CURATOR AND PRODUCER /
Capturing the zeitgeist of Culture while showcasing the unseen sides of Fashion, Art and Beauty Ryan Lanji has spent the last decade curating experiential exhibitions that have changed the way we see/learn and experience.
Curating the world's first Nail Art exhibition that started a nail art revolution, Lanji has curated shows for East London's most notable bespoke designers and collaborated with the biggest fashion houses.
His exhibitions have been attended by the who's who in Fashion, Art and Culture and highlighted the boundless possibilities of looking at Art as Fashion and celebrating Fashion as Art.
THE BEAUTY OF BEING BRITISH ASIAN, Brick Lane 2017
An exhibition curated by Ryan Lanji & Burnt Roti Magazine. The three-day exhibition showcased over nineteen British Asian artists and celebrated what it means to be both identities. The exhibition opened to a four-hour-long queue and received international press, the artists who participated in the event are now considered some of the most notable and revered creatives in East London.
CONSERVATION COUTURE - The Animal Ball, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2017
Raising awareness for large endangered animals, Lanji curated a two-week long exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum with over forty fashion houses. Each fashion house (including Mulberry, Swarovski, Chloe, Thierry Mugler & Jean Paul Gaultier) created a set of twenty masks which raised over 2.5 million pounds for the Animal Ball Charity. He was in charge of the exhibition concept, design and produced the entire show from end to end.
ENAMOURED: 80 YEARS OF REVLON– The London Film Museum 2012
Entrusted with the history of the leading beauty brand. Lanji conceived, curated and produced a three-day exhibition looking deep into the world of Charles Revson and the beauty brand that started a multi-billion dollar industry.
NAILPHILIA – Vyner Street 2011
His first conceptual exhibition showcasing Nail Art as form of contemporary sculpture. The exhibition through word of mouth included Fashion photographer Nick Knight (SHOWstudio), photographer Rankin and included the most notable nail technicians behind Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jessie J as well as fashion houses including Prada, Louis Vuitton and McQueen. Nailphilia is now considered the first exhibition of its kind.
Just The Tips @ Kreativ House Gallery, 2017
Letters to Lost Lovers @ Kreativ House Gallery, 2017
Cultural Debris, Jealous Gallery 2016
Brick Lane by Phil Maxwell, Rich Mix London, 2014
Dalston Screen-Tests, Dalston Superstore, 2013
Fred Butler’s A Tribe Called Guess, 2013
Colour and Culture: 40 Years of Cosmetics á la Carte, 2013
Half•Tone By Jez Tozer, 2013
Naked Exhibition by Mari Sarai , 2011
WRITER / CONTRIBUTOR & PRODUCER
Writer & Contributor:
Speaking Events:Guest Lecture at Tate Modern - 2019
South Asian Creatives on BBC Asian Network -2018
Program Curator/Producer of First Thursdays @ Whitechapel Gallery 2017
Special Guest Lecturer - London College of Fashion
Special Guest Lecturer - Kingston University
Special Guest Lecturer - Tate Britain
Host of Q&A’s for 2019 UK South Asian Film Festival
List of Producer credits:
Alan Taylor’s Fashion FilmAW14
Alan Taylor’s Fashion Film SS13
Alan Taylor’s AW13 launch
Dash Magazine’s Launch Party
Dash Magazine Issue II Launch Party
Hunger Magazine’s ‘House of Lush’ Launch
Hair•centric Film Series in collaboration with L'Oreal
Cherries in the Snow Fashion Film for Revlon directed by Nicola Saint Marc
Marina Hoermanseder London Fashion Week debut at Vauxhall Fashion Scout
Creative Director for L.A Rochelle’s new music video ‘No More (Encore)’