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Alfredo Jaar is a Chilean-born artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives in New York. He was born in 1956 in Santiago de Chile. He is mostly known as an installation artist, often incorporating photography and covering socio-political issues and war - the best known perhaps being the 6-year long The Rwanda Project about the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He has also made numerous public intervention works, like The Skoghall Konsthall one-day paper museum in Sweden, an early electronic billboard intervention A Logo For America, and The Cloud, a performance project on both sides of the Mexico-USA border.

The art of Alfredo Jaar is usually politically motivated, strategies of representation of real events, the faces of war or the globalized world, and sometimes with a certain level of viewer participation (in the case of many public interventions and performances.

Alfredo Jaar's personal website

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Alfredo Jaar's personal website

'Interview with Alfredo Jaar by Europa Magazine

A Logo For America, early electronic billboard intervention, documentation on YouTube

The Skoghall Konsthall documentation on YouTube

The Silence of Nduwayezu, part of the Rwanda Project, documentation and artist statement

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