Ian Kiaer (b. 1971, London, U.K.) lives and works in Oxford. Kiaer studied at the Slade School of Art (1995); and at the Royal College of Art for his MA (2000) and PhD (2008). His installations involve 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 Endnote, tooth, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2017); Neubauer Collegium, Chicago (2016); Lulu, Mexico City (2015); Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2014); Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (2014); Centre International d'art et du Paysage, Vassivière (2013); Aspen Art Museum (2012); Kunstverein, Munich (2010); Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (2009); Bloomberg SPACE, London (2009); and British School at Rome (2005). Select group exhibitions include We Stared at the Moon from the Centre of the Sun, Towner Art Gallery, Sussex (2018); Strange Days, frac île-de-france, Paris (2017); Klappe eins, Affe tot, Kunstsaele Berlin, Berlin (2016); Concrete, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2015); L'Image Papillon, MUDAM, Luxembourg (2013); The Space Between, Tate Britain, London (2012); All of this and Nothing, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011); British Art Show 7, Hayward Gallery, London (2010); and Setting the Scene, Tate Modern, London. Kiaer also participated in the 10th Lyon Biennale (2009); the 4th Berlin Biennial (2006); and the 50th Venice Biennale (2005). His work is held in public and private collections including Tate, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Last updated: 08.02.2018