Candida Höfer

(German, né en 1944)

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Candida Höfer




Born in Eberswalde, Germany
1963 - 1964
Voluntary at Fotoatelier Schmölz-Huth, Cologne
1964 - 1968
Studied at the Kölner Werkschule
1968 - 1970
Free photographer in Cologne
1970 - 1972
Employee at photo studio Werner Bokelberg, Hamburg (reconstruction of daguerreotypes)
1972 - 1973
Employee in a gallery in Cologne
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)
1997 - 2000
Professorship at Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe
Lives and works in Cologne, Germany


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)
Coming and Going. 2013 International Invitational Exhibition, Hangzhou, China
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, MoCA The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, USA
Le noir et le bleu, un rêve méditerranéen, MuCEM Museum of Civilisations from Europa and the Mediterranean, Marseille, France
Le théorème de Nédertiti, Institute de Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Stadt in Sicht. Werke aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Museum Ostwald im Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany
A Return to Italy, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK


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.