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.

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Peter Buggenhout
Dendermonde, 1963
Belgium

Current Exhibitions

Infinitive Mutability

Axel Vervoordt Gallery

25 Mar — 01 Jun
Axel Vervoordt Gallery is relocating to an expanded two-level space in Wong Chuk Hang, a dynamic artistic hub on the south part of Hong Kong Island. The new...

Past Exhibitions

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

2017
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

2015
Für alle und keinen, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany Peter Buggenhout, Museum M, Leuven, Belgium
Peter Buggenhout, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2014
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

2013
“The Blind Leading The Blind”, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France
“Ni chair, ni poisson”, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, France

Group Shows

2017-2018
Nouvel accrochage des collection contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2017
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

2016
Capital: Debt – Territory – Utopia, Hamburger Banhof, Berlin, Germany
Non figurative – Un regain d’intérêt?, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac Streamlines, Deichtorhallen, Hambourg, Germany

2015/2016
Demain dans la bataille, pense à moi, Institut d’Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne, France

2015
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