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OMR
Mexico City
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Courtesy of the Artist and Galería OMR, Mexico City.

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Candida HöferKukje Gallery
2019
Candida Höfer - In MexicoSean Kelly Gallery
Candida Höfer: Showing and SeeingBen Brown Fine Arts
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Zoologischer Garten Paris II, 1997

C-Print
10 1/5 × 14 3/5 in
26 × 37 cm
Edition 4/6
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€17,000
Location
Mexico City
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O
OMR
Mexico City
Medium
Image rights
Courtesy of the Artist and Galería OMR, Mexico City.

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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