IAN KIAER AT ALISON JACQUES GALLERY
16-18 Berners Street
London W1T 3LN
Inspired by the work of the German writer W. G. Sebald, the exhibition L’Image Papillon (The Butterfly Image) addresses the complex relations that link image and memory. It gathers together sixteen artists whose work, like Sebald’s, explores the realms of memory and history through the concepts of experience and overlapping temporalities.
Ian Kiaer (b. London, 1971) studied at the Slade School of Art (1995) and the Royal College of Art MA (2000); PhD (2008).
Notable recent solo shows include Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2012); Kunstverein, Munich (2010); and Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (2009). Group shows include 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 has also participated in the 10th Lyon Biennial (2009); the 4th Berlin Biennial (2006); and the 50th Venice Biennale (2005).
His work is in the collections of Tate, London; Saatchi Collection, London; Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Pinakothek, Munich; and Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAM), Turin.
Kiaer lives and works in London.