Informed by his personal experiences in Chile during Pinochet’s regime, Alfredo Jaar’s installations and interventions provoke issues surrounding natural and cultural upheavals.

Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar is an installation artist and photographer whose works often explore the public’s relationship to representations of various natural and cultural disasters and upheavals, such as the Rwandan genocide in his “Rwanda Project.” Other projects include “The Cloud,” a performative public intervention over the US-Mexico border, and “The Gramsci Trilogy,” a series of installations dedicated to the Italian political theorist. Jaar was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in 2000, and has shown at numerous institutions and festivals, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and Documenta 11.

Born in Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in New York