Pierre Huyghe was born in 1962 in Paris, and graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in 1985. Huyghe has had numerous solo exhibitions at international venues including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2003), the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2002), the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2002), the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Amsterdam (2001), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2000), and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1998). His work has been exhibited in Documenta 11, Kassel (2002), the Istanbul Biennial in 1999, the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (1999), the Manifesta 2, Luxembourg (1998), the 2nd Johannesburg Biennial (1997) and the Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon (1995). In 2001 Huyghe represented France at the Venice Biennale, and in 2002 he received the Hugo Boss Prize from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He lives and works in Paris.