Ian Kiaer (b. 1971, London) lives and works in London. Studied both MA (2000) and PhD (2009) at the Royal College of Art. He makes installations involving groupings of architectural models, untouched or slightly modified found objects, and two-dimensional work to create fragmented narratives. These works are prompted by the ideas of utopian thinkers, architects, and artists from various periods of history whose common concern has been their resistance and critique of dominant ideologies – while providing possible alternatives for thought. Select solo exhibitions include Neubauer Collegium, Chicago, (2016); Lulu, Mexico City (2015); Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2014); Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, USA (2011); Kunstverein Munich, Munich (2010); and Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (2009). Select group exhibitions include Klappe eins, Affe tot, Kunstsaele Berlin, Germany (2016); L’Image Papillon, MUDAM, Luxembourg, (2013); Setting the Scene, Tate Modern, London, UK, (2012); All of This and Nothing, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012); British Art Show 7, Hayward Gallery, London (2010); Xth Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2009); 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2007); and Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2006). Ian Kiaer is represented by Alison Jacques Gallery, London; Marcelle Alix, Paris; and Barbara Wein, Berlin.
Last updated: 08.03.2017