Lewis Center Fellows

Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander headshot

Photo by Ken Adlard


Ryan Ganderhas established a reputation as a maker of artworks that materialize in a vast array of forms involving a questioning of language and knowledge, as well as a reinvention of both the modes of appearance and the means by which an artwork is created. His work can be reminiscent of a puzzle or a network with multiple connections of an embedded story. His major exhibitions include Liverpool Biennale 2018; Sydney Biennale 2018; Performa 15, New York City; Panorama, High Line, New York City; Esperluette, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany; the 54th International Venice Biennale; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City; Public Art Fund, Central Park, New York City; National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka, Japan; and Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado. Through associative thought processes that connect the everyday and the esoteric, Gander intends to use the Hodder Fellowship to develop a narrative masterwork mirroring the workings of language in unstructured conversation, roaming through illogically related cultural phenomenon.