Alfredo Jaar (English: ; Spanish: [ˈɟʝaɾ]; born 1956) is a Chilean-born artist, architect, photographer and filmmaker who lives in New York City. He is mostly known as an installation artist, often incorporating photography and covering socio-political issues and war—the best known perhaps being the 6-year-long The Rwanda Project about the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He has also made numerous public intervention works, like The Skoghall Konsthall one-day paper museum in Sweden, an early electronic billboard intervention A Logo For America, and The Cloud, a performance project on both sides of the Mexico-USA border. He has been featured on Art:21. He won the Hasselblad Award for 2020.
He is the father of musician and composer Nicolas Jaar.
Film and audio
Marcel Duchamp’s phial of Paris air, Yves Klein’s The Void exhibition, Martin Creed’s Work No.227: The lights going on and …
Tate PapersTatae Papers no.9, Spring 2008, featuring archives, Constable, Alfredo Jaar and Hans Hartung
This paper discusses the relation between trauma and representation in the work of Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar (born 1956), focusing …