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About Candice Breitz

Simultaneously compelling and uncomfortable, Candice Breitz’s video installations and photographs reflect her concern with the instability of identity in an age of widespread media saturation. She has described this as “the ever-increasing impact of the culture industry on subject formation in an age where lives lived on-stage have the capacity to radically influence and determine those lived off-stage.” In Mother Father (2005), for example, Breitz combined clips of various Hollywood actors playing mothers and fathers into a dysfunctional montage, suggesting the disturbing ways in which our perceptions of fundamental human experiences have been shaped by mass media.

South African, b. 1972, Johannesburg, South Africa, based in Berlin, Germany

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Speaking Back, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
2015
Curate Life Collection competition, Museum of African Design (MOAD), Johannesburg
2013
David Cronenberg: Transformation, Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada