Tate Modern Talk

Artist's Talk: Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar, ‘Lament of the Images’ 2002
Alfredo Jaar, Lament of the Images 2002. Tate. © Alfredo Jaar; courtesy of the artist, New York

Join acclaimed artist Alfredo Jaar for this exclusive event

Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect and filmmaker. Born in Chile and based in New York, he is known for works that engage with social and political issues around the world. This is a unique chance to hear him give a new presentation on his practice.


Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He is known as one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today. His work has been shown extensively around the world. 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 (1992); Whitechapel, London (1992); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1994); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1995); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2005) and The Nederlands Fotomuseum (2019). His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York; Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MOCA and LACMA, Los Angeles; MASP, Museu de Arte de São Paulo; TATE, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centro Reina Sofia, Madrid; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; MAXXI and MACRO, Rome; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlaebeck; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art and Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Japan; M+, Hong Kong; and dozens of institutions and private collections worldwide.

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15 November 2019 at 18.30–20.00