Ian Kiaer

Born 1971 in London, UK
Lives and works in Oxford, UK

BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, University College London, London, UK

MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London, London, UK

PhD Painting Research, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Awards & Grants

2018 Philip Leverhulme Prize
2001 Residency Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
2000 The Boise Scholarship
1998 The Basil H. Alkazzi Foundation Scholarship Award
1995 The Duveen Travel Scholarship


Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAM), Turin, Italy
Foundazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Fondo Regionale Arte Contemporanea Piemonte, Turin, Italy
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Tate Britain, London, UK
Tate Modern, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

Endnote oblique, pink, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Endnote, oblique, Alison Jacques, London, UK

Pink Cloth, Marcelle Alix, Paris, France

Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

PING, MURMER, Base / Progetti per l’arte, Florence, Italy
Endnote, ping, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Ian Kiaer, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany

NINA CANELL / IAN KIAER, Various Others, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

Endnote, tooth, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Endnote, tooth, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Endnote, tooth, Marcelle Alix, Paris, France

Neubauer Collegium, Chicago, USA

Limp Oak, Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico

Tooth House, Focal Point Gallery, Leeds, UK
Tooth House, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

Centre International de l’art et du Paysage, Vassivière, France
Marcelle Alix, Paris, France

Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
FIAC, Marcelle Alix, Paris, France

Il Baciamano, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy

Endnote, Pink, Kunstverein Munich, Munich, Germany
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

COMMA 15, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
What Where, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Alison Jacques Gallery Project Space, London, UK
Three Proposals, SE8, London, UK

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

Erdrindenbau, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy

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

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

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

Asprey Jacques, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

La marche supplémentaire, Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France
Ich sehe was, was Du nicht siehst. Works from the Bergmeier Collection, Kunstsaele/Alien Athena Foundation for Art, Berlin, Germany

POWER HOUSE Episode 02: no one belongs here more than you, Schiller Museum, Weimar, Germany
40 Jahre Kunstverein Lingen – 40 Jahre – 40 Künstler:innen, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany
UNBUILD: a site of possibility, Drawing Room, London, UK

Phenomenon 4, Anafi, Greece

gerlach en koop. What do you do at two? I sleep., GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Site-specific installation for Nuit Blanche 2020, MAM Musée d‘Art Moderne de Paris, France

Klappe zu, Affe tot, Kunstsaele Berlin, Germany
YOU, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

Back in Five, Galeria De Arte Chiado8, Grupo Fidelidade, Lisbon, Portugal
der grosse Anspruch des kleinen Bildes, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Abenteuer Freundschaft, Kunstsaele Berlin, Germany
’A Slice through the World’: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings, Modern Art Oxford, UK
We stared at the Moon from the centre of the Sun: Haroon Mirza Curates the Arts Council Collection, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

Strange Days, frac île-de-france, le plateau, Paris, France

Klappe eins, Affe tot, Kunstsaele Berlin, Berlin, Germany
What Are We Going to Paint?, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Calling All Ghosts, Old church, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Galleria Graça Brandão, Lisbon, Portugal
The Story of the Stone, A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rushes, Marcelle Alix, Paris, France
Concrete, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

Non-Profit & Profit, SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy

Thinge, Dan Gunn, Berlin (curated by João Penalva), Germany
L’Image Papillon, MUDAM, Luxembourg

Champs d’Experience, Centre International de l’art et du Paysage, Vassivière, France
Les Ateliers de Rennes Biennial, Rennes, France
Alltagsobjekt Plastiktute / The Ubiquitous Plastic Bag, Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
Contemporary Collection: The Space Between, Tate Britain, London, UK
Setting the Scene, Tate Modern, London, UK
Utopia Gesamtkunstwerk, Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Au loin, une île, Fondation D’Entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
It’s Moving from I to It, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania

Antic measures, Galeria Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany
Au loin, une île, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
Essential Art, Collezione Maramotti, Emilia, Italy, travelling to Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
All of this and Nothing: 6th Hammer Invitational, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nothing Personal, Marcelle Alix, Paris, France
Painting Expanded, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

The Responsive Subject, Mu.Zee, Ostend, Belgium
British Art Show 7, Hayward Gallery London, UK. Touring to Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, Tramway Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland and Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK
The Mystics, Civic Room, London, UK
Everynight, I go to Sleep, Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London, UK
Super Farmer’s Market, Handel Street Projects, London, UK

10th Biennale de Lyon (curated by Hou Hanru), Lyon, France
Concrete Island (Room 30), BP British Art Displays 1500-2009, Tate Britain, London, UK
Drawing 2009 Biennial Fundraiser, The Drawing Room, London, UK
Material Intelligence, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK. Touring to Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK
Cabinets No. 1, SE8, London, UK
La Importancia del Pez Cebra, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain

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

Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary: Optimism in the Age of Global War: 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Winter Palace, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Poor Thing, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Plankjes, tak, atelier als supermedium # 14, atelier als supermedium, The Hague, Netherlands
Disco Coppertone, Locus, Athens, Greece
European Triennial of small-size sculpture, curated by David Thorp, Murska Sobota, Slovenia
Various Small Fires, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Nature and Society, The Ethnographical Museum, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK

Lambretto, Art Project, Milan, Italy
Behind The Cliché, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Impossible Landscape, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
Satellites, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, KW Institute of Contemporary Art and further venues along August Straße in Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Highlights of the VAC Collection, Instituto Valencia d’Art Modern, Madrid, Spain

The Music of The Future, Gasworks, London, UK
ARTfutures, Contemporary Art Society, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
Universal Experience, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, travelled to Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Controlled, Contained, Configured, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
The Way We Work Now, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
New Monastery, St Paul’s Church Gallery, London, UK
Ordering the Ordinary, curated by David Thorpe, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
Bidibidobidiboo: Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss, The Gallery at Wimbledon School of Art, Wimbledon, UK
The Hugh Lane Re-Opening Exhibition, Dublin City Gallery, Dublin, UK
(In) Tension, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent, Netherlands

Empty Garden II, Watarium Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Material as Metaphor, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
This is not a home this is a house, L’Observatoire, Brussels, Belgium
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Bologna Wider Than the Sky, 117 Commercial Street, London, UK
XS, FA Projects, London, UK

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

Building Structures, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
Artists Imagine Architecture, curated by Jessica Morgan, ICA, Boston, MA, USA
The Bold and the Beautiful, The Pavillions, London, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, Australia, curated by Akiko Usami and Jasper Joffe

Pictures, GreeneNaftali Inc., New York, USA

An Empty Spot to Stay, Watou Poetry Summer 2001, curated by
Pier Luigi Tazzi and Ann Demeester, Watou, Belgium

Hlavajová and Kathrin Rhomberg, Ian Kiaer – Athanasios Argianas – Nick Lessing, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
Everyday-Images-Every Day, Rogaland Kunstnersenter, Stavanger, Norway
UBS Painting Prize, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
Exit Art, New York, USA
The Armchair Project, CINCH, London, UK
Assembly, Jubilee Street, London, UK
British Art Part I Installations, Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin, Germany
Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, Slovienia, curated by Francesco Bonami, Ole Bouman,Mária Hlavajová, Kathrin Rhomberg
Lemon Tree Hill, Asprey Jacques, London, UK
Timothy Taylor, London, UK