Pierre Huyghe

James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize — 2010

This is an image of a live experiment, The Host and the Cloud.

Pierre Huyghe, The Host and the Cloud, 2009-2010, live experiment. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Pierre Huyghe is the ninth annual winner of the museum’s contemporary artist award.

The jurors wrote in their decision: “Huyghe looks beyond national boundaries to create an art that speaks to universal themes and experiences. His impressive body of work includes landmark video installations that have changed the course of contemporary film and video. He has continued to build upon this foundation, devising inventive projects that range from incisive social commentary to poetic moments of pure beauty. Simply put, Huyghe is one the most influential artists of his generation. We are as excited about what he will create next as with what he has already accomplished.”


Nicholas Baume, director and chief curator, Public Art Fund

Margo Crutchfield, senior curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland 

Anne Ellegood, senior curator, UCLA Hammer Museum

Tim Rollins, artist

Howard Singerman, associate professor of contemporary art and theory, University of Virginia