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Alfredo Jaar

Visual artist, architect and film maker.

(Santiago, Chile, 1956). An artist, architect and film director, his artistic projects are known worldwide. He has participated in the biennials of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009 and 2013), Sao Paulo (1987, 1989 and 2010), Sydney (1990) and Liverpool (2010), among others. His work, always incisive and critical, has been presented in several solo exhibitions in such museums as the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1992), the Whitechapel Gallery, London (1992), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1992), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2005), the Fundación Telefónica of Santiago de Chile (2006), the Fine Arts Museum of Lausanne (2007) or at the South London Gallery (2008). He has also produced artistic interventions in the public spaces of cities, for example Montreal, where he presented the project Lights in the City (1999) or more recently the public project placed in Santiago de Chile, The geometry of conscience (2010), a memorial placed closed to the Memory and Human Rights Museum of the city. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985, a Macarthur Fellowship in 2000 and, in 2006, he received the Extremadura Prize for Creation. He has previously worked with the CCCB, on the exhibition En guerra (At War, 2004).

Update: 16 May 2011


Has participated in

Thinking Differently

Pasolini and the Critique of Mainstream Culture

The Itinerant Languages of Photography