Pieter Hugo

Born in Johannesburg, 1976 and lives in Cape Town

Pieter Hugo’s striking photographs depict marginalized subjects across the globe. The artist began his career capturing life across Africa and has, in recent years, ventured beyond the continent. Throughout his stylized, posed portraits and landscapes, Hugo has captured bush fires in Oaxaca, itinerant entertainers who perform with hyenas, and a technology dumpsite in Ghana. His frames focus on both the human and the extraordinary circumstances of peripheral, contemporary societies. Hugo has exhibited extensively in cities including New York, London, Paris, Cape Town, Vienna, and Barcelona and has participated in the São Paulo Bienal, the Beijing Photo Biennial, and the Bamako Encounters African Biennale of Photography. His work belongs in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Foam Fotografiemuseum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Rijksmuseum, among others.

Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art
The exhibition highlights artists whose works embody the possibilities and complexities of our contemporary moment, showcasing a wide range of practices and thematics, including abstraction, representation, politics, spirituality, and race. Collapsing national borders, the artists in the exhibition ally with power, representing a kaleidoscope of voices that declare their authority.
07 Nov 2021 - 06 Feb 2022
Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
Dubai Photo Exhibition 2016
The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) reveals “Dubai...
16 Mar 2016 - 19 Mar 2016
Dubai Design District (d3)
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Pieter Hugo: 1994
South African artist Pieter Hugo is presenting his most recent body of work, “1994”, at Yossi...
26 Jan 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
Yossi Milo Gallery
New York
Can It Really Be 20 Years Already? Art in Our Times, Contemporary Masters, and Philanthropy
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse presents its 20th Year Anniversary of public exhibitions with...
31 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2020
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
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