Selected Works

Alfredo Jaar

Other People Think, 2012 Lightbox with b/w transparency Work: 152 x 152 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Milan, 1946: Lucio Fontana visits his studio on his return from Argentina, 2013 Lightbox with black and white transparency, Work: 244 x 244 x 18 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Kigali, 2008 Single channel film Edition of 6

Alfredo Jaar

Six Seconds, 2000 Lightbox with colour transparency Work: 91 x 61 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Embrace, 1995 Single channel video projection, colour 1 minute

Alfredo Jaar

Searching for Spain, 2012 Lightbox with color transparency Work: 91 x 60 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Gold in the Morning B, 1985 Lightbox with color transparency Work: 102 x 153 x 15 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Gold in the Morning C, 1985 Lightbox with color transparency Work: 122 x 183 x 15 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Johannesburg 2026, 2016 Neon 260 x 840 cm

Alfredo Jaar

I Can't Go On, I'll Go On, 2016 Neon Work: 50 x 50 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Be Afraid of the Enormity of the Possible, 2015 Neon Work: 120 x 182 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Teach Us To Outgrow Our Madness, 1995 Neon Work: 61 x 111.8 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Culture=Capital, 2011 Neon Work: 15 x 183 cm

Alfredo Jaar

The Sound of Silence, 2006 Wood structure, metal, fluorescent tubes, LED lights, video projection, flash lights, and tripods Software design by Ravi Rajan Work: 400 x 400 x 800 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Self Portrait, 1977 Nine pigment prints Work: 152.4 x 152.4 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Men Who Cannot Cry (A), 2018 Pigment print + neon Image: 127 x 187 cm Neon: 127 x 127 cm

Alfredo Jaar

The Sound of Silence, 2006 15 Pigment prints, framed Each: 53.3 x 78.7 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Untitled (Newsweek), 1994 17 lightboxes with color transparencies Each: 48.3 x 33 cm

Alfredo Jaar

This is What Happened, Miss Simone ( Installation with posters), 2015 Installation - comprising Pigment print mounted on dibond + posters Variable Dimensions

Alfredo Jaar

The Silence of Nduwayezu, 1997 One million slides, light table, magnifiers, illuminated wall text Variable Dimensions

Alfredo Jaar

The Man, 2016 Pigment print Work: 43 x 165 cm

Alfredo Jaar

Things Fall Apart, 2009 Pigment Print Work: 43 x 229 cm

Alfredo Jaar

A Logo for America, 1987/2014 Three pigment prints Each: 55.9 x 61 cm

Alfredo Jaar

My Hands, 1977 Pigment Print Work: 50.8 x 50.8 cm

Biography

Alfredo Jaar (b. 1956, Santiago, Chile) is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He is known as one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today.

Jaar’s work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), Sao Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010) as well as Documenta in Kassel (1987, 2002).

Important individual exhibitions include The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1992); Whitechapel, London (1992); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1995); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1994);The Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2005) and The Nederlands Fotomuseum (2019). Major recent surveys of his work have taken place at Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne (2007); Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2008); Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlinische Galerie and Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin (2012); Rencontres d’Arles (2013); KIASMA, Helsinki (2014); and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2017).

The artist has realised more than seventy public interventions around the world. Over sixty monographic publications have been published about his work. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. He was awarded the Hiroshima Art Prize in 2018.

His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York; Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MOCA and LACMA, Los Angeles; MASP, Museu de Arte de São Paulo; TATE, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centro Reina Sofia, Madrid; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; MAXXI and MACRO, Rome; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlaebeck; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art and Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Japan; M+, Hong Kong; and dozens of institutions and private collections worldwide.

Channel

In ‘You are listening to Manu Dibango ’Soul Makossa’ ’, Alfredo Jaar pays tribute to the Cameroonian composer and saxophonist, who died from Covid-19 in Paris on 24 March. 

Exhibitions

Alfredo Jaar: 25 Years Later

14 November - 11 January 2020

I've grown roses in this gard...

03 October - 30 October 2019

Alfredo Jaar / Men Who Cannot...

15 December - 19 January 2019

Narrative Means / 2018

02 June - 14 July 2018

News

Alfredo Jaar || The Rwanda Pr...

Posted 19 March 2020

Alfredo Jaar, Group exhibitio...

Posted 06 February 2020

Alfredo Jaar talk at the Tate...

Posted 07 November 2019

Shirin Neshat and Alfredo Jaa...

Posted 07 November 2019

Press

Alfredo Jaar / British Journa...

Alfredo Jaar / Elephant Magaz...

Alfredo Jaar / HyperAllergic ...

Alfredo Jaar / Frieze / Novem...