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Ian Kiaer

Born 1971, Ian Kiaer lives in London. He makes fragile installations involving groupings of architectural models, untouched or slightly modified found objects, and two-dimensional work to create fragmented narratives. He has exhibited internationally since 2000, with solo exhibitions at institutions including Heidelberger Kunstverein (2020), Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (2017), Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2011) and the Tate Britain, London (2003). He has also exhibited at the Venice Biennale (50th), Istanbul Biennale (10th), Berlin Biennale (4th), Lyon Bienniale (10th) and Manifesta 3. Several works are part of prestigious public collections including The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK ; FRAC Ile de France, Paris, FR; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US.


Royal College of Art, London, UK (PhD Painting Research)
Royal College of Art, London, UK (MA Painting)
Slade School of Art, University College London, UK (BA Fine Art)

Solo exhibitions


Barbara Wien Gallery
, London, UK, Endnote oblique
Alison Jacques Gallery
, London, UK, Endnote, oblique

Marcelle Alix,
Paris, FR, Pink cloth

Galerie Barbara Wien,
Berlin, DE, Endnote, yellow
Heidelberger Kunstverein
,DE, Endnote, ping

Kunsthalle Lingen,
DE, Endnote, ping
Base/Progetti per
l'arte, Firenze, IT, Ping, murmer
Alison Jacques Gallery
, London, UK, Endnote, ping


Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, FR, Endnote, Tooth
Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, DE
Marcelle Alix, Paris, FR, Endnote, Tooth

Neubauer Collegium, Chicago,USA, Endnote, Ledoux

Lulu, Mexico City, MX, Limp Oak
And Now, Dallas, USA, Ian Kiaer


Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, Tooth house
Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK, Tooth house


Marcelle Alix, Paris, FR
Centre International d'art et du Paysage, Vassivière, FR


Alison Jacques, London, UK
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
FIAC (with Marcelle Alix), Paris, FR


Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia, IT, Il baciamano,


Kunstverein, Munich, DE, Endnote, Pink,
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA


Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK, COMMA 15
GAM (Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea), Turin, IT, What Where
BASE Contemporary Art Projects, Florence, IT
Alison Jacques Gallery Project Space, London, UK
SE8, London, UK, Three Proposals


Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA, Bruegel project


Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, IT, Erdrindenbau


British School at Rome, Rome, IT
Art Statements, Art Basel
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA, The Grey Cloth


Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK, Endless House project
Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, IT


Art Statements, Art Basel Miami Beach
Tate Britain, London, UK, Ian Kiaer: ArtNow
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA, Endless Theatre Project
aspreyjacques, London, UK, Ian Kiaer/Jeff Ono
W139,Amsterdam, Interstice/Double Impact


aspreyjacques, London, UK

Group exhibitions

Phenomenon Biennial 4, Anafi, GR
The Drawing Room
, London, UK, UNBUILD

GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst,
Bremen, DE, Was machen Sie um zwei? Ich schlafe
Nuit Blanche, Paris, FR

Marcelle Alix
, Paris, FR, Marcelle Alix ouverte
Cahn Contemporary, Paris, FR, mains amies
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de
Paris, FR, YOU
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR, Prince.sse.s des villes

        Fidelidade - Chiado 8
, Lisbonne, PT, Back in Five
         Barbara Gross Galerie,
Munich, DE, Various Others
Towner art gallery, Eastbourne, UK, We stared at the
          Moon from the centre of the Sun: Haroon Mirza Curates

          the Arts Council

         Modern Art Oxford /
Drawing Room, EN, A Slice through
          the World: Contemporary Artists? Drawings

Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, FR, Strange Days


Kunstsaele Berlin, Berlin, DE, Klappe eins, Affe tot
Annette Gelink Gallery
, Amsterdam, NL
, What are we gonna paint?
Old Church, Rotterdam, NL, Calling All Ghosts

Galeria Graça Brandao, Lisbonne, PT, In Absentia,
Marcelle Alix, Paris, FR, Rushes
(with Charlotte Moth)
John Hansard Gallery,
Southampton, UK, Concrete
A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, NL, The Story of the Stone


SpazioA, Pistoia, IT, Non-Profit & Profit

MUDAM, Luxembourg, L'image papillon (cur. Christophe Gallois)


Biennale de Rennes, FR, Les prairies
Marcelle Alix, Paris, FR, Le vicomte pourfendu
Tate Britain, Londres, UK, Contemporary Collection : The space between
CIAP Vassivière, FR, Champ d'expérience,

Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris, FR, Ahoy! An Island!


Hayward Gallery, London, UK, British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet
FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux, FR, Ahoy! An Island!
Marcelle Alix, Paris, FR, Nothing Personal
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, DE, Antic Measures
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, AT, Utopie Gesamtkunstwerk
Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, IT, Essential Art
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA, All of this and Nothing


Xth Biennale de Lyon (curated by Hou Hanru), Lyon, FR
BP British Art Displays 1500-2009, Tate Britain, London, UK, Concrete Island (Room 30)
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK, Material Intelligence (touring to Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield)
Drawing 2009 Biennial Fundraiser, The Drawing Room, London, UK
SE8, London, UK, Cabinets No. 1


Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, BE, No Information Available (curated by Francesco Bonami)
Galerie Jan Wentrup, Berlin, DE, Reinvented: Study & Play
Fundação Serralves, Porto, PT, Livre Circulacao: Arquitectors Europeus em Transito
Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart, DE, Social Diagrams. Planning Reconsidered
Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, IR, Ephemera (w/ Gabriel Kuri, Jonathan Monk & Simon Starling)
Museion - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, IT, Peripheral vision and collective body
Limerick, IR, Too Early For Vacation (curated by Hou Hanru)
International Project Space, Birmingham, UK, Ian Kiaer and Sara MacKillop
The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA, Project for a New American Century
Altefabrik / Kunst(zeug)haus, Rapperswil-Jona, CH, Die Kugeln! Die Kreise! Die Räder! (The Spheres! The Circles! The Wheels!) (curated by Christiane Rekade)


War: 10th International Instanbul Biennial, Istanbul, TUR, Not Only Possible, But Also Necessar: Optimism in the Age of Global
De Ateliers
, Amsterdam
, NL, Winter Palace

Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, CH, Poor Thing
Atelier als supermedium, The Hague, NL, Plankjes, tak, atelier als supermedium # 14
Locus, Athens, G, Disco Coppertone
Murska Sobota, SI, European Triennial of small-size sculpture (cur. by David Thorp)
Royal College of Art, London, UK, Various Small Fires
Lambretto Art Project, Milan, IT


Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL, Behind The Cliché
University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, USA, The Impossible Landscape

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA, Satellites
4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, KW Institute of Contemporary Art and further venues along August Straße in Mitte, Berlin, DE, Of Mice and Men


Gasworks, London, UK, The Music of The Future
Contemporary Art Society, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK, ARTfutures
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA, Universal Experience
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA, Controlled, Contained, Configured
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, The Way We Work Now
St Paul's Church Gallery, London, UK, New Monastery
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK, Ordering the Ordinary (cur. by David Thorpe)
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, IT, Bidibidobidiboo: Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection

The Gallery at Wimbledon, School of Art, UK, The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss
Dublin City Gallery, Dublin, IR, The Hugh Lane Re-Opening Exhibition
Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent, BE, (In) Tension
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA, Material as Metaphor 


Watarium Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP, Empty Garden II
L'Observatoire, Brussels, BE, This is not a home this is a house
Galleria Comunale d'Arte ContemporaneaBologna, IT, Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud 
117 Commercial Street, London, UK, Wider Than the Sky 
FA Projects, London, UK, XS

Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of The Viewer, 50th Venice Biennale, IT, Delays and Revolutions (cur. by Franceso Bonami and Daniel Birnbaum)
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP, Harmony, at Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art & Life (cur. by Pier Luigi Tazzi)
Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin, DE, Invite #8
Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, IT, Atto Primo
The Ship, London, UK, Ponce
Cover Up, London, UK, In to the Grey
Royal College of Art Galleries, London, UK, The Straight or Crooked Way
RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, AU
The Gallery at APT, London, UK, Infallible


P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA, Building Structures
ICA, Boston, USA, Artists Imagine Architecture (cur. by Jessica Morgan) 
The Pavillions, London, UK, The Bold and the Beautiful 
RMIT Project Space
Melbourne (cur. by Akiko Usami and Jasper Joffe)
GreeneNaftali Inc., New York, USA, Pictures


Watou Poetry Summer 2001, (cur. by Pier Luigi Tazzi and Ann Demeester), Watou, BE, An Empty Spot to Stay


Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, SI, (cur. by Francesco Bonami, Ole Bouman, Mária Hlavajová and Kathrin Rhomberg)
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK, UBS Painting Prize

Exit Art, New York, USA


Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Endnote, tooth, Berlin,
Archive Books. (exh. cat.)
Tooth House – Ian Kiaer, Leeds, Henry Moore Institute. (exh. cat.)
Marianne Lanavère (dir.), Ian Kiaer, Vassivière, édition du CIAP Vassivière. (exh. cat.)
Ian Kiaer, Aspen Art Museum. (exh. cat)
What Where, Turin, Galleria d?Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. (exh. cat.)
Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Mark Godfrey, Ian Kiaer, Rome/London, British School at Rome/British Council. (exh. cat.)


The Philip Leverhulme Prize, London, UK

The Boise Scholarship, Boise, US
The Basil H. Alkazzi Foundation Scholarship Award, London, UK
The Duveen Travel Scholarship, Oxford, UK

Public collections

FRAC Piemonte, Turin, IT
Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAM), Turin, IT
Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, DE
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Tate, London, UK
FRAC Ile de France, Paris, FR
FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen, FR
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, FR
MAMC+, Saint-Etienne, FE
Centre National des Arts Plastiques, FR