Alfredo Jaar  (Chilean, 1956) 

Alfredo Jaar (Chilean, b. February 5, 1956) is a Conceptual and Installation artist from South America. The artist doubles as an architect and filmmaker. He grew up on Martinique Island from the ages of six to 16, at which point he returned to Santiago, Chile, with his family. The young Jaar studied filmmaking at the Chilean-North America Institute of Culture and architecture at the University of Chile. He moved to New York City after his graduation in 1981, at the height of Pinochet's military rule.

Jaar's experiences in different regions seem to influence his art. Many of his projects seem to question the relevance of geographical boundaries, whose prime purpose is to serve the interests of exploitative and oppressive forces. One of his first public pieces was This is Not America (A Logo for America) (1987). This contentious project, which overlooked a U.S. Army recruitment station, established the future direction of his other works.

Jaar has become a respected Installation artist whose photography, films, community projects, and artworks are featured in many museums, galleries, and public spaces worldwide. His work explores humanity's outlook on images and art in general, and art's limitations in representing significant events such as war, genocide, epidemics, and similar tragedies.

Political activism resonates in many of his exhibits that seek to address major geopolitical themes. The themes he addresses include the Rwandan genocide, gold mining in Brazil, environmental pollution in Nigeria, and immigration issues. His images and photos in Geography=War (1990) incorporate stark contrast, forcing viewers to rethink their ideas about geography and power.

Jaar's work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including the Biennales of Venice (1986 and 2007), Sao Paul (1987 and 1980), Johannesburg (1997), and Moscow (2009). His artistic accolades include a Guggenheim Foundation Scholarship in 1985, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (1987), a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000, and Spain's "Premio Extremadura a la Creacion" in 2006. Jaar has created over 60 public interventions globally, and over 50 monographic publications examine his works. The artist currently lives and works in New York.

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Alfredo Jaar, May 1, 2011


Alfredo Jaar
May 1, 2011

Galerie Lelong - New York
Alfredo Jaar, Searching For Gramsci


Alfredo Jaar
Searching For Gramsci

Galerie Fluegel-Roncak
Alfredo Jaar, Muxima


Alfredo Jaar

Galeria Cadaqués - Huc Malla
Alfredo Jaar, Muxima


Alfredo Jaar

Galeria Cadaqués - Huc Malla
Alfredo Jaar, Buscando a marcel duchamps


Alfredo Jaar
Buscando a marcel duchamps

Galeria Cadaqués - Huc Malla
Alfredo Jaar, Untitled (16/60)


Alfredo Jaar
Untitled (16/60)

Galeria Cadaqués - Huc Malla
Alfredo Jaar, Milan, 1946: Lucio Fontana visits his studio on his return from Argentina


Alfredo Jaar
Milan, 1946: Lucio Fontana visits his studio on his return from Argentina

Galerie Thomas Schulte
Alfredo Jaar, Waiting


Alfredo Jaar

Hosfelt Gallery
Alfredo Jaar, Spheres of Influence (03)


Alfredo Jaar
Spheres of Influence (03)

Galleria Lia Rumma
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Alfredo Jaar, Out of Balance


Alfredo Jaar
Out of Balance, 1989
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Alfredo Jaar, Gold in the Morning #4


Alfredo Jaar
Gold in the Morning #4, 1985-2005
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Alfredo Jaar, Gold in the morning


Alfredo Jaar
Gold in the morning, 1985
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1956   Born in Santiago
1979   Degree from the Instituto Chileno Norteamericano de Cultura
1981   Universidad de Chile
1985   New York State Council of the Arts Grant
1985   Guggenheim Fellowship
2000   Mac Arthur Fellow
  Lives in New York
  He holds the Winton Chair of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
2013   Art Unlimited 2013, Basel, Switzerland
2013   55th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2012 - 2013   Bilderbedarf. Braucht Gesellschaft Kunst?, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
2012 - 2013   This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics, Museum of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA
2012   Transformed Visions: Tate Modern Collection Displays, Tate Modern, London, UK
2012   Regarding Warhol. Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
2012   The Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
2012   A Generous Medium. Photography at Wellesley 1972-2012, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA
2012   Landslide: Impertinence - Resistance - Survival, Musée Ianchelevici, La Louvière, Belgium
2012   The way it is - Eine Ästhetik des Widerstands | An Aesthetics of Resistance, NGBK Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin / Berlinische Galerie, Berlin / Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2012   Let there be light, Espace Culturel ING, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2012   Public Intervention, Guernica, Spain, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Bombing / 2012 European City of Culture, Guimarães, Portugal (solo)
2012   Status - 24 Dokumente von heute, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
2012   Intense Proximity - La Triennale de Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2012   Bild-Gegen-Bild, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2012   Border Crossing, Kunsthalle Brandts, Odense, Denmark
2012   KULTUR=KAPITAL, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
2012   Tranformed Visions - Tate Modern Collection Displays, Tate Modern, London, England
2012   The Story Tellers, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
2012   Newtopia - The State of Human Rights, Mechelen, Belgium
2012   Fünf Wolken, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany (solo)
2012   Glissement de terrain, Lanchelevici Museum, La Louviere, France (September 21 to December 23, 2012)
2011   Museo Berardo, PhotoEspaña, Lisbon, Portugal
2011   Fotográfica 2011, Bogotá, Colombia
2011   Seeing is Believing, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2011   Interventions in the Landscape, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
2011   Distant Star: an exhibition organized around the writings of Roberto Bolaño, Regen Projects, Los Angeles California. Travelling to kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
2011   Marx Lounge, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2011   Marx Lounge, El Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain (solo)
2011   The Sound of Silence, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
2011   Three Women, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France (solo)
2011   Déja – The Collection on Display, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
2011   Contemporary Art Archipelago, Turku Archipelgo, Finland
2011   Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
2011   ARS 11, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Finland
2011   Plot for a Biennial, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2011   Without Reality There is No Utopia, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain
2010 - 2011   MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy
2010 - 2011   29th Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brasil
2010 - 2011   Spazio: Dalle collezioni di arte e architettura del MAXXI, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy
2010   Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2010   Márgenes de silencio, Colección Helga de Alvear, Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Caceres, Spain
2010   8 Fotografías 4 continentes, Hotel París Diputación de Huelva, Festival de Fotografía de Huelva, Huelva, Spain
2010   Grande hazaña con muertos, Fundación Rafael Boti, Cordoba, Spain
2010   Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art, The Kitchen, New York, New York
2010   The Flower of May, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
2010   Rewind: 1970s to 1990s Works from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2010   PRESS ART, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
2010   Hope! Une exposition d’art contemporain sur l’Espoir, Palais des arts et du festival, Dinard, France
2010   Colección Norte de Arte Contemporáneo del Gobierno de Cantabria, Biblioteca Central y Archivo Histórico de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
2010   Disturbed Silence – Silence Disturbed, Duffel, Belgium
2010   Artefact 2010: On Gaps and Silent Documents, STUK kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
2010   We Wish To Inform You That We Didn't Know, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut (solo)
2010   Touched, 6th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2010   DISLOCACION, National Council of Culture and the Arts, exhibited at various sites in Santiago, Chile. Traveled to Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
2010   The Crude and the Rare, The Cooper Union, New York, New York
2010   The Fifth Genre: Considering the Contemporary Still Life, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
2010   All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Museo Coleccao Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
2010   The Philosophy of Money, Lisbon City Museum, Portugal
2010   100 Acres, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
2010   Space, MAXXI Museo Nazionale Delle Arte Del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy
2010   Critical Fetishes. Residues of General Economy, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
2010   The Sound of Silence, Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2009   For You, Daros Latinamerica, Zurich, Switzerland
2009   New Acquisitions 2007-2008, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
2009   Continental Rifts: Contemporary Time-Based Works of Africa, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
2009   Aletheia - Positions in Contemporary Photography, Art Museum Meilahti, Helsinki, Finland
2009   The Spaces of the Image, Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada
2009   Third Moscow Biennale, The Garage, Center of Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
2009   Cream, International Festival for Arts and Media, Yokohama, Japan
2009   Paisatges Creuats, Es Baluard, Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Mallorca, Spain “Against Exclusion,” Third Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Garage, Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
2009   North Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
2009   The Fear Society / Pabellon de la Urgencia, Arsenale Novissimo, Project by the Region of Murcia, collateral event of the 53rd International Art Exhibition - Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2009   Back to Earth: Revisiting Magiciens de la Terre, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2009   World Images 3, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
2009   100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
2009   Compassion, Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York
2009   For the use of those who see, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
2009   Prospects: An Exploration of Mining, The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho
2009   On the Margins of Art. Creation and Political Engagement, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
2009   Sightings: Searching for the Truth, Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Guangzhou, China
2009   Contemporary Video Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2009   The Sound of Silence, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York (solo)
2009   ¿Sin límites? 2003-2010, Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, Santander, Spain
2009   The ashes of Passolini, Sculpture Internacional Rotterdam, Holland
2008   It is difficult, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy (solo)
2008   Politics of the Image, South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2008   Framing and Being Framed: The Uses of Documentary Photography, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
2008   Memories for Tomorrow: Works from the UBS Art Collection, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2008   Cancelled, Erased & Removed, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, New York
2008   The Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin/Madrid Presented by the Complejo El Aguila, Museo Nacional Centro de Reina Sofia, Instituto Cervantes, Auditorio del Ministerio de Cultura, and Filmoteca Espanola
2008   Africa On: Beecroft, Jaar, Kentridge, Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy
2008   Arte ‚ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000, El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York
2008   Pictures in Series, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York
2008   No Es Neutrala – Daros Latinamerica Collection, Tabakalera, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
2008   MATRIX/REDUX, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA, USA
2008   Arte Vida: Actions By Artists Of The Americas, 1960-2000, El Museo del Barrio, New York City, NY, USA
2008   It is difficult, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
2008   Politics of the Image, South London Gallery, London, England
2008   You Complete Me, Western Bridge, Seatle, WA, USA
2008   TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE, USA
2008   TRANSactions, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA
2008   TRANSactions, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, USA
2008   HeartQuake, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
2008   That Was Then...This Is Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, USA
2008   Die lucky Bush, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
2008   Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, SLG South London Gallery, London, England
2007   SWITCHER SEX: Video Works and Photography from the Teutloff Collection, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2007   Equatorial Rhythms, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
2007   Existencias, Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon, Spain
2007   Kopf an Kopf - Serielle Porträtfotografie, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
2007   Art Protects, Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris, France
2007   To be Continued... , Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2007   AfterShock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
2007   The Hours: Visual art of contemporary latinamerican art, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2007   La Presencia - The Presence of Latin American Art in California Collections, Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, USA
2007   8th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah International Art Biennial, Sharjah, UAE
2007   System error - War is a force that gives us meaning, Palazzo delle Papesse - Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (group)
2007   Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut (solo)
2007   La Politique des Images, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
2007   New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930 – 2006: Prints, Photographs, and Media Works, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
2007   Power of 10: Gifts of Honor of Miami Art Museum’s 10th Anniversary, Miami Art Museum, Miami Florida
2007   Existencias, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain
2007   Afterglow, Galerie Pfriem, Organized by Savannah College of Art and Design, Lacoste, France
2007   Check List Luanda Pop, African Pavilion, 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2007   Constructing A Poetic Universe: The Diane and Bruce Halle Collection of Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas
2007   Private/Corporate IV: The Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection in dialogue with the DaimlerChrysler Collection, Haus Huth, Berlin, Germany
2007   Scenes and Sequences: Peter Blum Edition, New York – A Selection from 1980 to 2006, Aargauer Kunst Haus, Aarau, Switzerland
2007   Turbulence: 3rd Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand
2007   2+2=22, Exposición Colectiva Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain (group)
2007   Informacion contra informacion, CGCA, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (group)
2007   Bienal de Venecia, Pabellón de África, Arsenale, Italy
2007   Secuencias, Arte Contemporáneo en las colecciones públicas de Extremadura, MEIAC, Spain (group)
2007   Groscope, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA
2006   Trienal de Luanda, Angola
2006   Muxima, Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
2006   La estética de la resistencia, Taller en Can Xalant, Mataró, Spain
2006   Muxima showing: Museo Reina Sofia de Madrid, Centro KRTU- Fundació Antoni Tàpies de Barcelona y en la exposición colectiva, Conjonctions, Mille et trois plateaux, Fondamco et Musée d´art moderne et contemporain de Geneva.
2006   La Visión Impura: Fondos de la Colección Permanente, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
2006   Muxima, Galerie Lelong, New York (solo)
2006   Selected Works, Retrospective, Fundación Telefonica and Gallery Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile, Chile (solo)
2006   Outside Europe, Aus der Sammlung DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
2006   Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA
2006   The Great Wall 2006, 200 Künstler aus 100 Nationen treffen sich an der Großen Mauer in China, ART + PROJECT Consulting GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
2006   Brighton Photo Biennial, The Sound of Silence, 2006, UK
2006   Sevilla Biennial, GEOGRAPHY= WAR, 1991, Sevilla, Spain
2006   Canary Islands Biennial, Tenerife, Spain
2005   MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (solo)
2005   The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
2005   The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2005   Emergencies, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
2005   The Eyes of Gutete Emerita, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (solo)
2005   At the Mercy of Others: The Politics of Care, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2005   Muxima, Grand Arts Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
2005   Marking Time / Moving Images, Miami Art Museum, Florida
2005   Figuratively Speaking: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Miami Art Museum, Florida
2005   Fotografia! Arte 2005: Latin American Photography, Tampa Museum of Art, Florida
2005   Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
2005   Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, Museo dfArte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
2005   The Ashes of Gramsci, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy
2005   Points of View: Landscape and Photography, Galerie Lelong, New York
2005   Workshop and exhibition, CAAM, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Sala San Antonio Abad, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain
2005   Laocoonte Devorado. ARTIUM- Vitoria, Spain
2005   Die Zehn Gebote, Des Deutschen Hygiene-Museums - Dresden, Galerie Fotohof – Salzburg, Austria
2004   Exposición Colectiva, Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
2004   En Guerra, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
2004   Paisaje y Memoria, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
2004   Todo el Dolor del Mundo, Centro Portugues de Fotographia, Porto (solo)
2004   About Face: Photographic Portraits from the Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2004   Art by MacArthur Fellows, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
2004   Some Things Happening, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, Indiana
2004   Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape, Lehman College Art Gallery, City University of New York, Bronx, New York
2003   Transferts, Palais des Beaux-Arts
2003   Upon Reflectionc., Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
2003   Human Condition/Global Position: 4 Contemporary Chilean Artists, Founder's Gallery, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri
2003   Sanctuary: Contemporary Art and Human Rights, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
2003   Witnessing to Silence: Art and Human Rights, Australian National University; traveled to National Institute of the Arts; Canberra Contemporary Art Space; National Museum of Australia
2003   Six Seconds, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
2003   Museo de Museos, 25 Museos de Arte Contemporáneo en la España de la Constitución, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2003   El Lamento de las Imágenes, Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
2002   El Final del Eclipse. M.E.I.A.C., Badajoz, Spain
2002   History Now, Liljevalch Konsthall, Stockholm
2002   Baltic Art Center, Visby
2002   Conceptes de l'espai, Fundacion Joan Miro, Barcelona
2002   Refuge, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
2002   Aquaria, Landesgalerie am Oberoesterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, traveled to Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
2002   Documenta 11, Kassel, June 8 – September 15, 2002
2001   Let There Be Light, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
2001   Clouds/Recent Projects, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
2001   Voir Ne Pas Voir La Guerre, Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, Invalides, La Defense, Paris
2001   Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
2001   Public Project for Fukuroi, Japan
2001   Nauman Kruger Jaar, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich
2001   The Gift. Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena
2001   O Espiritu da Nossa Epoca, Museo de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo
2001   El Final del Eclipse, Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid
2001   Diputación de Granada, Granada, Spain
2001   Ayuntamiento de Santa Fé, Granada, Spain
2001   Instituto de América, Granada, Spain
2000   Versiones del Sur: Más allá del Documento, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
2000   Waiting, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, California
2000   It is difficult, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California
2000   New Works, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan
2000   FaceON, Site Gallery, Sheffield
2000   Photography Now, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans
2000   Bluer, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
2000   SCULPTography, Galerie Lelong, New York
2000   Frames of Reference From Object to Subject, Center for the Arts, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Connecticut
2000   Public Project for Public Safety, Skoghall, Sweden
2000   Public Project for Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Niigata, Japan
2000   Public Project for inSITE2000, Tijuana-San Diego, Mexico
2000   Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2000   Art + Public, Geneva, Switzerland
2000   Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo
2000   Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya
2000   Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar
2000   Emergencia, Public Library, Umea, Sweden
2000   BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden
2000   International Museum of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
1999   Public Project for Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada
1999   MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
1999   Public Project for Sant Boi, Barcelona, Spain
1999   Public Project for Wereldwijd, Antwerp, Belgium
1999   Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
1999   Lament of the Images, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Jan 15-March 28; traveled to Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, May 22- August 22
1999   Denuncies Palma Dotze, Villafranca del Penedés, Barcelona, Spain
1998   Escenarios de Conflicto en ,Espejismos de la Postfotografía al Ciberespacio, Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
1998   The Edge of Awareness, PS1, New York
1998   Hágase la luz, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona
1998   Galerie Lelong, New York (solo)
1998   Public Project for Stockholm 98, Cultural Capital of Europe, Sweden
1998   Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
1998   Galerie Lelong, New York
1998   Hágase la luz Proyecto Ruanda 1994- 1998, Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, Spain
1998   Do all oceans have walls?, Gesellschaft fuer Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
1998   The edge of awareness, World Health Organisation, Geneva
1998   Photography as Concept, 4International Foto-Triennale, Esslingen, Germany
1998   Waterproof, Centro Cultural de Belem, Expo 98, Lisbon
1998   Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1997   Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna
1997   Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
1997   El silencio de Nduwayezu, Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
1997   Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin
1997   Let There Be Light, The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Caroline, USA
1997   The Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa
1997   American Stories, Setagaya Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1997   Contemporary Photography, Absolute Landscape-Between Illusion and Reality, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
1997   The Crystal Stopper, Lehman Maupin Gallery, New York
1997   Freeze Frame, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna
1997   The Johannesburg Biennale
1997   Transformación Villa Iris, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain
1997   The Rwanda Project, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
1996   Encontros de Fotografía. Coimbra, Portugal
1996   Billeder pa Billeder, Portalen i Greve, Copenaghen, Denmark
1996   VII Fotobienal Vigo ’96, Vigo, Spain
1996   Cuarta Pared, Museo del Oeste, Caracas, Venezuela
1996   Thinking Print, MOMA, New York, USA
1996   Match on Match, MUHKA, Amberes, Denmark
1996   Walk on the Soho side, The Soho Arts Festival, New York, USA
1996   Aux Limites de la Photographie, Santiago de Chile, Chile, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1996   Cuarta Pared, Museo del Oeste, Caracas
1996   Islands, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1996   The Luminous Image, The Alternative Museum of New York, Campus of the University of Washington, Seattle, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, USA
1996   Mach / Onmacht, MUHKA, Antwerp
1996   Public Project for the University of Washington, Seattle
1996   City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh
1996   SHIFT, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
1996   Printemps de Cahors, Cahors
1996   Happy End, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany
1995   The Kwangju Biennale, South Korea
1995   The Istanbul Biennale, Estambul, Turkey
1995   Ars 95 Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
1995   Our Century Ludwig Museum, Colonia, Germany
1995   Dialogues de Paix Palais des Nations, Geneve, Switzerland
1995   The Spirit of Hiroshima and After Museum of Contemporary Art Hiroshima, Japan
1995   Real Pictures Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
1994   Ante América Center for the Arts Yerba Buena Garden, San Francisco, USA
1994   Translucent Writings The Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, USA
1994   Equal Rights and Justice High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
1994   Cuarta Pared Museo del Oeste, Caracas, Venezuela
1994   Public Interventions, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
1994   Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1994   Europa o la Dificultad de la Historia IFA, Stuttgart, Germany
1994   Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
1994   Fotografiska Museet and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
1993   Fading en New Images of the World, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlabaek, Denmark
1993   Repetition in Prospect ’93, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Kunsthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
1993   Blow Up, Latin Américan Artists of the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1993   (Un)Framed, Tramway, Glasgow, United Kingdom
1993   Gesellchaft fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
1993   Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, USA
1993   Das Pergamon Projekt, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
1993   Latin American Artists of the XX Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1992   1+1+1: Works by Alfredo Jaar, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1992   Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1992   Geography = War, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1992   The Conference in Arte Amazonas, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
1992   Je Me Souviens en Pour la Suite du Monde, Musee d’ Art Contemporain de Montreal, Canada
1992   The Pergamon Project Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany
1992   Rafael, Manuel y los otros, Torre de la Santa Cruz, Cádiz y Pabellón de Andalucía, Expo ’92, Sevilla, Spain
1992   Galerie Frank + Schulte, Berlin, Germany
1991   Geography = War Joint ,Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
1991   The Way it Was in Heimat, Wewerka & Weiss Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
1991   Terra Non Descoperta, Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
1991   MVSEVM, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA
1990   Spheres of Influence, Sydney Biennale, Australia
1990   La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art
1990   Alfredo Jaar, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, California; Travelling exhibition to San José Museum of Art, California; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Caenegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; (1991) Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
1990   El día que me quieras en To Be And Not To Be, Centro de Arte Santa Mónica, Barcelona, Spain
1990   New Work: A new Generation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, USA
1989   Paysage L’ Arche de la Fraternité, La Défense, Paris
1989   La Geographie ca sert, d’ abord, à faire la Guerre in Magiciens de la terre, Musée National d’ Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou and la Grande halle, La Villette Paris, France
1989   Ils I’ ont tant aimée, la révolution in Images Critiques, Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
1989   Out of Balance, Prospect Photographie, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1989   The Booth en the Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980s. National Museum of Américan Art, Washington, D.C; Traveling exhibition to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walkel Art Center, Mineapolis, Minnesota, USA
1989   The Fire Nex Time, The Brooklyn Museum, New York
1988   Public Project Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
1988   Presi X Incantamento, Padiglione d’ Art Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
1988   Committed to Print, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1987   1+1+1, Documenta 8, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
1987   Learning to Play, 19 Biennal de Sao Paulo, Brazil
1987   Frame of mind, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York; University, New York
1987   A Logo for América Spectacolor Lightboard, One Times Square, New York,
1986   Gold in the Morning in Aperto, Bienal de Venecia, Venice, Italy
1986   Rushes Spring Street Subway Statio, New York
1985   Installation Projects: 1980-1985, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York
1985   Between Science and Fiction in 18e Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo, Brazil
2007    Alfredo Jaar. La politique des images, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland, cat. 2007, with texts by Catherine Lepdor, Georges Didi-Huberman, Jacques Rancière and Griselda Pollock
2007    Strauss, Daniel Levy, Adriana Valdès, Pablo Chiuminatto, Rodrigo Zúniga, Sandra Accatino, Bruno Cuneo and Ana María Risco, "A critical week in Chile", in: The Brooklyn Rail, New York, February 2007, pg. 60-63
2006    Valdés, Adriana (ed.), Jaar SCL 2006, Fundación Telefónica et Galería Mistral, Santiago, ACTAR, Barcelona 2006, with texts by Sandra Accatino, Pablo Chiuminatto, Bruno Cuneo, Ana María Risco, Adriana Valdés, Rodrigo Zúniga
2006    Muxima, Grand Arts, Kansas City 2005, with a text by Patricia C. Phillips
2005    Alfredo Jaar. The Fire This Time: Public Interventions 1979 – 2005, Charta, Milan 2005, with texts by Mary Jane Jacob, Nancy Princenthal
2005    Alfredo Jaar, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, MACRO & Electra, Milan 2005, with texts by Gianni Vattimo, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Jeff Derksen & Neil Smith, Dobrila Denegri
2005    Alfredo Jaar, Anna Baneri, Roberto Pinto & Ramon Prat (éds.), Alfredo Jaar. The Aesthetics of Resistance, ACTAR, Barcelona 2005, with texts by Emanuela De Cecco, Roberto Pinto, Annie Ratti, Gianni Vattimo
2003    Sundell, Margaret. "Alfredo Jaar", Artforum , January
2003    Wei, Lilly. "Alfredo Jaar", ARTnews , February
2003    Athanassopoulos, Vangelis. "Alfredo Jaar: Une autre version de l'invisible", artpress Hors Série , June
2003    Heartney, Eleanor. "Is the Body More Beautiful When It's Dead?", The New York Times ,June 1
2003    Hüster, Wiebke. "Nur zwölf Bilder übergab Alfredo Jaar", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , April 7
2003    Jonsson, Stefan. "Pax Americana forblindar", Dagens Nyheter: Kultur , March 10
2003    Knott, Marie-Luise. "Das Ruanda-Projekt", Le Monde Diplomatique , June
2003    Levi-Strauss, David. "A Sea of Griefs is Not a Proscenium", Essay in Between The Eyes, Essays on Photography and Politics, New York: Aperture
2003    Lundström, Jan-Erik. "Alfredo Jaar: Bilders klagan", Paletten 249/250
2003    Maderuelo, Javier. "El poder de la imágenes", El País , June 7
2003    Muteba Luntumbue, Toma. "Transferts Critical Cartography", essay in Transferts exhibition catalogue, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels
2003    Samaniego, Fernando. "El Artista Alfredo Jaar explora en una instalación los límites entre imagen y poder", El País , May 22