Dr Ian Haig Full Staff Profile

Dr Ian Haig

Ian Haig works across media, from video, sculpture, drawing, technology based media, installation and the internet.

Haig’s practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body obsessed themes can be seen throughout a large body of work over the last twenty years. Previous works have looked to the contemporary media sphere and its relationship to the visceral body, the degenerative aspects of pervasive new technologies, to ideas of attraction and repulsion, body horror, the defamiliarisation of the human body and cartoon abjection.

His work has been exhibited in galleries and video/media festivals around the world. Including exhibitions at: 

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide; The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Artec Biennale – Nagoya, Japan; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Art Museum of China, Beijing; Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany, Havana Biennial, Cuba (forthcoming). In addition his video work has screened in over 120 Festivals internationally. In 2003 he received a fellowship from the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council and has curated the video art shows Unco and Very Unco at The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles in 2013 and 2017. 

His research interests include: trash culture, body horror, media art, technology and disease.