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ryanclhart98@gmail.com 

About

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Ryan Christopher (b.1998, UK) is an Amsterdam-based artist working through sculpture and video to consider material relations within elliptical narratives. His practice is a process of amalgamation in which the formal and indexical properties of found materials—objects, images, text and sound—are brought into antinomic juxtapositions. Strands of theological anthropology, christian existentialism, and post-colonial theory are configured into sculptural narratives. Material juxtapositions appear compressed, succinct and as imperceptible as human gestures can be. An internal movement of faith, as a qualitative leap, can be succeeded by the turn of a head. Fluctuations can be subject to human depravity and grace or water can be left to evaporate.

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Education

2022-2024    De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2018-2021     Fine Art (BA) Coventry University

2017-2018     Art and Design Foundation Diploma, Coventry University

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Forthcoming

De Ateliers Offspring, Amsterdam, 2023

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Solo Shows

A morsel of curd, TG, Nottingham, 2022

London Arts Board, London, 2022

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Group Shows & Screenings

2022

Lyset peger mod vinden (The light points towards the wind), Duo show - Synnøve Kruse Serup, Ryan Christopher, Langkat 15, Amsterdam, 2022

MELTDOWN, Ridley Road Project Space, London, 2022

Twenty Twenty Collection, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, 2022

2021

Hyper-possible, Coventry Biennial, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, 2021

House, Coventry Biennial, The Hyper-Lab, Coventry, 2021

Proof, Coventry Biennial, The Old Grammar School, Coventry, 2021

Home by Ronan Mckenzie - Finding Joy, Birmingham, 2021

Photocopies, Recent Activity, Birmingham, 2021

Birmingham by Night, Roundhouse Birmingham, 2021

Multiplicity of us, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry, 2021

Poetic Sustenance, Tiwani Contemporary, London, 2021

Big Screen Southend, Focal Point Gallery, Essex, 2021

The Molasses Gallery, London, 2021

Spatial Intervention, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry, 2021

365 STATES OF A RESERVOIR (Joint Show) Arcadia Gallery, Coventry

The Mountain Garden, Herbert Art Gallery, Grain Projects (Online)

2020

Black Future, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

International Refugee Week, Online Showcase

Herbert Open, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

2019

Rugby Open, Rugby Art Gallery, Rugby

A Space Between, Birmingham

IYP Bollards Project, Ikon Gallery

CWDT, Tottenham, London

You, me and those who came before, Friargate House, Coventry

You, me and those who came before, St. Marys Guildhall, Coventry

To be Within, 2Tone Village, Coventry

Open Projections, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Coventry Drawing Prize, Classroom Gallery, Coventry

International Refugee Week, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

International Women's Day, St. Marys Guildhall, Coventry

2018

Ryan Christopher & Smilo Mathias, The Box, Fargo Village, Coventry

CWDT, Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London

2017

CWDT, Tottenham, London

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Text

Coventry Biennial

London Arts Board

Tiwani Contemporary


Recent Activity

Herbert Art Gallery, Grain Projects Commission

Focal Point Gallery

Mutual Art

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I-D

Dazed

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Writing

2022

Jeano Edwards, In the Wake of a Glow, Exhibition Text

2021

Jeano Edwards - EverWonderful Introduction

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Awards

2020

Commended, Herbert Open

2019

Art Society Award, Rugby Open