Artists

Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar, born in Santiago de Chile in 1956, is an artist as well as an architect and filmmaker. Challenging commonly held preconceptions of the relationship between art and politics, Jaar fuses the aesthetic and the ethical in order to focus on the world’s injustice: poverty, exploitation, genocide. Jaar’s projects are often presented as complex yet calculatedly minimalist installations comprised of found objects, posters, projected images, reflective surfaces, and photo-text pieces. As public interventions and performances many of his projects also involve audience participation. Jaar’s projects are aimed at illustrating the corresponding effects that international economic and political realities have on the lives of individuals.

Alfredo Jaar’s work has been shown extensively around the world. To date more than fifty monographic publications have been published on his work. Jaar became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2006, he received Spain’s Premio Extremadura a la Creación. He has participated in the biennales of Venice (1986; 2007; 2009; 2013), São Paulo (1985; 1987; 2010), Sydney (1990), Istanbul (1995), and Johannesburg (1997), as well as in Documenta (1987; 2002). Retrospectives of his work were organised in 2012 in Berlin by the Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, in 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, and in 2015/16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille. Important solo exhibitions include Yorkshire Sculpture Garden (2017), Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg (2016), The San Diego Museum of Art (2014), Malmö Konsthall (2013), the Art Institute of Chicago (2011), and KW Institute of Contemporary Art (2009). Crucial group exhibitions include the Imperial War Museum, London (2017), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2017), J. Paul Getty Museum (2017), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2017), Stedelijk Museum (2014), Museum Folkwang (2014), Nasher Sculpture Center (2014), MoMA (2013), Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2012), the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Haus der Kunst (2013), Kunstmuseum Bern (2011), and MAXXI, Rome (2010). His work is in many public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Centre Georges Pompidou, LACMA, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, MACBA, National Gallery of Canada, and Tate Modern. Alfredo Jaar lives and works in New York City.

 

EDUCATION
1981 Universidad de Chile
1979 degree from the Instituto Chileno Norteamericano de Cultura

GRANTS  and  AWARDS
2006 Premio Extremadura a la Creación, Spain
2000 MacArthur Fellow
1985
New York State Council of the Arts Grant
1985 Guggenheim Fellowship

selected  SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

2019
Shadows, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2017/18
Yorkshire Sculpture Garden, Yorkshire, England

2017
A logo for America, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
Shadows, Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon, Portugal
Shadows, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2016/17
The Politics of Images,Galeria Massangana, Joaquim Nabuco Foundation, Recife, Brasil

2016
Amilcar, Frantz, Patrice and the Others, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Sound of Silence, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa
Napoli, Napoli, Lia Rumma, Napoli, Italy

2015/16
Nous l’avons tant aimée, la revolution, [mac] musée d’art contemporain de Marseille, France
(Kindness) of (Strangers), Corner Space, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2015
22 Women, Steiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway
Shadows, Galerie Lelong, Paris
May 1, 2011, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile

2014
Estudios sobre la Felicidad [Studies on Happiness], Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires
The Sound of Silence, Galería Patricia Ready, Vitacura, Chile
The Sound of Silence, Center of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland
A Logo for America, Times Square, New York, USA
Portraits of Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, USA
Tonight No Poetry Will Serve,
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Shadows,
SCAD Gallery Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Shadows,
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA
Muxima,
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, USA
Abbiamo amato tanto la rivoluzione, Fondazione Merz, Torino, Italy

2013
The Politics of Images, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Église des Frères-Prêcheurs, Arles, France
The Sound of Silence,
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

2012
ING Cultural Centre, as a satellite of Newtopia – The State of Human Rights, Brussels, Belgium
Public Intervention, Guernica, Spain
Public Intervention, Guimarães, Portugal
Let there be light, Espace Culturel ING, Brussels, Belgium
The way it is. Eine Ästhetik des Widerstands, NGBK Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2011
Muxima, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
A Hundred Times Nguyen, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal (part of PHotoEspaña 2011)
Marx Lounge, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla, Spain
Marx Lounge, Stedelijk Museum, Bureau Amsterdam, Netherlands
Three Women, Koamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France

2010
The Sound of Silence, Stuk Kunstcentrum, Leuven, Belgium
The Sound of Silence, Galeria Olivia Arauna, Madrid, Spain
We wish to inform you that we didn’t know, Contemporary Art Galleries,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Park of the Laments, Public Project for “100 Acres” at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA

2009
The Sound of Silence, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Political/Minimal, KW Berlin, Germany
Muxima, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA
Screening: The Ashes of Pasolini, Sculpture International Rotterdam, Netherlands

2008
It is difficult, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Politics of the Image, South London Gallery, London, England
Gold in the Morning, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Is the wind you? (For Kurihara Sadako), Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008
Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, SLG South London Gallery, London, England

2007
La politique des images, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA
Muxima, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal

2006
Muxima, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Alfredo Jaar SCL 2006,  Sala de Arte Fundación Telefonica, and Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Muxima, MAMCO, Geneva (travelled to Fundacion Tapies, Barcelona; Reina Sofia, Madrid;  Galerie Lelong, New York; Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid)
The Eyes of Gutete Emerita, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover,  New Hampshire, USA

2005
The Eyes of Gutete Emerita, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Muxima, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, MACRO, Museo Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
Le ceneri di Gramsci, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy
Muxima, Grand Arts, Kansas City, USA

2004
Todo el Dolor del Mundo, Centro Portugues de Fotographia, Porto, Portugal

2003
Six Seconds – It is Difficult, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
El lamento de las imágenes, Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain

2002
Emergencia, Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden
Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

2001
Let there be light – The Rwanda Projects, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

2000
Public Project for Public Safety, Skoghall, Sweden
Public Project for Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Niigata, Japan
Public Project for inSITE2000, Tijuana-San Diego, Mexico/USA
It is difficult, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Art + Public, Geneva, Switzerland
New Works’ Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan
Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
Waiting, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, USA
Emergencia, Public Library, Umea, Sweden
Bild Museet, Umea, Sweden
Alfredo Jaar: Le Silence – Rwanda Project 1994-2000, International Museum of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland

1999
Lament of the Images, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA (traveled to Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, USA)
Public Project for Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada
Public Project for Sant Boi, Barcelona, Spain
Public Project for Wereldwijd, Antwerp, Belgium

1998
Public Project for Stockholm 98, Cultural Capital of Europe, Stockholm, Sweden
Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

1997
Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria
Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin, Germany
The Light Factory, Charlotte, USA

1996
All`Esedra, exhibition in the framework of the presentation of the Collection Marzona in the  Villa Manin in Passariano, Italy

1995
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

1994
A Hundred times Nguyen, Fotografiska Museet and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
EUROPA, Institute für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain

1993
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, USA
(Un)framed, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
The Pergamon-Project, Bode Museum Berlin, Germany
The Pergamon-Project, Graphic Works, Galerie Franck+Schulte, Berlin

1992
1+1+1: Works by Alfredo Jaar, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Two or Three Things I Imagine About Them, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
Geography = War, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

1991
MVSEVM, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA
Geography = War, joint exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA

1990
1+1+1, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, USA
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, USA (travelling to San José Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA [1991] Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

1989
The Fire Next Time, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
MATRIX 122, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley

1988
Public Project, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

1986
Rushes, Spring Street Subway Station, New York, USA

1985
Installation Projects: 1980-1985, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, USA

1984
Art & Ideology, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

1979
Galeria CAL, Santiago, Spain

 

selected  GROUP  EXHIBITIONS

2018        
Marx@200, SPACE, Pittsburgh, USA
Hello World. Revision of a collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Memories of Underdevelopment, Museo Jumex, Mexico
Faithless Pictures, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway
The Matter of Photography: Experiments in Latin American Art Since the 60s, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, USA
Art and Conspiracy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Post Otto Wagner, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
No se escribe, luminosamente, sobre un campo oscuro, Centro José Guerrero, Granada, Spain

2017/18
Prospect, Prospect Triennial, New Orleans, USA
Age of Terror, Imperial War Museum, London, England
FOR-SITE, Fort Mason Chapel, San Francisco, USA
The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Memories of Underdevelopment, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, USA

2017
XX Bienal de Arquitectura, Valparaiso, Chile
Breaking News, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Society Machine, The Industrial Age from the Perspective of Art, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Witness: Photography and the Human Condition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
XII Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico

2016
In context: Africans in Amerika, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa,
Bienal Siart Bolivia 2016, La Paz; Bolivia
Evidence, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England
Let There Be Light
, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Braunschweiger Lichtparcours 2016, Brunswick Palace, Bunswick, Germany
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
The Soul of Money, DOX – Centre for contemporary art, Prague, Czech Republic
Within/Without, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015/16
Streamlines, Oceans, Global Trade and Migration, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Remember Lidice, Edition Block, Berlin, Germany
Photography: International. 50 Artists from 15 Countries Worldwide with around 150 Works from the Daimler Art Collection, Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart-Möhringen, Germany
L’albero della Cuccagna. Nutrimenti dell’arte, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
Dark Mirror: Art from Latinamerica since 1968, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
4th San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bajo Un Mismo Sol: Arte de América Latina Hoy, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MA, USA

2015
3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Mio dolce paese, dove sei? Identità perdute da Rouault ai contemporanei, Diocesan Museum of Trento, Italy
Messages from a New America, 10th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brasil
CFB 25 Years, Curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Com’è Viva la Città, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy
Into Dust: Traces of the Fragile in Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Clamour Can Melt Gold, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa
, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, France
Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage, David Owsley Museum of Art, Muncie, IN, USA
Waterscapes, Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Seoul, Korea
Beyond the Monument / Au-delà du monument, BAC Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2014
Culture = Capital, Art Public Miami, USA
Post Conflict, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, New York, USA
Teach Us To Outgrow Our Madness, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Waterscapes, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
22 Women, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
How Far How Near: The World in the Stedelijk, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Manifesto! An Alternative History of Photography, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Orlando, FL, USA
The Venice Syndrome: The grandeur and the fall in the art of Venice, Gl Holtegaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People, Reginald F Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA
The Militant Image. Picturing What Is Already Going On, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria
La guerra che verrà non è la prima, MART Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Trop humain. Artistes des 20e et 21e siècles devant la souffrance, Musée international de la croix-rouge et du croissant-rouge, Geneva, Switzerland
(Mis)Understanding Photography. Werke und Manifeste, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of    Art, New York, USA
Reproductibilitat 1.1, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
In Plain Sight, Smack Mellon Gallery, New York, USA
Einblicke in die Sammlung Wemhöner, Sammlung Wemhöner, Berlin, Germany
In the Aftermath of Trauma, Kemper Museum, St Louis, USA
Footnotes, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA
L’ange de l’histoire, Centre d’Art Contemporain Walter Benjamin, Perpignan, France
Re-framing History, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Surfacing, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Geografías – Colección CCU, CCU en el Arte, Santiago, Chile
Nasher XChange, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA9
All too human – 20th and 21st century artists and suffering, Musée international de la Croix‑Rouge et du Croissant‑Rouge, Geneva, Switzerland

2013
Radio libre – Pedagogías de imágenes relacionadas, ARTIUM – Basque Museum Center of     Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
This is not America: Resistance, Protest and Poetics,
Arizona State University Art   Museum, Arizona, USA
The Walls That Divide Us, apexart, New York, NY, USA
Fotobienial MASP, Museo de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
In Between, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Belgium
Nasher XChange
, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA
This Is (Part of) America
, ASU Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
The Aichi Triennale
, Aichi, Japan
Soundings: a Contemporary Score
, Museum of Modern Art , New York, USA
Junkies’ Promises
, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Être humain et le savoir ensemble: Sixth International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Melle
, Melle, France
The Collection as a Character
, MUHKA, Antwerp, Netherlands
All You Need Is Love
, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Economics in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland
Verantwortung. Zum Temperament einer Haltung, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, SZ, Switzerland
Le Pont, MAC Musée d’art contemporain de Marseille, Marseille, France
La Biennale di Venezia. 55th International Art Exhibition – The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice, Italy
Novecento mai visto. Highlights from the Daimler Art Collection. From Albers to Warhol to (now), Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, Italy

2012
BILDERBEDARF. Braucht Gesellschaft Kunst?, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
This will have been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
ReaKt – Views and Processes, Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, Guimarães, Portugal
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
David Goldblat/Alfredo Jaar
, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, Mechelen, Belgium
Glissement de terrain, Musée Ianchelevici, La Louvière, France
BILD-GEGEN-BILD, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany
Fünf Wolken, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
Status – 24 Contemporary Documents, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Intense Proximity, La Triennale de Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
La idea de América Latina, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
Border Crossing, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Dancing towards the Essence / Kunst sammeln – Aspekte der Selbstreflexion, Kunsthaus Grenchen, Switzerland
This Will Have Been: Art, Love, Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA, travelling to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, USA
Neon. Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue?, Maison Rouge, Paris, France
MAKING HISTORY / RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Lux Perpetua, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
Asche und Gold, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
The Uncanny, Nusser & Baumgart, Munich, Germany
Advance/…Notice, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011
Frames & Documents: Conceptualist Practices: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, CIFO, Miami, FL, USA
The Walls That Divide Us, apexart, New York, USA
Seeing is believing, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
TIME FLIES, Hostfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Clap, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
ARS 11, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
DISLOCACIÓN. Kulturelle Verortung in Zeiten der Globalisierung, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Sharjah Biennial 10 – Plot for a Biennial, Sharjah International Art Biennial, United Arab Emirates
Fotográfica Bogotá 2011, Bogotá, Colombia
Contemporary Art Archipelago, Turku Archipelago, Finland
Historias de la Vida Material, Centro de Artes Visuales, Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain

2010
Spazio – From MAXXI’s Collections of Art and Architecture, MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
29th Biennial of São Paulo, São Paulo/SP Brazil
Here Comes the Sun: Warhol and Art after 1960 in the Norton Collection, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
BUON DOMANI \ A BETTER TOMORROW, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy
immagini inquietanti / disquieting image , La Triennale di Milano. Design Museum, Milan, Italy
Viaggio in Italia , Palazzo Fabroni Arti Visive Contemporanee, Pistoia, Italy
WaterWays,The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, USA
SCL2110 , MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Playlist – Moderna Museet c/o Jönköpings läns museum, Jönköpings läns museum / Artmuseum of Jönköping, Sweden
10th Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, England
Bredaphoto 2010, International Photo Festival, Breda, Netherlands
Dislocación, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Dislocacion, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile
Press Art – Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
A Filosofia do Dinheiro, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
Hope!, Palais des Arts Dinard, Dinard, France
Ars Itineris, Museo do Mar de Galicia, Vigo, Spain
Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art, The Kitchen, New York City, NY, USA
Fetiches críticos. Residuos de la economía general I, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Spain
Territories of Time, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
CHANGING THE FOCUS: THE ART OF LATIN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1990-2005), Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, USA
Morality Act III: And the moral of the story is…, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
PRESS ART-Werke aus der Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Quartet–Four Biennials Reflected in Prints, International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009
FOR THE USE OF THOSE WHO SEE, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words- the first Decade, SMAK Gent; Belgium
FOR YOU / PARA USTED, The Daros Latinamerica Tapes and Video Installations, Daros Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland
Continental Rifts, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
New Acquisitions and Donations 2007 & 2008, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Aletheia – Positions in Contemporary Photography, Helsinki City Art Museum / Art, Museum Meilahti, Helsinki, Finland
The Fear Society/ Pabellón de la Urgencia, Arsenale Novissimo, Tese di San Cristoforo, Tesa 92, Venice
10 Printemps en Automne, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
The Third Moscow Biennale, Garage Center of Contemporary Culture, Moscow
Cream International Festival for Arts and Media, Yokohama, Japan

2008
You Complete Me, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA
TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, USA (travelled to Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta)
HeartQuake, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
That Was Then…This Is Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, USA
Die lucky Bush, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium
MATRIX/REDUX, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, USA
Risky Business Art, Kunstpanorama, Lucerne, Switzerland
Aurum: L’or dans l’art contemporain, Centre PasquArt, Biel
Worlds on Video, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Africa On: Beecroft, Jaar, Kentridge, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan
Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960 – 2000, El Museodel 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, CT, USA

2007
SWITCHER SEX: Video Works and Photography from the Teutloff Collection, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
Equatorial Rhythms, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
Existencias, Musac – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
Kopf an Kopf – Serielle Porträtfotografie, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
Art Protects, Yvon Lambert – Paris, France
To be Continued… , Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Sweden
AfterShock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
Who’s got the Big Picture?, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium
The Hours: Visual art of contemporary latinamerican art, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Australia
La Presencia – The Presence of Latin American Art in California Collections, Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, USA
8th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah International Art Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
System error – War is a force that gives us meaning, Palazzo delle Papesse – Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy

2006
The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection, MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA
Outside Europe, Aus der Sammlung DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America, IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art,  Dublin, Ireland
Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA
The Great Wall 2006, 200 Künstler aus 100 Nationen treffen sich an der Großen Mauer in China,
ART + PROJECT Consulting GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Brighton Photo Biennial, The Sound of Silence, 2006, England
Sevilla Biennial, GEOGRAPHY = WAR, 1991, Seville, Spain
Canary Islands Biennial, Tenerife, Spain

2005
Laocoonte Devorado – Arte y violencia política, DA2 – Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Crusing Landscapes, MIMOCA – Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan
Opening Project: EMERGENCIAS, MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Miradas y conceptos en la colección Helga de Alvear / Blicke Und Konzepte der Sammlung Helga de Alvear, MEIAC -Museo extremeno e iberoamericano de arte contemporaneo, Badajóz, Spain
Flight 405: The Beirut Project, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Marking Time / Moving Images, MAM – Miami Art Museum, USA
Identity & Nomadism, Palazzo delle Papesse – Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy
IBCA – International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005, Prague, Chez Republic

2004
The Ten Commandments, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
Exposiciones Colectivas – Inauguración del nuevo espacio, Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
About Face – Photographic Portraits from the Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Paisaje y Memoria, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas , Grand Canary, Spain
En Guerra, CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Portraits, Esso Gallery and Books, New York City, USA

2003
The Desire of the Cartographer, Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany
Experience, Rotterdam Photo Biennale, Nederlands Foto Institute, Netherlands
Transfers, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Sanctuary: Contemporary Art & Human Rights, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Black President: The Art and Legancy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Pictures from Within: American Photographs, 1958-2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Linking Collection And Community, MAM – Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA
Potential Images Of The World, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, USA
Double Exposure, G Fine Art, Washington, DC, USA
Colección MAC, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Photographische Diptychen, Edition Schellmann, Munich
History Now – The Presence Of The Past In Contemporary Photography, Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand
El final del eclipse, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey
upon reflection…. Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NY

2002
Aquaria, Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria, traveled to Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany
Fundacion Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden
History Now, Liljevalch Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany

2001
Let there be light – The Rwanda Projects, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Public Project for Fukuroi, Fukuroi, Japan
Nauman Kruger Jaar, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich, Switzerland
The Gift. Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
O Espiritu da Nossa Epoca, Museo de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2000
Idées de paysage, paysages d’idées, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Fugitive Sites – New Contemporary Art, inSite, San Diego, USA
FaceOn, Site Gallery, Sheffield, England
1. Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2000, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata-ken
3rd Gwangju Biennale – Man+Space – Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju

1999
The Garden of Forking Paths, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
Insite 98 – Mysterious Voyages: Exploring the Subject of Photography, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, USA

1998
Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Public Project for Stockholm 98, Cultural Capital of Europe, Stockholm, Sweden
Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, Spain
Do all oceans have walls?, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
The edge of awareness, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
Photography as Concept, 4International Foto-Triennale, Esslingen, Germany
Waterproof, Centro Cultural de Belém, Expo 98, Lisbon
Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
(re) Mediation – The Digital in Contemporary American Printmaking, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA
The edge of awareness, PS1, New York, USA
Photography as Concept, 4International Foto-Triennale, Esslingen

1997
The Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa
American Stories, Setagaya Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Absolute Landscape, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
The Crystal Stopper, Lehman Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
Freeze Frame, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria
1. Bienal do Mercosul, Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre
collection summer 1997, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp

1996
SHIFT, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Printemps de Cahors, Cahors, France
Happy End, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Macht/Onmacht, Muhka, Antwerp, Belgium
Thinking Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Cuarta Pared, Museo del Oeste, Caracas, Venezuela
Islands, National Gallery of Austalia, Canberra, Australia
Bienal de Vigo, Spain
Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra, Portugal
The Luminous Image, The Alternative Museum, New York, USA

1995
Ars 95, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
The Spirit of Hiroshima and After, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Dialogues de Paix, Palaias des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Our Century, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
The Istanbul Biennale, Turkey
The Kwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

1994
Crossing/Bonjour Sécurité, Center for Fine Arts, Miami, USA
Fotografiska Museet and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
EUROPA, IFA Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany

1993
Cuarta Pared, Museo del Oeste, Caracas, Venezuela
Blow Up in Latin American Artists of The Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Repetition in Prospect, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Working, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Blow Up in Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century, Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne, Germany
Fading in New Images of the World, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

1992
The Conference in Arte Amazonas, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Je Me Souviens in Pour la Suite du Monde, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal
Rafael, Manuel y los otros, Torre de la Santa Cruz, Cádiz and Pabellón de Andalucia, Expo 92, Seville, Spain
Untitled (Water) in Skulpturen – Fragmente, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

1991
The Way It Was in Heimat, Wewerka & Weiss Galerie, Berlin, Germany

1990
Spheres of Influence in Sydney Biennale, Australia
El día que me quieras
in To Be and Not To Be, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
New Work: A New Generation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

1989
Paysage, L’Arche de la Fraternité, La Défense, Paris, France
La Géographie ca sert d’abord, á faire la Guerre in Magiciens de la Terre, Musée National d’Art Moderne, CentreGeorges Pompidou and la Grande Halle, La Villette, Paris, France
Ils l’ont tant aimée, la révolution in Images Critiques, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Out of Balance in Prospect Photographie, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
The Booth  in The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980s, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. (travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA)
Tenir l’image à distance, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Camera Lucida, Presentation House Gallery – PHG, North Vancouver, Canada
Alfredo Jaar / Ronald Jones, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm

1988
Presi X Incantamento, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Committed to Print, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

1987
1+1+1 in Documenta 8, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Learning to Play in the 19e Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Frame of Mind, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, USA
A Logo for America, Spectacolor Lightboard, One Times Square, New York, USA

1986
Gold in the Morning in Aperto, Venice Biennale, Italy
Rushes, Spring Street Subway Station, New York, USA

1985
Between Science and Fiction in 18e Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo, Brazil

1984
Art & Ideology, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

1983
In/Out: Four Projects by Chilean Artists, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C., USA

1982
12eme Biennale de Paris, France

1981
Vald’s, Adriana, An open work, a non-stop record, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago

  • The Sound of Silence, 2006
    wood structure, metal, fluorescent tubes, LED lights, video projection, tripods

  • Shadows, 2014
    mixed media installation

  • The Silence of Nduwayezu, 1996
    illuminated text, light table, slides

  • (Kindness) of (Strangers), 2015
    neon

  • You do not take a photograph. You make it, 2013
    printed matter and lightbox with b/w-transparency

  • Three Women (a) Aung San Suu Kyi, 2010

  • A logo For America, 1987
    Digital animation commssioned by The Public Art Fund for Spectacolor sign, Times Square, New York, April 1987

  • The Cloud, 2015
    installation with MDF, metal wire and on polyester fibre

  • Milan, 1946: Lucio Fontana visits his studio on his return from Argentina, 2013
    lightbox with b/w-transparency

  • May 1, 2011
    Two LCD monitors and two framed prints

  • Nguyen, Four Times, 1994/2002
    lightboxes with color transparency

  • Other People Think, 2012
    lightbox with b/w-transparency

  • Introduction to a Distant World, 1985
    Video, 8 min.

  • The Eyes of Gutete Emerita, 1996
    2 quadvision lightboxes with 6 b/w-transparency

  • Walking II, 2003/2005
    lightbox with color transparency

  • Walking I, 2002/2006
    lightbox with color transparency

  • Six Seconds, 2000
    lightbox with color transparency

  • I Can´t Go On. I´ll Go On, 2016
    neon tubes

  • Kultur = Kapital, 2012
    neon

  • Teach Us To Outgrow Our Madness, 1995
    neon

  • Eine Ästhetik zum Widerstand, 1992/2012
    color transparency in lightbox

  • One Million Points of Light, 2006
    Lightbox with color transparency

  • M´illumino d´immenso, 2009
    neon

  • Gesamtkunstwerk, 1988
    light box, vinyl mounted on plexiglas

  • Telecomunicación, 1981
    18 digital prints

  • Be Afraid of the Enormity of the Possible, 2015
    neon

CAPTION

The Sound of Silence, 2006
wood structure, metal, fluorescent tubes, LED lights, video projection, tripods
4 x 4 x 8 m | 13 ft 1.5 in x 13 ft 1.5 in x 26ft 3 in
Edition 2/3 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 99/2

Shadows, 2014
mixed media installation
Installation with LED lights, aluminum, video projection and six lightboxes with black and white transparencies
Lightboxes each: 33 x 35.5 cm | 13 x 14 in
Projection: 295 x 442 cm | 116 x 174 in
Overall dimensions variable

The Silence of Nduwayezu, 1997
light table, slides, slide magnifiers, light box with b/w-transparency
dimensions variable
Edition 1/2
AJAA/GTS 98/1

(Kindness) of (Strangers), 2015
neon
290 x 209 cm | 114 1/4 x 82 1/4 in
Framed: 19.4 x 15.2 x 3 cm | 7 2/3 x 6 x 1 1/4 in
Edition 3/3 + 2AP
AJAA/GTS 180/3

You do not take a photograph. You make it, 2013
printed matter
75 x 75 x 75 cm | 29 17/32 x 29 17/32 x 29 17/32 in
lightbox with b/w-transparency
150 x 150 x 16 cm | 59 x 59 x 6 1/3 in
Edition 1/5 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 159/1
AJAA/GTS 158/1

Three Women (a) Aung San Suu Kyi, 2010
photo, 6 light projectors, 6 tripods
Overall dimensions: 183 x 305 x 91 cm | 72 3/64 x 120 5/64 x 35 53/64 in
Edition 1/3 + 2AP
AJAA/GTS 85/1

A logo For America, 1987
Digital animation commssioned by The Public Art Fund for Spectacolor sign, Times Square, New York, April 1987
0:38 min.
Edition 4/6 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 118/4

The Cloud, 2015
installation with MDF, metal wire and on polyester fibre
600 x 400 x 300 cm | 236 1/4 x 157 1/2 x 118 in
Unique
AJAA/GTS 173/1

Milan, 1946: Lucio Fontana visits his studio on his return from Argentina, 2013
lightbox with b/w-transparency
245 x 245 x 18 cm | 96 1/2 x 96 1/2 x 7 in
Edition 1/6 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 135/1

May 1, 2011
Two LCD monitors and two framed prints
dimensions variable
Edition 3/3 + 2AP
AJAA/GTS 137/3

Nguyen, Four Times, 1994/2002
lightboxes with color transparency
(4x) 60 x 40 x 5 cm | 23 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 2 in
Edition 1/6 + 3AP
sold

Other People Think, 2012
lightbox with b/w-transparency
50.8 x 50.8 x 12.7 cm | 20 x 20 x 5 in
Edition 2/10 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 81/2

Introduction to a Distant World, 1985
Video, 8 min.
Edition 6/6 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 20

The Eyes of Gutete Emerita, 1996
2 quadvision lightboxes with 6 b/w-transparency
66.5 x 59 x 15.5 cm | 26 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 6 in
Edition 4/6 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 153/4

Walking II, 2003/2005
lightbox with color transparency
96.5 x 66 cm | 38 x 26 in
Edition 4/5 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 183/4

Walking I, 2002/2006
lightbox with color transparency
96.5 x 66 cm | 38 x 26 in
Edition 4/5 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 182/4

Six Seconds, 2000
lightbox with color transparency
91.4 x 61 cm | 36 x 24 in
3/3 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 165/3

I Can´t Go On. I´ll Go On, 2016
neon tubes
50 x 50 cm | 19 2/3 x 19 2/3 in
Edition 26/36 + 6AP
AJAA/GTS 201/26

Kultur = Kapital, 2012
neon
20 x 150 cm | 7 3/4 x 59 in
Edition II/7 + III AP
AJAA/GTS 101/APII

Teach Us To Outgrow Our Madness, 1995
neon
255 x 200 cm | 100 1/2 x 78 3/4 in
Edition 1 + 1 AP
AJAA/GTS 157

Eine Ästhetik zum Widerstand, 1992/2012
color transparency in lightbox
44.5 x 77.5 x 13.4 cm | 17 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 5 1/4 in
Edition 2/3 + 2AP
AJAA/GTS 89/2

One Million Points of Light, 2006
Lightbox with color transparency
45.7 x 61 cm | 18 x 24 in
Edition 1/3 + 2AP
AJAA/GTS 166/1

M´illumino d´immenso, 2009
neon
45 x 96 cm | 17 3/4 x 37 3/4 in
Edition 3/3 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 100/3

Gesamtkunstwerk, 1988
light box, vinyl mounted on plexiglas
45.7 x 243.8 x 13.3 cm | 18 x 96 x 5 1/4 in
Edition 3/3 + 2AP
AJAA/GTS 195/3

Telecomunicación, 1981
18 digital prints
Each frame: 87 x 62.9 cm | 34 1/4 x 24 3/4 in
Edition 1/3 + 2AP
AJAA/GTS 129/1

Be Afraid of the Enormity of the Possible, 2015
neon
120.7 x 182.9 cm | 47 1/2 x 72 in
1/3 + 3AP
AJAA/GTS 184/1

Biography and Concept

Alfredo Jaar, born in Santiago de Chile in 1956, is an artist as well as an architect and filmmaker. Challenging commonly held preconceptions of the relationship between art and politics, Jaar fuses the aesthetic and the ethical in order to focus on the world’s injustice: poverty, exploitation, genocide. Jaar’s projects are often presented as complex yet calculatedly minimalist installations comprised of found objects, posters, projected images, reflective surfaces, and photo-text pieces. As public interventions and performances many of his projects also involve audience participation. Jaar’s projects are aimed at illustrating the corresponding effects that international economic and political realities have on the lives of individuals.

Alfredo Jaar’s work has been shown extensively around the world. To date more than fifty monographic publications have been published on his work. Jaar became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2006, he received Spain’s Premio Extremadura a la Creación. He has participated in the biennales of Venice (1986; 2007; 2009; 2013), São Paulo (1985; 1987; 2010), Sydney (1990), Istanbul (1995), and Johannesburg (1997), as well as in Documenta (1987; 2002). Retrospectives of his work were organised in 2012 in Berlin by the Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, in 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, and in 2015/16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille. Important solo exhibitions include Yorkshire Sculpture Garden (2017), Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg (2016), The San Diego Museum of Art (2014), Malmö Konsthall (2013), the Art Institute of Chicago (2011), and KW Institute of Contemporary Art (2009). Crucial group exhibitions include the Imperial War Museum, London (2017), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2017), J. Paul Getty Museum (2017), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2017), Stedelijk Museum (2014), Museum Folkwang (2014), Nasher Sculpture Center (2014), MoMA (2013), Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2012), the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Haus der Kunst (2013), Kunstmuseum Bern (2011), and MAXXI, Rome (2010). His work is in many public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Centre Georges Pompidou, LACMA, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, MACBA, National Gallery of Canada, and Tate Modern. Alfredo Jaar lives and works in New York City.

 

EDUCATION
1981 Universidad de Chile
1979 degree from the Instituto Chileno Norteamericano de Cultura

GRANTS  and  AWARDS
2006 Premio Extremadura a la Creación, Spain
2000 MacArthur Fellow
1985
New York State Council of the Arts Grant
1985 Guggenheim Fellowship

Exhibitions

selected  SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

2019
Shadows, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2017/18
Yorkshire Sculpture Garden, Yorkshire, England

2017
A logo for America, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
Shadows, Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon, Portugal
Shadows, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2016/17
The Politics of Images,Galeria Massangana, Joaquim Nabuco Foundation, Recife, Brasil

2016
Amilcar, Frantz, Patrice and the Others, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Sound of Silence, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa
Napoli, Napoli, Lia Rumma, Napoli, Italy

2015/16
Nous l’avons tant aimée, la revolution, [mac] musée d’art contemporain de Marseille, France
(Kindness) of (Strangers), Corner Space, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2015
22 Women, Steiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway
Shadows, Galerie Lelong, Paris
May 1, 2011, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile

2014
Estudios sobre la Felicidad [Studies on Happiness], Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires
The Sound of Silence, Galería Patricia Ready, Vitacura, Chile
The Sound of Silence, Center of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland
A Logo for America, Times Square, New York, USA
Portraits of Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, USA
Tonight No Poetry Will Serve,
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Shadows,
SCAD Gallery Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Shadows,
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA
Muxima,
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, USA
Abbiamo amato tanto la rivoluzione, Fondazione Merz, Torino, Italy

2013
The Politics of Images, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Église des Frères-Prêcheurs, Arles, France
The Sound of Silence,
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

2012
ING Cultural Centre, as a satellite of Newtopia – The State of Human Rights, Brussels, Belgium
Public Intervention, Guernica, Spain
Public Intervention, Guimarães, Portugal
Let there be light, Espace Culturel ING, Brussels, Belgium
The way it is. Eine Ästhetik des Widerstands, NGBK Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2011
Muxima, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
A Hundred Times Nguyen, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal (part of PHotoEspaña 2011)
Marx Lounge, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla, Spain
Marx Lounge, Stedelijk Museum, Bureau Amsterdam, Netherlands
Three Women, Koamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France

2010
The Sound of Silence, Stuk Kunstcentrum, Leuven, Belgium
The Sound of Silence, Galeria Olivia Arauna, Madrid, Spain
We wish to inform you that we didn’t know, Contemporary Art Galleries,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Park of the Laments, Public Project for “100 Acres” at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA

2009
The Sound of Silence, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Political/Minimal, KW Berlin, Germany
Muxima, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA
Screening: The Ashes of Pasolini, Sculpture International Rotterdam, Netherlands

2008
It is difficult, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Politics of the Image, South London Gallery, London, England
Gold in the Morning, Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Is the wind you? (For Kurihara Sadako), Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008
Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, SLG South London Gallery, London, England

2007
La politique des images, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA
Muxima, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal

2006
Muxima, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Alfredo Jaar SCL 2006,  Sala de Arte Fundación Telefonica, and Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Muxima, MAMCO, Geneva (travelled to Fundacion Tapies, Barcelona; Reina Sofia, Madrid;  Galerie Lelong, New York; Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid)
The Eyes of Gutete Emerita, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover,  New Hampshire, USA

2005
The Eyes of Gutete Emerita, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Muxima, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, MACRO, Museo Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
Le ceneri di Gramsci, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy
Muxima, Grand Arts, Kansas City, USA

2004
Todo el Dolor del Mundo, Centro Portugues de Fotographia, Porto, Portugal

2003
Six Seconds – It is Difficult, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
El lamento de las imágenes, Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain

2002
Emergencia, Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden
Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

2001
Let there be light – The Rwanda Projects, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

2000
Public Project for Public Safety, Skoghall, Sweden
Public Project for Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Niigata, Japan
Public Project for inSITE2000, Tijuana-San Diego, Mexico/USA
It is difficult, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Art + Public, Geneva, Switzerland
New Works’ Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan
Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
Waiting, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, USA
Emergencia, Public Library, Umea, Sweden
Bild Museet, Umea, Sweden
Alfredo Jaar: Le Silence – Rwanda Project 1994-2000, International Museum of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland

1999
Lament of the Images, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA (traveled to Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, USA)
Public Project for Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada
Public Project for Sant Boi, Barcelona, Spain
Public Project for Wereldwijd, Antwerp, Belgium

1998
Public Project for Stockholm 98, Cultural Capital of Europe, Stockholm, Sweden
Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

1997
Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria
Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin, Germany
The Light Factory, Charlotte, USA

1996
All`Esedra, exhibition in the framework of the presentation of the Collection Marzona in the  Villa Manin in Passariano, Italy

1995
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

1994
A Hundred times Nguyen, Fotografiska Museet and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
EUROPA, Institute für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain

1993
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, USA
(Un)framed, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
The Pergamon-Project, Bode Museum Berlin, Germany
The Pergamon-Project, Graphic Works, Galerie Franck+Schulte, Berlin

1992
1+1+1: Works by Alfredo Jaar, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Two or Three Things I Imagine About Them, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
Geography = War, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

1991
MVSEVM, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA
Geography = War, joint exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA

1990
1+1+1, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, USA
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, USA (travelling to San José Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA [1991] Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

1989
The Fire Next Time, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
MATRIX 122, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley

1988
Public Project, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

1986
Rushes, Spring Street Subway Station, New York, USA

1985
Installation Projects: 1980-1985, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, USA

1984
Art & Ideology, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

1979
Galeria CAL, Santiago, Spain

 

selected  GROUP  EXHIBITIONS

2018        
Marx@200, SPACE, Pittsburgh, USA
Hello World. Revision of a collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Memories of Underdevelopment, Museo Jumex, Mexico
Faithless Pictures, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway
The Matter of Photography: Experiments in Latin American Art Since the 60s, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, USA
Art and Conspiracy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Post Otto Wagner, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
No se escribe, luminosamente, sobre un campo oscuro, Centro José Guerrero, Granada, Spain

2017/18
Prospect, Prospect Triennial, New Orleans, USA
Age of Terror, Imperial War Museum, London, England
FOR-SITE, Fort Mason Chapel, San Francisco, USA
The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Memories of Underdevelopment, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, USA

2017
XX Bienal de Arquitectura, Valparaiso, Chile
Breaking News, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Society Machine, The Industrial Age from the Perspective of Art, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Witness: Photography and the Human Condition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
XII Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Monterrey, Mexico

2016
In context: Africans in Amerika, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa,
Bienal Siart Bolivia 2016, La Paz; Bolivia
Evidence, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England
Let There Be Light
, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Braunschweiger Lichtparcours 2016, Brunswick Palace, Bunswick, Germany
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
The Soul of Money, DOX – Centre for contemporary art, Prague, Czech Republic
Within/Without, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015/16
Streamlines, Oceans, Global Trade and Migration, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Remember Lidice, Edition Block, Berlin, Germany
Photography: International. 50 Artists from 15 Countries Worldwide with around 150 Works from the Daimler Art Collection, Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart-Möhringen, Germany
L’albero della Cuccagna. Nutrimenti dell’arte, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
Dark Mirror: Art from Latinamerica since 1968, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
4th San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bajo Un Mismo Sol: Arte de América Latina Hoy, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MA, USA

2015
3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Mio dolce paese, dove sei? Identità perdute da Rouault ai contemporanei, Diocesan Museum of Trento, Italy
Messages from a New America, 10th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brasil
CFB 25 Years, Curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Com’è Viva la Città, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy
Into Dust: Traces of the Fragile in Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Clamour Can Melt Gold, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa
, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, France
Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage, David Owsley Museum of Art, Muncie, IN, USA
Waterscapes, Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Seoul, Korea
Beyond the Monument / Au-delà du monument, BAC Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2014
Culture = Capital, Art Public Miami, USA
Post Conflict, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, New York, USA
Teach Us To Outgrow Our Madness, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Waterscapes, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
22 Women, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
How Far How Near: The World in the Stedelijk, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Manifesto! An Alternative History of Photography, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Orlando, FL, USA
The Venice Syndrome: The grandeur and the fall in the art of Venice, Gl Holtegaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People, Reginald F Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA
The Militant Image. Picturing What Is Already Going On, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria
La guerra che verrà non è la prima, MART Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Trop humain. Artistes des 20e et 21e siècles devant la souffrance, Musée international de la croix-rouge et du croissant-rouge, Geneva, Switzerland
(Mis)Understanding Photography. Werke und Manifeste, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of    Art, New York, USA
Reproductibilitat 1.1, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
In Plain Sight, Smack Mellon Gallery, New York, USA
Einblicke in die Sammlung Wemhöner, Sammlung Wemhöner, Berlin, Germany
In the Aftermath of Trauma, Kemper Museum, St Louis, USA
Footnotes, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA
L’ange de l’histoire, Centre d’Art Contemporain Walter Benjamin, Perpignan, France
Re-framing History, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Surfacing, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Geografías – Colección CCU, CCU en el Arte, Santiago, Chile
Nasher XChange, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA9
All too human – 20th and 21st century artists and suffering, Musée international de la Croix‑Rouge et du Croissant‑Rouge, Geneva, Switzerland

2013
Radio libre – Pedagogías de imágenes relacionadas, ARTIUM – Basque Museum Center of     Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
This is not America: Resistance, Protest and Poetics,
Arizona State University Art   Museum, Arizona, USA
The Walls That Divide Us, apexart, New York, NY, USA
Fotobienial MASP, Museo de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
In Between, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Belgium
Nasher XChange
, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA
This Is (Part of) America
, ASU Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
The Aichi Triennale
, Aichi, Japan
Soundings: a Contemporary Score
, Museum of Modern Art , New York, USA
Junkies’ Promises
, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Être humain et le savoir ensemble: Sixth International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Melle
, Melle, France
The Collection as a Character
, MUHKA, Antwerp, Netherlands
All You Need Is Love
, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Economics in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland
Verantwortung. Zum Temperament einer Haltung, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, SZ, Switzerland
Le Pont, MAC Musée d’art contemporain de Marseille, Marseille, France
La Biennale di Venezia. 55th International Art Exhibition – The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice, Italy
Novecento mai visto. Highlights from the Daimler Art Collection. From Albers to Warhol to (now), Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, Italy

2012
BILDERBEDARF. Braucht Gesellschaft Kunst?, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
This will have been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
ReaKt – Views and Processes, Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, Guimarães, Portugal
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
David Goldblat/Alfredo Jaar
, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, Mechelen, Belgium
Glissement de terrain, Musée Ianchelevici, La Louvière, France
BILD-GEGEN-BILD, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany
Fünf Wolken, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
Status – 24 Contemporary Documents, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Intense Proximity, La Triennale de Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
La idea de América Latina, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
Border Crossing, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Dancing towards the Essence / Kunst sammeln – Aspekte der Selbstreflexion, Kunsthaus Grenchen, Switzerland
This Will Have Been: Art, Love, Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA, travelling to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, USA
Neon. Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue?, Maison Rouge, Paris, France
MAKING HISTORY / RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Lux Perpetua, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
Asche und Gold, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
The Uncanny, Nusser & Baumgart, Munich, Germany
Advance/…Notice, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011
Frames & Documents: Conceptualist Practices: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, CIFO, Miami, FL, USA
The Walls That Divide Us, apexart, New York, USA
Seeing is believing, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
TIME FLIES, Hostfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Clap, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
ARS 11, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
DISLOCACIÓN. Kulturelle Verortung in Zeiten der Globalisierung, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Sharjah Biennial 10 – Plot for a Biennial, Sharjah International Art Biennial, United Arab Emirates
Fotográfica Bogotá 2011, Bogotá, Colombia
Contemporary Art Archipelago, Turku Archipelago, Finland
Historias de la Vida Material, Centro de Artes Visuales, Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain

2010
Spazio – From MAXXI’s Collections of Art and Architecture, MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
29th Biennial of São Paulo, São Paulo/SP Brazil
Here Comes the Sun: Warhol and Art after 1960 in the Norton Collection, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
BUON DOMANI \ A BETTER TOMORROW, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy
immagini inquietanti / disquieting image , La Triennale di Milano. Design Museum, Milan, Italy
Viaggio in Italia , Palazzo Fabroni Arti Visive Contemporanee, Pistoia, Italy
WaterWays,The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, USA
SCL2110 , MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Playlist – Moderna Museet c/o Jönköpings läns museum, Jönköpings läns museum / Artmuseum of Jönköping, Sweden
10th Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, England
Bredaphoto 2010, International Photo Festival, Breda, Netherlands
Dislocación, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Dislocacion, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile
Press Art – Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
A Filosofia do Dinheiro, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
Hope!, Palais des Arts Dinard, Dinard, France
Ars Itineris, Museo do Mar de Galicia, Vigo, Spain
Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art, The Kitchen, New York City, NY, USA
Fetiches críticos. Residuos de la economía general I, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Spain
Territories of Time, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
CHANGING THE FOCUS: THE ART OF LATIN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1990-2005), Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, USA
Morality Act III: And the moral of the story is…, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
PRESS ART-Werke aus der Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Quartet–Four Biennials Reflected in Prints, International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009
FOR THE USE OF THOSE WHO SEE, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words- the first Decade, SMAK Gent; Belgium
FOR YOU / PARA USTED, The Daros Latinamerica Tapes and Video Installations, Daros Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland
Continental Rifts, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
New Acquisitions and Donations 2007 & 2008, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Aletheia – Positions in Contemporary Photography, Helsinki City Art Museum / Art, Museum Meilahti, Helsinki, Finland
The Fear Society/ Pabellón de la Urgencia, Arsenale Novissimo, Tese di San Cristoforo, Tesa 92, Venice
10 Printemps en Automne, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
The Third Moscow Biennale, Garage Center of Contemporary Culture, Moscow
Cream International Festival for Arts and Media, Yokohama, Japan

2008
You Complete Me, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA
TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, USA (travelled to Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta)
HeartQuake, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
That Was Then…This Is Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, USA
Die lucky Bush, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium
MATRIX/REDUX, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, USA
Risky Business Art, Kunstpanorama, Lucerne, Switzerland
Aurum: L’or dans l’art contemporain, Centre PasquArt, Biel
Worlds on Video, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Africa On: Beecroft, Jaar, Kentridge, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan
Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960 – 2000, El Museodel 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, CT, USA

2007
SWITCHER SEX: Video Works and Photography from the Teutloff Collection, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
Equatorial Rhythms, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
Existencias, Musac – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
Kopf an Kopf – Serielle Porträtfotografie, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
Art Protects, Yvon Lambert – Paris, France
To be Continued… , Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Sweden
AfterShock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
Who’s got the Big Picture?, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium
The Hours: Visual art of contemporary latinamerican art, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Australia
La Presencia – The Presence of Latin American Art in California Collections, Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, USA
8th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah International Art Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
System error – War is a force that gives us meaning, Palazzo delle Papesse – Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy

2006
The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection, MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA
Outside Europe, Aus der Sammlung DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
The Hours: Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America, IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art,  Dublin, Ireland
Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA
The Great Wall 2006, 200 Künstler aus 100 Nationen treffen sich an der Großen Mauer in China,
ART + PROJECT Consulting GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Brighton Photo Biennial, The Sound of Silence, 2006, England
Sevilla Biennial, GEOGRAPHY = WAR, 1991, Seville, Spain
Canary Islands Biennial, Tenerife, Spain

2005
Laocoonte Devorado – Arte y violencia política, DA2 – Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Crusing Landscapes, MIMOCA – Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan
Opening Project: EMERGENCIAS, MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Miradas y conceptos en la colección Helga de Alvear / Blicke Und Konzepte der Sammlung Helga de Alvear, MEIAC -Museo extremeno e iberoamericano de arte contemporaneo, Badajóz, Spain
Flight 405: The Beirut Project, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Marking Time / Moving Images, MAM – Miami Art Museum, USA
Identity & Nomadism, Palazzo delle Papesse – Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy
IBCA – International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005, Prague, Chez Republic

2004
The Ten Commandments, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
Exposiciones Colectivas – Inauguración del nuevo espacio, Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
About Face – Photographic Portraits from the Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Paisaje y Memoria, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas , Grand Canary, Spain
En Guerra, CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Portraits, Esso Gallery and Books, New York City, USA

2003
The Desire of the Cartographer, Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany
Experience, Rotterdam Photo Biennale, Nederlands Foto Institute, Netherlands
Transfers, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Sanctuary: Contemporary Art & Human Rights, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Black President: The Art and Legancy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Pictures from Within: American Photographs, 1958-2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Linking Collection And Community, MAM – Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA
Potential Images Of The World, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, USA
Double Exposure, G Fine Art, Washington, DC, USA
Colección MAC, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Photographische Diptychen, Edition Schellmann, Munich
History Now – The Presence Of The Past In Contemporary Photography, Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand
El final del eclipse, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey
upon reflection…. Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NY

2002
Aquaria, Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria, traveled to Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany
Fundacion Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden
History Now, Liljevalch Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany

2001
Let there be light – The Rwanda Projects, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Public Project for Fukuroi, Fukuroi, Japan
Nauman Kruger Jaar, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich, Switzerland
The Gift. Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
O Espiritu da Nossa Epoca, Museo de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2000
Idées de paysage, paysages d’idées, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Fugitive Sites – New Contemporary Art, inSite, San Diego, USA
FaceOn, Site Gallery, Sheffield, England
1. Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2000, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata-ken
3rd Gwangju Biennale – Man+Space – Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju

1999
The Garden of Forking Paths, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
Insite 98 – Mysterious Voyages: Exploring the Subject of Photography, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, USA

1998
Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Public Project for Stockholm 98, Cultural Capital of Europe, Stockholm, Sweden
Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, Spain
Do all oceans have walls?, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
The edge of awareness, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
Photography as Concept, 4International Foto-Triennale, Esslingen, Germany
Waterproof, Centro Cultural de Belém, Expo 98, Lisbon
Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
(re) Mediation – The Digital in Contemporary American Printmaking, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA
The edge of awareness, PS1, New York, USA
Photography as Concept, 4International Foto-Triennale, Esslingen

1997
The Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa
American Stories, Setagaya Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Absolute Landscape, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
The Crystal Stopper, Lehman Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
Freeze Frame, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria
1. Bienal do Mercosul, Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre
collection summer 1997, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp

1996
SHIFT, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Printemps de Cahors, Cahors, France
Happy End, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Macht/Onmacht, Muhka, Antwerp, Belgium
Thinking Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Cuarta Pared, Museo del Oeste, Caracas, Venezuela
Islands, National Gallery of Austalia, Canberra, Australia
Bienal de Vigo, Spain
Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra, Portugal
The Luminous Image, The Alternative Museum, New York, USA

1995
Ars 95, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
The Spirit of Hiroshima and After, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Dialogues de Paix, Palaias des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Our Century, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
The Istanbul Biennale, Turkey
The Kwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

1994
Crossing/Bonjour Sécurité, Center for Fine Arts, Miami, USA
Fotografiska Museet and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid, Spain
EUROPA, IFA Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany

1993
Cuarta Pared, Museo del Oeste, Caracas, Venezuela
Blow Up in Latin American Artists of The Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Repetition in Prospect, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Working, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Blow Up in Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century, Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne, Germany
Fading in New Images of the World, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

1992
The Conference in Arte Amazonas, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Je Me Souviens in Pour la Suite du Monde, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal
Rafael, Manuel y los otros, Torre de la Santa Cruz, Cádiz and Pabellón de Andalucia, Expo 92, Seville, Spain
Untitled (Water) in Skulpturen – Fragmente, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

1991
The Way It Was in Heimat, Wewerka & Weiss Galerie, Berlin, Germany

1990
Spheres of Influence in Sydney Biennale, Australia
El día que me quieras
in To Be and Not To Be, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
New Work: A New Generation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

1989
Paysage, L’Arche de la Fraternité, La Défense, Paris, France
La Géographie ca sert d’abord, á faire la Guerre in Magiciens de la Terre, Musée National d’Art Moderne, CentreGeorges Pompidou and la Grande Halle, La Villette, Paris, France
Ils l’ont tant aimée, la révolution in Images Critiques, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Out of Balance in Prospect Photographie, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
The Booth  in The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980s, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. (travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA)
Tenir l’image à distance, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Camera Lucida, Presentation House Gallery – PHG, North Vancouver, Canada
Alfredo Jaar / Ronald Jones, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm

1988
Presi X Incantamento, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Committed to Print, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

1987
1+1+1 in Documenta 8, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Learning to Play in the 19e Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Frame of Mind, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, USA
A Logo for America, Spectacolor Lightboard, One Times Square, New York, USA

1986
Gold in the Morning in Aperto, Venice Biennale, Italy
Rushes, Spring Street Subway Station, New York, USA

1985
Between Science and Fiction in 18e Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo, Brazil

1984
Art & Ideology, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

1983
In/Out: Four Projects by Chilean Artists, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C., USA

1982
12eme Biennale de Paris, France

1981
Vald’s, Adriana, An open work, a non-stop record, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago