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.

Timeline

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

Exhibitions

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

Literature

2007
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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
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2003
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2003
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2003
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