The British artist Ryan Gander weaves subtle tapestries of fact and fiction. His idea-based practice, his handling of the details of life and his own biography, art history and the artistic process, even obscure fables and puzzles—all of these he synthesizes into myriad forms, from sculpture to installation, the printed word, performance, and intervention.
Recent solo shows include ‘It’s a Right Heath Robinson Affair’, gb Agency and Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2009); ‘As it Presents Itself’, Picture This, Bristol (2009) and ‘Heralded as the New Black’, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2009), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and South London Gallery, London (2008). Group shows include ‘The Malady of Writing’, MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona; ‘Younger than Jesus’, New Museum, New York (both 2009) and ‘Wouldn’t It be Nice’, Somerset House, London, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich (2008) and Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2007).
Gander studied Interactive Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, followed by a post-graduate in Fine Art at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.
Ryan Gander and Aurelien Froment will have a two person solo exhibition at Khastoo Gallery opening Tuesday March 30, 6-8pm http://www.khastoo.com
As part of the Burkhardt Lecture Series Tom Knechtel will present his work at 7:00 on April 5th. He will also conduct 4 studio visits, a sign-up post will open up for sign ups on Thursday at 1:00 pm.
Here are a few links to his work:
Christopher Miles Artforum review, May 2002
Mark Selwyn Gallery