Pierre Huyghe’s works often present themselves as complex systems characterised by a wide range of life forms, inanimate things and technologies. His constructed organisms combine not only biological, technological and fictional elements, they also produce an immersive, constantly changing environment, in which humans, animals and non-beings learn, evolve and grow.Read More
Huyghe’s oeuvre has gained international acclaim for its ability to challenge conventional forms of representation and accepted, narrative models. Covering an eclectic array of topics—ranging, variously, from genetic engineering and new realist philosophy to seascapes—Huyghe’s work unremittingly interrogates the contours of cultural, biological and exhibition-based systems.
Huyghe has been celebrated internationally with solo exhibitions at venues including the Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2018), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, U.S.A. (2014), Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany (2014), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2013), Tate Modern, London, UK (2006). He has also featured in major international group shows including the Skulptur Projekte, Münster (2017), Documenta, Kassel, Germany (2012), Sydney Biennal, Autralia (2008), Whitney Biennal, New York, U.S.A. (2006).
In 2017, Huyghe participated in the decennial exhibition of public art Skulptur Projekte Münster with the highly regarded speculative ecosystem After A Life Ahead. In 2017, Huyghe was awarded the Nasher Prize for Sculpture. He was also the recipient of the Kurt Schwitters Prize at The Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Germany (2015), 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) and received the DAAD Artist in Residence grant in Berlin (1999–2000).
Text courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel.
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