Ian Kiaer (b. London, 1971) studied at the Slade School of Art (1995) and the Royal College of Art MA (2000); PhD (2008).


Kiaer's institutional solo shows 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).

Museum group shows 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 in the collections of Tate, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Pinakothek, Munich; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAM), Turin.


Ian Kiaer is the recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize 2018.


Kiaer lives and works in London.