Alfredo Jaar


Gallery News for Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar animation presented at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich

A Logo for America, an animation by Alfredo Jaar, features on Latin American Landscapes in Video Art at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich (5 May). The historical and cultural construction of the concept of America is the theme of this exhibition, which brings together work by 13 artists from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Peru. Presented in this historic venue, the presentation unpacks the broad question of ‘what, who, where is America and how does it look?’

Kiluanji Kia Henda, Alfredo Jaar, and Grada Kilomba on group exhibition at Kadist in Paris

Affective Utopia, a three-part exhibition at the Paris branch of Kadist, will feature work by Kiluanji Kia Henda, Alfredo Jaar and Grada Kilomba (9 February – 21 April). The exhibition looks at the production of artistic knowledge and curatorial practices in relation to tensions and conflicts generated by geographical divides, cultural homogenisation and a growing need to decolonise curatorial and artistic practices. Taking place over three ‘chapters’, the exhibition will present the work of artists who offer various ways of thinking and interpreting the idea of a ‘utopia’ in contemporary art.

Alfredo Jaar and Kendell Geers on group show at MAXXI Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, Rome

Kendell Geers and Alfredo Jaar are included on The Street. Where The World is Made, a group exhibition at Rome’s MAXXI Museum (7 December – 28 April). The exhibition explores, in the words of a press release, ‘the street as a continuously mutating manifesto of contemporary life, an element of connection but also of rupture, the setting for everyday experiences such as street festivals, improvised cinema or street food’. The work on the exhibition includes a variety of mediums including performances and site-specific interventions displayed in a series of galleries that help bolster the curatorial concept by mimicking a street.

Alfredo Jaar at the 12th Shanghai Biennale

After being featured on the 2018 edition of Basel Unlimited, Jaar’s A Hundred Times Nguyen travels to the 12th Shanghai Biennale in Huangpu (10 November – 10 March). The 12th Shanghai Biennale presents works by 67 artists and artist groups from 26 countries, including 20 from China, 31 from Asia, and is also the first time, in the biennale’s history, in which works by Latin American artists are shown on a large scale.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Alfredo Jaar / Men Who Cannot Cry / 2018 – 2019

    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

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Awards and Merits


    Selected Articles and Reviews


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    Alfredo Jaar / / November 2017

    Alfredo Jaar - The Garden of Good and Evil (9.5 MB)

    Alfredo Jaar / Artnet News / October 2017

    Inside an Idyllic Sculpture Park, Alfredo Jaar exposes CIA Black Sites - and British Complicity (6.3 MB)

    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

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

    Alfredo Jaar / Hyperallergic / Brooklyn / 27 March 2015

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

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

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

    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 / 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 / ArtsATL / Atlanta / 17 February 2014

    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)