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Alfredo Jaar at MONA Festival in Australia

Jaar’s major installation, The Sound of Silence (2006), features on the Museum of Old and New Art’s 2017 Dark MoFo Festival in Hobart, Tasmania (8 – 21 June). This sculpture and film work consists of a colossal rectangular construction that tells the story of photojournalist Kevin Carter, who took a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a starving child being stalked by a vulture in Sudan. The Sound of Silence foregrounds the controversial relationship between photography, violence and human suffering.

Alfredo Jaar at Lenbachhaus in Munich

Work by Alfredo Jaar is included on After the Fact: Propaganda in the 21st Century (30 May – 17 September), a group exhibition at Lenbachhaus in Munich. The exhibition looks at the concept of propaganda in order to broaden its definition in light of the societal, political and technological developments of the 21st century. The artworks gathered in the exhibition engage in various ways with current forms of propaganda and with the porous borders between reality and fiction that are symptomatic of the digital age.

Alfredo Jaar's 'Shadows' in Lisbon

In Shadows, a museum show at Lisbon’s Carpintarias de São Lázaro (20 May-3 September), Jaar presents the engrossing interventionist work Shadows as a tribute to Swedish photographer Koen Wessing. The work comprises seven photographs and forms the second part of a trilogy (the first being The Sound of Silence, in 2006), which unpacks the power of denunciation that images have in relation to the inhumanity of dictatorial regimes.

Alfredo Jaar at UNFINISHED Festival in Romania

Jaar’s 1995 work, In Memoriam, features on the UNFINISHED Festival: Creativity Meets Humanity (25 – 28 May) in Bucharest, Romania. The event brings together creativity, technology, business leaders and entrepreneurs to inspire and motivate the public at large through exhibitions and masterclasses facilitated by contemporary artists and curators.


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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

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    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Awards and Merits

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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)