Ian Kiaer works with found materials to produce paintings, sculptures and installations that rest between chance and intentionality.
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, ping., Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen, Germany (2019), 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 Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany in 2020.
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.