Born 1962 in Paris, France.

Lives and works in New York.


1982–1985 École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris


2017 Nasher Prize, Nasher Sculpture Center, United States
2015 Kurt Schwitters Award, Germany
2013 Roswitha Haftmann Award, Switzerland
2010 Contemporary Artist Award, Smithsonian American Art Museum, United States
2005 Art Awards Beaux-Arts Magazine (prix du meilleur artiste français), France
2002 Hugo Boss Prize, United States
2001 Special Award of the Jury, 49th Venice Biennial, Italy
1999–2000 DAAD, Artists-in-Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2017 Pierre Huyghe: 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
2016 Pierre Huyghe, Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo
Orphan Patterns, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
2015 Pierre Huyghe: Tarrawarra International 2015, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healesville
The Roof Garden Commission, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled (liegender Frauenakt), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2014 Pierre Huyghe, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Pierre Huyghe, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2013 Pierre Huyghe, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2012 El Dia del Ojo, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
2010 Pierre Huyghe. La saison des fêtes, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid
2006 Celebration Park, Tate Modern, London
Celebration Park, ARC, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
2003 Streamside Day Follies, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, NY
The Hugo Boss Prize 2002 Exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2002 L’expédition scintillante. A musical, Kunsthaus, Bregenz
2000 The Third Memory, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2012 dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel

Huyghe’s practice spans many media, including live situations, films, objects and drawings. His exhibitions are living organisms, in which interdependent, biotic and abiotic, real and symbolic agents — animals, humans, machines — are co-evolving. Those, indistinguishable, are self-organizing in a dynamic and unstable mesh, navigating between necessity and contingency.