Candida Höfer
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Background Information about Candida Höfer

Of people and places

In view of the deserted spaces for which Candida Höfer became famous, it’s hard to believe that her artistic interest is primarily dedicated to people. Yet upon second glance, the balanced views into interiors of public buildings such as libraries, auditoriums, music halls, foyers or museums do show that the artist draws close to people by documenting their environments. It’s not the recognizability of a place that stands in the foreground, but the way that architecture and interior fittings reveal the cultural and social environment. As a graduate of the first Becher class at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, Höfer aims to compare the various kinds of spaces. But, she leaves a large space for the individual, for inconspicuous details from which traces of history and change can be read. Höfer’s formal and strictly applied series subordinates itself to the respective order of the space and invites the viewer to take a long, thorough look to understand the inherent structure. They thereby set a mark against the fast consumption of the flood of media images. The view of a hall in a Roman palace in 1998 makes the “almost majestic presence of the things” perceptible. In 2003, Höfer was presented in the German pavilion at the Venice Biennial; the year before she took part in the Documenta11 (in Kassel, Germany). She’s also constantly presented in museums and galleries worldwide.

Petra Prahl
1944Born in Eberswalde
1963-64Apprentice at the Photoatelier Schmölz-Huth, Cologne
1964-68Cologne Art Academy
1973-82Düsseldorf Art Academy, Film with Ole John
1976Düsseldorf Art Academy, Photography with Professor Bernd Becher
1997-2000Professor at the State Academy for Design, Karlsruhe
Lives and works in Cologne
2002Artist Prize NRW
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris Centre Pompidou, Paris Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid Centro de Fotografia Universidad de Salamanca, Spain Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt/Main DZ Bank, Frankfurt/Main Kunsthalle, Basel Kunsthalle, Hamburg Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe Kunsthaus, Bregenz Museum Folkwang, Fotografische Sammlung, Essen Museum of Modern Art, New York Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design, Nuremberg St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Missouri ZKM, Karlsruhe

Solo Exhibitions

2004Candida Höfer, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel
2003German Pavilion 50, Venice Biennial, Venice
Candida Höfer, New Photographs, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
2002Zwölf (Twelve), Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin,
Candida Höfer, Altonaer Museum, Hamburg
Zwölf - Twelve, Documenta 11, Kassel
Candida Höfer, Gallery Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe
The World of Knowledge II, Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, Japanisches Palais und Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden
Candida Höfer: Bibliotheksbilder (Library Images), Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich
Candida Höfer Basel, exhibition in Kunstforum Basel, Basel
Leseräume II (Reading Rooms II) by Candida Höfer, Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
2001Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
Photographies recentes, Gallery Laage-Salomon, Paris
Gallery Hauser and Wirth, Zürich
Candida Höfer: Photographs, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Candida Höfer. Douze. Twelve, Musee des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Calais, France
Gallery K, Oslo
Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke
2000Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
Gregorio Magnani, London
Natuurruimten, Natuurmuseum Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Otre Jahre. Photographien 1968-1999 (Photographs 1968-1999), Kunsthalle Nürnberg
The National Museum of Photography, Det Kgl Bibliotek, Copenhagen
Gallery Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne
Museumsbilder (Museum Pictures), Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden
Die Welt des Wissens (The World of Knowlegde), Archive, Bibliotheken, Museen, Staatliches Museum, Dresden
Neue Fotoarbeiten (New Photoworks), Gallery Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Targeting images, objects + ideas, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago
Palacio del Embarcadero, Santander, Spain
Fucares Gallery, Madrid
Espais, Visor Gallery, Valencia, Spain
Modulo, Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon
Photography, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg
1999Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Gallery Friedrich, Bern
Gallery Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe
1998-1999Gallery Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt/Main
Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen
1997-1998Centre Photographique d'lle de France, Pontault-Combault, France
1997Intérieurs, Gallery Condé, Paris
1996Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1995Gallery Rüdiger Schöttle, (with Bernd & Hilla Becher), Munich
Gallery Tommy Lund, Odense, Germany
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
1994Anderson O'Day Gallery, London
Gallery Meyer, Karlsruhe
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy
Gallery Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne
L'Aquarium, Galerie d'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes
1993Zoologische Gärten, Gallery Walcheturm, Zürich
Leonhardi Museum, Dresden
F-Stop Gallery, Bath
Anderson/O'Day Gallery, London
Zoologische Gärten, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Gallery Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg
1992Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen
Nicole Klagsburn, New York
City Gallery Haus Seel, Siegen
Gallery Johnen & Schöttle, (with James Welling), Cologne
Portikus, Frankfurt/Main
Gallery Grita Insam, Vienna
Kunstverein Hagen, Hagen
Photography, Hagener Kunstverein, Hagen
1991Gallery Walcheturm, Zürich
1990Nicole Klagsburn, New York
Franz Paludetto, Turin, Italy
Gallery Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg
Gallery Rüdiger Schöttle, (with Michael Bach), Munich

Group Exhibitions

2002Zwischen Schönheit und Sachlichkeit (Between Between Beauty and Objectivity), Kunsthalle, Emden
von heute bis jetzt, Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Düsseldorf, Teil I (From Today Till Now, Contemporary Art from Düsseldorf, Part I), museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf
2001Museum as Subjects, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
minimalismos, un signos de los tiempos, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Aldeasa, Madrid
In Between, Art and Architecture, Austrian Museum of Applied Art, Vienna
Depicting Absence/Implying Presence, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose
Show Time, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
2000Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Of the Moment, Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, SFMOMA, San Francisco,
Inside Out: Reality or Fiction? Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Paper Cuts, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Ansicht Aussicht Einsicht (Perspectives, Views, Insight), (Gursky, Höfer, Hutte, Ruff, Struth), Krakow
Kunsthalle Kornwestheim, Stuttgart
Architecture without shadow, Centro de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona
BMW exhibition, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
1999Not There, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1998Spread, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Stilleben (Still Life), Kunstverein Göppingen, Göppingen
1997Elke Denda/Candida Höfer, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Normotic, One Great Jones, New York
1995Giovani Artisti Tedeschi, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivara, Turin
Zimmerdenkmäler (Room Monuments), Blumenstrasse, Bochum
Five Photographers, Rena Bransten Gallery, New York
Beyond Recognition, Contemporary International Photography, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1994Das Genre Tier (The Genre Animal), Munich
Architektur in der Fotographie (Architecture in Photography), Gallery Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg
Deutsche Kunst mit Photographie. Die 90er Jahre (German Art with Photography. The 1990s), Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
Los Gerneros de la Pintura, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderna, Las Palmas
1993Photographie in der deutschen Gegenwartskunst (Photography in Contemporary German Art), Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Distanz und Nähe (Distance and Proximity), National Gallery, Berlin
1992Gilles Porret, Christoph Rutimann and Candida Höfer, Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal Gallery Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne
Humpty Dumpty's Kaleidoscope: A New Generation of German Artist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Finale, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Bonn
Four Visions of Interior and Exterior Landscapes, Gallery Lehmann, Lausanne
1991Typologies, Nine Contemporary Photographers, Newport Harbor Art, Museum, Newport Beach
Aus der Distanz (From a Distance) - Photograps by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, Petra Wunderlich, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Paesaggi - La Scuola di Rivara, Castello di Rivara, Turin
1990German Photography. Documentation and Introspection, Aldrich
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield
Perspectives on Place - Attitudes Toward the Built Environment, University Art Gallery, San Diego
Günther Förg, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Kunstverein, Ulm
Candida Höfer. Räume / Spaces. Ausst.-Kat. Portikus Frankfurt/M. Köln 1992. Candida Höfer. Leseräume. Ausst.-Kat. Kunsthalle Basel 1999.
Candida Höfer. Orte Jahre. Photographien 1968-1999, Susanne Lange (Hrsg.), Ausst.-Kat. Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur Köln. München 1999
Trois regards sur le déménagement de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, Claude Eveno, Exlibris Paris, Ausst. Kat. Bibliothèque nationale de France Paris 1998
Candida Höfer. Photographie, Susanne Pfleger (Hrsg.), Ausst.-Kat. Kunstverein Wolfsburg. München 1998.
Zimmerdenkmäler, Photographiert von Candida Höfer, Rafael von Uslar und Irmtrud Wojak (Hrsg.), Ausst.-Kat. Verein Erinnern für die Zukunft e.V. Bochum. Essen 1995
Candida Höfer. Zoologische Gärten. Photographien, Hanna Hohl und Ulrich Loock, Ausst.-Kat. Hamburger Kunsthalle. München 1993
Candida Höfer. Photographie, Helmut Waterstradt und Ulrike Haßler-Schobbert (Vw.), Ausst.-Kat. Hagener Kunstverein im Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum Hagen 1992
Candida Höfer. Räume. Ausst.-Kat. Städtische Galerie Haus Seel Siegen. Düsseldorf 1992.
Candida Höfer. Innenraum. Fotografien 1979-1984. Ausst.-Kat. Regionalmuseum Xanten. Köln 1984.
Candida Höfer: Türken in Deutschland. Köln 1980.
Candida Höfer: Alltag in der Türkei. Köln 1977.