Pierre Huyghe


    • Male


    About the artist

    Lives and works in New York
    1962: Born in Paris
    2001: Huyghe represented France at the Venice Biennale

    A French artist who works in a variety of media from film and video to public interventionsMuch of Huyghe's work examines the structural properties of film and its problematic relationship to reality. His work frequently mixes fact with fiction. In several projects, he has delved into the personal lives of subjects and actors in film.
    Pierre Huyghe was educated at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Graphiques et Décoratifs. Huyghe has had numerous international solo exhibitions at such venues as the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2003), the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2002); the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2001); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2000); and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1998). He has also participated in a number of international art shows, including Documenta XI (2002); the Istanbul Biennial (1999); the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (1999); Manifesta 2, Luxembourg (1998); the 2nd Johannesburg Biennial (1997); and the Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon (1995). He was a recipient of a DAAD Artist in Residence grant in Berlin (1999-2000) and received a Special Award from the Jury of the Venice Biennale in 2001, where he represented France, as well as the Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2002.

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