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Ryan Gander

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  • Ryan Gander
  • A portrait of Mr Sato attempting to differentiate between Santo and Aston in the darkness
  • 2010
  • c-print, edition 3/3
  • 100 x 150 cm / 39.37 x 59.06"


donated by the artist


Some recent solo exhibitions
Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich 2010, 'Approach it slowly from the left'
Villa Arson, Nice 2009, 'The die is cast'
Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam 2009, 'Ryan Gander: I Let Somebody Get Under My Skin'
IKON Gallery, Birmingham 2008, 'Heralded as the new black'
Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam 2007, 'The Last Work'
MUMOK, Vienna 2006, 'Is this guilt in you too?'
Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna 2006, 'Nine Projects for the Pavilion de l'Esprit Nouveau'

Some recent group exhibitions
The New Museum, New York 2009
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh 2008
Modem, Berlin 2007


Selected publications
João Ribas, FAX, New York: Drawing Center 2009
Vitamin 3-d: new perspectives in sculpture and
, London: Phaidon 2009
Ryan Gander: heralded as the new black, Birmingham: IKON 2008
Will Holder (ed.), Ryan Gander: intellectual colours, Milan: Silvana Editoriale 2007

Selected public and corporate collections
Tate Britain, London, UK • Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, FR • Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, IT

Catalogue Note

Ryan Gander connects prosaic historical facts and events with a large collection of fictional and semifictional elements. He uses installation, video, advertisement, sound and literature to provoke a dialogue between the familiar and the unfamiliar. The finished pieces are often minimal, but they suggest a variety of points of reference, from the utopian impulses of the early twentieth century to contemporary popular culture and mundane aspects of everyday life. Gander continuously seeks to reconfigure existing aesthetic conventions by restructuring their defining parameters, reinventing his own practice in the process. His installation Is this guilt in you too –  (Cinema Verso) (2006) reverses the conventional viewing situation of the cinema theatre. Visitors fumble through the dark and into a decrepit room behind a glass cinema screen only to peer through the blurry movie projection at the theatre's empty rows of seats. Gander describes his own practice as being driven by the intent to create something completely new and unexpected every time he tackles a project, willfully producing pieces that appear ill-fitting in relation to the body of work that came before them. Gander is also known for running the non-profit space Associates (2007).

Ryan Gander was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 2001-2002. He won the first prize of the 2003 Prix de Rome (NL), the Bâloise Art Prize (CH) in 2005, the Abn Amro Kunstprijs (NL) in 2006, the 2007 Paul Hamlyn Award (UK) and the Zürich Art Prize (CH) in 2009.