JAN KIEFER

Jan Kiefer’s paintings experiment with the traditional boundaries of composition in 20th-century Western art. His work questions painting’s potential as a source of aesthetic change and other similar critical dogmas, while engaging with socio-political issues. Kiefer's canvases play with both the kitsch and the mundane, teasing the relationship between the history of images and our contemporaneous social values.

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BIO:

Jan Kiefer was born in 1979 in Trier, Germany. 

A solo exhibition of Kiefer’s work, Skiing Snowman, took place at the Swiss Institute in New York City in 2020.

Keifer’s work has also been shown in other solo and two-person exhibitions, including: at Andri Bischof in Cologne, Germany (2020); with Schwarz Weiss at Union Pacific in London, UK (2019); with Pedro Wirz at Galerie Nagel Draxler in Cologne, Germany (2019); and in the shows JaJaJaJaJaNeinNeinNeinNeinNein at Kai Matsumiya in New York City (2017); Honeybaked at Kunstverein SALTS in Basel, Switzerland (2017); and THEM! with Yoan Mudry at Lokal Int. in Biel, Switzerland (2017).

Group exhibitions showing Keifer’s work include: Concrete Contemporary at Museum Haus Konstrkutiv in Zurich, Switzerland (2019); Group show at Forde in Geneva, Switzerland (2019); Condo at Union Pacific in London, UK (2019); The Broken Shell of the Hermit Crab at Vera Cortes Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal (2018); Hidden Bar at Art Basel in Switzerland (2018); Glasgow International in Scotland (2018); Skulpturenpark in Köln, Germany (2017); White Columns in New York City (2017); Forward to History, with Robert Brambora at Kunstverein Wiesen in Germany (2016); and Giles at Gagosian Gallery in Athens (2016); among others.