Conference | 8 Jun | Friday | 5pm
MAAT – Sala do Geradores, Central Tejo
Alfredo Jaar is a Chilean artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York City
since 1982. Jaar’s work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the
Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), São Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010) as well as Documenta in
Kassel (1987, 2002).
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 Summer
2012 at three institutions in Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, Neue Gesellschaft für 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 realized more than seventy public interventions around the world. More than sixty
monographic publications have been published about his work.
His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum,
New York, the MCA in Chicago, MOCA and LACMA in Los Angeles, the Tate in London, the Centre
Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlaebeck and dozens of other institutions and private
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