Alfredo Jaar


Gallery News for Alfredo Jaar

Screening of Jaar’s ‘Muxima’ at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the UK

As part of his solo exhibition, The Garden of Good and Evil, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park hosts a screening of Alfredo Jaar’s Muxima (17 February). Shot in Angola in 2005, the video work is a poetic testimony, both to the country’s resilience and to the issues it has faced following prolonged civil war. Following the screening, Jaar participates in a panel discussion with Clare Lilley, Head of Programmes at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Alfredo Jaar on a group show in Norway’s National Gallery

Work by Alfredo Jaar is included on the Norwegian National Gallery’s group exhibition, “Faithless Pictures”:, in Oslo (9 February – 13 May). In the exhibition, the works selected highlight the complex relationship between image and reality – an important theme which contemporary artists continue to address, especially given the ever-increasing number of images we are exposed to daily.

Alfredo Jaar on group exhibition at Stanford University’s Cantor Center for Visual Arts

Jaar’s 1977 artwork Self-portrait features on the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts’ group exhibition, The Matter of Photography in the Americas, at Stanford University (7 February – 30 April). Hosted in the museum’s Pigott Family Gallery, the exhibition showcases works by artists from 12 different countries who are using photography as an artistic medium and a communicative tool uniquely suited to modern media landscapes and globalised economies. The artists in this exhibition resist the impulse to “document” or “photograph anew” the world immediately around them. Instead, they employ a wide range of materials – from prints and drawings to photocopies and audio installations – to highlight the ways in which photography shapes our understanding of history and current events.

Alfredo Jaar presents “It Is Difficult” in Rotterdam

Alfredo Jaar’s installations and public interventions have earned him international acclaim, and his work has been shown extensively around the world. In a lecture titled It Is Difficult and presented at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (24 – 26 January), Jaar discusses his most recently realised projects around the globe.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Alfredo Jaar / Amilcar, Frantz, Patrice and the others

    Group exhibitions

    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

  • Biography

    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)