Alfredo Jaar

born 1956

Biography

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.

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Artworks

Film and audio

  • Alfredo Jaar

    Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect and filmmaker based in New York. He presents his work in the context of …

Features

  • Tate Etc

    Nothing works: The void

    Anna Dezeuze

    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 Papers

    Tate Papers no.9: Spring 2008

    Tatae Papers no.9, Spring 2008, featuring archives, Constable, Alfredo Jaar and Hans Hartung
  • Tate Papers

    Alfredo Jaar and the Post-Traumatic Gaze

    Olivier Chow

    This paper discusses the relation between trauma and representation in the work of Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar (born 1956), focusing …

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