Candida Höfer
German, born 1944
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Spaces of Enlightenment,
Kukje Gallery
2016
CANDIDA HÖFER: Memory. Selected Works from the State Hermitage Museum Exhibition 2015,
Ben Brown Fine Arts
2015
CANDIDA HÖFER: Memory. Selected Works from the State Hermitage Museum Exhibition 2015,
Ben Brown Fine Arts

In majestic large-format color photography, Candida Höfer captures the psychological residue left behind in empty public and institutional spaces. Höfer meticulously composes her shots, positioning herself symmetrically either in the center of rooms or along a diagonal that best reveals the space’s internal architecture. She prefers places that contain an institutional history, embodied either in texts or in structures, such as libraries, museums, and zoos. A member of the Dusseldorf School and former student of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Höfer is influenced by the legacy of conceptual and typological photography.

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