Pierre Huyghe gallery installation, 2006
September 11, 1962 |
|Training||École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs|
|Awards||Hugo Boss Prize (2002)|
Pierre Huyghe (born 11 September 1962) is a French artist who works in a variety of media from film and video to public interventions. He won the Hugo Boss Prize from the Guggenheim Museum in 2002.
Pierre Huyghe was born in Paris in 1962 and trained at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. In 2001, Huyghe represented France at the Venice Biennale, where his pavilion, entitled Le Château de Turing, won a special prize from the international jury. In 2002, Huyghe won the Hugo Boss Prize from the Guggenheim Museum and exhibited several works there the following year. In 2004 he participated in "A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water" the 5th Gwangju Biennale.
In 2006, Huyghe's film A Journey That Wasn't was exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in New York, and at the re-opening of ARC/MAM and Tate Modern. In 2008, Pierre Huyghe became a professor of art and philosophy at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Much 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.
His two-channel video The Third Memory (1999), first exhibited in a museum context at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and The Renaissance Society in Chicago, takes as its starting point Sidney Lumet's 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon, starring Al Pacino in the role of the bank robber John Wojtowicz. Huyghe's video reconstructs the set of Lumet's film, but he allows Wojtowicz himself, now a few dozen years older and out of jail, to tell the story of the robbery. Huyghe juxtaposes images from the reconstruction with footage from Dog Day Afternoon, demonstrating that Wojtowicz's memory has been irrevocably altered by the film about his life.
No Ghost Just A Shell
In 1999, in collaboration with Philippe Parreno, Hughye purchased the rights to a manga figure who they named 'Annlee' for $428. They invited other artists including Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Rirkrit Tiravanija to produce animated videos using Annlee. After several exhibitions, they transferred the character's copyright to the Annlee Association—a legal entity owned by Annlee, thus ensuring her simultaneous freedom and death.
Huyghe has had numerous international solo exhibitions at such venues as the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2012); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2010); Tate Modern, London (2006); Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2005); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2003); the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2002); the 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), XIII (2012); 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).
Huyghe was the recipient of a DAAD Artist in Residence grant in Berlin (1999-2000), the Hugo Boss Prize (2002), the Smithsonian American Museum’s Contemporary Artist Award (2010), and the Roswitha Haftmann Preis Award (2013).
- "Pierre Huyghe Faculty Page at European Graduate School (Biography, bibliography and video lectures)". European Graduate School. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
- 'Hugo Boss Prize website'. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
- Nicholas Bourriaud: The Reversibility of the Real, TATEetc., Issue 7/Summer 2006
- Randy Kennedy (October 13, 2005), An Antarctica Sighting in Central Park New York Times.
- Art Torrents: Pierre Huyghe - The Third Memory and One Million Kingdoms, November 23rd, 2007
- Marcia Tanner: No Ghost Just a Shell
- Phillip Nobel: Annlee: sign of the times - Japanese anime comes to life, ArtForum, January 2003
- Kendra Mayfield: Art Explores Cartoon as Commodity, Wired, December 14, 2002
- Pierre Huyghe Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
- Pierre Huyghe at Marian Goodman Gallery. Artist profile.
- Pierre Huyghe Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
- Stech, Fabian (2006). J'ai parlé avec, Lavier , Annette Messager, Sylvie Fleury, Hirschhorn, Pierre Huyghe, Delvoye, Le Consortium, D.G.-F., Hou Hanru, Sophie Calle, Ming, Sans et Bourriaud. Dijon: Presses du réel. ISBN 2-84066-166-7.
- Barikin, Amelia (2012). Parallel Presents: The Art of Pierre Huyghe. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-01780-0.
- Biography, interviews, essays, artwork images and video clips from PBS series Art:21 -- Art in the Twenty-First Century - Season 4 (2007).
- Pierre Huyghe. Faculty page at European Graduate School (Biography, filmography, photos and video lectures)
- Pierre Huyghe: Celebration Park, Tate Modern
- Pierre Huyghe in the Video Data Bank
- Pierre Huyghe at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels