In his work, Jan Kiesswetter produces publications and, increasingly, film documentaries. Recurring themes in his work are the representation of architectures and archives, the reading of images, and the processual.
He collaborated with the artist Alina Schmuch for the book Script of Demolition and with Armin Linke for The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen (2014/2017, both Spector Books). Further publications include Montage Collage (2016), Obstinacy of Things (2018), The Invention of the Neue Wilde (2019) and Project Without Form (2021).
From July to September 2022, Jan Kiesswetter is artist resident in the program Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr at Halfmannshof Gelsenkirchen.