Alfredo Jaar

November 29, 2017 6:30PM


For over two decades, Alfredo Jaar’s work has focused on photography as political witness. Born in Chile, he has traveled extensively to investigate issues as diverse as the effect of toxic waste on a village in Africa, the miners of Sierra Pelada, Brazil and the conditions of Vietnamese refugees incarcerated in Hong Kong. His work has been shown at the Biennales of Venice, São Paulo, Istanbul, Kwangju, Johannesburg, and Seville. He has received both the MacArthur Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors.

Organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.