Internationally acclaimed artist Pierre Huyghe works at the intersection of fiction and reality, creating projects that point up multiple, complex narratives, often within pre-existing cultural events. In a rich body of work that includes installations, films, and sculptures, the Parisian-born Huyghe suggests the ways in which identity and subjective experience are deeply informed by particular historical moments. Huyghe's investigations into cultural production explore how media representations and social rituals shape contemporary reality.
Pierre Huyghe was born in Paris in 1962. He studied at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. He received the Hugo Boss Prize in 2002 and the Special Award of the 49th Venice Bienniale in 2001. He has had solo exhibitions at Moderna Museet, Stockholm; le Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France; Dia Center for the Arts, New York; Stedelijk Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. His works have been shown in exhibitions at venues such as the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany; P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerlan; Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England. His films and videos have also been screened in festivals such as the Festival de Mexico; Rencontres Internationales d'Arles, France, and the International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Pierre Huyghe lives and works in Paris and New York.