°1963, Dendermonde (BE) – lives and works in Ghent (BE)
Peter Buggenhout’s unpolished sculptures evoke images of chaos and disorder, of abandoned ruins and archeological findings from a different era. His oeuvre, in which he focuses on the use of abject materials, such as debris, industrial waste, horsehair, blood, intestines and household dust, contains both enormous installations and smaller works that are often presented on pedestals or vitrines. What seems to be a relatively random accumulation of material, is actually a carefully orchestrated chaos. Anonymous and indeterminate. The sculptures appear to be turned inside out; raw and dismantled, repulsive and appealing, bearing a frail 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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