Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York City. He was born in Satiago de Chile in 1956.
His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007), Sao Paulo (1987, 1989), Sydney (1990), Istanbul (1995), Kwangju (1995, 2000), Johannesburg (1997), and Seville (2006), as well as the Documenta exhibitions (1987, 2002) in Kassel, Germany.
Jaar has had individual exhibitions in important venues internationally and has created more than fifty Public Interventions around the world. More than thirty-six monographic publications have been published about his work. Jaar became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2006 he received Span’s Premio Extremadura a la Creacion.