DACS Annual Award: Ryan Gander

Sep 25 2019 18:30 - 21:00

The Art Workers' Guild, Queen Square 6, WC1N 3AT London

DACS is delighted to announce that Ryan Gander is the recipient of the DACS Annual Award 2019.

Join us to hear him explore Perspectives, a talk which considers our inability to change.


In a world fragmented by conflicting ideologies, artists offer unique insights, disrupting our assumptions and inspiring new ways of seeing. DACS seeks to provide artists with a platform via our Annual Award.

Ryan Gander is the second artist to receive DACS’ Annual Award. At our inaugural event last year, the award went to Turner-Prize nominated artist Anthea Hamilton, who took the audience on a contemplative journey about looking

Please let us know if you have any accessibility, visual or audio requirements, so that we can provide suitable support.

  • 18.30: Doors open (refreshments provided on arrival)
  • 19.00: Ryan Gander talk and Q&A
  • Followed by a drinks reception

Please note, timings are approximate

About the artist
Ryan Gander has established an international reputation through artworks that materialise in many different forms – from sculpture to film, writing, graphic design, installation, performance and more besides.

Through associative thought processes that connect the everyday and the esoteric, the overlooked and the commonplace, Gander’s work involves a questioning of language and knowledge, as well as a reinvention of both the modes of appearance and the creation of an artwork.

Image caption: I… I… I…, 2019
An animatronic white mouse partially visible, emerging from a hole broken through the gallery wall. With the voice of the artist's 9 year old daughter, the mouse struggles and stutters as it attempts to deliver a speech, not quite knowing how to begin or what exactly to say. Image by Andrea Rosetti. Courtesy of Ryan Gander and Esther Schipper. © Ryan Gander