Born 1976 in Johannesburg. Lives in Cape Town.





1994 and Californian Wildflowers, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1994, Yossi Milo, New York, USA 


Portraits: From the unsaid to the un-dead, Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean,Port Louis, Mauritius

Kin, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany

1994, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

Pieter Hugo, Thirteen Works, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland

In Focus: Pieter Hugo, as part of the 2015 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition,

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK


Corporeality, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany

Kin, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris, France

In Focus: Pieter Hugo, as part of the 2015 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition,

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK


Kin, Fondació Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain

Kin, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Rwanda 20 Years, The Hague, the Netherlands

This Must Be the Place, Fundacão Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

This Must Be the Place, Centro Atlántico De Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Kin, Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
Kin, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
This Must Be the Place, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm
There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends, Rencontres d'Arles festival, Arles, France
This Must Be the Place, The Hague Museum of Photography, The Netherlands; Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Stimultania Photographic Centre, Strasbourg, France
There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends, extraspazio, Rome
Nollywood, Pataka, Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
Permanent Error, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Permanent Error, Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Permanent Error, ContactPhotography Festival, Toronto
Permanent Error, MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome
Nollywood, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
Nollywood, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland
Nollywood, Théâtre de La Ville, Paris
Permanent Error, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town; Brodie/Stevenson, Johannesburg
Nollywood, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
The Hyena and Other Men, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland
On Reality and Other Stories, Forest Centre Culturel, BRASS, Brussels
Nollywood, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles
On Reality and Other Stories, Le Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse, France
Pieter Hugo, Colette, Paris, France
The Hyena and Other Men, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
Nollywood, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Nollywood, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Amsterdam
BE PREPARED, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam
Nollywood, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
Nollywood, Galleria Extraspazio, Rome
Pieter Hugo: Selected Works, Tinglado 2, Tarragona, Spain
Nollywood, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
Nollywood, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
The Hyena and Other Men, Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam
God's Time is the Best, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam
Portraits, Ffotogallery, Cardiff
Portraits, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Nollywood, Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg
WORKS 2002-2007, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva
The Hyena and Other Men, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Messina/Musina, Extraspazio, Rome, Italy
Messina/ Musina Standard Bank Young Artist 2009 exhibition, Monument Gallery, Grahamstown; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, Port Elizabeth; Durban Art Gallery, Durban; Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg; Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Looking Aside, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles
Presence, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town
Looking Aside, Warren Siebrits Contemporary, Johannesburg
Presence, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva
The Albino Project, Fabrica Features, Lisbon
The Albino Project, Museum of Modern Art, Rome
Rwanda 2004: Partial Remains and Personal Affects, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town




LAVORO in MOVIMENTO / WORK in MOTION, MAST Foundation, Bologna,


Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism. Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G Allen Family Collection, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle, USA

After Eden/Après Eden - The Walther Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France


Strange Worlds, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Foro Boario, Modena, Italy
Beastly/Tierisch, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Spatial Stories: Topographies of Change in Africa, at the Center for Visual Arts, Metropolitan State University of Denver, USA

I will go there, take me home, MAC Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Representations of Otherness and Resistance, Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Prix Pictet: Disorder, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Somerset House, London;
and other venues


Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3), New Orleans Biennial, USA

T.R.I.P. Travel Routes In Photography, Terme di Diocleziano, Rome, Italy

Animalis, Fundación Forvm per la Fotografia, Tarragona, Spain

From Sitting to Selfie: 300 Years of South African Portraits, Standard Bank Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Between Subject and Object: Human remains at the interface of art and science, Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Here Africa, Château de Penthes, Geneve-Pregny, Switzerland

Present Tense, Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett, Porto, Portugal

Apartheid and After, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
San Francisco, USA

Chroma, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa


Art and Textile: Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Present Tense, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian - Délégation en France, Paris
Transition: Social Landscape, Rencontres d'Arles festival, Arles, France
Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, The Walther Collection, Ulm, Germany
The Glorious Rise and Fall ... (and so on), Groot Ziekengasthuis, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Some Views of Africa, Studio la Città di Verona, Italy
Either/Or, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark
Landmark: The Fields of Photography, Somerset House, London
Nothing to Declare?, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin
The Loom of the Land, Stevenson, Johannesburg
Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive Part II: Contemporary Reconfigurations, Walther Collection Project Space, New York
Africa: Photographs and video from the Martin Margulies Collection, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison State College, Florida
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, The Photographers Gallery, London
Transitions - Social Landscape Project, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg
Africa, There and Back, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Photography of The Rainbow Nation, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague
Qui Vive? 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow
International Art Exhibition, Rwesero Arts Museum, Nyanza, Rwanda
Moscow Photobiennale, Moscow Multimedia Art Museum
FotoTriennale.dk, Funen, Denmark
Lima Biennale, Peru
What we talk about when we talk about love, Stevenson, Cape Town
Paraty em Foco photography festival, Brazil
Urban Lives, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, California
All Cannibals, Me Collectors Room, Berlin
Beguiling: The Self and the Subject, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town
Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada
Il corpo metafora di un'esperienza, CIAC Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, Foligno, Italy
Lens: Fractions of Contemporary Photography and Video in South Africa, Stellenbosch University Art Museum, Stellenbosch
ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography, V&A Museum, London
Possible Cities: Africa in Photography and Video, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Pennsylvania
The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Humankind, Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Germany
The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds after 1989, ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany
For a Sustainable World, Les Rencontres de Bamako African Photography Biennial, Mali
Breaking News: Contemporary photography from the Middle East and Africa, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Provincia di Modena, Italy
Fototage Trier, Berlin
A Celebration of 20 Years, Hereford Photo Festival, Belfast
Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Disquieting Images, Triennale di Milano, Italy
PEEKABOO: Current South Africa, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki
This is Our Time, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Southern Germany
After A, Photo Notes on South Africa, Atri Reportage Festival, Atri, Italy
Lie of the Land, Iziko Old Town House Museum, Cape Town; Sanlam Gallery, Bellville
1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Ffotogallery, Cardiff
Halakasha!, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
Sharon Stone in Abuja, Location One, New York
Counterlives, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Room for Justice, Avocats Sans Frontières, Antwerp Court House, Belgium
Creating Identity: Portraits today, 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
A Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK
The Endless Renaissance, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida
Animalism, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
Three Stories, CNA (Centre National de l'Audiovisuel), Luxembourg
Unbounded: New Art for a New Century, The Newark Museum, New Jersey
Photo Beijing, China
Les Rencontres de Bamako Biennial of African photography, Mali
Stigmata, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva
reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR; Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
A Look Away, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
Room for Justice, Palais de Justice, Brussels; Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
Street & Studio: An urban history of photography, Tate Modern, London
The Tropics: Views from the Middle of the Globe, Berliner Festspiele, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Make Art/Stop AIDS, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Presumed Innocence: Photographic perspectives of children, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Massachusetts
reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI; Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; Miami Dade Community College, Florida
Lumo '07 - 'us', 7th International Triennial of Photography, Finland
Contemporary Photography from South Africa - Part 1, Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford, UK
An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
In Your Face, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva
Family Relation, Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg
Faccia A Faccia: Il nouvo ritratto fotografico, FORMA, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan
Reality Check: Contemporary Art photography from South Africa 2007, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts; Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
South African Art Now, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
How to Live Together, 27th São Paulo Biennale, Brazil
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago, Chile
Street: Behind the Cliché, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Pingyao International Photographic Festival, China
Tour - Cape Town to Miami, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna
Black, Brown and White, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Nie Meer, De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
Rivers of Suffering, Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut
re:Generation: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Aperture Gallery, New York
Staged Realities - The Studio in African Photography, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
From Chaos to Order and Back, DDD Gallery, Osaka / Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo
Margin, The Cold Room Photographic Gallery, Cape Town
Positions of South African Photography - Today, OMC Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
2001 New South African Art, JAK Gallery, London

Shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize
Seydou Keita Award, 9th Recontres de Bamako African Photography Biennial, Mali
FOTOGRAFIA - The Road to Contemporary Art, Rome
Young Director Award, Cannes Lions Festival
Discovery Award, Rencontres d'Arles Festival
KLM Paul Huf Award, Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam
Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art
First prize, Portraits section, World Press Photo
Getty Images Young Photographer Award

21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bass Museum, Miami, Florida

Centre Pompidou, France
Cincinnati Art Museum
Daimler Art Collection
Deutsche Börse Group, Frankfurt

Ekard collection, the Netherlands
Ethnologische Museum, Berlin
FNAC, France
Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam
Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Modena, Italy
FRAC Réunion, Reunion Island, France
Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
Johanesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
LaSalle Bank, Chicago, Illinois
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Margulies Collection, Miami, Florida
Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
MOMA, New York
MUDAM, Luxembourg
MUSAC_Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum of Fine arts, Houston

Museum Voorlinden, the Netherlands
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
North Carolina Museum of Art
Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland

Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Walther Collection, Burlafingen, Germany
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands