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