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In Walter Benjamin’s 1931 essay, A Short History of Photography it is no accident that Benjamin begins not with a clarity of vision and knowledge, but with an evocation of a “fog” that surrounds the beginning of photography. This “fog” creates a dense atmosphere, an allegory Benjamin aligns to the work of memory; as that which resists clear articulation.

Though some ninety years have passed since Benjamin’s writings on the “inaugural haze” that shrouded early photography, a new “fog” coalesces on the horizons of our contemporary visual culture, this time dense with anxiety.

Ryan L. Moule works at the intersection between photography, moving image and installation, often utilising unstable materials as a methodology to destabilise the passive ‘flow’ of our contemporary visual culture. Seeking to create a dialogue between subject matter, ideas, and materials, Moule’s practice represents “a world that registers the traces of disappearance”. Presenting photography, moving image and the site of display as intrinsic to one-and-other, Moule evokes ‘time’ as a central tenant of his practice, in which the experience of looking is activated and re-aurafied.

Moule has exhibited both nationally and internationally in group and solo show including Serchia Gallery, Bristol, Materia Gallery, Rome, The Photographers Gallery, London, Flowers Gallery, London, Jerwood Space, London, Ffotogallery, Wales, Format Festival, Derby & ICA, London.

 
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Ryan L. Moule is a Fine Artist, Senior Lecturer and Head of Undergraduate Photographic Studies at Swansea College of Art, University of Wales.

Education

2011 - 13 | MA, Photography, Royal College of Art.

2006 - 09 | BA (Hons) 1st Class, Photography in the Arts, Swansea Metropolitan University.

Solo Exhibitions

2023 | Fields, Stiwdio Griffith, Swansea.

2022 | Objects to Place in a Tomb , Serchia Gallery, Bristol.

2020 | Seasons Over the Liquid World , Art Lacuna, London.

2018 | Latent Call , Matèria Gallery, Rome, Italy.

2017 | Vessels and Vestiges, Jerwood Project Space, London, UK.

2015 | Divisible Remainder, Mission Gallery, UK.

2014 | Deviated Light, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK.

2013 | Latency Principles, Nextart, Gothenburg, Sweden.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 | Paper Geographies, Format Festival, Derby.

2021 | JPA, Mission Gallery, Swansea.

2021 | Unstable/Sustainable, Format Festival, Derby.

2020 | With Monochrome Eyes, Borough Road Gallery, London.

2019 | The Arcades Project, Duke Street, Cardiff.

2019 | 50:50, SCA, Swansea.

2018 | Fields One, Sluice HQ, London.

2018 | September Project, Bayswater, London.

2018 | Photoworks Presents, Collaborate, London.

2018 | Time Pieces, 0-0-1, Milan.

2017 | Hyperanalogue, The Photographers Gallery, London.

2017 | Scratch the Surface, Aldama Fabre Gallery, Bilbao, Spain.

2017 | Archipelago, MIA, Milan.

2016 | Burning with Pleasures, a r c h i p e l a g o, Materia, Rome, Italy.

2016 | DKUK, London.

2016 | Between the Lines, a r c h i p e l a g o, Roz Bar Gallery, London.

2016 | Ouvrage, a r c h i p e l a g o, Twenty 14 Contemporary, Milan.

2016 | Snæfell (w/ Philipp Dorl), Filet Filet, London.

2016 | Murmur, Flowers Gallery, London.

2016 | I Never Read, Art Book Fair, Basel.

2016 | Peckham 24, Photo London.

2016 | Dark Adaptation (Part One & Two), South Kiosk/Seen Fifteen.

2016 | Moving Still, Rough Print Gallery, Dalston, London.

2015 | a r c h i p e l a g o, Off Print Paris Photo.

2015 | a r c h i p e l a g o, London.

2015 | Diffusion Festival, Cardiff.

2015 | The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery.

2015 | Offprint, Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, London.

2014 | NY Art Book Fair, MoMa PS1, New York.

2014 | Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam.

2014 | Room & Book, ICA, London.

2014 | As is the Sea, Henry Moore Gallery, London.

2014 | Fix, South Kiosk, London.

2013 | Pilot, King Henry's Road, London.

2013 | 21st Century Art and Design, Christie's London, St. James, London.

2013 | Splinter, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London.

2013 | From Common Differences, Diffusion Festival, Cardiff.

2013 | The Part and The Whole, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2012 | All I want…, October Gallery, Bloomsbury, London.

2011 | This Unfolds, Ffotogallery, Cardiff.


2010 | Fugitive Testimony, Mission Gallery, Swansea.


Awards & Commissions

2018 | Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Shortlisted.

2018 | Latent Call, Matèria, D.O.O.R, Winner.

2017 | ING Unseen Talent Award, Shortlisted.

2017 | Paul Huf Award, Shortlisted.

2017 | Jerwood / Photoworks Award, Shortlisted.

2015 | Jane Philips Award.

2015 | Arts Council of Wales Production Grant.

2015 | Jerwood / Photoworks Award, Shortlisted.

2013 | Flint House Commission, Waddesdon Manor.

2013 | John Hedgecoe Scholarship.


Publications


Too Good To Be Photographed, ed Paul Paper, 2017 (Lugemik, Estonia)

Latent Frequencies, 2014 (Ffotogallery / Bookworks, London)

As is the Sea, 2014 (Royal College of Art, London)

Waving Flags, 2013 (Black Dog Publishing, London)

From Common Differences, 2013 (Swansea Metropolitan University, Swansea)

All I Want is Out of Here, 2012 (Royal College of Art, London)

January, 2010 (Self Published Artist book)

Employment

2022 - Present | Senior Lecturer. Head of Undergraduate Photographic Studies, Swansea College of Art, University of Wales.

2012 - 2022 | Lecturer MA Fine Art, Lecturer BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts & Contextual Studies, Swansea College of Art, University of Wales.

2009-2011 | Claire de Rouen Books, London.

External Examining

2022 - 2026 | External Examiner, BA Photography, Arts University Bournemouth.

2020 - 2025 | External Examiner, BA Photography, London College of Communication.

2017 - 2021 | External Examiner, BA Fine Art, University Centre Somerset.

Visiting Lecturing

2022 | Visiting Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

2018 | Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art

2018 | Visiting Lecturer, Arts University Bournemouth

2013 | Visiting Lecturer, London College of Communication