Jaar’s work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), Sao Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010) as well as Documenta in Kassel (1987, 2002). Important individual exhibitions include The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Whitechapel, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. A major retrospective of his work took place in summer 2012 at three institutions in Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende kunst e.V. and Alte Nationalgalerie. In 2014 the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki hosted the most extensive retrospective of his career. Jar has realized more than sixty public interventions around the world. More than fifty monographic publications have been published about his work. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York, the MCA in Chicago, MOCA and LACMA in Los Angeles, the Tate in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlaebeck and dozens of other institutions and private collections worldwide.

Alfredo Jaar
Alfredo Jaar
Santiago de Chile, 1956

Past Exhibitions

The Street. Where the World is Made

Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo – MAXXI
07/12/2018 — 28/04/2019

Alfredo Jaar at n.b.k.

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
14/09/2017 — 30/08/2018

Alfredo Jaar: Shadows

Galerie Thomas Schulte
11/02/2017 — 15/04/2017

Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images

Galeria Luisa Strina
15/03/2017 — 22/04/2017

Summer Show

Goodman Gallery 15/12/2016 — 14/01/2017

Solo Shows


“Alfredo Jaar: Shadows,” Galerie Lelong, New York

“Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa,” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines

“Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage,” David Owsley Museum of Art, Muncie
“Beyond the Monument / Au-delà du monument,” BAC Bâtiment d’art contemporarin, Genève
“Rastros y Vestigios,” Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara
“Waterscapes,” Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Seoul

“Alfredo Jaar: Estudios sobre la Felicidad [Studies on Happiness],” Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires
“Alfredo Jaar: Muxima,” San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego
“Alfredo Jaar: Shadows,” SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah
“Alfredo Jaar: Tonight No Poetry Will Serve,” Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
“Alfredo Jaar: The Sound of Silence,” Center of Contemporary Art, Torun
“Alfredo Jaar: The Sound of Silence,” Galeria Patricia Ready, Santiago
“22 Women,” SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand

“Einblicke in die Sammlung Wemhöner,” Wemhöner Foundation, Berlin
“For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People,” Reginald F/ Lewis Museum, Baltimore
“Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage,” Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Orlando
“How Far How Near. The World in the Stedelijk,” Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
“In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice,” Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College
“In Plain Sight,” Smack Mellon Gallery, New York
“In the Aftermath of Trauma,” Kemper Museum, St Louis
“L’ange de l’histoire,” Centre d’Art Contemporain Walter Benjamin, Perpignan
“Les désastres de la guerre, 1800-2014,” Louvre-Lens, Lens
“Literary Devices,” Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York
“Manifesto! An Alternative History of Photography,” Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
“(Mis)Understanding Photography,” Museum Folkwang, Essen
“Post Conflict,” Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, New York
“Re-framing History,” Galerie Lelong, New York
“Red Pill,” Galleria H, Taipei
“RE:VISION,” Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland
“Surfacing,” Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
“The Militant Image,” Urban Subjects with Camera Austria, Graz
“The Venice Syndrome – The Grandeur and the fall in the art of Venice,” Gammel Holtegaard, Copenhagen
“The war which is coming is not the first one, Great War 1914-2014, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
“Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today,” Guggenheim Museum, New York
“Waterscapes,” Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul


“Alfredo Jaar: Abbiamo amato tanto la rivoluzione,” Fondazione Merz, Torino
“Alfredo Jaar,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta
“Alfredo Jaar,” Luci d’Artista, Torino
“Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images,” Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto
“Alfredo Jaar: The Sound of Silence,” Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

“Americana,” Pérez Art Museum, Miami
“Accented Boundaries”, Itinerant_sends_for_itinerant, Copenhagen
“Aichi Triennale,” Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
“Alfredo Jaar: La politique des images,” Les Rencontres d’Arles
“Alfredo Jaar, The Sound of Silence,” Art Unlimited, Basel
“Alfredo Jaar: The Sound of Silence,” Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
“Alfredo Jaar,” Culture = Capital, Marseille Capitale Européenne de la Culture
“All You Need Is Love: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
“Americana,” Pérez Art Museum, Miami
“Beam In Thine Own Eye,” Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania
“Being,” Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
“Colección Helga de Alvear. The Art of the Present,” CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía, Madrid
“Economics in Art,” MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow
“Être humain et le savoir ensemble: Sixth International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Melle,” France
“FotoBienalMASP,” Museo de Arte de São Paulo
“In Between,” Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Belgium
“Junkies’ Promises,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
“Nasher XChange,” Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
“Reproductibilitat 1.0, Museu d’Art Modern I Contemporani de Palma,” Spain
“Shapeshifting. My Friend. My Enemy. My Society,” Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam
“Summer Exposure,” Galerie Lelong, New York
“Surveying the Terrain,” Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh
“The Collection as a Character,” Museum for Contemporary Art Antwerp
“This Is (Part of) America,” ASU Art Museum, Arizona
“Transformed Visions,” Tate Modern, London
“Venezia, Venezia,” Pavilion of Chile, Venice Biennale

“Alfredo Jaar: The Way it is. An Aesthetics of Resistance,” Berlinische Galerie, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e. V.
and Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
“Alfredo Jaar, Kultur = Kapital,” Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
“Alfredo Jaar / Gold in the Morning,” Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
“Alfredo Jaar: Cultura = Capital,” Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, Portugal
“Alfredo Jaar: Let there be light,” Espace Culturel ING, Brussels, Belgium
“Alfredo Jaar: Fünf Wolken,” Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany

“Regarding Warhol: Sixty Years, Sixty Artists,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
“Newtopia: The State of Human Rights,” Mechelen, Belgium
“The Story Tellers,” The Stenersen Museum, Oslo
“Transformed Visions,” Tate Modern, London
“Border Crossing,” Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
“Image Counter Image,” Haus der Kunst, Munich
“Status – 24 Contemporary Documents,” Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
“Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush,” Rivington Place, London
“Creative Destruction,” The Kitchen, New York
“Making History,” Frankfurter Kunstverein, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt
“Intense Proximity,” La Triennale de Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
“La Idea De América Latina,” El Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla
“Lux Perpetua,” Kamel Mennour, Paris
“Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue?”, La Maison Rouge, Paris
“This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; traveled to The Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
“Ashes and Gold: A Journey through different Worlds,” Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
“Mind the Gap,” Kent Fine Art, New York
“Biennale Bénin. Inventing World: The Artist as Citizen,” Bénin
“Bilderbedarf,” Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
“Landslide: Impertinence – Resistance – Survival,” Musée Ianchelevici, La Louvière, Belgium
“A Generous Medium. Photography at Wellesley 1972-2012,” Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley”
“Regarding Wharhol. Sixty Artists, Fifty Years,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“May 1, 2011,” SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah
“A Hundred Times Nguyen,” Museu Colección Berardo, Lisbon
“Alfredo Jaar: The Sound of Silence,” Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
“Three Women,” Kamel Mennour, Paris
“The Marx Lounge,” Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville
“The Marx Lounge,” Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
“We wish to inform you that we didn’t know,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas

“Muxima,” The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
“Il Belpaese Dell’arte,” Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
“The 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts,” Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
“Muxima,” SCAD, Savannah
“Alfredo Jaar. The Ashes of Pasolini,” Musée d’art de Joliette, Quebec
“Seeing is Believing,” KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
“Distant Star,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles; travels to Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
“Alfredo Jaar, The Ashes of Pasolini,” Palace of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
“PPP Pier Paolo Pasolini, Letizia Battaglia, Marlene Dumas, Graciela Iturbide, Alfredo Jaar,” metis_nl, Amsterdam
“The Ashes of Pasolini,” Contexts, Paris
“Time Flies,” Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
“Les choses de la vie,” Gallery Steinek, Vienna
“Interventions in the Landscape,” Galerie Lelong, New York
“Contemporary Art Archipelago,” Archipelago Centre Korpoström, Finland
“Déjà,” Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
“Private / Corporate VI,” Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
“ARS 11,” Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
“Cinemas du Reel,” Festival International de Films Documentaires, Paris
“Les Voies de la révolte,” Musee du Quai Branly, Paris
“Fotográfica Bogotá 2011,” FotoMuseo, Bogotá, Colombia
“Figures of Dissent: Pier Paolo Pasolini,” KASK cinema, Gent
“Sin Realidad No hay Utopia,” Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville
“Dislocación: Cultural Location and Identity in Times of Globalization,” Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
“Sharjah Biennial 10: Plot for a Biennial,” Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah
“Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Without Reality There is No Utopia,” Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville; traveled to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

“La geometria de la conciencia,” Santiago
“Galeria Oliva Arauna,” Madrid
“Park of the Laments,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
“We wish to inform you that we didn’t know,” Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Conecticut, Storrs, CT

“São Paulo Biennale,” São Paulo
“Disturbed Silence,” Duffel, Belgium
“Viaggio in Italia. Sguardi Internazionali Sull’Italia Contemporanea,” Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia, Italy
“6th Liverpool Biennial,” Liverpool
“Space,” MAXXI, Rome
“The Flower of May,” Biennale Hall, Guangju, South Korea
“Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art,” The Kitchen, New York
“Rewind: 1970s to 1990s,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
“All That Is Solid Melts Into Air,” Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon
“The Philosophy of Money,” Lisbon City Museum, Lisbon
“Artefact Festival,” STUK Arts Centre, Leuven, Belgium
“Hope,” Palais des Arts et du Festival, Dinard
“Critical Fetishes. Residues of General Economy,” CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
“The Fifth Genre,” Galerie Lelong, New York
“Ars Itineris,” Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz


“Alfredo Jaar: The Sound of Silence,” Galerie Lelong, New York
“Muxima,” La Marrána, Montemarcello

“For You,” Daros Exhibitions, Zurich
“Continual Rifts,” Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles
“Aletheia,” Helsinki Photography Festival, Helsinki
“Voids: A Retrospective,” Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Bern, Bern;Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
“Guangzhou Photo Biennial,” Guangzhou, China
“The Fear Society,” Pabellón de la Urgencia, Venice Biennale
“En los márgenes del arte. Creación y compromiso politico,” MACBA, Barcelona

“Alfredo Jaar: Politics of the Image,” South London Gallery, London
“Gold in the Morning,” Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya
“Is the wind you? (For Kurihara Sadako),” Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo
“It Is Difficult,” Spazio Oberdan and Hangar Bicocca, Milan

“Risky Business Art,” Kunstpanorama, Lucerne
“Aurum: L’or dans l’art contemporain,” Centre PasquArt, Biel
“Worlds on Video,” Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
“That Was Then…This Is Now,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
“Africa On: Beecroft, Jaar, Kentridge,” Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan
“Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960 – 2000,” El Museo del Barrio, New York
“Pictures in Series,” Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York
“Framing and Being Unframed: The Uses of Documentary Photography,” Ezraand Cecile Zilkha Gallery,
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Santiago de Chile Country of birth: Chile Date of birth: 1956