Pierre  Huyghe,

advisor, artist

venue: Karlsaue Park
Pierre Huyghe, born in Paris, was educated at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He has had numerous international solo exhibitions at such venues as the Tate Modern, London (2006), the Castello de Rivoli, Turin (2004), the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2003), the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2001), the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2000), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2000), and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2006, 1998). His most recent solo exhibition, La saison des fêtes, was presented at the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010). His current project, The Host and the Cloud (2009–10), is an experiment which occurred within the entirety of the now-closed Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires in Paris. A small group of actors, the employees of the museum, were exposed to certain influences played live by interpreters. This real situation was witnessed on Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and May Day.

Huyghe’s work has appeared in many group exhibitions and several international venues, such as the Biennale of Sydney (2008), the Whitney  Biennial (2006), the Venice Biennale (2003, 1999), documenta 11 (2002), and Manifesta 2 (1998). He was a recipient of a DAAD Artist in Residence grant in Berlin (1999–2000) and received a Special Award from the jury of the Venice Biennale in 2001, where he represented France, as well as the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum in 2002. He lives and works in New York and Paris.