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ryanclhart98@gmail.com 

About

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Ryan Christopher (b.1998, UK) is a British 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 thought, ancient poetry, philosophy and early North and East African Christian history 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 intermediaries can hold traces of silent discourse.





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Education

2022-2024    De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2018-2021     Fine Art (BA) Coventry University
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Eclogue, St. Perpetua, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam

Cylinder, figure, Gem, Spectrum and Stone, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

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Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2024

Eclogue, St. Perpetua, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam 

2023

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

2022 

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

2021

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

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Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings

2024

Cylinder, figure, Gem, Spectrum and Stone, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

2023

De Ateliers Offspring 2023 - Raamvertelling, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

+1, Woonhuis, Amsterdam 

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

2022

MELTDOWN, Ridley Road Project Space, London

Twenty Twenty Collection, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

2021

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)

2020

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

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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Dazed

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Teaching

Christopher has taught as a visiting lecturer on the Fine Art BA at Coventry University. He has also been invited to speak on the Fine Art BA at the Ruskin school of art, Oxford.  


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