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Alfredo Jaar
1956–

Introduction

Alfredo Jaar (English: ; Spanish: [ˈɟʝaɾ]; born 1956) is a Chilean-born artist, architect, photographer and filmmaker who lives in New York City. He is mostly known as an installation artist, often incorporating photography and covering socio-political issues and war—the best known perhaps being the 6-year-long The Rwanda Project about the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He has also made numerous public intervention works, like The Skoghall Konsthall one-day paper museum in Sweden, an early electronic billboard intervention A Logo For America, and The Cloud, a performance project on both sides of the Mexico-USA border. He has been featured on Art:21. He won the Hasselblad Award for 2020.

He is the father of musician and composer Nicolas Jaar.

Wikidata identifier

Q523915

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Roles

Artist, installation artist, painter, photographer, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500090589

Names

Alfredo Jaar

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