Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect and filmmaker whose work examines sociopolitical issues through installation, photography and film.

His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam (2019); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2017); KIASMA, Helsinki (2014); Rencontres d’Arles, France (2013); Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2012); Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin (2012); Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2008); Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2005); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1995); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1994); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1992) and Whitechapel Gallery, London (1992). His public commissions include The Park of Laments, Indianapolis Museum of Art, US (2010) and The Geometry of Conscience, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago, Chile (2010). His work has also been exhibited at biennials in Sharjah, Venice, São Paulo, Sydney, Istanbul, Gwangju, Johannesburg, Seville and Shanghai, as well as documenta in Kassel.

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; 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, Humlebæk, Denmark; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Tokushima Modern Art Museum and M+, Hong Kong, among others.

Jaar was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985. In 2018, he was awarded the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize.

Born in 1956 in Santiago, Chile, Jaar currently lives and works in New York.

SAF participation:
Sharjah Biennials 14 and 10


Jaar, Alfredo

33 Women (2014–2019)

Alfredo Jaar is an architect, photographer and filmmaker whose work in a range of mediums brings attention to issues that are overlooked by the media or suppressed by state and transnational structures of power and exploitation.