Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He was born in Santiago de Chile. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009), São Paulo (1985, 1987, 2010) as well as Documenta (1987, 2002) in Kassel. Important individual exhibitions include The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Whitechapel, London, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, as well as 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 für bildende Kunst e.V. and the Alte Nationalgalerie. This year Alfredo Jaar is representing Chile at the 55th Venice Biennale. He has realized more than sixty public interventions around the world. He recently completed two important public commissions: The Geometry of Conscience, a memorial located next to the just opened Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago de Chile; and Park of the Laments, a memorial park within a park sited next to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. More than fifty monographic publications have been published about his work. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2006 he received Spain’s Premio Extremadura a la Creación. Breaking News: IKONO TV presents September 11, 2013 by Alfredo Jaar 11th September 1973 and 11th September 2013: the same date, 40 years apart, an important anniversary in Chilean history and the world’s collective memory, a strong visual statement by Alfredo Jaar exclusively broadcast on ikonoTV in 30 countries and through its worlwide HD live stream, For the first video art Festival in TV History, Jaar will create a very special project by using television to replicate the iconic image of the military coup that changed Chile’s history. ikono is very proud to be the producer and the exclusive broadcaster of a one-hour film that will be created on this coming September 11th between 11.45AM and 12.45PM Santiago time. This hour represents the fatal sixty minutes 40 years ago when the bombardment of La Moneda, the presidential palace in Santiago, took place. The artist has said that "the objective is to create a new memory, a symbolic cleansing of that painful image still embedded in our consciousness.” The commissioned artwork will be broadcast on IkonoTV during the following 3 days, at the exact same time and will be also shown at the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende In Santiago de Chile. September 12, 13 & 14 at 15:45 GMT Museo de la Solidaridad