Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo


Pieter Hugo's survey exhibition, This Must Be the Place, travels to Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (28 March - 1 June), after showing at Fotografiska - the Swedish Museum of Photography - in Stockholm. The Rwanda 20 Years exhibition is currently touring in The Hague city (1 April - 13 June). Hugo's work is also included on Apartheid and After at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (15 March - 8 June); Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (21 February - 8 June); and Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive at the Walther Collection in Ulm, Germany (8 June through 2015).

Exhibitions / Works



Pieter Hugo (born 1976 in Johannesburg) is a photographic artist living in Cape Town. Major museum solo exhibitions have taken place at The Hague Museum of Photography, Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Fotografiska in Stockholm, MAXXI in Rome and the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, among others. Hugo has participated in numerous group exhibitions at institutions including Tate Modern, the Folkwang Museum, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and the São Paulo Bienal. His work is represented in prominent public and private collections, among them the Museum of Modern Art, V&A Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, J Paul Getty Museum, Walther Collection, Deutsche Börse Group, Folkwang Museum and Huis Marseille. Hugo received the Discovery Award at the Rencontres d'Arles Festival and the KLM Paul Huf Award in 2008, the Seydou Keita Award at the Rencontres de Bamako African Photography Biennial in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012.


Also see www.pieterhugo.com