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)

2018 UUmwelt, Serpentine Galleries, London
Pierre Huyghe – From Xue Bing's Collection, Pond Society, organised by the New Century Art Foundation, Shanghai
2017 Pierre Huyghe: 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Pierre Huyghe: Untitled (Human Mask), Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen
Pierre Huyghe: Untitled (Human Mask), Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao
Pierre Huyghe: Untitled (Human Mask), David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence
2016 Pierre Huyghe Part I: Untilled Host, Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo
Pierre Huyghe Part II: A Journey That Wasn't – Creature, Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo
Orphan Patterns, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
La Saison des Fêtes, Bröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
Pierre Huyghe's "Untilled" (Liegender Frauenakt), AGO Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
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
Pierre Huyghe, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Pierre Huyghe: The Host and The Cloud, MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona
Pierre Huyghe, The Artist's Institute, New York
2013 Pierre Huyghe, Centre Pompidou, Paris
The Host and The Cloud, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
2012 El Dia del Ojo, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
2011 Pierre Huyghe: Werke der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2010 Pierre Huyghe. La saison des fêtes, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid
The Host and The Cloud, Episode 3, Musée des arts et traditions populaires, Paris
Les Grands Ensembles (The Housing Projects), The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
2008 Forest of Lines, Sydney Opera House, Sydney
2007 Show as Exhibition, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik
A Time Score, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León
2006 Celebration Park, Tate Modern, London
Celebration Park, ARC, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
2005 Streamside Day, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Streamside Day, IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2004 This is not a Time for Dreaming, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Pierre Huyghe, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin
One Million + Kingdoms, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
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
2001 Pierre Huyghe, Interludes, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Two Minutes Out of Time, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva
2000 The Third Memory, Centre Pompidou, Paris
The Third Memory, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal
The Third Memory, Renaissance Society, Chicago
Pierre Huyghe, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2019 IF THE SNAKE, Okayama Art Summit, Okayama
Creatures. When Species Meet, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Préhistoire et la Modernité, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2018 Au diapason du monde, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
GIVE UP THE GHOST, Baltic Triennial 13, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Au diapason du monde, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2017 Infinite Garden. From Giverny to Amazonia, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
Variable Dimensions – artists and architecture, MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
Field Guide, Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Take Me (I'm Yours), Pirelli / Hangar Biccoca, Milan
2016 Development, Okayama Summit, Okayama
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, Whitney Museum, New York
Live Uncertainty, 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo
Are We Human?, 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul
Decor, Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels
Daniel Buren. A Fresco, Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
Organismi, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction, Manifesta 11 – The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Zurich
GLOBALE: Reset Modernity, ZKM Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
2015 Salt Water: A theory of thought forms, 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
The heart is a lonely hunter, YARAT Contemporary Art Center, Baku
Experience infinita, MALBA, Buenos Aires
2014 1984-1999. La Décennie, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
The Human Factor: Uses of the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Hayward Gallery, London
Burning Down The House, 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
The Vincent Award 2014, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
2013 Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Expo 1: New York, MoMA PS1, New York
Yes Naturally, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
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.