Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He was born in Santiago, Chile in 1956.
His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the
biennials of Venice (1986, 2007), São Paulo (1987, 1989), Sydney (1990), Istanbul (1995), Kwangju (1995, 2000), Johannesburg (1997), and Seville (2006), as well as the Documenta exhibitions in Kassel (1987, 2002).
Important individual exhibitions have been held at 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); Fundación Telefónica, Santiago (2006); and Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne (2007).
Alfredo Jaar has created more than fifty Public Interventions around the world. More than forty 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 Creación.
Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, October 2009