Candida Höfer

(German, born 1944)

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Candida Höfer

Conservatoire Royal Bruxelles, 2011

1,500 EUR



Born in Eberswalde, Germany
1963 - 1964
Voluntary at Fotoatelier Schmölz-Huth, Cologne, Germany
1964 - 1968
Studied at the Kölner Werkschule
1968 - 1970
Free photographer in Cologne, Germany
1970 - 1972
Employee at photo studio Werner Bokelberg, Hamburg (reconstruction of daguerreotypes)
1972 - 1973
Employee in a gallery in Cologne, Germany
1973 - 1982
Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Duesseldorf
Film class of Ole John (1973-1976)
Photography class of Bernd Becher (1976-1982)
1976 - 1982
Photography class of Bernd Becher
1997 - 2000
Professorship at Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany
Lives and works in Cologne, Germany


Notes / Coordinates, Inna Contemporary Art Space, Hangzhou, China

Candida Höfer, Düsseldorf, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany (solo)
Candida Höfer, Düsseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
Candida Höfer, Düsseldorf, Landesgalerie Linz, Austria (solo)
Candida Höfer, Immagini di Architettura, Fondazione Bisazza, Vicenza, Italy (solo)
La Disparation des Lucioles. Collection Lambert en Avignon, Prison Sainte-Anne, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Avignon, France

The Tears of Things, Visual Arts Center Helga de Alvear Foundation, Cáceres, Spain
Early Works, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Candida Höfer. Bindings. Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
Villa Borghese, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Closer, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Villa Borghese, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK (solo)
Mantova, Museo Civico di Palazzo Te, Mantova, Italy (solo)


Mortier, Gerard and Höfer, Candida (ed.), Paris Opera, Munich, Schirmer/Mosel, 2006
Grosenick, Uta, Art Now – Vol. 2, Cologne: Taschen Verlag, 2005, p. 212-215
Höfer Candida, Bibliotheken (with an essay by Umberto Eco), Munich, Schirmer/Mosel, 2005
Schirmer/Mosel (ed.), Candida Höfer: Libraries. Munich, 2005
Steiner, Shep. „Candida Höfer“, in: Contemporary: Special issue on photography. No. 67. London: Art 21, 2004, pp. 50-53
Chaslin Francois. The Dutch Embassy in Berlin by OMA/Rem Koolhaas. Rotterdam: Nai Publishers, 2004
Waddington Galleries (ed). Objective Space: Photographers from Germany. London, 2003 (exh. cat.)
Basting, Barbara. Candida Höfer, Deutschland. Das Dokumentieren dokumentieren, in: 50. Biennale di Venezia, du (Supplement). Die Zeitschrift der Kultur, Zurich, no. 735, April 2003, p. 17, ill.
Candida Höfer. Hamburg (with an essay by Michael Driers), Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2002
Spiegler, Marc. Candida Höfer in: Artnews, New York, vol. 101, no. 1, January 2002, p. 127, ill.