Ian Giles

Ian Giles

Ian Giles is an artist born UK 1985, he completed his MFA in 2012 at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Working in film, performance and events, Giles’ work facilitates social interactions and enables queer histories and contemporary narratives to be seen and celebrated. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: After BUTT, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo (2020); Outhouse, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Studio Four, OUTPOST, Norwich; Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag, presented by Gasworks at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London (all 2019). After BUTT, NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York; Video Club: Sex Talks, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and After BUTT, Chelsea Space, London (all 2018). Ian was an inaugural winner of the Shannon Michael Cane Award in 2018. He was a New Geographies commissioned artist 2018-20 and was a recipient of the Jerwood New Work Fund 2019.

Between Two Memories

Artist Ian Giles uncovers hidden queer histories as part of New Geographies, a three-year project to create a new map of the East of England.