On slow Obliteration, or How are you still hungry
Born in Chester (UK) in 1976, graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999. With the post-academic experience in Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht, Netherlands), Gander participated in the artist-in-residence program at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam until 2004. Subsequently, he received the honorary Doctorate of the Arts at the Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Suffolk. In 2017, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to contemporary arts. In 2021, he was elected as a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Art in the UK. As a leading figure in conceptual art today, Gander if one of the prominent artists in British contemporary art. While his works take a wide variety of forms including video, sculpture, installation, and performance, they are created with a focus on conceptual formation (concept), where the narratives are interpreted or contemplated by the viewers. His works are held in the collections of art institutions worldwide. Apart from solo museum exhibitions, Gander has also participated in many major international exhibitions including “dOCUMENTA 13” (2012), the 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012), and the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), etc.