Photo: Alfredo Jaar's "Real Pictures"
New York-based Chilean artist, Alfredo Jaar, whose artwork addresses war and socio-political issues, will represent his mother country at this year’s Venice Biennale. Jaar has exhibited at the international exhibition twice before, in 1986 and 2007. This year’s project will be curated by Madeleine Grynsztejn, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, whose relationship with Jaar spans two decades
Alfredo Jaar will represent Chile at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. With an expansive commitment to art in diverse and distinctive cultural, political, and public contexts, his work has been commissioned, exhibited, and installed throughout the world, including Biennales in Venice (1987, 2002), Sao Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010), and Documenta in Kassel (1987, 2002).
For the Biennale, Jaar will create a major new site-specific installation. This as reguard Jaar, won’t be the first partecipation at the Biennale. In fact his works have been already shown at the Biennale of Venice during 1986 and 2007 editions.
His most recent public projects include The Geometry of Conscience, a memorial next to the new Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile.