b. 1977, United Kingdom

Ian Kiaer Biography

Ian Kiaer works with found materials to produce paintings, sculptures and installations that rest between chance and intentionality.

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Ian Kiaer (b. 1977, London, UK) lives and works in London and Oxford and has collaborated with Alison Jacques since 2001. Museum solo exhibitions include Endnote, tooth, curated by Fabrice Hergott and Odile Burluraux, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2017-2018); Endnote, Ledoux, curated by Jacob Proctor, Neubauer Collegium, Chicago (2016); Limp Oak, curated by Chris Sharp, Lulu, Mexico City (2015); Tooth House, curated by Lisa Le Feuvre, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2014); Centre International de l'art et du Paysage, Vassivière, curated by Marianne Lanavère (2013); Kunstverein Munich, curated by Bart van der Heide (2010) and GAM, Turin, curated by Elena Volpato (2009). In 2018, Ian Kiaer was awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize to develop a body of research and artwork centred on the brutalist panoramic restaurant of Monsanto in Lisbon. Kiaer will have a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany, 21 September-15 December 2019.

Kiaer's work has been acquired by major museums including: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and Tate, London.

Ian Kiaer Featured Artworks

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Parent, oblique (pink) by Ian Kiaer contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Ian Kiaer Parent, oblique (pink), 2022 2-part painting; acrylic, pencil and varnish on cotton
218 x 152 cm
Barbara Wien Contact Gallery
Endnote, yellow (edge) by Ian Kiaer contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Ian Kiaer Endnote, yellow (edge), 2020 Triptych; acrylic, pencil, oil pastel and varnish on paper, plexiglass
Barbara Wien Contact Gallery
Endnote, yellow (model) by Ian Kiaer contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Ian Kiaer Endnote, yellow (model), 2020 Acrylic, pencil, oil pastel and varnish on paper, plexiglass
183.5 x 126 cm
Barbara Wien Contact Gallery
Endnote, ping (de Bretteville/Asimov) by Ian Kiaer contemporary artwork sculpture, installation, mixed media, moving image
Ian Kiaer Endnote, ping (de Bretteville/Asimov), 2019 Plastic, fan, speaker, mini projector, media player, film, wood, cardboard
Barbara Wien Contact Gallery
Endnote, yellow (limb) by Ian Kiaer contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Ian Kiaer Endnote, yellow (limb), 2020 Acrylic, pencil and varnish on paper, plastic, plexiglass
70 x 60 cm
Barbara Wien Contact Gallery
Endnote, yellow (model, small) by Ian Kiaer contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Ian Kiaer Endnote, yellow (model, small), 2020 Diptych; acrylic, pencil, oil pastel and varnish on paper, plexiglass
126 x 122.5 cm
Barbara Wien Contact Gallery
Tooth House, ceiling by Ian Kiaer contemporary artwork installation
Ian Kiaer Tooth House, ceiling, 2014–2020 Aluminium, plexiglass, pencil on paper, corrugated plastic, wire, tape
Barbara Wien Contact Gallery

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