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Alfredo Jaar


Who is Alfredo Jaar?

Alfredo Jaar is a Chilean-born artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives in New York. He was born in 1956 in Santiago de Chile. From age 5 to 16, he lived in Martinique before moving back to Chile. 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.

  • also known as Αλφρέντο Τζαρ; Джаар, Альфредо
  • born on (59 years ago) in Santiago
  • nationality: Chile, United States of America
  • education: Architecture at University of Chile, graduated in
  • profession: Artist, photographer, visual artist
  • parent of Nicolas Jaar
  • written works: "Jaar SCL 2006", "It Is Difficult"
  • some of the awards:
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, Latin America & Caribbean (Fine Arts)
      • MacArthur Fellowship - "Photography, Filmmaking, and Video"

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Google previewPerforming Archives/Archives of Performance (2013)

by Gunhild Borggreen, Rune Gade

Alfredo Jaar is a Chilean-born artist who since the early 1990s has been creating works that question the process and materials through which history is documented, focusing on the role Unstable Archives: Languages and Myths of the Visible ...

Google previewThe Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations (2014)

by Jessica Auchter

Alfredo Jaar is a Chilean artist who visited Rwanda immediately after the genocide in 1994, and ...

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