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b. South Africa, 1976

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • 2014

      • This Must Be the Place, Centro Atlántico De Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain (touring exhibition); Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary; The Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
      • Kin, Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain
    • 2013

      • Kin, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Kin, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa
      • There’s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends, Les Recontres d’Arles Photographie, Arles, France
    • 2012

      • This Must Be the Place, touring exhibition, The Hague Museum of Photography, The Netherlands; Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
    • 2011

      • Pieter Hugo: Permanent Error, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy
      • Pieter Hugo: Permanent Error, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Pieter Hugo: Nollywood, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
      • Permanent Error, Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Netherlands
      • Permanent Error, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada
    • 2010

      • Permanent Error, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa; Brodie Stevenson, Johannesburg, South Africa
      • Nollywood, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
      • The Hyena and Other Men, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland
      • On Reality and Other Stories, Forest Centre Culturel, BRASS, Brussels, Belgium
      • Nollywood, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Nollywood, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
      • On Reality and Other Stories, Le Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse, France
      • Colette, Paris
      • Nollywood, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      • BE PREPARED!, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
      • The Hyena and Other Men, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
      • Nollywood, Greenway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
    • 2009

      • Nollywood, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
      • Nollywood, Extraspazio, Rome, Italy
      • Nollywood, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia
      • Pieter Hugo: Selected Works, Tinglado 2, Tarragona, Spain
    • 2008

      • The Hyena and Other Men, FOAM_Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      • God’s Time is the Best, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
      • Portraits, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK
      • Portraits, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
      • Nollywood, Warren Siebrits Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa
      • Works 2002-2007, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland
      • Messina/Musina, National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • 2007

      • Pieter Hugo: The Hyena & Other Men, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Messina/Musina, Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2007 touring exhibition, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, Port Elizabeth; Durban Art Gallery, Durban; Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg; Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
      • Messina/Musina, Extraspazio, Rome, Italy
      • Looking Aside, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    • 2006

      • Presence, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland
      • Looking Aside, Warren Siebrits Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • 2004

      • The Albino Project, Fabrica Features, Lisbon, Portugal
      • The Albino Project, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy
      • Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    • 2002

      • Margin, the Cold Room Photographic Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    • 2014

      • Animals, Fundació Forvm per la Fotografia, Tarragona, Spain
      • From Sitting to Selfie: 300 years of South African Portraits, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
      • Nollywood, Prospect.3 New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
      • Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, Walther Collection, Ulm, Germany
      • Art and Textile: Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to Present, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
      • Apartheid and After, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      • Traces, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    • 2013

      • About Face: Contemporary Portraiture, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
      • Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany
      • Landmark: The Fields of Photography, Somerset House Trust, London, UK
    • 2012

      • Foto Trienniale.dk, Funen, Denmark
      • Pieter Hugo: The Hyena and Other Men, Moscow Photo Biennale, Moscow, Russia
    • 2011

      • ARS 11, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
      • Lens: Fractions of Contemporary Photography and Video in South Africa, SASOL Kunsmuseum, Stellenbosch, South Africa
      • Il corpo metafora di un’esperienza, Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, Foligno, Italy
      • All Cannibals?, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
      • Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
    • 2010

      • Breaking News: Contemporary photography from the Middle East and Africa, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Provincia di Modena, Italy
      • Sharon Stone in Abuja, Location One, New York, NY
      • Counterlives, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
      • Disquieting Images, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
      • This is Our Time, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
      • Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Southern Germany
      • After A, Photo Notes on South Africa, Atri Reportage Festival, Atri, Italy
      • Lie of the Land: Representations of the South African Landscape, Iziko Old Town House Museum, Cape Town, South Africa; Sanlam Gallery, Bellville, South Africa
      • 1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
      • Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales
      • Halakasha!, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
      • PEEKABOO: Current South Africa, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
      • Room for Justice, Avocats Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      • A Celebration of 20 Years, Hereford Photo Festival, Belfast, Ireland
      • FotoTageTrier 2010, Berlin, Germany
      • Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    • 2009

      • Les Rencontres de Bamako Biennial of African Photography, Bamako, Mali
      • Creating Identity: Portraits Today, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY
      • A Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK
      • The Endless Renaissance, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
      • Unbounded: New Art for a New Century, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
      • 3 stories: Pieter Hugo, Mikhael Subotzky, Paolo Woods, Centre national de l'audiovisuel (CNA), Dudelange, Luxembourg
      • Stigmata, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, France, at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
      • Photo Beijing, Beijing, China
      • Animalism, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
      • reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR; Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, University of Maryland / Baltimore County, College Park, MD
    • 2008

      • A Look Away, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany
      • Room for Justice, Palais de Justice, Brussels, Belgium; Les Recontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
      • The Tropics: Views from the Middle of the Globe, Berliner Festspiele, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
      • Rencontres d'Arles Photography Festival, Arles, France
      • Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London, UK; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
      • Make Art/Stop AIDS, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
      • Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Massachusetts
      • reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI; Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL
    • 2007

      • Lumo ’07 – ‘us,’ 7th International Triennial of Photography, Finland
      • Contemporary Photography from South Africa – Part 1, Hereford Photography Festival, UK
      • An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
      • Faccia A Faccia: Il nouvo ritratto fotografico, FORMA, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy
      • In Your Face, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland
      • Family Relation, Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg, South Africa
      • Reality Check: Contemporary art photography from South Africa 2007, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany; Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany; Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
      • Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
      • reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
      • Art Institute of Boston, MA
    • 2006

      • South African Art Now, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
      • Como Viver Junto, 27th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
      • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago de Chile, Chile
      • Street: Behind the Cliché, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
      • Pingyao International Photographic Festival (PIP), Pingyao, China
      • Tour - Cape Town to Miami: Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
      • Nie Meer, De Warande in Turnhout, Belgium
      • Black, Brown and White, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
      • Rivers of Suffering, Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    • 2005

      • reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Aperture Gallery, New York, NY; Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
    • 2003

      • Staged Realities—The Studio in African Photography, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
      • From Chaos to Order and Back, DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan; Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2002

      • Margin, The Cold Room Photographic Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
      • Positions on South African Photography – Today, OMC Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
    • 2001

      • New South African Art, JAK Gallery, London, UK
  • GRANTS AND AWARDS

    • 2011

      • Seydou Keita Award, Recontres de Bamako African Photography Biennal, Bamako, Mali
      • Young Director Award, Cannes Lions Festival, Cannes, France
    • 2008

      • Discovery Award, Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France
      • KLM Paul Huf Award, Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • 2007

      • Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
    • 2006

      • Getty Images Young Photographers, Getty Images
    • 2005

      • First Prize, Portraits section, World Press Photo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • 2002–2003

      • Two-year Residency at Fabrica, Treviso, Italy
  • COLLECTIONS

      • 21c Museum, Louisville, KY
      • Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
      • Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
      • Bass Museum, Miami, Florida
      • Daimler Art Collection, Berlin, Germany
      • Deutsche Börse Group, Frankfurt, Germany
      • Ethnologische Museum, Berlin, Germany
      • FNAC, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
      • FOAM_Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      • Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
      • Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Modena, Italy
      • Germeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
      • Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      • Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
      • The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
      • LaSalle Bank, Chicago, Illinois
      • Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
      • Margulies Collection, Miami, Florida
      • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
      • Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
      • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
      • Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
      • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
      • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
      • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
      • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
      • Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
      • Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
      • Statoil Art Collection, Stavanger, Norway
      • Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
      • The Walther Collection, Burlafingen, Germany
      • Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
      • Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
      • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • 2013

      • O’Hagan, Sean. “Pieter Hugo: seeing South Africa anew.” The Guardian 10 September 2013
      • Dykstra, Jean. “Pieter Hugo: Kin.” Photograph 10 September 2013
      • “Pieter Hugo.” The New Yorker 9 September 2013
      • Mahoney, John. “On the Wall: Pieter Hugo’s “Kin.” American Photo Magazine 5 September 2013
    • 2012

      • Hugo, Pieter. There’s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends. Munich: Prestel, 2012
      • Hugo, Pieter. This Must Be the Place. Munich: Prestel, 2012
    • 2011

      • Kuan, Debora. “Pieter Hugo [Review].” Modern Painters. December 2011/January2012.
      • Saltz, Jerry. [Review]. New York Magazine. 31 October 2011.
      • “The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss.” Art In America 15 September 2011
      • “Pieter Hugo [Review].” The New Yorker. 12 September 2011.
      • “Critics Pick: Pieter Hugo: Permanent Error [Listing].” Time Out New York. 8 September 2011.
      • Roalf, Peggy. “Pieter Hugo at Yossi Milo Gallery [Review].” DART: Design Arts Daily. 8 September 2011.
      • Stewart, Samantha L. “Digital Dump.” Newsweek. 25 July 2011.
      • Takkunen, Mikko. “Pieter Hugo’s ‘Permanent Error.’” British Journal of Photography. 13 July 2011.
      • Hugo, Pieter. Permanent Error. Munich: Prestel, 2011.
    • 2010

      • “Dumping Across the Digital Divide”. New York Times Magazine. 15 August 2010.
      • Franzoni, Christina. “On Africa”. Zoom. July 2010
      • Aletti, Vince. “Goings on About Town: Art: Pieter Hugo [Review}”. The New Yorker. April 2010
      • Beckmann, Anne-Marie. “On My Mind.” Foam Magazine. No. 22. Spring 2010.
      • Bourland, Ian. “Critic’s Picks: Pieter Hugo”. Artforum. 23 March 2010.
      • Hall, Scott. “Now Showing: Hooray for Nollywood”. T Magazine. April 2010.
      • Rexer, Lyle. ”About the Cover”. [Cover] Photograph. March / April 2010.
      • Siegal, Miranda. “See Photographer Pieter Hugo’s Take on Nigerian Cinema.” New York Magazine. 23 February 2010.
      • “Pieter Hugo: Nollywood [Listing]’. The New Yorker. 8 March 2010.
      • “Critic’s Picks: Pieter Hugo: Nollywood [Listing].” Time Out New York. 11 March 2010.
    • 2009

      • Hugo, Pieter. Nollywood. Munich: Prestel, 2009.
      • Angelucci, Federica. “Welcome to Nollywood.” Dazed and Confused. August 2009.
      • “No Apology.” Art South Africa, Summer 2009.
    • 2008

      • O’Hagan, Sean. “Africa as you’ve never seen it.” The Observer. 20 July 2008.
      • [Cover]. JUXTAPOZ. The Photography Issue. No. 88 May 2008.
      • “Pieter Hugo and The Hyena Men of Nigeria.” British Journal of Photography. 14 May 2008
      • “Street & Studio: Sharp photographs and blurred boundaries.” Telegraph. 17 May 2008.
      • “All Human Life.” The Guardian. 21 May 2008.
      • Grafik, Claire. “Who Are You Looking At? Clare Grafik on Pieter Hugo.” Art on Paper March/April 2008.
      • Dempsey, Kate, Ed. Presumed Innocence. DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. 2008
      • Johnson, Ken. “Pieter Hugo: ‘The Hyena and Other Men’ [‘Last Chance’ review].” The New York Times 11 January 2008: E27.
      • Johnson, Ken. “Pieter Hugo: ‘The Hyena and Other Men’ [review].” The New York Times 4 January 2008: E31.
      • Doran, Anne. “Pieter Hugo: The Hyena and Other Men [review].” Time Out New York 10-16 January 2008: 71.
      • Callahan, Christine. “Man Tames Beast: Pieter Hugo’s camera boldly investigates dominance and submission.” Gay City News 3-9 January 2008.
      • “Pieter Hugo [review].” The New Yorker 7 January 2008.
      • Gilbert, Alan. “My Hyena.” Village Voice 2 January 2008.
      • Verrecas, Goedele. “Pieter Hugo: Mensen aan de rand en erover.” Snoecks [Belgium] 2008.
    • 2007

      • Hugo, Pieter. The Hyena and Other Men. Munich: Prestel, 2007.
      • Johnson, Ken. “Pieter Hugo [review].” The New York Times 28 December 2007.
      • Kreye, Andrian. “Höllenhunde in den Städten.” Feuilleton 27 November 2007.
      • Gopnik, Blake. “Glories of Gotham: A Bright Art Season in New York.” The Washington Post 18 December 2007: C1-C2.
      • [review]. Condé Nast Traveler December 2007.
      • [image]. Time Out New York November 29, 2007.
      • [image]. The New Yorker December 10, 2007.
      • Kuan, Debora. [critic’s picks]. Artforum December 2007.
      • Hugo, Pieter. Messina / Musina. Paris: Punctum Editions, 2007.
      • Law-Viljoen, Bronwyn. “Pieter Hugo: The Critical Zone of Engagement.” Aperture Spring 2007.
      • Trainor, James. “How to Live Together.” Frieze January 2007.
      • Weinstein, Steve. “Peter Hugo: Stephen Cohen Gallery.” Focus Magazine May 2007.
      • “Pieter Hugo: Outside/Outsiders.” Portfolio Contemporary Photography. Issue 44, 2007.
    • 2006

      • Hugo, Pieter. Looking Aside: South African studio portraits 2003-2006. Paris: Punctum Editions, 2006.
      • Ewing, William A., Ed. FACE: The New Photographic Portrait. Thames & Hudson, 2006.
      • Black, Brown, White: Photography from South Africa. Kunsthalle Wien, 2006.
      • Bester, Rory. “Pieter Hugo: Outsider/Outsiders”. Portfolio: Contemporary Photography in Britain December 2006.
      • Smith, Roberta. “Regeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow [Review]”. The New York Times 9 June 2006.
    • 2005

      • “100 Artists on the Cusp of International Success.” Art Review [UK] December 2005.
      • “Men and Hyenas: The Photos of Pieter Hugo.” Internazionale [IT] 27 October – 4 November 2005.
      • Erwing, William., Nathalie Herschdorfer, and Jean-Christophe Blaser. reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow 2005-2006. New York: Aperture, 2005.
      • O’Toole, Sean. “The Outsider.” Creative Review [UK] June 2005.
    • 2004

      • Checchi, Rosanna. “Pieter Hugo.” Zoom [Italy] May 2004.