museo Tamayo arte contemporáneo, Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico
One of these things is not like other things, Galleria 1/9 unosunove, Rome
The flight of the Dodo, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, I
AWOL – Biennale of Young Artists, META Cultural Foundation, Bucharest
A Recent History of Drawing & Writing, ICA, London, UK
Playtime, Betasalon, Paris FR
Out of sight, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico, MX
Wouldn’t it be nice, Somerset House, London, UK
Wouldn’t it be nice, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Zurich CH
Self Storage, Curatorial Industries, San Francisco, USA
I desired what you were, I need what you are, Galleria Maze, Torino, I
Within the big structure, Berlin-Mitte, Berlin, DE
Delirious Beijing, PKM Gallery, Beijing, CH
Life on Mars, Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg
Revolutions – forms that turn, 16th Biennale of Sydney, A
As It Presents Itself, Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable
Art Now Curate, Tate Modern, London, UK
Featuring, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, FR
Inaugural Show, Marz Galleria, Lisbon, PT
The show is not a void, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paolo, Brasil

Performa 07, New York, US
In the stream of life, Betonsalon, Paris, FR
For Sale, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, P
Wouldn’t it be nice, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, CH
WITHOUT, Curated by Adam Carr, Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR
How soon is now?, Fundación Luís Seoane, Coruna, SP
Didactease work, Christina Wilson Galerie, Copenhagen
Of any actual person living or, STORE, London
Projection, Lentos Art Museum, Linz, AU
Words Fail Me, MoCAD, Detroit, USA
Language of Vision, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough
Last Work, Lyon Biennale, Lyon, FR
Took my hands, Bonakdar Curate Show, New York
Wouldn’t it be nice, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
Car in Field, Wattis, San Francisco, USA
Loose Associations, Performa, New York, USA

Constellations, Tanya Bonakdar, New York, USA
Curating the Library, de Singel, Antwerp, B
Projection, Museum of Art Lucerne, CH
Wrong, Klosterfelde, Berlin, D
The show will be open when the show will be closed, STORE, London, UK
Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK
Le Spectre des Armatures, Glassbox, Paris, F
Trial Balloons, MUSAC, Leon, S*
Don Quijote, Witte de Witte, Rotterdam, NL
Objet a Part, Centre d’art Contemporain, Noisy le sec, F
Cohen and Leslie, New York, USA
In touchable, Villa Arson, Nice, F
Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London, UK*

Spectator T, Sheffield, UK*
T1 Triennial, Castello di Rivoli Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Turin, I
Free Library, M + R Gallery, London, UK
Romance – A Novel, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, P
Jaybird, ZERO... Milan, I
Post No Bills, White Columns, New York, USA
Petites Compositions Entre Amis, GB Agency, Paris, F
Invisible Script, W139, Amsterdam, NL
Beck’s Futures, CCA, Glasgow, UK*
In This Colony, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, NL*
Beck’s Futures, ICA, London, UK*
A Show Without Works, Project Room, Spazio Lima, Milan, I*
The World, Abridged, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK*
Timeline, The Store & Window 32, Paris, F

Romantic Detachment, PS1, New York, USA*
Romantic Detachment, Chapter Arts, Cardiff, UK*
Romantic Detachment, Q Arts, Derby, UK*
Romantic Detachment, Folly Gallery, Lancaster, UK*
Making Public, CBK, Dordrecht, NL
Summer Pursuits, STORE, London, UK
Loose Associations, Centre Pompidou, Beaubourg, Paris, F
Loose Associations, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, P
Artist House, The Round Foundry, Leeds, UK

Catch Me, Onufri, National Gallery of Albania, AL
Tourette´s, W139, Amsterdam, NL*
RDV Résonance, Galerie des Terreaux, Lyon Biennale, Lyon, FR
Prix de Rome Winner, Gem, Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Den Haag, NL*
Grizedale Artist in Residence, Cumbria, UK

Unloaded, (Disused Military Bunkers), Oberschan, CH*

Record Collection, Forde Gallery, Geneva, CH
In a language…, Project ruimte zuid en oost, Amsterdam, NL
Year of the Artist Residency, The Lowry, Manchester, UK

The Oriel Mostyn Open, Llandudno, UK
Square City, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
Goethe’s Oak Has Woodworm, Static Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Unfortunately Last Sunday, Museum Het Domain, Sittard, NL*
Free Space, Nieuw Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen, B*

Artists Publications / Monographs

Heralded as the new black, artist book published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Ikon gallery, Birmingham, South London gallery, London, and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
The Viewing Room, Daiwa Press Co. Ltd (with Taro Nasu)

Appendix Appendix, A proposal for a TV Series, Christoph Keller Editions/JRP Ringier (with Stuart Bailey)
Intellectual Colours, book published on the ocassion of the presentation the Dena Foundation Art Award 2006, Dena Foundation of Contemporary Art and Silvana Editoriale
Parallel Cards, a project by Ryan Gander (with Mia Frostner, Robert Sollis, Paul Tisdell, Rasmus Troelsen), ISBN 978-3-902490-31-5
Loose Associations and other Lectures, One Star Press, Paris

Pure Associations, on the occasion of the ABN AMRO Art Foundation, ABN AMRO Bank, Amsterdam

From The Alpinist, Fort Vijfhuizen / Artimo, 90-8546-042-5
It’s Like the Spoilt Brat of the Dictionary... (with Alice Fisher), STORE

The Boy that always looked up, (with Sara De Bondt), Cornerhouse Manchester

Appendix, (with Stuart Bailey), Artimo Amsterdam

In a language you don’t understand (with Sara De Bondt), The International 3, Manchester

2008 Frieze, “Where to Begin”, Dan Fox, “#116, pp. 172-177 + front cover
Flash Art, Review on ‘Heralded as the New Black’ in South London Gallery, #41
Cat. Qu´est-ce-que l´art vidéo aujourd´hui ? Beaux Arts Editions, pp. 98-99
Artforum, Jessica Morgan, Issue XLVI, No.10, pp. 188
Art World, Ben Luke, February # 3, p. 3 + pp. 130-132
Financial Times, “Last Piece in the Puzzle”, Emily Strokes, April 19/20
Frieze, review on the Lyon Biennal, Vivian Rehberg, #112, pp. 50-51
ArtReview, “Ryan Gander”, Jack Strange, March, p.91
ArtReview, Richard Wentworth, March, p.42
Monopol, May
Arch Magazine, “Ryan Gander: I’ve got a joke for you”, pp. 23-24
2007 Artforum, “On the Future of Art School”, Rachel Withers, No. 10 summer
Frieze, “Co-Pilot”, Dan Fox, Issue 107, May 2007, pp. 31-34
Book Icecream, Contemporary Art in Culture, Phaidon 2007
Kunstbeeld 100, supplement Kunstbeeld, no. 5, 2007
Cat. Lyon Biennial, Francesca Grassi, pp. 138-152
Het Parool, “Ryan Gander is niet gelukkig”, Kees Keijer, March 16 2007
Residence, “Vijf favoriete exposities van Ryan Gander”, nr. 4, April 2007
Stedelijk Museum Bulletin, “Ryan Gander, The Last Work”, Martijn van Nieuwnhuyzen, no. 2 2007
NRC Handelsblad, Sandra Smallenburg, 23-03-2007
Values, “Beter kijken”, Oswin Scheeweisz, no. 1, spring 2007
Janus 21, January, pp. 52-57
Janus 22, Interview by Hans Ulrich Orbist, Januari, pp. 10-18
2006 Arena Contemporary, “Ryan Gander”, Eliza Williams, Issue 85
Art Forum, “Ryan Gander”, Sven Lütticken, September
Flash Art, review, Andrea Wiarda, May/June, pp 131-132
Art Monthly, May
Frieze, review on Turin Triennial, April, p 159
Modern Painters, Morgan Falconer, April, pp 50-51
Observer, Alice Fisher, 26 Feb, p 9
2005 Burlington Magazine, Paul Stonard, July
Paris-Art, “Petites Compositions entre amis”, Alexandre Quoi, Online
Exit Express, “Gander at gb agency”, Guillaume Désanges, june
Tema Celeste Feature, Daniella Perra, Issue 110, July, pp 52-57
Cat. Project Room, Spazio Lima
Cat. Beck’s Futures, ICA, 1-900300-46-X
Metropolis M, “Sculptuur is alles wat geen schilderkunst is”, May, pp. 79-89
The Observer, “Tales from the shanty town”, Laura Cumming, 27 March, p 12
The Guardian, “Say it with Flowers”, Adrian Searle, 22 March, pp12-13
The Independent, “A Very Tidy Show Indeed”, Charles Darwent, 20 March, p 25
The Sunday Times, “It Should Fizz”, Waldemar Januszczak, 20 March, pp 6-7
The Daily Telegraph, “Futures Imperfect”, Serena Davies, 16 March, p 20
The Guardian, “The Chain Gang”, Ryan Gander, 09 March
2004 Frieze, Mark Beasley, Issue 86, Oct
Dot dot dot Magazine, “The boy part two”, Issue 8 aug.
Cat. SHU Degree, Introductory Text, (Ryan Gander), June
Cat. We Show Art, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, 9-789075-380767
Freefall, Arts Council England International Fellowships (Ryan Gander) 0-7287-0987-2
Art Forum, Rachel Withers, February
2003 Metropolis M, “On Tino Sehgal”, Ryan Gander, No. 6
Dot dot dot Magazine, “The boy part one”, Ryan Gander, Issue 7 Dec
Graphic Magazine, “Appendix’”, Ryan Gander and Stuart Bailey, No.2
Metropolis M, “Notes on Nothing”, Ryan Gander, No. 5
Stedelijk Bureau Newsletter, Matthew Higgs, March
Stedelijk Museum Bulletin Magazine, Jelle Bouwhuis, March
Dot dot dot Magazine, “Loose Associations”, Ryan Gander, Issue 6 Aug
2002 Dot dot dot Magazine, “The Man”, Ryan Gander, Issue 5 Aug
Untitled Magazine, Miria Swain, Number 28 Summer
Everything Magazine, Ryan Gander, Issue 4.1 Summer
Everything Magazine, Ryan Gander, Issue 4.2 Summer
Flux Magazine, Mick Robertson, #31 June
City Life, Tim Birch, April
2001 Tubelight , Arne Hendrixend, #18 Dec
Issues, Jan van Eyck Editions, Ryan Gander, Nov
Metropolis M , Cover, Ryan Gander, No. 5 Oct-Nov
Dot dot dot Magazine, “On Roleplay’”, Ryan Gander, Issue 2 Aug
Flux Magazine, Jane Griffiths, #24 Apr-May
2000 “Unfortunately last Sunday”, Ryan Gander, Museum Het Domein
“…and knuts mountain bike”, Ryan Gander, Museum Het Domein

Teaching / Lectures
AA School of Architecture, London, UK
Barbican, London, UK
Barnard College, New York City, US
Bournville, Birmingham, UK
Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK
Chelsea School of Art, The London Institute, London, UK
Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry, UK
De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
East Street Arts, Leeds, UK
École nationale des beaux-arts, Lyon, F
Gerrit Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam, NL
Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL
Proto-Academy, Edinburgh, UK
Royal College of Art, London, UK
Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, UK
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Slade School of Art, London, UK
The Royal Danish Academy of Art, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, NL
UNIDEE Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, I
University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
University of East London, London, UK
University of South Florida, Florida, UK
University of West England, Bristol, UK
Wimbledon School of Art, University of Central St Martins, London, UK

2007 The way in which it landed, Art Now, Tate Britain, London, UK (artists: Lucy Clout, Nathaniel Mellors, Aurelien Froment, David Renggli, Carol Bove)
2007 Associates Gallery, Project Space directed with Rebecca May Marston, London, UK (artists: Matthew Smith, Stella Capes, Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth, Matthew Harrison, Josephine Flynn, Tom Gidley, Sean Edwards, Lucy Clout, Alice Channer, Adria Julia, Ben Chain, Adam Thomas)
Took my hands off of your eyes too soon, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US (artists: Jesse Ash, Justin Beal, Alice Channer, Sean Edwards, Jack Strange)
2004 Now then now then, International 3 Gallery, Manchester, UK (artists: Josephine Flynn, Harrison & Hughes, Lucy Skaer, Bedwyr Williams)

Exposities (komt nu voorbij)

De volgende instellingen bieden werk aan en organiseren exposities:
Annet Gelink Gallery / The Bakery, Amsterdam
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Vertegenwoordigd in de volgende bedrijfscollecties:
H + F Collection,

Opleiding aan de volgende academie(s):
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam

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