Ryan Gander (born 1976)

Ryan Gander is a conceptual artist whose practice manifests itself in a variety of forms and media, such as a children's book, a story, typography or lecture-performance. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University (1999), the prestigious Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (2000) and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (2002).

His works often refer to 'urban' subjects situated between design and architecture creating humorous, often tautological comments on their role in the creation of urban space. Commissioned by Public Art Found, Gander made his first public sculpture in 2010 in Central Park, New York. The work, titled The Happy Prince was deemed one of the most important public art projects in recent years.

Artist's works in the Collection