p i e t e r   h u g o

Pieter Hugo was born in Johannesburg in 1976. Lives and works in Cape Town.

Among his recent solo exhibitions: This Must Be the Place (2012, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
| The Hague Museum of Photography, The Netherlands); Permanent Error (2011, MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome | 2010 Michael Stevenson, Cape Town; Brodie Stevenson, Johannesburg Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane); Nollywood (2011, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand |
Nollywood, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland
| Nollywood, Théâtre de La Ville, Paris | 2009
e x t r a s p a z i o  gallery, Rome); The Hyena and Other Men (2008 Foam_Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam) Messina|Musina (2008 National Gallery, Cape Town | e x t r a s p a z i o  gallery, Rome).

Among his recent group exhibitions: Africa, There and Back (2012 Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany); Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 (The Photographers Gallery, London) Photography of The Rainbow Nation (2012 Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague); International Art Exhibition (2012 Rwesero Arts Museum, Nyanza, Rwanda); ARS 11 (2011 Kiasma, Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki); Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography (2011 V&A Museum, London); For a Sustainable World, Les Rencontres de Bamako (2011 African Photography Biennial, Mali); Breaking News: Contemporary photography from the Middle East and Africa (2010 Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Provincia di Modena, Italy), Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity (2010 Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Southern Germany); Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography ( 2008 Tate Modern, London). 

Among the most important awards received by Pieter Hugo, we remind the Seydou Keita Award, assigned during the 9th Recontres de Bamako African Photography Biennial in Mali; the FOTOGRAFIA - The Road to Contemporary Art Award 2011, assigned by FOTOGRAFIA – Festival Internazionale, Rome; the Young Director Award, assigned by Cannes Lions Festival; the Discovery Award 2008, assigned by Rencontres d’Arles Photographie; the KLM Paul Huf Award in 2007, organized by Foam_Fotografiemuseum di Amsterdam and followed by a solo show in the Fotografiemuseum, where the artist exhibited “The Hyena and Other Men” photographic series ; the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art 2007, the most important award dedicated to South African art; the first prize in the “Portraits section” of the 2006 World Press Photo Award.