Selected Works

Untitled (Newsweek), 1994
17 Laser Prints
each 48.3 x 33 cm / 19 x 13 in (overall dimensions variable)
Other People Think, 2012
Lightbox with b/w transparency
152 x 152 cm
One Million Points of Light, 2005
Lightbox with color transparency
: 50.8 x 66 x 12.7 cm
Milan, 1946: Lucio Fontana visits his studio on his return from Argentina, 2013
Lightbox with black and white transparency,
244 x 244 x 18 cm
Kigali, 2008
Single channel film
Edition of 6
Six Seconds, 2005
Lightbox with colour transparency
91 x 61 cm (36 x 24")
Gold in the Morning B, 1985
Lightbox with color transparency
Work: 102 x 153 x 15 cm
Gold in the Morning C, 1985
Lightbox with color transparency
Work: 102 x 153 x 15 cm
Johannesburg 2026, 2016
Neon
260 x 840 cm
Searching for Spain, 2012
Lightbox with color transparency
Frame: 91 x 60 cm
I Can't Go On, I'll Go On, 2016
Neon
Work: 50 x 50 cm
Teach Us To Outgrow Our Madness, 1995
Neon
24” x 44”
Be Afraid of the Enormity of the Possible, 2015
Neon
120,6 x 182,9 cm / 47,5 x 72 inches
Culture=Capital, 2011
Neon
15 x 183 cm
My Hands, 1977
Pigment Print
50,8 x 50,8 cm
Self Portrait, 1977
Nine pigment prints
152,4 x 152,4 cm
Men Who Cannot Cry (A), 2018
Pigment print + neon
Image: 127 x 187 cm Neon: 127 x 127 cm
The Sound of Silence, 2006
15 Pigment prints, framed
Each: 53.3 x 78.7 cm
The Sound of Silence, 2006
Wood structure, metal, fluorescent tubes, LED lights, video projection, flash lights, and tripods Software design by Ravi Rajan
400 x 400 x 800 cm
The Silence of Nduwayezu, 1997
One million slides, light table and illuminated wall text
Variable

Biography

Alfredo Jaar 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.
His 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); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2005) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1994). 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 realized 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 received 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.