October 30, 2018 - Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MOCA) - Alfredo Jaar wins 11th Hiroshima Art Prize
October 30, 2018

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MOCA)

Alfredo Jaar, Lament of the Images, 2002. 

Alfredo Jaar wins 11th Hiroshima Art Prize
Selected by the City of Hiroshima

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
1-1 Hijiyama Koen, Minami-Ku
Hiroshima
Japan

www.hiroshima-moca.jp

Alfredo Jaar wins 11th Hiroshima Art Prize
Selected by the City of Hiroshima

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
1-1 Hijiyama Koen, Minami-Ku
Hiroshima
Japan

www.hiroshima-moca.jp

The City of Hiroshima has selected the winner of the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize, Mr. Alfredo Jaar (born 1956 in Santiago, currently lives in New York).


About the Hiroshima Art Prize
The Hiroshima Art Prize is an international art prize established in 1989 by the City of Hiroshima. 

Its purpose is to acknowledge the achievements of an artist who has made the greatest contribution to the peace of humankind in the field of art in order to spread understanding of the "Spirit of Hiroshima" throughout the world. 

The prize is awarded every three years, and the achievements of the winning artist will be introduced through an exhibition at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. 

Past recipients include Issey Miyake, Robert Rauschenberg, Leon Golub and Nancy Spero, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Daniel Libeskind, Shirin Neshat, Cai Guo Qiang, Yoko Ono, Doris Salcedo and Mona Hatoum.

About Alfredo Jaar
Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York.

He is known as one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today. His work has been shown extensively around the world. 

He has participated in the Biennales of Venice, São Paulo as well as Documenta in Kassel. Important individual exhibitions include The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Whitechapel, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Major recent surveys of his work have taken place at Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne; Hangar Bicocca, Milan; Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlinische Galerie and Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin; Rencontres d’Arles, KIASMA, Helsinki and YSP, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK.

The 11th Hiroshima Art Prize commemorative exhibition
The exhibition is scheduled for summer–fall 2020. An award ceremony will be held on the day before the opening of the exhibition.

Contact
T +81 (0)82 264 1121 / F +81 (0)82 264 1198 / hcmca [​at​] hcmca.cf.city.hiroshima.jp

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