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Peter Buggenhout

°1963, Dendermonde (BE) – lives and works in Ghent (BE)

The unpolished sculptures of Peter Buggenhout resemble rubble, abandoned ruins or archaeological discoveries from different times. Using rubbish, industrial material, horsehair, intestines and dust, he creates colossal installations and sculptures on pedestals. On first sight, his creations may seem a random accumulation of materials, is in fact a carefully constructed chaos, which gives his sculptures an anonymous and undestined character. Both attractive and hideous, they come at the viewer raw and degenerated, whereby the result consistently carries a fragile and uncomfortable beauty.

Peter Buggenhout’s most recent solo exhibitions include Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; Museum M, Leuven; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Barbara Gladstone, New York; De Pont, Tilburg; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Jerusalem; and La Maison Rouge, Paris.

His work has also been shown at numerous international group exhibitions, including Inside at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Expo 1 at Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; MoMA PS1, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London; and the David Roberts Foundation, London. He also participated at the Taipei Biennal in 2014 and at Art Unlimited, Basel in 2013.

Peter Buggenhout is represented by the following galleries;
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Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf / Berlin

Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris

works by Peter Buggenhout