Peter Buggenhout (1963, Dendermonde) constructs sculptural installations out of industrial and found materials. At first sight, his works look like the remains of destroyed or abandoned structures. Beneath the constructions’ formal complexity, however, lies a carefully developed internal logic. Buggenhout works with what he describes as abject material: everyday objects detached from their original context and then reused. By covering many of his sculptures with dust, he attempts to neutralize any symbolic value.

Peter Buggenhout
Dendermonde, 1963

Past Exhibitions

Infinitive Mutability

Axel Vervoordt Gallery
25/03/2019 — 01/06/2019

New Exhibitions at the Margulies Collection 2018

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
23/10/2018 — 27/04/2019

Peter Buggenhout: The Blind Leading the Blind

Hilario Galguera
27/10/2017 — 31/03/2018

Wirikuta (Mexican Time-slip)

Museo Espacio Aguas Calientes 03/11/2016 — 30/04/2017

Solo Shows

Los Ciegos Guianda à los Ciegos, Galeria Hilario Galguera, San Rafael, Mexico City, Mexico
Pas éléphant, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, France
On Hold, The Box, Los Angeles, USA
Keine Schatten im Paradies, Neues Museum Nurnberg, State Museum for Art and Design Nuremberg, Germany
Palazzo De’ Toschi, De’Toschi, Bologna, Italy

Für alle und keinen, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany Peter Buggenhout, Museum M, Leuven, Belgium
Peter Buggenhout, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Peter Buggenhout, CIAP, Ile de Vassivière, France
Caterpillar Logic II, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Gorgo, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France

“The Blind Leading The Blind”, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France
“Ni chair, ni poisson”, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, France

Group Shows

Nouvel accrochage des collection contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

50 years of Konrad Fischer Galerie, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany Inextricabilia, Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Elbphilharmonie Revisited, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
MECA, Aguascalientes, Mexico The deconstructed space – Attacks, Transformation, Explosions, Marta Herford, Germany

Capital: Debt – Territory – Utopia, Hamburger Banhof, Berlin, Germany
Non figurative – Un regain d’intérêt?, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac Streamlines, Deichtorhallen, Hambourg, Germany

Demain dans la bataille, pense à moi, Institut d’Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne, France

Belgique, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
10 year anniversary exhibition, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
Triënial Bruges, Bruges, Belgium
Militaire Ficties, Fort Amstelhoek, Uithoorn, Pays-Bas Belgi – Barbari e Poeti, MACRO, Rome Italie

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Dendermonde Country of birth: Belgium Date of birth: 1963 Lives in: Gent, Belgium