Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander (b. 1976, Chester) lives and works in Suffolk and London. Graduated from BA (Hons) Interactive Art at Manchester Metropolitan University (1999); Post-Graduate Fine Art Research Participant at the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (2000); and Post-Graduate Fine Art Participant at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2002). He was awarded an OBE for services to Contemporary Arts (2017). He also won the 2007 Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts; the ABN AMRO prize of the Netherlands (2005); was shortlisted for the British art prize ‘Becks Futures’ at the ICA, London; won the Baloise Art Statement Prize at Art Basel; and was awarded the Zürich Art Prize (2009). Gander is a visiting lecturer at a selection of art schools within Europe and is a Professor of Fine Arts at Huddersfield University. He holds an honorary Doctor of Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University, Honoris Causa, and from the University of Suffolk. Select solo exhibitions include Good Heart, BASE / Progetti per l’arte, Florence (2018); Old Languages in very Modern Styles, gb Agency, Paris (2018);  Moonlighting, TARO NASU, Tokyo (2018); Other Places, Sydney Biennale, Sydney (2018); The Self Righting of All Things, Lisson Gallery, London (2018); These wings aren’t for flying, National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka (2017); Soft modernism, Hyundai Gallery, Seoul (2017); I can see straight through you, Lisson Gallery, New York (2017); READ ONLY, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2015); and We Are Constant, Frieze Art Fair Projects, London (2009). Major projects include Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool (2018); Sydney Biennale, Sydney (2018); Performa 15, New York (2015); British Art Show 8, Leeds (2016); Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel (2014); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2013); ILLUMInations at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice (2011); Intervals, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); and The Happy Prince, Public Art Fund, New York (2010). His works are held in public and private collections including the Arts Council Collection, London; The Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Carré d’art, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nimes; Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; MacBA, Barcelona; MUMOK, Vienna; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Tate, London.

Last updated: 10.02.2021