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SELECTED WORKS BY Ian Kiaer

Russian Project
Ian Kiaer
Russian Project

2000

Multimedia Installation

Dimensions variable
Ian Kaier’s installations conject illusionary atmospheres with spartan theatricality. Often researching specific subjects relating to art, architecture, philosophy, and social theory as departure points, Kaier’s work transcends literal reading to create suggestions of invented narratives. In Russian Project, Kaier’s arrangement of paintings and objects is both traditional gallery exhibition and plausible stage set. The portable cupboard and colourful canvases trigger images of domestic space, and act as individual formal elements referencing Supremacist compositions. Though his work, Kaier explores social interaction with the constructed environment, alluding to both utopian ideals and their failure.
Insadong proposal / National Fishing Competition

Insadong proposal / National Fishing Competition

Insadong proposal / National Fishing Competition

Ian Kiaer
Insadong proposal / National Fishing Competition



Polystyrene, plastic, watercolour on linen

Dimensions variable
Endless house project: Faro / Barrett-Browning
Ian Kiaer
Endless house project: Faro / Barrett-Browning

2008

Cardboard, plastic, wood, polyester and eggshells

Dimensions variable

Ian Kiaer's BIOGRAPHY

1971
Born in London, England

Lives and works in London


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2006
Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

2005
The Grey Cloth, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Art Statements, Alison Jacques Gallery, Art Basel

2004
Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
Alison Jacques Gallery, London

2003
Art Now (young artist project space), Tate Britain, London
Art Statements, Art Basel Miami Beach
Endless Theatre Project, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Ian Kiaer & Jeff Ono, aspreyjacques, London
Interstice/Double Impact, W139, Amsterdam

2001
aspreyjacques, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2006
4th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art

2005
Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Hayward Gallery, London
Contained, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
The Way We Work Now, Camden Arts Centre, London
Ordering the Ordinary, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
(In) Tension, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent
Clarke & McDevitt Present: Matt Calderwood, Björn Dahlem, Sophie von Hellermann, Ian Kiaer, Cornelius Quabeck, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss, The Gallery at Wimbledon School of Art, London
New Monastery, St. Paul’s Church Gallery, London
Fiction in Contemporary Art, Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2004
Material as Metaphor, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Empty Garden II, Watari-um Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
This is not a home this is a house, L’Observatoire, Brussels
Wilder Than the Sky, 117 Commercial Street, London
XS, FA Projects, London
Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Bologna

2003
Invite #8, Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin
Harmony, at Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art & Life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Atto Primo, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewer's Dictatorship, Biennale di Venezia
Into the Grey, Cover Up, London
Ponce, The Ship, London
The Straight or Crooked Way, Royal College of Art, London
Infallible, The Gallery at APT, London

2002
Building Structures, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Artists Imagine Architecture, ICA, Boston
Pictures, GreeneNaftali Inc., New York
The Bold and the Beautiful, The Pavilions, London, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne

2001
An Empty Spot to Stay, Watou Poetry Summer 2001, Watou, Belgium

2000
UBS Painting Prize, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Exit Art, New York
The Armchair Project, CINCH, London
Assembly, Jubilee Street, London
British Art Part I Installations, Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin
Everyday--Images--Every Day, Rogaland Kunstnersenter, Norway
Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, Slovania
Lemon Tree Hill, asprey jacques, London
Royal College of Art, London, MA Degree Show
Timothy Taylor, London (with Athanasios Argianas and Nick Laessing)

1999
Brain Storm, Goldsmiths College, London
Leached Medium, Studio 9, London
New Contemporaries 99, Sir John Moore's, Liverpool; Beaconsfield, London
Housing and Homelessness, Candid, London

1995
Memory, Riverside Studios, London