Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmaker who lives and works in New York. He was born in Santiago de Chile in 1956.
His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007), Sao Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010), Sydney (1990), Istanbul (1995), Kwangju (1995, 2000), Johannesburg (1997), Seville (2006), and Liverpool (2010) as well as the Documenta exhibitions (1987, 2002) in Kassel.
Important individual exhibitions include the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1992); Whitechapel, London (1992); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1992); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1994); Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2005); Fundacion Telefonica, Santiago (2006); Musee des Beaux Arts, Lausanne (2007); and Hangar Biocca and Spazio Oberndan, Milan (2008).
He has created more than sixty Public interventions around the world. More than fifty monographic publications have been published about his work.
He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2006 he received Spain’s Premio Extremadura a la Creacion.