Ryan Gander

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School Thu 16 Sep 2010 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
$10 for single talk, $20 for full series of three talks, free for all students, as well as Public Art Fund members and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with valid ID
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British artist Ryan Gander will launch the fall 2010 Public Art Fund Talks series with one of his celebrated Loose Associations presentations. In the form of a narrated PowerPoint, the artist will string together a series of images, memories, facts, and histories in a hybrid performance-lecture.

These intense and sometimes comedic presentations have taken place across Europe, most recently as part of Art Basel's new "Art Parcours" project. Ganders's first public art commission entitled The Happy Prince will also be on view at Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park this fall, beginning September 15, 2010. This new work, reminiscent of an ancient ruin, depicts the final moments of Oscar Wilde's beloved children's story.

Born in 1976 in Chester, United Kingdom, Ryan Gander received his BA from Manchester Metropolitan University (1999), and has undertaken graduate studies at Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (2000), and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2002). Solo exhibitions include: G-Tokyo 2010, Mori Art Center Gallery, Tokyo, collaboration with Aurelien Froment, Los Angeles, 2010; It's a right Heath Robinson affair (A stuttering exhibition in two parts), gbAgency and Kadist, Paris, 2009; and Heralded as the New Black, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, and South London Gallery, London, 2008-9. Group exhibitions include Production Site: The Artist's Studio Inside and Out, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2010; Manifesta 8, Murcia, 2010; Chasing Napoleon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2009; The Malady of Writing, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2009; and Younger than Jesus, New Museum, New York, 2009. He is also the recent recipient of the Zurich Art Prize. Ryan Gander lives and works in London.