Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander's practice centres on the deconstruction and disclosures of narrative strategies.

His work often challenges the viewer to understand how the elements of the piece work as a coherent whole before attempting the actual interpretation.

Ryan worked with Bristol-based animation company Wonky in 2008 on the production of a new work commissioned by Picture This and Whitstable Biennale. The commission offered Ryan the opportunity to realise a work which had been a long-standing idea.

Ryan Gander studied at the Manchester Metropolitan University before he continued his studies at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht during 1999-2000, and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, 2001-2002. His works have been displayed amongst others in South London Gallery, London in 2008; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham in 2008; CCW Wattis Institute, San Francisco in 2007; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2007; MUMOK, Vienna in 2006; Tate Britain, London in 2006. In Switzerland, Gander made himself a name when he received the Baloise Art Award for his audio/video installation Is this guilt in you too - (Study of a car in a field), 2005 at Art Basel 36 in Basel.

Ryan Gander is represented by Lisson Gallery, London, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.

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Recorded Live
2007 - 2009

The three works in Recorded Live have been informed by the history of performance to camera and all question what constitutes a performance.