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Birthplace
Santiago

Birth year
1956

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Website

Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2014 Fractured Narratives: a strategy to engage
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
 
Sep, 2014 30 Years Aflame! - A Grand Salon -
Torch Gallery
 
Sep, 2014 Political Fictions
Haines Gallery
 
Statement

Winner of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and many other awards, Alfredo Jaar is a native of Santiago de Chile (born 1956), where he studied architecture and film direction. Since 1982, he has lived and worked in New York City. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at museums throughout the world, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Jaar has also displayed work at the biennials in Venice, São Paulo, Johannesburg, Sydney, Istanbul, and Kwangju. His work was prominently featured in the 2002 documenta in Kassel with his celebrated installation piece Lament of the Images.

Alfredo Jaar is one of the most uncompromising artists working today. His installations, combining elements of photography, architecture and stage design, and often featuring graphic documentary imagery in the form of back-lit transparencies, explore the complex relationships between developed nations and the so-called Third World. In his work, Jaar tracks and highlights the ironies and injustices which characterize those relationships, and it focuses on how the mass media affects people's ability to see, think and feel..

Biography










1956 Born in Santiago






1979 Degree from the Instituto Chileno Norteamericano de Cultura






1981 Universidad de Chile






1985 New York State Council of the Arts Grant






1985 Guggenheim Fellowship






2000 Mac Arthur Fellow







Lives in New York







He holds the Winton Chair of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis





Selected Exhibitions










2010 - 2011 29th Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brasil






2010 - 2011 Spazio: Dalle collezioni di arte e architettura del MAXXI, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy






2010 - 2011 MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy






2009 For You, Daros Latinamerica, Zurich, Switzerland






2009 New Acquisitions 2007-2008, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark






2009 Continental Rifts: Contemporary Time-Based Works of Africa, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, California






2009 Aletheia - Positions in Contemporary Photography, Art Museum Meilahti, Helsinki, Finland






2009 The Spaces of the Image, Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada






2009 Third Moscow Biennale, The Garage, Center of Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia






2009 Cream, International Festival for Arts and Media, Yokohama, Japan






2009 The Sound of Silence, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York (solo)






2009 "Paisatges Creuats," Es Baluard, Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Mallorca, Spain “Against Exclusion,” Third Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Garage, Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia






2009 “North Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas






2009 “The Fear Society / Pabellon de la Urgencia,” Arsenale Novissimo, Project by the Region of Murcia, collateral event of the 53rd International Art Exhibition - Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy






2009 “Back to Earth: Revisiting Magiciens de la Terre,” Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania






2009 “World Images 3,” Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland






2009 "100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009)," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York






2009 "Compassion," Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York






2009 "For the use of those who see," KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany






2009 “Prospects: An Exploration of Mining,” The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho






2009 “On the Margins of Art. Creation and Political Engagement,” Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain






2009 “Sightings: Searching for the Truth,” Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Guangzhou, China






2009 “Contemporary Video Art,” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania






2008 Alfredo Jaar: it is difficult, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy (solo)






2008 Politics of the Image, South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom (solo)






2008 Framing and Being Framed: The Uses of Documentary Photography, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut






2008 Memories for Tomorrow: Works from the UBS Art Collection, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China






2008 Cancelled, Erased & Removed, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, New York






2008 The Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin/Madrid Presented by the Complejo El Aguila, Museo Nacional Centro de Reina Sofia, Instituto Cervantes, Auditorio del Ministerio de Cultura, and Filmoteca Espanola






2008 Africa On: Beecroft, Jaar, Kentridge, Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy






2008 Arte ‚ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000, El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York






2008 Pictures in Series, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York






2008 No Es Neutrala – Daros Latinamerica Collection, Tabakalera, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain






2008 MATRIX/REDUX, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA, USA






2008 Arte Vida: Actions By Artists Of The Americas, 1960-2000, El Museo del Barrio, New York City, NY, USA






2008 It is difficult, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy






2008 Politics of the Image, South London Gallery, London, England






2008 You Complete Me, Western Bridge, Seatle, WA, USA






2008 TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE, USA






2008 TRANSactions, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA






2008 TRANSactions, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, USA






2008 HeartQuake, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem






2008 That Was Then...This Is Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, USA






2008 Die lucky Bush, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium






2008 Alfredo Jaar: Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, SLG South London Gallery, London, England






2007 SWITCHER SEX: Video Works and Photography from the Teutloff Collection, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA






2007 Equatorial Rhythms, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway






2007 Existencias, Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon, Spain






2007 Kopf an Kopf - Serielle Porträtfotografie, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany






2007 Art Protects, Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris, France






2007 To be Continued... , Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden






2007 AfterShock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England






2007 The Hours: Visual art of contemporary latinamerican art, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia






2007 La Presencia - The Presence of Latin American Art in California Collections" Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, USA






2007 8th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah International Art Biennial, Sharjah, UAE






2007 System error - War is a force that gives us meaning, Palazzo delle Papesse - Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy






2007 La politique des images, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne (solo)






2007 Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut (solo)






2007 “La Politique des Images,” Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)






2007 “New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930 – 2006: Prints, Photographs, and Media Works,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York






2007 “Power of 10: Gifts of Honor of Miami Art Museum’s 10th Anniversary,” Miami Art Museum, Miami Florida






2007 “Existencias,” MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain






2007 “Afterglow,” Galerie Pfriem, Organized by Savannah College of Art and Design, Lacoste, France






2007 “Check List Luanda Pop,” African Pavilion, 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy






2007 “Constructing A Poetic Universe: The Diane and Bruce Halle Collection of Latin American Art,” Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas






2007 “Private/Corporate IV: The Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection in dialogue with the DaimlerChrysler Collection,” Haus Huth, Berlin, Germany






2007 Scenes and Sequences: Peter Blum Edition, New York – A Selection from 1980 to 2006,” Aargauer Kunst Haus, Aarau, Switzerland






2007 “Turbulence: 3rd Auckland Triennial,” Auckland, New Zealand






2006 Selected Works, Retrospective, Fundación Telefonica and Gallery Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile, Chile (solo)






2006 Outside Europe, Aus der Sammlung DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin






2006 Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA






2006 The Great Wall 2006, 200 Künstler aus 100 Nationen treffen sich an der Großen Mauer in China, ART + PROJECT Consulting GmbH, Hamburg, Germany






2006 Brighton Photo Biennial, The Sound of Silence, 2006, UK






2006 Sevilla Biennial, GEOGRAPHY= WAR, 1991, Sevilla, Spain






2006 Canary Islands Biennial, Tenerife, Spain






2006 Muxima, Galerie Lelong, New York (solo)






2005 The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois






2005 The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland






2005 Emergencies, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain






2005 Alfredo Jaar: The Eyes of Gutete Emerita, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (solo)






2005 At the Mercy of Others: The Politics of Care, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York






2005 Muxima, Grand Arts Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri






2005 Marking Time / Moving Images, Miami Art Museum, Florida






2005 Figuratively Speaking: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Miami Art Museum, Florida






2005 Fotografia! Arte 2005: Latin American Photography, Tampa Museum of Art, Florida






2005 Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan






2005 Alfredo Jaar: Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, Museo dfArte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy






2005 Alfredo Jaar: The Ashes of Gramsci, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy






2005 Points of View: Landscape and Photography, Galerie Lelong, New York






2005 MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (solo)






2004 Alfredo Jaar Todo el Dolor del Mundo, Centro Portugues de Fotographia, Porto (solo)






2004 About Face: Photographic Portraits from the Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois






2004 Art by MacArthur Fellows, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio






2004 Some Things Happening, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, Indiana






2004 Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape, Lehman College Art Gallery, City University of New York, Bronx, New York






2003 Transferts, Palais des Beaux-Arts






2003 Upon Reflectionc., Sean Kelly Gallery, New York






2003 Human Condition/Global Position: 4 Contemporary Chilean Artists, Founder's Gallery, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri






2003 Sanctuary: Contemporary Art and Human Rights, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow






2003 Witnessing to Silence: Art and Human Rights, Australian National University; traveled to National Institute of the Arts; Canberra Contemporary Art Space; National Museum of Australia






2003 Six Seconds, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin






2002 History Now, Liljevalch Konsthall, Stockholm






2002 Baltic Art Center, Visby






2002 Conceptes de lfespai, Fundacion Joan Miro, Barcelona






2002 Refuge, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter






2002 Aquaria, Landesgalerie am Oberoesterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, traveled to Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz






2002 Documenta 11, Kassel, June 8 – September 15, 2002






2001 'Alfredo Jaar: Let There Be Light' Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe






2001 'Alfredo Jaar: Clouds/Recent Projects' Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe






2001 Voir Ne Pas Voir La Guerre, Musée d fHistoire Contemporaine, Invalides, La Defense, Paris






2001 Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe






2001 Public Project for Fukuroi, Japan






2001 Nauman Kruger Jaar, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich






2001 The Gift. Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena






2001 O Espiritu da Nossa Epoca, Museo de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo






2001 El Final del Eclipse, Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid






2000 Versiones del Sur: Más allá del Documento, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid






2000 'Alfredo Jaar: Waiting' University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, California






2000 'Alfredo Jaar: It is difficult' Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California






2000 'Alfredo Jaar: New Works' Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan






2000 'FaceON' Site Gallery, Sheffield






2000 Photography Now, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans






2000 Bluer, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago






2000 SCULPTography, Galerie Lelong, New York






2000 Frames of Reference From Object to Subject, Center for the Arts, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Connecticut






2000 Public Project for Public Safety, Skoghall






2000 Public Project for Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Niigata






2000 Public Project for inSITE2000, Tijuana-San Diego






2000 Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco






2000 Art + Public, Geneva






2000 Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo






2000 Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya






2000 Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar






2000 Emergencia, Public Library, Umea






2000 BildMuseet, Umea






2000 International Museum of the Red Cross, Geneva






1999 Public Project for Mois de la Photo, Montreal






1999 MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge






1999 Public Project for Sant Boi, Barcelona






1999 Public Project for Wereldwijd, Antwerp






1999 Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale






1999 'Alfredo Jaar Lament of the Images' MIT List Visual Arts Center, Jan 15-March 28; traveled to Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, May 22- August 22






1998 The Edge of Awareness, PS1, New York






1998 Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona






1998 Galerie Lelong, New York solo






1998 Centre dfArt Santa Monica, Barcelona






1998 Public Project for Stockholm 98, Cultural Capital of Europe






1998 Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard






1998 Galerie Lelong, New York






1998 Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian






1998 Do all oceans have walls?, Gesellschaft fuer Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen






1998 The edge of awareness, World Health Organisation, Geneva






1998 Photography as Concept, 4International Foto-Triennale, Esslingen






1998 Waterproof, Centro Cultural de Belem, Expo 98, Lisbon






1998 Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa






1997 Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna






1997 Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco






1997 Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid






1997 Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin






1997 The Light Factory, Charlotte






1997 The Johannesburg Biennale






1997 American Stories, Setagaya Museum, Tokyo






1997 Absolute Landscape, Yokohama Museum of Art






1997 The Crystal Stopper, Lehman Maupin Gallery, New York






1997 Freeze Frame, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna






1997 The Rwanda Project, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin






1997 The Johannesburg Biennale






1996 Cuarta Pared, Museo del Oeste, Caracas






1996 Islands, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra






1996 The Luminous Image, The Alternative Museum, New York






1996 Mach / Onmacht, MUHKA, Antwerp






1996 Public Project for the University of Washington, Seattle






1996 City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh






1996 SHIFT, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin






1996 Printemps de Cahors, Cahors






1996 Happy End, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf






1995 The Istanbul Biennale






1995 The Kwangju Biennale/u>






1993 Latin American Artists of the XX Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York






1993 Das Pergamon Projekt, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin






1992 The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York






1992 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London






1992 The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago






1991 The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.






1990 Sydney Biennale, Sydney






1990 La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art






1989 The Brooklyn Museum, New York






1989 Magiciens de la Terre, Musee National dfArt Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris






1988 Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadephia






1987 Documenta 8, Kassel






1987 Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo






1986 Aperto, Venice Biennale






1985 Grey Art Gallery, New York






1984 Art & Ideology, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York






1983 In/Out: Four Projects by Chilean Artists, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.






1982 12eme Biennale de Paris






1979 Galeria CAL, Santiago
Recent Exhibits

Alfredo Jaar participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 Graduate Lecture
San Francisco Art Institute
 
Apr, 2014 Axline Lecture: Alfredo Jaar
San Diego Museum of Art
 
Mar, 2014 Surfacing
Goodman Gallery Cape Town
 
Mar, 2014 Re-Framing History
Galerie Lelong
 
Mar, 2014 Muxima
San Diego Museum of Art
 
Mar, 2014 In Plain Sight
Smack Mellon
 
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Alfredo Jaar has Exhibited at these venues:

Cornell Fine Arts Museum Torch Gallery
Haines Gallery San Francisco Art Institute
San Diego Museum of Art Goodman Gallery Cape Town
Galerie Lelong Smack Mellon
SCAD Museum of Art Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton Collage
Macro - Museum of Contemporary Arts FotoMuseum
Malba – Fundación Costantini, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Multi-Media and Light-Based Arts
Storefront for Art and Architecture Arizona State University Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC - Universidad de Chile
Peter Blum Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum
Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave Paul Kasmin Gallery 515 West 27th Street
Art Basel La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)
Mori Art Museum Castrum Peregrini
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal de la Cruz Collection
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE
Rivington Place, London Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre
The National Print Shop, Porto Novo Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-La Jolla
Berlinische Galerie The Kitchen
Galerie Thomas Schulte Whitebox Art Center
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst & MMK Zollamt Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo
Kamel Mennour La Maison Rouge
KENT FINE ART LLC The Art Institute of Chicago
Apexart South London Gallery
Metis_NL International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC)
KW Institute for Contemporary Art Regen Projects
Hosfelt Gallery (SF) Stedelijk Museum (Bureau Amsterdam)
Margulies Collection at the Warehouse Galería Oliva Arauna
41 Cooper Gallery, The Cooper Union Bienal de São Paulo
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art ZieherSmith Inc.
Fowler Museum at UCLA MoMA PS1
Sean Kelly Gallery Esso Gallery
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