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Alfredo Jaar


Alfredo Jaar (Santiago de Chile, 1956). Artist, architect, and filmmaker. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1995, a MacArthur Fellow in 2000 and received the Hiroshima Art Prize in 2019.

Jaar lives and works in New York since 1982. Jaar has realized more than seventy public interventions around the world. Over sixty monographic publications have been published about his work. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), Sao Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010) as well as Documenta in Kassel (1987, 2002). Important individual exhibitions include The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Whitechapel, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MACRO, in Mexico D.F.; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Major recent surveys of his work have taken place at Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne; Hangar Bicocca, Milan; the Berlinische Galerie, the Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V., and Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Rencontres d’Arles; KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK.