Alfredo Jaar


Gallery News for Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar and Kiluanji Kia Henda on exhibition celebrating Karl Marx’s 200th birthday

Jaar’s September 15, 2011 and Kia Henda’s Karl Marx, Luanda are included on a group exhibition, Marx@200, circulated by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Carnegie Mellon University’s Humanities Center (6 April – 3 June). Commemorating Marx’s 200th birthday, and hosted in Pittsburgh’s SPACE Gallery, the exhibition features more than 25 works by various international artists who present a diverse range of perspectives on the theorist and his critique of inequality and capitalism, as well as Marx’s influence on political movements and regimes.

Alfredo Jaar at Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof museum

Jaar’s (Kindness) of (Strangers) forms part of the group exhibition, Hello World. Revisioning a collection., hosted by the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (23 March – 19 August). The exhibition, conceptualised by Udo Kittelmann with guest curatorial input from various art professionals, serves as a critical inquiry into the collection of the Nationalgalerie and its predominantly Western focus. As such, Hello World. Revisioning a collection. asks the question, ‘[w]hat could the collection look like today, had an understanding characterised its concept of art, and consequently also its genesis, that was more open to the world?’ As a result, the exhibition places the focus on transnational artistic networks and cross-cultural entanglements from the late nineteenth century to the present. This provides points of departure wherein viewers are invited into an exploration of hidden stories and new perspectives on the collection and its history.

Alfredo Jaar on group exhibition at the Museo Jumex

Alfredo Jaar’s 1981 work, Studies on Happiness, Public interventions, forms part of the Museo Jumex’s group exhibition – Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960-1985 – currently on view in Mexico (22 March – 9 September). The exhibition examines a major paradigm shift in Latin American culture and visual arts produced during the early 1960s and the mid-1980s; a period characterised by the articulation of a counter-narrative to the dominant rhetoric of developmentalism and the emergence of decolonial thought in the artistic practices produced in the region.

Alfredo Jaar participates on an artist panel discussing the relationship between archives and sculpture

Jaar has been invited to speak on a panel discussion , moderated by Ben Davis at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas (6 March), looking at the ways in which artists work with documents, found and archived materials, and research to create sculptural work that considers particularly potent historic moments and issues, as well as the current political climate. Other panelists invited include Jill Magid, Paul Ramirez Jonas and lauren woods.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Alfredo Jaar / Amilcar, Frantz, Patrice and the others

    Group exhibitions

    Narrative Means / 2018

    Summer Show / 2016

    In Context: Africans in America (at Goodman Gallery and Johannesburg Art Gallery)

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Other People's Memories / 2015

    Surfacing / 2014

    C-16 / 2013

    Alfredo Jaar / Gold in the Morning

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

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    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Awards and Merits


    Selected Articles and Reviews


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  • Press for Alfredo Jaar

    Alfredo Jaar / ArtNews / May 2015

    Alfredo Jaar at Galerie Lelong by Lily Wei (5.6 MB)

    SP-Arte / Folha de S.Paulo / Brazil / 3 April 2015

    Equal in inequality, Brazil and South Africa lock dialogue in SP-Arte By Silas Marti (769.7 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / The Brooklyn Rail / New York / 2 April 2015

    Alfredo Jaar Shadows by Ann McCoy (496.4 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Hyperallergic / Brooklyn / 27 March 2015

    The Limits of Shedding Light on Grief By Jeremy Polacek (521.3 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / The New York Times / New York / 19 March 2015

    Alfredo Jaar’s “Shadows” (2014) is a mixed-media installation based on a photo by Koen Wessing (113.5 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Blouin Artinfo/ United Kingdom / 3 March 2015

    Artists Celebrate “Scenes for a New Heritage” at MoMA By Noelle Bodick (200 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Buenos Aires Herald / Argentina / 18 February 2015

    How memory plays on studies on happiness By Silvia Rottenberg (91.7 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / The Guardian / United Kingdom / 1 August 2014

    Anti-American art to take over NYC's Times Square every night in August by Farango Jason (1.1 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / ArtsATL / Atlanta / 17 February 2014

    Q&A: Alfredo Jaar, SCAD speaker and global gadfly, on "recuperating the power of images" by Faith McClure (4.5 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Burnaway / Atlanta / 12 June 2014

    Alfredo Jaar: Between Seeing and Believing by Faith McClure (2.7 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Artforum / New York / 1 May 2014

    Alfredo Jaar: Fondazione Merz by Ida Panicelli (1 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Flash Art / Milano / May - June 2013

    The Strength to see by Kathleen Mcqueen (3.4 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / The Art Newspaper / London New York / 14 - 16 June 2013

    Behold A Terrible Beauty by Gareth Harris and Julia Michalska (703.9 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / BlouinArtInfo / UK / 20 November 2012

    "Artists are Thinkers" : Alfredo Jaar on creating new ways of Looking at the World by Coline Milliard (272.2 KB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Blouin Artinfo / New York / 21 November 2012

    "Artists are thinkers": Alfredo Jaar on creating new ways to look at the world by Colin Milliard (3.4 MB)

    Afredo Jaar / Financial Times / UK / 1 December 2012

    Dantesque delights by Ariella Budick (1.9 MB)