Candida Höfer, ‘Villa Massimo Roma I’, 2012, Patrick De Brock

About Candida Höfer

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.

German, b. 1944, Eberswalde, Germany, based in Cologne, Germany

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Online Only Summer Show - Psychooceanography, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Virtual Show
2016
Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2015
Candida Höfer: From Düsseldorf, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Candida Höfer: From Düsseldorf, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
2014
Light, Space and Order, Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Shanghai

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Online Only Summer Show - Psychooceanography, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Virtual Show
2017
Contemporary Magic, The Untitled Space, New York
2017
Recent Acquisitions Spring 2017, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
2017
Höfer Ruff Struth, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
2016
FALL OFFERING, michael lisi / contemporary art, New York
2016
Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
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