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Born in 1962 in Paris, France.
Lives and works in New York.
For Pierre Huyghe the exhibition ritual is an encounter with a sentient milieu that generates new possibilities of co-dependence between events or elements that unfold. The exhibition is an entity whose time and space, in which it appears, are constituents of its manifestation.
His works are conceived as speculative fiction and often present themselves as continuity between a wide range of intelligent life forms, biological, technological and tangible inert matter that learn, modify and evolve. They are permeable, contingent and often indifferent to witnesses.
His work is internationally known and presented in various exhibitions around the
world. Recent exhibitions include Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker (2022); Luma Foundation, Arles (2021); the Serpentine Gallery, London (2018); Guggenheim Bilbao (2017); Sprengel Museum Hannover (2016); The Metropoli-tan Museum of Art, New York (2015); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2014); Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2014); Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2013); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico (2012); Kunstmuseum Basel (2011); Museo de Arte Contemporanea Reina Sofia/Palacio de Cristal, Madrid (2010); Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (2007); Tate Modern, London (2006); Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (2006); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2005); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2005); Portikus, Frankfurt (2004); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2003); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2002); Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva (2001); Santa Monica Museum of Art (1999).
He was also featured in major international group shows including the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2021); Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz (2021); Kadist, San Francisco (2021); de Young Museum, San Francisco (2020); NTU-Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (2019); Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2019); Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou (2018); Le Consortium, Dijon (2018); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2018); Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017); Guggenheim Bilbao (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC (2016); Punta Della Dogana, Venice (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015); Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2014); Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (2013); Documenta, Kassel (2012); Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2010); Sydney Biennal (2008), Whitney Biennal, New York (2006).
Pierre Huyghe curated the exhibition Okayama Art Summit in 2019, Japon.
He was also the recipient of the Nasher Prize for Sculpture (2017); Kurt Schwitters Prize at The Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Germany (2015); the Roswitha Haftmann Prize in Zurich (2013); the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Contemporary Artist Award (2010); the Hugo Boss Prize (2002), the Special Jury Prize awarded by 49th Venice Biennale (2001).
Pierre Huyghe’s works have joined the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico; Art Gallery of Ontario; Reykjavik Art Museum; Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turino; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kunstmuseum, Bâle; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate, London; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Collection IAC, Villeurbanne; Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris; Musée national d'art moderne — Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris; Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine, MÉCA, Bordeaux; Frac Île de France —Le Plateau, Paris; Frac Normandie Rouen; Musée de Grenoble; Musée d'arts de Nantes; Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart; MAC/VAL, Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, among others.