Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo


Pieter Hugo has been selected as the In Focus artist by the National Portrait Gallery, London, within their photography exhibition, the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 (12 November 2015 - 21 February 2016). His solo exhibition Corporeality, opened op 29 January at Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany, which ran until 11 April 2015, and his Kin series was on view at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson (14 January - 26 April 2015). Hugo also had work in Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3), the New Orleans Biennial (25 October 2014 - 25 January 2015).

Exhibitions / Works


Interviews, Articles and Reviews

  • Pieter Hugo's talk with Lou Proud, Phillips's Head of Photographs in London (15 May 2015)
  • Biography

    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