Winner of the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize Decided Mr. Alfredo Jaar
The City of Hiroshima has selected the winner of the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize, Mr. Alfredo Jaar (Born 1956 in Chile.)
About the Hiroshima Art Prize
Established by the City of Hiroshima in 1989, the Hiroshima Art Prize recognizes the achievements of artists who have contributed to the peace of humanity in the field of contemporary art, and through contemporary art aims to appeal to a wider world and the spread of the “Spirit of Hiroshima,” which seeks everlasting world peace. This prize is awarded once every three years.
Profile of Alfredo Jaar
Mr. Alfredo Jaar confronts in a journalistic manner historical events, tragedies and social inequalities that have occurred worldwide based on thorough research and interviews. He conveys to audiences social, political and humanitarian issues through the presentation of his work in public spaces, photography, film and beautiful installations that appeal to all five senses coupled with the use of constructed spaces.
During his almost forty year-long career, he has participated in a number of international exhibitions including the Biennales of Venice and São Paulo, and Documenta, as well as having exhibited solo in museums across the world, which has earned him international acclaim. In 2012, a retrospective of his work was held across three museums in Berlin, followed by another major retrospective in 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Finland.
The Hiroshima Art Prize Award Ceremony and Commemorative Exhibition
Preparation for the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize Commemorative Exhibition
11th Hiroshima Art Prize Award Ceremony and Commemorative Exhibition
(Venue: Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art)