Ryan Christopher (b.1998, UK) is an Amsterdam-based artist working through sculpture, sound 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 relations. Strands of christian existentialism, theological anthropology, cultural and religious history and religious metaphysics are configured into sculptural narratives that often think through paradoxes whilst addressing human relations to necessity and the natural world.

Material juxtapositions appear compressed, succinct and as imperceptible as movements 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 air pressure, or the changing distribution of light, and water can be left to evaporate.




2022-2024    De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2018-2021     Fine Art (BA) Coventry University

2017-2018     Art and Design Foundation Diploma, Coventry University


Solo & Two Person Exhibitions


Queries within articles within questions within distinctions - Michele Bazzoli, Ryan Christopher, De Personeelskamer, Amsterdam


A morsel of curd, TG, Nottingham

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

London Arts Board, London


365 States of a Reservoir - Lucy Grubb, Ryan Christopher, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry


Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings


De Ateliers Offspring 2023 - Raamvertelling, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

+1, Woonhuis, Amsterdam 

Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth, Woonhuis, Amsterdam


MELTDOWN, Ridley Road Project Space, London

Twenty Twenty Collection, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall


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

House, Coventry Biennial, The Hyper-Lab, Coventry

Proof, Coventry Biennial, The Old Grammar School, Coventry

Home by Ronan Mckenzie - Finding Joy, Birmingham

Photocopies, Recent Activity, Birmingham

Birmingham by Night, Roundhouse Birmingham

Multiplicity of us, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry

Poetic Sustenance, Tiwani Contemporary, London

Big Screen Southend, Focal Point Gallery, Essex

The Molasses Gallery, London

Spatial Intervention, Arcadia Gallery, Coventry

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


Black Future, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

International Refugee Week, Online Showcase

Herbert Open, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry


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


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

CWDT, Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London


CWDT, Tottenham, London



Coventry Biennial

London Arts Board

Tiwani Contemporary

Recent Activity

Herbert Art Gallery, Grain Projects Commission

Focal Point Gallery

Mutual Art







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


Jeano Edwards - EverWonderful Introduction




Commended, Herbert Open


Art Society Award, Rugby Open