Pierre Huyghe


Born in Paris in 1962, Pierre Huyghe now lives between there and New York. His work explores different disciplines, including film, video, animation, sculpture, architecture, drawing or sound. He uses easily recognisable narrative structures to investigate the construction of both individual and collective identities and forms of cultural production. His works take the spectator on a journey of discovery in which reality and fiction, narration, the nature of time and copyright are mingled to show complex works with a host of readings.

In his most recent works, Huyghe adopts popular cultural expressions such as puppet shows, public celebrations or nature films, which he uses as references in his investigations into the nature of art and society. He usually works with other artists (such as Liam Gillick, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Philippe Parreno and Dominique González-Foerster), architects, musicians and graphic designers with whom he shares the authorship of his works.

Huyghe has had major individual exhibitions at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Tate Modern, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm or the Dia Center for the Arts in New York, to name but a few. In 2002 he won the Guggenheim Museum Hugo Boss Prize and in 2001 the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Biennale.

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