Alfredo Jaar will deliver the inaugural Bunny and Charles Burson Visiting Lecture as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series. To read the full news release about the Jaar and the lecture, click here.
Born in Santiago, Chile, Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He represented Chile at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 in addition to previous participation in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009) and São Paulo (1985, 1987, 2010) as well as Documenta (1987, 2002) in Kassel, Germany. Important solo exhibitions include the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), Whitechapel (London), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome and Moderna Museet (Stockholm). A major retrospective of Jaar's work took place in 2012 at three institutions in Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst e.V., and the Alte Nationalgalerie.
Jaar has realized more than 60 public interventions around the world. He recently completed two important permanent public commissions: The Geometry of Conscience, a memorial located next to the newly opened Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago; and Park of the Laments, a memorial park within a park sited next to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
More than fifty monographic publications have been published about Jaar's work. He was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2006 he received Spain's Premio Extremadura a la Creación.
Jaar's video installation, May 1, 2011 (2011) is among those featured in the exhibition In the Aftermath of Trauma: Contemporary Video Installations, on view January 31 through April 20 at the Kemper Art Museum.
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Alfredo Jaar, The Geometry of Conscience, 2010. Santiago de Chile, Museo de la Memoria y de los Derechos Humanos. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York, and the artist, New York.