Lisson Gallery

Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander has established an international reputation through artworks that materialise in many different forms – from sculpture to film, writing, graphic design, installation, performance and more besides. Through associative thought processes that connect the everyday and the esoteric, the overlooked and the commonplace, Gander’s work involves a questioning of language and knowledge, as well as a reinvention of both the modes of appearance and the creation of an artwork. His work can be reminiscent of a puzzle, or a network with multiple connections and the fragments of an embedded story. It is ultimately a huge set of hidden clues to be deciphered, encouraging viewers to make their own associations and invent their own narrative in order to unravel the complexities staged by the artist.

Ryan Gander (born 1976, Chester, UK) lives and works in Suffolk and London. He studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Netherlands. The artist 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. In 2017 he was awarded an OBE for services to contemporary art. Recent solo shows have been held at Lisson Gallery, Shanghai, China (2019), Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany (2019), 21st Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2018), TARO NASU, Tokyo, Japan (2018); gb Agency, Paris, France (2018); Dazaifu Shrine, Fukuoka, Japan (2017); Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada (2017); The Contemporary Austin, TX, USA (2017); the National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka, Japan (2017); Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (2017); Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2016); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA (2016); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2015); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (2015); Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, Singapore (2015); and Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (2014). Major projects include Liverpool Biennale, UK; Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia; British Art Show 8, Leeds, UK; Performa 15, New York, NY, USA; Panorama, High Line, New York, USA; Imagineering, Okayama Castle, Okayama, Japan; 'The artists have the keys', 2 Willow Road, London, UK; Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Parcours, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Esperluette, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany; 'Locked Room Scenario', commissioned by Artangel, London, UK; ILLUMInations at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; 'Intervals' at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA; and 'The Happy Prince', Public Art Fund, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York, NY, USA.

Ryan Gander
Retrospective Study for Dramaturgical Framework, 2019 (Torso of a youthful athletes next move, with elongated armature), 2019
Marble resin, stainless steel 200 x 100 x 50 cm 78 5/8 x 39 1/4 x 19 5/8 in

Ryan Gander
Retrospective Study for Dramaturgical Framework, 2019 (Torso of a youthful athletes next move, with elongated armature), 2019
Marble resin, stainless steel 200 x 100 x 50 cm 78 5/8 x 39 1/4 x 19 5/8 in

Ryan Gander
Retrospective Study for Dramaturgical Framework, 2019 (Torso of a youthful athletes next move, with elongated armature), 2019
Marble resin, stainless steel 200 x 100 x 50 cm 78 5/8 x 39 1/4 x 19 5/8 in

Ryan Gander
View from the studio window (8th November 2017), 2019
HD screens, PC, plywood, steel, acrylic, window frosting, paint, window fixtures 122.5 x 145.9 x 33 cm 123. 48 1/8 x 57 3/8 x 12 7/8 in

Ryan Gander
Separating Prototyping Experiences (Studio Apparition Scene), 2018
Screenprint on acrylic, Inkjet print 60 x 44.3 x 4 cm 45. 23 1/2 x 17 3/8 x 1 1/2 in

Ryan Gander
Potent motif of ambition (Dramaturgical framework for structure and stability), 2018
186 x 52 x 35 cm 73 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 13 3/4 in

Ryan Gander
All things being equal, or I'm with you, 2018
Bronze, wooden cube, plinths 70 x 25 x 35 cm (each sculpture) 27 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in (each sculpture) 80 x 40 x 40 cm (plinth) 31 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in (plinth)

Ryan Gander
All things being equal, or I'm with you, 2018
Bronze, wooden cube, plinths 70 x 25 x 35 cm (each sculpture) 27 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in (each sculpture) 80 x 40 x 40 cm (plinth) 31 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in (plinth)

Ryan Gander
Lost in the complexity of a language of my own making (Colorado), 2017
Wood, Colorado marble 180 x 135 x 6 cm 70 3/4 x 53 1/8 x 2 1/4 in

Ryan Gander
Lost in the complexity of a language of my own making (Colorado), 2017
Wood, Colorado marble 180 x 135 x 6 cm 70 3/4 x 53 1/8 x 2 1/4 in

Ryan Gander
THE END (Midday), 2018
Portland stone

Ryan Gander
THE END (Midday), 2018
Portland stone

Ryan Gander
What a force for good you run (Dramaturgical framework for structure and stability), 2017
Stainless steel, brass, aluminium wire, plastic sleeving 141 x 65 x 95 cm 55 1/2 x 25 5/8 x 37 3/8 in

Ryan Gander
What a force for good you run (Dramaturgical framework for structure and stability), 2017
Stainless steel, brass, aluminium wire, plastic sleeving 141 x 65 x 95 cm 55 1/2 x 25 5/8 x 37 3/8 in

Ryan Gander
Conditions that will reshape you (Because you bequeath yourself redundant to conditions that will reshape you), 2018
Acrylic, LED panels 252.5 x 175 x 85 cm 99 3/8 x 68 7/8 x 33 1/2 in

Ryan Gander
Conditions that will reshape you (Because you bequeath yourself redundant to conditions that will reshape you), 2018
Acrylic, LED panels 252.5 x 175 x 85 cm 99 3/8 x 68 7/8 x 33 1/2 in

Ryan Gander
Conditions that will reshape you (Because you bequeath yourself redundant to conditions that will reshape you), 2018
Acrylic, LED panels 252.5 x 175 x 85 cm 99 3/8 x 68 7/8 x 33 1/2 in

Ryan Gander
I be...(xx), 2017
Antique mirror, marble resin 250 x 134 x 40 cm 98 3/8 x 52 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

Ryan Gander
Upturned Le Corbusier chair following an afternoon of snowfall, 2017
Ash, marble resin 81 x 68 x 70 cm 31 7/8 x 26 3/4 x 27 1/2 in

Ryan Gander
Upturned Le Corbusier chair following an afternoon of snowfall, 2017
Ash, marble resin 81 x 68 x 70 cm 31 7/8 x 26 3/4 x 27 1/2 in

Ryan Gander
Overturned Rietveld chair after a snow flurry, 2017
Ash, marble resin 60 x 62 x 84 cm 23 5/8 x 24 3/8 x 33 1/8 in

Ryan Gander
Overturned Rietveld chair after a snow flurry, 2017
Ash, marble resin 60 x 62 x 84 cm 23 5/8 x 24 3/8 x 33 1/8 in

Ryan Gander
On slow Obliteration, or Losing the light, 2017
Coloured flip-dot panel, powder coated aluminium tray frame, rub down transfer 130.3 x 86.1 x 7.8 cm 51 1/4 x 33 7/8 x 3 1/8 in

Ryan Gander
On slow Obliteration, or Are you with me?, 2017
Coloured flip-dot panel, powder coated aluminium tray frame, rub down transfer 130.3 x 86.1 x 7.8 cm 51 1/4 x 33 7/8 x 3 1/8 in

Ryan Gander
On slow Obliteration, or Are you with me?, 2017
Coloured flip-dot panel, powder coated aluminium tray frame, rub down transfer 130.3 x 86.1 x 7.8 cm 51 1/4 x 33 7/8 x 3 1/8 in

Ryan Gander
Dominae Illud Opus Populare, 2016
Animatronic eyes, sensors 35 x 35 x 17.5 cm 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 6 7/8 in

Ryan Gander
Dominae Illud Opus Populare, 2016
Animatronic eyes, sensors 35 x 35 x 17.5 cm 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 6 7/8 in

Ryan Gander
Group Portrait - Esteemed colleagues, Goldfinger’s House, 2 Willow Road, London, 28th of March 2014 during the exhibition The Artists Have The Keys.,, 2016
Acrylic on glass 114 x 219 x 2.5 cm 44 7/8 x 86 1/4 x 1 in

Ryan Gander
Group Portrait - A gaggle of six producers during studio school trip lying on the floor of Le Plateau, Paris, 9th of October, 2013 prior to the opening of the exhibition Make Every Show Like It’s Your Last., 2016
Acrylic on glass 198.6 x 82.5 x 2.5 cm 78 1/4 x 32 1/2 x 1 in

Ryan Gander
Your Righteousness!, 2016
Bronze 19 x 26 x 25 cm 7 3/8 x 10 1/4 x 9 7/8 in.

Ryan Gander
To employ the mistress.... It's a French toff thing, 2015
Marble Dimensions variable

Ryan Gander
Fieldwork, 2015
32 objects with plinths presented on a moving conveyor belt Dimensions variable

Ryan Gander
Two Way Associative Sequel #7 (Thematic or no Thematic a Pattern Shall Emerge), 2015
Mounted Print 125 x 125 x 5 cm 49 1/4 x 49 1/4 x 2 in.

Ryan Gander
Bad Language (The iconography and abstraction of substance explored), 2015
Acrylic paint on canvas, vinyl Canvas size: 130 x 130 x 4.9 cm 51 1/4 x 51 1/4 x 2 in Artwork size: 172 x 199 x 4.9 cm 67 3/4 x 78 3/8 x 2 in

Ryan Gander
Preparation is Everything (There Will Come a Slowness and We Should Prepare for That Also) , 2015
Mirror and Paint 180 x 180 x 3.5 cm 70 7/8 x 70 7/8 x 1 3/8 in

Ryan Gander
I is...(v), 2013
Marble 136 x 91 x 195.4 cm 196. 53 1/2 x 77 in.

Ryan Gander
C++ , 2013
Acrylic on glass Dimensions variable

Ryan Gander
An alternative timeframe for a gallery exhibition, 2010
Video on monitor 1 minute (looped) Dimensions variable

Ryan Gander
As it presents itself - somewhere vague, 2008
HD DVD 25 minutes Dimensions variable

Exhibitions

  1. Ryan Gander: I see you're making progress

    19 May – 31 August 2019

  2. Ryan Gander

    2 March – 21 April 2018

  3. Ryan Gander: I see straight through you

    16 September – 15 October 2016

  4. Ryan Gander: Fieldwork

    25 September – 31 October 2015

  5. Ryan Gander: The Fallout of Living

    11 July – 25 August 2012

  6. I Know About Creative Block And I Know Not...

    16 September – 5 November 2011

  7. Ryan Gander: You Walk into a Space, Any Space

    5 May – 5 June 2010

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