Q&A: Alfredo Jaar, SCAD speaker and global gadfly, on “recuperating the power of images”

Publication Date: 
Monday, February 17, 2014

Biography

Alfredo Jaar (b. 1956, Santiago, Chile) is an artist, architect and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He has realized more than 60 public interventions and has been featured in more than 50 monographic publications. His work has been shown extensively around the world. Jaar has served as a distinguished visiting professor at SCAD Atlanta and SCAD Savannah.

Awards and honors

  • Guggenheim Fellow
  • MacArthur Fellow
  • Premio Extremadura a la Creación

On the Web

Notable exhibitions

Solo
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
  • Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome
  • Retrospective, Berlinische Galerie, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V. and the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin
Biennials
  • Venice, Italy
  • São Paulo
  • Documenta, Kassel, Germany

Public interventions and commissions

  • "The Geometry of Conscience," a memorial located next to the newly opened Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago
  • "Park of the Laments," a memorial park within a park situated next to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
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Q&A: Alfredo Jaar on “recuperating the power of images”