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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. 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS: 


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.  I 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. 

OTHER EXHIBITIONS: 

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

Alex Noble’s Creature’s from the kaleidoscope, 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:

Hunger Magazine

Schön Magazine

Art Wednesday

Attitude Magazine

Iweigh Community

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)’

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