Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker, born in Santiago, Chile in 1956. He is best known as an installation artist, often incorporating photography and covering socio-political issues and war. He has also made numerous public intervention works, including 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. Jaar’s work has been shown extensively around the world, notably at the Biennales of São Paulo (2010, 1989, 1987), Venice (2007, 1986) Seville (2006), Gwangju (2000, 1995), Johannesburg (1997), and Istanbul (1995). He was a 2006 recipient of Spain’s Premio Extremadura a la Creación, a MacArthur Fellow in 2000, and a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985. He will represent Chile in the 2013 Venice Biennale.