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Ryan Gander

British, b. 1976

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Ryan Gander

British, b. 1976

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Biography

Conceptual artist Ryan Gander’s eclectic output defies categorization, encompassing installations, sculptures, photos, texts, and reproductions that present wittily inconclusive narratives about art, culture, and the artist’s personal experiences. Gander often uses to text to infuse objects with a sense of “in-joking,” his titles making self-conscious references to various practices of art making and display. He has meticulously recreated famous art works in works like Remember me, mistakenly, although I’ve given you everything (Dexel) (2011)—based on an archival photograph of Walter Dexel’s Komposition mit grossem schwarzem L, (Composition with big black L) (1964)—which he presents alongside personal artifacts in cryptic exhibitions. Additionally, Gander’s experiences as an artist in a wheelchair often make their way into his pieces, including ‘Is the guilt in you too?’ (Cinema Verso) (2006), an installation in which he filled a gallery with obstacles, detritus, dead ends, and illusions meant to confound visitors and symbolize the inequitable difficulties faced by the disabled.

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Guggenheim Museum, and 6 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 8 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 7 more
Biography

Conceptual artist Ryan Gander’s eclectic output defies categorization, encompassing installations, sculptures, photos, texts, and reproductions that present wittily inconclusive narratives about art, culture, and the artist’s personal experiences. Gander often uses to text to infuse objects with a sense of “in-joking,” his titles making self-conscious references to various practices of art making and display. He has meticulously recreated famous art works in works like Remember me, mistakenly, although I’ve given you everything (Dexel) (2011)—based on an archival photograph of Walter Dexel’s Komposition mit grossem schwarzem L, (Composition with big black L) (1964)—which he presents alongside personal artifacts in cryptic exhibitions. Additionally, Gander’s experiences as an artist in a wheelchair often make their way into his pieces, including ‘Is the guilt in you too?’ (Cinema Verso) (2006), an installation in which he filled a gallery with obstacles, detritus, dead ends, and illusions meant to confound visitors and symbolize the inequitable difficulties faced by the disabled.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum, and 6 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 8 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 7 more
Shows Featuring Ryan Gander
Articles Featuring Ryan Gander
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Sep 21st, 2016
Ryan Gander Makes Conceptual Art We Can All Understand
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Jun 17th, 2014
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Why Artists (Secretly) Love Art Fairs: Ryan Gander Interviews Frieze Founders Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover
Oct 12th, 2013
Why Artists (Secretly) Love Art Fairs: Ryan Gander Interviews Frieze Founders Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover
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