Born in 1956 in Santiago de Chile. Lives and works in New York.
Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker. He has participated in Documenta and the Biennales of São Paulo and Venice, where he is representing Chile this year. Major individual exhibitions include the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, the Whitechapel Gallery, London and a recent retrospective in Berlin. He has carried out over sixty public projects worldwide, including recently The Geometry of Conscience, a permanent memorial commissioned for the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago. His awards include a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowship and Spain’s Premio Extremadura a la Creación.