Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives in New York. His multidisciplinary artistic practice explores unequal power relations and sociopolitical divisions, as well as issues of migration and discrimination. At NTU CCA Singapore, his talk will centre on his work, his motivations and ways of representation.
The artist is part of the Artist in Residency Programme at STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore.
Alfredo Jaar has participated in the Biennales of Venice, Sao Paulo, as well as Documenta in Kassel. Important individual exhibitions include The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Whitechapel, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. A major retrospective of his work took place in 2012 at three institutions in Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V. and Alte Nationalgalerie. In 2014 the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki hosted the most extensive retrospective of his career. Jaar has realised more than sixty public interventions around the world. More than fifty monographic publications have been published about his work. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000.
Image credits: Alfredo Jaar, The Geometry of Conscience, 2010. Santiago de Chile, Museo de la Memoria y de los Derechos Humanos. Photography: Cristobal Palma. Courtesy the artist, New York.