Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo


Pieter Hugo's Kin series is on view at Fundació Foto Colectania in Barcelona (18 September - 10 December), and travels to Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in January 2015. His survey exhibition, This Must Be the Place, is currently at Centro Atlántico De Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, closing 4 January 2015. Hugo has work on Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3), the New Orleans Biennial (25 October - 25 January), and on Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive at the Walther Collection in Ulm, Germany (through 2015).

Current exhibition

27 November 2014 - 17 January 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